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XIV - A Disappointment

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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.

8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

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  1. 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. 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

        ... 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.

        8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

      2. 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

        8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

        1. OOB as of yesterday-