HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >


Luna Park recs?

  • 9

I'm going to a birthday dinner at Luna Park tomorrow and I was wondering what stands out on their menu. I searched the board a bit and found recs for the mac & cheese, goat cheese fondue, pork cutlet, and s'mores. Anything else of note?

Any items without cheese that are delicious? The SO dislikes it for some reason that I will never understand.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. burger and/or a steak - culotte or flatiron, i can't recall which, served w. caramelized onions (hold the cheese if they offer it).

    Do not be, um, cowed by the anti-cheesist. Get the goat cheese fondue.

    And a martini - they're BIG and very cold. And wet. And delicious.

    1. I agree - the goat cheese fondue is a must-try. When I went to Luna Park with my ex, also an anti-cheesist, he loved it! We also enjoyed a ridiculous cocktail - can't remember the name, but it's the only on on the menu intended for two, with a volcano in the middle. You can't miss it!

      1. I always get the Nicoise Salad, and my husband always orders the seabass. And don't forget the s'mores for dessert!

        1. Last time I was there the bartender made a drink he called a "Chappquidick" (sp?). Muddled orange, lime, and cranberries, with vodka and I don't remember what else, topped with champagne. A definite winner. And FWIW, I was disappointed by the s'mores, but loved the caramel apple fondue for dessert.

          1. Goat cheese fondue and the s'mores. My husband had the hanger steak and it was great, too. I really enjoyed my Mojito.

            1. I think the best thing on their menu is the jerk chicken, though be warned it has quite a kick (I like that, but not everyone does spicy). Juicy and flavorful. I'm a huge mac and cheese fan, so I was really excited to try Luna Park's and while it will satisfy a craving, I was a little disappointed and I've found much better in LA. As for the pork...tastes good, but not inventive or flavorful. Kind of reminded me of catering food.

              And don't forget their cocktails! They use lots of fresh ingredients, like basil and fruit. Must try!

              1. I loved their hawaiian tuna poke appetizer. I really liked the the pork cutles with gruyere and mushrooms. It was really moist and delicious, I definately recommend it. The goat cheese fondue was tasty but a pretty small portion. Its a good restaurant, we really enjoyed ourselves.

                One thing to note, its really loud in there, so request a booth if you can.

                1. Thanks for all of your recs, I just came back from dinner and I had the mac & cheese which was wonderfully crusty. The SO managed to avoid the cheese by ordering the burger--I liked his fries. I liked them even better with my friend's sauteéd mussels which were wonderfully plump and flavorful--if I see sauteéd mussels I simply must get them, like at Nook.

                  Unfortunately the birthday boy was late so we didn't have the chance to sample too many apps, but I suppose I'll try the goat cheese fondue adn perhaps the tuna poke another time.

                  Yeah, it can be loud, but I suppose that is okay when your party is the source of all the noise.

                  1. The hawaiian tuna poke appetizer is surprisingly generous with the amount of tuna for an appetizer. That paired with the goat cheese fondue was an ample meal.

                    I don't really like the space, it's so dark and loud and not very comfortable. I went to use the cosmo card, and while the food was quite good, I don't think I'd go back.