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yvy1271 Nov 13, 2006 02:06 PM

I'll be visiting LA soon and have heard about Memphis restaurant. Can anyone give me info on the place. Good food? prices? ambiance?

  1. Tom P Nov 13, 2006 02:20 PM

    It is not very popular on the board. I went this summer and actually enjoyed it - good cajun/southern fare and you get a lot to eat. But if you are only visiting LA and are limited in the number of places you can go, I would try some of the other stellar LA restaurants over Memphis.

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      french roast Nov 13, 2006 04:47 PM

      Can't say I would recommend it. I grew up on that kind of food, and this place really missed the mark as far as the flavors of good southern and cajun cooking. And the prices seem really high for what your get. Bottom line, southern/cajun fare is NOT trendy, upscale food, and the whole vibe there just seems wrong. The building is nice, though. Go for a drink after having dinner somewhere else.

      1. ipsedixit Nov 13, 2006 06:42 PM

        It's sort of a trendy / hip place (at least it was about 6 months ago).

        Food is only OK. If you go, try their fried chicken and make sure you really enjoy the color red ...

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          globalgourmet Nov 13, 2006 07:29 PM

          Trying very hard to be trendy. Food is middling to poor. We had bad service in a nearly empty room. Entree was cold when it arrived. With so many other good places in LA, I'd avoid it at all costs.

          1. chica Nov 13, 2006 10:06 PM

            If you're looking for Southern food in LA, I'd go to Roscoe's Chicken House n' Waffles.

            If you're looking for something new, hot, and notable in LA, I'd go somewhere like Bridge, Republic, or CUT.

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              BabyDaddy Nov 15, 2006 05:17 AM

              Personally, I like it. Try the meatloaf. Also, the gumbo is great. There is one in Costa Mesa, and another in downtown Santa Ana. If you catch the right weekend, you may be able to check out the Artist Village open house in downtown Santa Ana right near the restaurant. I think it's the second weekend of the month, but not certain.

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              1. re: BabyDaddy
                Professor Salt Nov 15, 2006 07:00 AM

                The OP may be talking about the one on Hollywood Blvd. The two OC restaurants aren't related to that one.

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