Lunch - Jar, Pastis, Alex or Angelini Osteria?
- Jill Aug 28, 2002 06:26 PM
Any opinions on which is best? Cost no object - boss is buying! Thanks.
I can't say that our experience was worthy of a repeat visit but I promised a well know food writer, TODAY at LUNCH that I would try it again so I'm hoping for the best, second time around. I never thought Vicente was incredible either, oh well? Alex was good but has been on a slide for the last couple of months,Jar is too loud and basic, how about La Cachette, Melisse or JOSIE(three of my favs)?
La Cachette and Josie are 2 of my favorites. Melisse has the potential of being excellent but also has been known to cook its share of clinkers too. Angelini is too noisy, Jar charges big bucks for inexpensive albeit tasty ingredients, Alex is OK but for me not worth a drive from Marina Del Rey.
If the boss is paying, the choice is simple: Alex. It is the most expensive by far and always gets rave reviews.
Angelini Osteria is wonderful. Even more so because you can afford to eat there on your own dime.
Jar is good if you want to eat pot roast.
Pastis, while certainly pleasant, is not in the league of the others.
You can't go wrong with Angelini. The quality certainly does not match the price at Alex, plus the dining room is hideus. The food is good at Jar, but not great. I don't know where Pastis is. Go to Angelini......
If the boss is paying-- pick Alex. It is much more expensive than the rest and the chef is supposed to be talented. I haven't been yet.
Pastis is not in the running.
I love Angelini but I wouldn't waste free money on it. It is cheap enough to take yourself.
Jar would be my second choice- good grilled items, good clams, wonderful green bean salad with salty ham and wild mushrooms.