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XIV - A Disappointment

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globalgourmet Aug 12, 2011 01:05 AM

A couple of very good dishes. The rest were okay. Serious lapses in service, including long periods with empty glasses. Impressive wine list; very extensive; very pricey. Overall: a serious disappointment. We won't be returning.

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XIV
8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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    carter Aug 12, 2011 11:26 AM

    Gee, what a surprise
    A place known for its sunday afternoon boozeria/brunch/etal is not known for its food or service!
    It is all about the booze, food is secondary, if you are lucky!
    With less than fully-attired bodies hanging all over the patios for the viewing of the Sunset Blvd. traffic, gee, what about this picture don't I get?

    1. perk Aug 12, 2011 12:15 PM

      It was a nice dining experience when it first opened, though a bit odd with unusual restrictions about the tasting menu. But quite a while ago, they seemed to have given up on the food and morphed into what carter described....a cocktail lounge with blaring music.

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      1. re: perk
        J.L. Aug 12, 2011 04:30 PM

        ... because that's where the money is at.

        A casual search of XIV on this board would probably have resulted in enough existing reviews to dissuade most interested parties from eating there.

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        XIV
        8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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        azfantastic Aug 20, 2011 08:53 PM

        I agree globalgourmet. XIV was good but not what I thought it would be. The price was too high for the food. I wish the menu had a little more selection. Staff was trendy but a little cold

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        XIV
        8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

        1. BubblyOne Aug 24, 2011 11:07 AM

          OOB as of yesterday-

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