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Murano in west hollywood

dkrocks Jun 2, 2007 03:18 PM

anyone tried it yet? being asked to go there tonight and not sure...

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    dkrocks Jun 30, 2007 04:50 PM

    so i did end up going and it was ok...
    great bar, food was ok. appetizers were good, but nothing to write home about. and very small portions at expensive prices. terrible steak that was rubber.. sent it back. replacement was just so-so.
    they do have murano all over the restaurant. keep in mind its 2 seconds away from "boys town" so something to think about in terms of if its "your thing" - or not.
    dont know if i would go back.

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    1. re: dkrocks
      New Trial Jun 30, 2007 05:42 PM

      I was there last night and thought the food was decent to very good. I started off with the scallops with English peas, pea tendrils and mushrooms. There was nothing wrong with it per se but the flavors did not really come together (the peas were a bit firm and I was hard-pressed to find the mushrooms). My entree, on the other hand, was terrific, a mille feuille (using phyllo) of lamb shank meat and ratatouille. The appetizers were a bit pricey (e.g. $18 for two largish scallops) but I thought the entree reasonable at $29. Wine pricing by the glass is a bit odd (no uniform mark-up) and I wish they had more Italian wines by the glass. The decor is stunning (yes, there is real Murano glass) and the crowd eclectic. It can get noisy but I think it would be a good choice for a date.

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      sheshelala Jun 6, 2007 08:43 PM

      I'm curious too. Anyone?

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      1. re: sheshelala
        kproq323 Jun 6, 2007 09:38 PM

        I've only been there for drinks. But apparently the chef trained at the French Laundry in Napa. Menu is nice, definitely a little more on the pricey side. But the place is beautiful.

        1. re: kproq323
          PlonkMan Jun 7, 2007 11:03 AM

          Is the cuisine Venetian or is the name just a tease?

          1. re: PlonkMan
            slacker Jun 7, 2007 01:35 PM

            Yeah, do they really have Murano glass in there?

            1. re: slacker
              PlonkMan Jun 7, 2007 05:23 PM

              I could do without a mouthful of glass, but a plate of sarde in saor would hit the spot.

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