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Any Chowhounds Have Reviews of: The Eveleigh or Salt's Cure?

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These are two restaurants I am interested in trying but have heard little about on here. Anyone have any experiences to share?

Thanks in advance!

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Salt's Cure
7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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  1. My husband and I went to Salt's Cure about a month ago.
    The place is incredibly tiny, with some counter seating overlooking a baby kitchen and perhaps another 6 2- and 4-top tables. We were lucky enough to snag some seats at the bar right when we got there and the rest of the place quickly filled up.

    The regular menu is a short list with some daily chalkboard specials added in.
    They had a small list of beers and wines by the glass.
    Flavors were quite good, but we thought the portions were small, lending the overall impression that everything was priced just slightly too high (by say 15%).

    They don't have a menu online so I don't have exact menu wording, but we started with some very tasty smoked halibut that was finely sliced and served with some delicious pickled red onions pulled from a big jar in front of us. We also had some sort of pork charcuterie that I can't recall anymore.

    Next we had a small pot of mussels cooked in ale served with a crusty slice of grilled bread. Very fresh and well-balanced flavors - yum.
    The piece de resistance was a special entree of duck breast with oatmeal pancakes and a blueberry compote - the combination of savory and slightly sweet flavors was to die for. So good and made us wish more than any other dish that it was twice the size it was.

    We were still feeling peckish so we also ordered some Moroccan mint ice cream and a semifreddo for dessert - both unremarkable.

    Service was friendly and the whole place is loud and buzzing because of the size. They had 3 guys working the tiny front kitchen when we were there and I don't see that it could have tolerated a single person more in there.
    We liked the food, but probably would return for less spendy lunch or snacking in future.

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    Salt's Cure
    7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    1. Eveleigh is pretty good. Lovely space, excellent bar/drinks, solid food, not cheap. Nothing spectacular, but nice to finally have a decent option on the culinary wasteland side of the Strip.

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      Eveleigh
      8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

      1. The Salt's Cure has an AMAZING chicken liver pate. The best item I've had there. They use port, cognac, cream and some other ingredients the server couldn't disclose, and the chefs hand-pick the chickens (big ones for big livers). The pork spread is good too - it has a layer of pure fat on top! LOVE the duck prosciutto. HATE hate that the burger (dry and gigantor bun, uneven cooking on the patty). I've tried the braised pork shank with beans which was really tasty and I thought it was a generous portion. The homemade dinner rolls they pass around sometimes are fluffy, buttery, and delicious. I see the menu as Southern cooking with a modern flair and great ingredients. Reservations highly recommended because there is VERY limited seating. They were cool with us bringing in our own beer with no extra charge, but that was first week opening and not sure if it's still fine since they have a full wine and beer menu now.

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        Salt's Cure
        7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

        1. Thanks for the info - I will have to check out Salt's Cure. Eveleigh strikes me more as a brunch place but that could be from the pics on their site.

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          Eveleigh
          8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

          Salt's Cure
          7494 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

          1. I went to Eveleigh for dinner back in December and thought the food was good (but nothing spectacular). It's a pretty decent spot for this part of West Hollywood, though. I had the roasted butternut squash with blue cheese (about a 7/10), the crab cake (6/10), calamari (6/10), warm bitter chocolate cake (7/10). However, the truffle fries were unbelievably delicious (one of THE best I've had in my life). It was so full of truffle oil, parsley and this fondue-type sauce drizzled all over it.

            Ambiance was really nice though, sort of a homey/cottage-like feel. Very warm and cozy, but it was quite trendy at the same time. Make sure to get a seat in the outside patio area.

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            Eveleigh
            8752 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

            1. Really enjoyed both but they are completely different vibes. EVELEIGH is on Sunset and is hidden, open beautiful space. It was more about the ambience than the food although the food was solid. Yellowtail hamachi to start and my three friends and I all got seafood dishes mine being the least favorite and i can't remember what it was. I would go back for drinks. We each got one cocktail and spent $60 - $70. SALT'S CURE is very small but still quaint, neighborhood place. Dinner menu is not posted until 4pm that day. It's all about the homemade meats, breads. Proteins are served a la carte. For a party of 2, it was about $160 with tip and I didn't even eat that much (3 glasses of wine total between us).