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Stinking Rose (LA)

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As all chowhounds know, garlic is also referred to as a "stinking rose" in tribute to its benefits. The Stinking Rose makes the most of its garlic connection. There is a sauteed mussel appetizer to die for and a 40 clove chicken dish that will protect you from vampires for at least 40 days. Service is good and prices are reasonable. Give it a try!

There is also a sister restuarant in San Francisco.

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  1. I have never seen a good review of the Stinking Rose since it has been in LA. I am not sure if this post is a review. It kinda comes off as an advertisement. Sorry if I am too cynical.

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    1. re: Marco Polo

      I agree. My friend took me there last year and I felt sick the whole evening. It was horrible. My pasta was lukewarm and the bread pudding was dry, cold, and disgusting. I would not recommend.

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      Stanley Stephan

      There was a recent thread on the SF board this month. See link below. The answer was tourist trap without one vote of approval.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        Richard Gould-Saltman

        Gotta weigh in with the Hound majority on this one; the S.R.'s novelty is no longer much of a novelty (heck, this is LA; you can get dishes in Thai places a couple of miles from La Cienega served on whole plates of crispy fried garlic. Plus, you don't have to pay for La Cienega Row valet parking, or their rent...) Very few cooks in LA now garlic-shy.


        1. Went there once with my family, didn't like one of the dishes we tried. I would definitely recommend... don't eat there!

          1. One word--disgusting.

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              Alfonso Scuntelli

              This place is the Garlic Restaurant! We had the Bagna Calda and it was absolutely fabulous. We would definitely recommend this place to all of our friends.

              1. yah i only ate their once but i'd go back. i've read so many negative reviews but the filet mignon, bagna calda, the fresh bread, and whatever that raw garlic concoction they have sitting at yur table are all great. i do hate valet, and yah, they mite be a tad overpriced, but i liked at least the dishes i tried

                1. Copy of post to similar post above.

                  It doesn't much matter what you order because it will be totally overpowered by the garlic.

                  If you really like garlic though this would be the place to go.

                  Stinking Rose
                  55 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
                  (310) 652-7673 - Rated 3.8 out of 5.0

                  Search for Stinking rose on maps.google.com there are 44 reviews there and a map/directions and a close up satellite view.

                  1. does anybody know exactly what that raw garlic stuff is on the table? it looks like minced garlic with something green? anybody?

                    - nevermind - the recipe is on their website... its a garlic relish

                    1. At the stinking rose I had this lamb shank and it was totally over cooked. The place is ok, but not that great really.