Best Bread Basket in LA Restaurants
Will fellow 'hounds share your take on who has the best bread basket in LA? I am not talking about bread from bakeries, but the complimentary basket of bread which restaurants serve before your orders arrive. I'm interested at places of all price ranges. West LA preferred, but not limited to it.
- Al Gelato
- Urth Cafe's fruit and walnut bread
- I also think that the crunchy little toasts that Morel's Steakhouse at the Grove serves alongside the cheese plate is quite interesting, although I prefer to enjoy my cheese with soft bread. Their bread is nothing special.
I'd call myself "carb lover" if the moniker wasn't taken -- me love bread (but not my thighs)! Ugh!
Great post, here's my likings:
Jack Sprats (hot pretzels served w/ good mustard in place of bread)
Rockenwagner (don't know why this place is dead, we've had a lot of great meals here, great bread basket!)
Marmalade (as I remember)
Spitfire Grill (SM Airport, food so/so, but the bread comes with artichoke spread, admittedly haven't been there in years)
Mazarrinos (garlic bread to die for!)
It's a well-known, old fashion Italian restaurant on Riverside Dr & Coldwater in Sherman Oaks. I've been going there since I was three (not kidding!). It seems to have caught on lately as a sort of "hole in the wall" and I've seen it featured on some reality shows, and have seen there a TV star or two gleefully eating speg. & meatballs. The garlic bread is served complimentary and is really good. Not only does it have all the Italian staples, but when I've been on one of my protein only kicks, I've had a really good chicken cacciatore w/ side veggies. Check it out if you live nearby (I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way for it, it's more of neighborhood joint).