P6 in Westlake Village
- Scott Jan 28, 2005 03:00 PM
Going to P6 in Westlake Village on Sat for the first time. I hear its "trendy." Have any of the Valley hounds eaten there? What's good at P6?
Thanks in advance.
Funny, I was just there this past Wed. for the first time and was goign to post about it! I'll do it here as a reply.
I have to give a thumbs up for the trendy and hip decor, as it's definitely something you'd find on the westside as opposed to WLV! Too bad it was raining because their huge firepit outside on the patio looked like it would be fun to sit next to while sipping drinks.
We started with the Ahi Tuna Tower appetizer. Great presentation, with 3 layers of their tuna mixture sandwiched between crispy flat wonton skins. Unfortunately, the amount of soysauce used and the number of bellpeppers added to the tuna totally overpowered ANY taste of fresh fish. We also shared the calamari which were very good - light and crisp. Definitely the better of the 2.
For my entree I had the Paella which the waiter declared I was going to love. It was only okay - seafood was fresh but the chicken pieces were dry (large chunks of skin-less white meat) and COATED with their rub. As in, I felt like I was biting through a skin, the rub was so thick. The rest of the table had the Veal and Lamb Chops and thought it was good, but I didn't try any and I don't have much confidence in their assessment of food as both are not chowhounds!
Dessert was creme brulee and poached pear. Creme Brulee was good, but I think I can make better! :) Poached pear was disappointing - tasted just like a canned pear!
Service was terrific though. Waiter was very accomodating, hostess was friendly and busboys kept our water glasses filled.
Total bill for 3 entrees, 2 apps, 2 desserts, 2 coffees, 3 glasses of wine + a bottle of wine = $195.
For my $, I'd go elsewhere but, I'm happy to have found a new place to go for drinks in WLV!
Went there a week after it opened and had a delicious sirloin burger. Cooked just right.
The waitstaff was at one moment attentive and then non existant which I chalk up to first week jitters so it can be forgiven.
One month later I thought we'd go try out their brunch on Sunday morning. We walked through the open front door and were standing in front entry way for a good ten minutes with employees walking by ingnoring us. Finally I walked deep into the restaurant area to inquire about when they opened and the hostess snaps "Open at 11!" without so much as looking up.
Ok, maybe I caught her on a bad morning. But I haven't been back since and I'm still looking for a decent breakfast place in the Conejo Valley that doesn't serve "dishwater" coffee (do you hear that Eggs & Things?).
I feel your pain. What IS it with breakfast in this town? There is a real dearth of breakfast places.
I ate at P6 once when they first opened. I love the decor. My server was very friendly and attentive. I had a Carribbean Chopped Salad, $12 I think - it was a huge pyramid of salad with hearts of palm and some kind of fruit...It was fine if it wouldn't have been a main course. It was just too much of the same for me.
What kills me about the place is the valet parking. In a huge lot with plenty of parking all around, they rope off the lot and valet park...To me, that is the height of Southern California stupidity.
I agree. It is definitely a great place to go for atmosphere. It is nice to feel like you're on the Westside. I like their crabcakes. I like their duck salad (except for the mandarin oranges! Yikes!). My husband once ordered the filet and it was excellent.
Great cocktails and atmosphere, but the food could go up a notch.
I like their lunch specials... $15 for salad, entree, dessert.
love the atmosphere... definitely felt like a city-place. even NYC may approve.
P6 is what I refer to as comfort-food for the trendy. I lived nearby for years and I've been a few times for food, and if I describe the menu, you wouldn't be able to distinguish it from any other restaurant. Grilled chicken caesar. Crab cakes. Linguine. Filet mignon. Onion rings.
I much prefer being there for the drinks. Go there for the scene and the cool fire pit. The best food in the area is still Crown and Anchor of all places.
I've eaten lunch at P6 three times, but I've ordered the exact same thing all three times (unusual for me). They offer a two-course set menu (either appetizer+entree or entree+dessert) for $15. For appetizer I adore their strawberry summer salad. It's strawberries, cashews, blue cheese, and radichio with a balsamic vinegrette dressing. Favorite... salad... ever.
I typically don't like trendy places, and P6 is about as trendy as the Conejo Valley gets, but I really like eating there for lunch.