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Prime Grill L.A. - personal review

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Cholent Fresser Jan 28, 2007 09:13 AM

The following is my own personal review, as opposed to two previous posts, which, as I wrote, I recieved by email from a certain Kosher food critic, who has very immature and drugged out friends, sorry for any misunderstanding, I will not be posting his fine reviews anymore.

Went to PG LA twice for lunch lately, the decor yada yada was OK, the building is obviously Iranian owned as the valet parking doesn't take Credit cards, the service was wonderful, too wonderful. I couldn't carry on a meaningful business meeting as every two minutes (literally) either the waitress, water guy, maitr D. kept interupting to ask if everything was Okay. I actually don't think the decor was so out of this world but OK..

I was very unimpressed with the food, In some cases the food was inedible .Both times I had the Sushi, the Dragon roll was great, the baked salmon was simply lox wrapped in rice, I didn't finish it. I also had the soups, the Chicken soup was interesting and the Tomato tortilla soup was very good.
Now to the main course. The first time, I had the second most expensive Steak, and it was not tasty at all, it had a wierd small and taste, and of course in their famous PG way no sides just some fried onions which were not fresh.

The second time I had their "famous PG hamburger" the waiter told me it would come on a brioche bun, it came on a plain bun, the burger looked great! nice thick and juicy finally a kosher burger that looks like it should!
When I bit into it I was sorely disapointed, it tasted horrible it reallly taste like something unmentionable! it also smelld! it seems that it was pure meat nothing else and the meat was definately off.
I really tried but halfway through, I did what I've never done, and that is, I gave it back, I heard the waiter say to throw it all out, as if there was any doubt .

Dessert was worthless as well, a chalky pistachio soy ice cream.

All in all, a lousy dining experience, aside from a few small details. way overpriced and nothing special . For better kosher food ion LA got to Pats or Shilos you may not be able to dine on Rodeo but you'll have a fine meal.

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    p.j. RE: Cholent Fresser Jan 30, 2007 10:50 AM

    If you are looking for a very fresh hamburger, try the Malibu Beach Grill, across from the Malibu Pier. The meat tasted like my grandmother's fresh ground back in the 50's.
    Yum. p.j.

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      ganeden RE: p.j. Jan 31, 2007 05:58 AM

      BS"D

      When were you there? It's evidently under new ownership- just a recent thing. They were for sale, and I went to look at the property, only to find it had already sold, according to the new owner who was manning the order window. We didn't eat there, because the grill cook looked very inefficient, and things were taking forever on food for the one family who was already there, so we took the scenic route back to the valley, and ate a quick meal at home.

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        p.j. RE: ganeden Mar 23, 2007 02:03 PM

        Sorry to be so delayed re. my answer. We were in Ca. in mid-Sept. for a family Bat Mitzvah in Pacific Palisades. We had a delightful afternoon on that Fri.
        I am so sorry to hear that the restaurant changed ownership. The previous owner, (I forget her name-grey and tan dreadlocks, extremely hospitable and personable) was a delight, and had a Mexican kitchen crew that made a delicious chicken burrito for me.
        p.j.

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        applebob RE: p.j. Mar 23, 2007 01:49 PM

        Ahhhh. The rich meaty taste of your granmother's fresh ground back, exactly as it tasted in the '50s. Now that's what I crave.

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        Cholent Fresser RE: Cholent Fresser Jan 30, 2007 11:07 AM

        Thanks, I will. Was there once, it actually was very good and the view was great.

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