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Our dinner at Son of a Gun

middleagedfoodie Sep 16, 2011 05:10 PM

LA CH's who advised this east coast foodie to go to Son of a Gun, thk u, thk u.  Fab experience.  Sat at communal tbl w/ convivial neighbors.  Our choices included an interesting heirloom tomato salad although the tomatoes were not that flavorful, a fabulous cod preparation in a flavorful Asian broth, a very rich brandade with slightly too well done poached eggs & a delicious tart w/ excellent homemade ice cream. Going to Animal tonight. Expecting more wows.

Son of a Gun
8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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    andytseng Sep 16, 2011 06:29 PM

    for me, the foie gras, biscuit, maple sausage gravy is a must try at animal. bring your lipitor though.

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    1. re: andytseng
      Dapuma Sep 17, 2011 07:26 AM

      our fav was the oxtail poutine - man that is good we still talk about it

      1. re: Dapuma
        Oakland Barb Oct 20, 2011 03:48 PM

        We ate here for the second time last week and loved the food- again.

        BUT tthe noise was just too, too much.
        I'm kind of surprised not to hear anyone else menion this.
        It's not like we're not used to this issue in the Bay Area, but this is beyond anything.
        Very, very unpleasant at the communal table at 8 PM on a Thursday night.

        We even enquired about take-out thinking that might be the wy to go next time!

        1. re: Oakland Barb
          manku Oct 20, 2011 06:48 PM

          isn't it in the former cynthia's space,,,that was the loudest, most unpleasant room i've ever dined in...and i'm not talking about cynthia!

          1. re: manku
            kevin Oct 20, 2011 08:52 PM

            yep, same darn space, manku.

            i do miss cynthia, wasn't she a gem or what???

          2. re: Oakland Barb
            middleagedfoodie Oct 23, 2011 05:49 AM

            Yes it was very noisy and you really have to be in the mood for noise, but on our last night in LA, we switched from Animal to Son of a Gun because we thought Animal might be too heavy before the long drive to Carmel. We walked in and actually landed a table. Noise level was robust, but not awful. If you are in the mood and get convivial neighbors, I think the communal table is a really fun experience.

            Son of a Gun
            8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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