- Fine Jan 7, 2002 09:05 PM
Spending a couple of nights in LA on our way from SF to meet friendsin San Diego next month.
Is this place worth the trek? Took a look at its web site--prices seem awfully elevated for these straitened times. But "game" is hard to come by in the SFBA, so it's tempting.
We had a terrific dinner there on New Year's Eve. I had a quail appetizer and pheasant as my main. My husband had elk which was extremely unique to us. I did not feel the prices were outrageous for what we had, as everyting was delicious. We decided to skip the tasting menu because we really weren't that hungry, so we saved a little money there. Two appetizers, two mains and two desserts (one glass of champagne) came to about $120 not including tip. The elk was the most expensive dish ($36).
I've decided that I'd like to go back for brunch sometime, the drive there is beautiful, so I'd like to see it during daylight hours.
re: Paulette F
I haven't been there in a couple of years, but I've enjoyed the place a lot in the past, especially for the upscale cowboy ambience. I'd certainly give it a try if I were from SF.
BTW, I just tried elk myself last week for the first time at the Chateau Whistler in Whistler, Canada. It was pretty good, but not something I'd want to make a regular component of my diet. But the price was better up there, of course. Favorable exchange rate.