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Ate at Ford's Filling Station - tips on what to try

table Jun 9, 2008 08:37 AM

I was in LA for 10 days recently.. 5 of us ate at fords the second night - it was all so good we ended up eating off of each others plates. And I came back for lunch 3 more times - yes - I made the drive all the way from Hollywood - it was like my comfort spot in this perfect and beautiful little neighborhood..... I could see myself set up there with my computer relaxing in the afternooons every time I go back.
Jamon Serrano, Hot Sopressata, and Mortadella - little olives - ate the plate clean - delicious!
Also tried this new dish they recommended called Sturgeon Confit with smoked tomatoes and olive and leek compote on a crostini - yikes it was incredible!! I was skeptical but it was major delicious.
4 Cheese Pizza on flatbread - light and savory!
Kusshi Oysters - small and succulent - (usually I get tough big ones in other restaurants) great!
Roasted Beet Salad - my mother used to force to eat beets - so this is the first time since a kid to eat them on a dare at the table - I loved them!!! (in shock)
Buttermilk Fried Chicken - I am from the south so I wondered about this one but decided to try because our server recommended it - but it was crispy and boneless - on top of great potatoes and succotash .... I have died and gone to heaven!
Polenta Cake - wow - I had no idea polenta could be so delicious.
Fish and Chips - Every bite was perfect!
We also tried the Shrimp Curry - as a curry aficionado I have to admit this is really good - the bacon on top and the toppings on the side make it perfect.
And something that brought me back for lunch 3 more times ( I am now addicted) - the Pulled Pork Panini! Unbelievable! I hated to see the last bite go.
For dessert we had Tobblerone ice cream - chocolate and white chocolate. My favorite was the plain dark chocolate - so silky and rich!!!
The other dessert we ordered was the banana split - we all devoured it too...with three scoops of all the Toblerone flavors in it. Yummy and big!
Oh yea - my husband loved the margaritas sin sal. I loved the Fat Tire. the others had wine.
And one more thing - they make fresh lemonade there - couldn't resist! I am so crazy about this restaurant. It feels so good.

  1. r
    Rizza Jun 9, 2008 09:32 AM

    Ford's doesn't seem to get a lot of love around here. I love to read the positive post. I too love Ford's. And now, darn it, it looks like I have to go today. The shrimp curry is just too tempting.

    1. JEN10 Jun 9, 2008 11:27 AM

      Where is it located?

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      1. re: JEN10
        Servorg Jun 9, 2008 12:32 PM

        While my perverse sense of humor has tempted me to say it can be found at the corner of www. and google.com I will instead tell you that you will find all relevant information here: www.fordsfillingstation.net

        1. re: Servorg
          table Jun 9, 2008 07:25 PM

          i just saw the site - didn't know there was one - really great site! someone must keep it up to date....

      2. JEN10 Jun 9, 2008 01:40 PM

        Much thanks Servorg, nice website!

        1. notmartha Jun 10, 2008 08:28 PM

          Thanks for the review. Ford's on my to try list after the Taste of the Nation sampling. I was very pleasantly surprised, as I didn't see a lot of fans from CH on this restaurant in previous reviews.

          1. b
            bite bite Jun 10, 2008 09:06 PM

            After 1st visit you can add me to the list of Ford's fans -- really enjoyed their lentil w/goat cheese salad and their sturgeon with lightly smoked tomatoes was truly spectacular -- great flavors and perfectly cooked. Waitress was a helpful, laid-back, fresh-scrubbed Northern California type. Atmosphere was perfect -- very open and chill.

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