Three Cheers for RH at the Andaz
We tried it for the first time last night, after it received a glowing review in the L.A. Times. Based on our experience, the review was warranted. It's a hip place that reflects its Sunset Strip locale, but it's also very friendly and fairly priced. We started with the mushrooms and green onion tart , then had a hanger steak, the duck confit and the french fries. Everything was excellent, but the Times correctly called out the fries as some of the best you'll find anywhere. With corkage and a martini, our bill was just over $100. That's one of the best deals around. We were surprised that it was only about two-thirds full. Maybe it takes time for word to get around, but we'll be back.
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Just tried RH at the Andaz for the first time ourselves! We just got back from France 2 months ago, and yes, the food IS this rich in many parts of France.
I thought the duck confit was the real deal, and the poached egg was very tasty. True, having a generous amounts of fat, foie gras, and frying in the meal is not for every Hound, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, because the fat, foie gras, and frying were done appropriately for the Perigord cuisine the chef is trying to bring to L.A..
The RH burger is actually a "fork & knife" burger. I deconstructed it after it arrived at my table, then had it with my utensils - A much better way to enjoy it, IMHO...
Service was excellent and no attitude at all. I thought SIV at LATimes was spot on in her review of this place (this time). 3 out of 4 stars. We'll be back.