Have anyone been to: The abbey, Bistro of SM, or Fresh Corn
They are all in Santa Monica, WLA area- Abbey in WeHo, Bistro on Santa Monica Blvd by like 23rd? or one of those teen street, and Fresh Corn near Westwood Blvd/Ohio--
had lunch at fresh corn grill today, and had catered office lunch from there 2 weeks ago.
catered, we had the grilled chicked and the grilled salmon- both delicious, sides of some kind of grilled veggie lettuce salad and a mixed corn, asparagus, grilled zucchini salad (like a succotash) Everything was very light and fresh tasting, and made me want to drop in for lunch.
today, I wasn't so hungry, and was disappointed that you can't get a side of the grilled corn/asparagus/zucchini thing that I liked so much (it is on their catering menu, but the girl at the counter told me I could order the 3 separate sides and have them chop/mix it up for me... that was going to be almost $9 for a side dish)
I did have the grilled zucchini side (2.50), which was freshly grilled, very nicely seasoned and not oily at all, and the butternut squash soup(3.95), kind of bland and underseasoned.
the sandwiches looked good- the salads were a but pricey- $8.95 PLUS $2-4 for grilled chicken or salmon added
The salmon and grilled corn at Fresh Corn are really good. You can't get good salmon like that for under $10 anywhere else. Only been there once, and have been meaning to go again but (a huge) problem is parking. Parking's been what's stopped me every time I think of it and happen to be driving by. So I guess the food's not SO great to walk a few blocks to get to it, but still pretty good.