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A Cow Jumped Over the Moon in LA?

spacesasha Aug 13, 2009 01:37 AM

I am thinking of hosting a reception here. If anyone can give me some insight into the place that would be great.

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    ganeden RE: spacesasha Aug 13, 2009 08:00 AM


    I personally have never eaten there. However, A Cow Jumped Over The Moon came up in conversation yesterday, when some customers of mine from the Pico area were relating to me their favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, and the reasons behind their opinions. I asked why A Cow Jumped Over The Moon was not on their list, which included some other very expensive restaurants. They said the food, while presented well, was devoid of flavor, and also that the portions were very small, for the prices charged. I was left pondering why larger portions of flavorless food would be better. I had heard previously that they had good quality cheese of variety unmatched elsewhere in kosher LA, which would to me be a reason to go, if I had the money, but that is the market portion, rather than the restaurant.

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      spacesasha RE: ganeden Aug 14, 2009 01:40 AM

      Hmmm, it was suggested to me by someone who said it was quite good. As for portion size everyone is European so that isn't an issue. It would helpful if some people who have actually eaten there could give me their opinion. Or perhaps suggest a comparable place. What did your customers like?

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        queenscook RE: ganeden Aug 14, 2009 04:31 AM

        It's like the old Jewish joke Woody Allen quotes in Annie Hall:
        There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions."

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          cheesecake17 RE: ganeden Aug 18, 2009 10:18 AM

          We were in the area this past week, and looked at the menu. It was totally different than the last time we were in LA- about 2 yrs ago. The prices were VERY expensive, and the menu didn't seem to feature any of the interesting cheeses that were previously on the menu. The risotto was $25 and the pizzas were $18.

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            omotosando RE: cheesecake17 Dec 6, 2009 08:16 PM

            Perhaps they have been reading this blog because I was there for lunch last week and ordered a smoked salmon sandwich and it was huge. Three times bigger than it needed to be - the portion size that makes you think, no wonder Americans are so fat. I figured they were trying to justify charging $16 for a sandwich.

            I had a hard time picking something to order - frankly nothing on the menu looked that enticing. They now have a sushi bar, but all the sushi seemed like gimmicky American stuff - you know, rolls stuffed with fried this and fried that and other weird non-fish ingredients.

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              spacesasha RE: omotosando Dec 14, 2009 01:41 AM

              Unfortunately the reception is booked. I needed a place that was kosher and close to the conference hotel. This was the only place in town. At least I can get better food on my own time.

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          brooklynkoshereater RE: spacesasha Aug 16, 2009 05:49 PM

          I highly recommend A Cow Jumped Over The Moon. Their selection of specialty cheeses, chocolates, and wines is truly remarkable - kosher notwithstanding! The food is delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, and the owner is a delight. Highly recommended!

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            Cholent Fresser RE: brooklynkoshereater Dec 11, 2009 02:27 PM

            I have to agree with the first poster, The food is tasteless and expensive, they are riding on the coat tails of Prime Grill, (mixed reviews anyways) nothing was really good. the physical area especially the outside terrace is beautiful

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