Help! 1st Date in Brentwood/WLA
Hounds, I need help!
I have a date tomorrow (TUES) and here are the parameters:
1 dont want to scare her off with intimidating food
2 she is coming from northridge and gets lost easy... I need easy access to freeway
3 good food!
4 see #1, i know she likes thai & steakhouse fare... but those are the only clues I have... she's not that into sushi... so thats a no.
I dont need to tell you ambiance and all that, you already know. She's no hound, so help me out on this one. Thank you in advance!
How about Nook? Upscale comfort food plus easy access from the freeway. Only trick is finding the actual restaurant, which is hidden in the back of a mini-mall.
We just ate at Violet for the first time, about two weeks ago. I was severely underwhelmed--the lights were on too bright, so I could see how much the carpet needed vacuuming, the food was exceptionally uninteresting except for the nice cheese plate to start the meal, a dessert selection so boring that we actually skipped it and went to Milk instead.
I saw the chef walking around and talking to guests, and he was much more avant garde than the food. Mind you, I am not someone who enjoys foams and other conceptual cooking that entertains bored palates. But the very average fare at Violet, combined with miniscule portions that barely suffice as small plates, is not worth the expense. We could have gone to Lucques Sunday supper for the same price and have been much more happy.