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What's worth going to 'Ford's Filling Station' or 'Fraiche' in Culver City

any recent eatings there? any food recommendations?

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  1. I think Fraiche is much better than Ford's FIlling Station--perhaps a smidge more expensive, but not much. Fraiche's farro salad with fresh english peas and the rabbit stuffed tortelli were outstanding. Ford's has a yummy charcuterie plate, but I think the main courses are lacking.

    1. I would have to disagree - I prefer Ford's to Fraiche (see this thread http://www.chowhound.com/topics/402439 for my Fraiche review and others'). However, I would agree that the farro salad at Friache is very good, as is the cheese and charcuterie at Ford's. It would depend too if you're looking for a more casual, communcal experience (Ford's) or a more formal dinner (Fraiche).

      1. I've been to FFS a number of times, not on my own dime. I've been to Fraiche once, also not on my dime. Were I to spend my own dime, I'd go to Fraiche. Partly because I want to try it a few more times before I make any sort of real judgment, but also because I already know about the uneven, so-so food, and uneven service at FFS.

        Edit: I'd also spend my own dime at Wilson.

        1. I quite like Fraiche. I'm lucky that I ended up ordering the farro salad which others have also been raving about.

          Here's my (rather lengthy) review:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/411948

          1. Haven't been to Fraiche and can't wait to check it out, but have to say that I wasn't totally taken by FFS. Have you checked out Village Idiot? It's over in the heart of Melrose (so a bit of a ways from CC), but worth it if you want good pub fare.

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            Village Idiot
            7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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            1. re: bogachuka

              haven't heard of Village Idiot....sounds like a place to put on my 'to visit' list. Thanks!

              1. re: bogachuka

                Haven't been to Fraiche either, but I too wasn't particularly impressed by Ford's stuff. Temperature was off on some dishes & others were way too greasy.

                One restaurant I am fond of in the area is Beacon -- it has a very solid Asian-fusion menu.

                ~H.C.
                http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com