Enough of the praise ... what's the 5 WORST of LA?
- ipse dixit
Based on quality/quantity/service/decor and just overall lack of chowhound-ness, here's my slate of 5 worst for los angeless.
From worst to worstest ...
3. Mr. Chow
5. Asia de Cuba
ipse, tell me about chi? Just saw it featured in the LA Times rest mag and was thinking of trying--at least for a drink...
Trader Vic's - now under the control of Merv Griffin's Hilton food & beverage people who clearly never went to a Trader Vic's restaurant in their lives. The old wait staff is bluntly, unmistakably, ashamed at what is coming out of the kitchen. Only the bartender seems to be able to deliver a smidgen of what the old Vic's was like. A totally necedless self-inflected corporate suicide.
Border Grill is on my list too = I still have the headache I got last time I was there because the acoustics are so appaling. Together with the food. Ugh.
La Serenata, Pico WLA branch is a horrible translation of the one downtown - portions so small we left hungry and condesending service.
La Bruschetta in Westwood used to be marvellous but this has hit rock bottom in food and service. Won't go back there and was a client for years.