Bastide - Well?
Before and immediately after Bastide reopened, there was quite a bit of hubub about it, but now it seems there hasn't been a real post about it in a week or two. Most references to it lately have merely been as a "place I haven't gone to but want to check out."
Did something happen or is nobody going? And if nobody's going, why aren't they?
I ask because I have some friends who are important to me coming to to town from New York, and wanted to take them to a really nice, fresh restaurant. I read great things here and in mags about the new Bastide and was excited to have an excuse to go, but not having read anything about Bastide lately, I was worried there was an issue I'm unfamiliar with. I have reservations for the 20th, so if I need to make new plans, I'd like to do it soon.
Maybe I'm just paranoid, but thanks anyways.
There's actually been a couple of reviews of Bastide in magazines lately. Los Angeles Magazine and LAT (or was it Weekly?). I'm sure that it's still going strong. I couldn't wait for it to reopen and ate there shortly thereafter. I thought it was fabulous. It's pricey though. I definitely won't be able to afford it again for a while.
S. Irene Virbilia just gave Bastide 3 stars. We were there recently and it was just wonderful. The place was packed, so people are going there, no doubt about it
LA Times had a great review on Wednesday in their food section. I also ate there Tuesday night and it was incredible.