Hello! I'm looking for the best Sunday lunch spot for several foodies (including foodie-kids).
Well. Cecconi's proves, if nothing else, that THE BUSINESS has never died. Suffice it to say that there were many movers-and-shakers at brunch today. And that's brunch - on SUNDAY.
Never mind. The place is lovely; and the food is marvelous. Service is a bit iffy; either we had one waiter or several or none. And one of our party was quite incensed that she felt her pronunciation of Italian words was twice corrected by the waiter - particularly because he was wrong. (Mind you, I don't think he was correcting her; he simply had a different education.)
I won't go into great detail because I don't have the gifts of the best Hound writers, but the food was very, very good. Buffalo mozzarella, tomato & oregano pizza for the kids (with their requested sausage on the side); Dungeness crab ravioli; frittata with potato, onion and pancetta; and my exceptionally lovely scallops with pancetta...ah!
It wasn't terribly busy, but perhaps the place has more weekday trade. Our primary waiter was a bit preoccupied, it seems...and he referred to us as "you guys" far too often. But there are far more many things that went right today - and for that, Cecconi's should be congratulated.
Grazie per tutti!
8764 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
kauma, how about Bite? I can't speak from personal experience, yet. But it's had many fine reviews (e.g.: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/697273 ), and the good-looking specials menu for 8a - 3p Sunday brunch ( http://www.bitebar.com/weekend-brunch... ) includes a little section for kids.
Bite Bar & Bakery
3221 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
Porta Via in Beverly Hills
Four Seasons on Doheny
one of my friends swears by Comme Ca, but i can't remember what i had when i went (very odd for me), so i can't vouch.
assume you've done Four Square, Joe's, etc. have you done anything in Brentwood at all?
424 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210