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Stinking Rose

Fuzzydave Jun 11, 2006 12:17 AM

A few of us have reservations at Stinking Rose later this week in Beverly Hills. Is anything good there?
Anything I should stay away from?

Link: http://www.thestinkingrose.com

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    mar52 Jun 11, 2006 02:06 AM

    Food is fair.

    I enjoyed the Bagna Calda

    Stay away from the pasta dishes.

    I also liked the pork chop.

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    1. re: mar52
      Tari Jun 11, 2006 02:19 AM

      I really liked the bagna calda also.
      I liked the ribs okay. I also have had the meat loaf, filet mignon and a few other things. The food is okay. It isnt a favorite of mine, but I would go back sometime.

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      dtud Jun 11, 2006 02:32 AM

      stay away from everything. every entree is entirely flavorless. i actually do like the garlic dip thing they have as an appetizer. it's esentially just garlic that you dip your bread into. the restaurant has an ok atmosphere but food - not so much.

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        RicRios Jun 11, 2006 10:16 AM

        Nicest thing is their faux bordello decor.

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          JBC Jun 11, 2006 02:46 PM

          Posted by me a month ago:

          "There was a Stinking Rose string on the L.A. Board within the last 6 months, but I can't find it. Bottom line = all (I think) the reviews were negative and to stay away; I know mine defintely was. There are other places that have garlic, just ask them to heap it on (I sometimes request 50 megatons). One thing is the ambiance is really different, like a magic carpet ride at an old tired amusement park."

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            Dave and Stuff Jun 11, 2006 05:24 PM

            Been twice, and will never be back. The craziest thing I noticed both times I went was the lack of garlic flavor...I should have been blown away, but most of the food was just bland.

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            1. re: Dave and Stuff
              2chez mike Jun 11, 2006 07:27 PM

              The only thing they're selling a The Stinkin' Rose is the Brooklyn Bridge.

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              wg Jun 11, 2006 11:50 PM

              I went there on a date, and the best part was that we both hated the food and wished we'd stayed home and cooked.

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                TomSwift Jun 12, 2006 11:46 AM

                "Anything I should stay from?" Yes, the Stinking Rose. If you want garlic, try Gorikee in Woodland Hills.

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                  chica Jun 12, 2006 05:09 PM

                  Don't be upset by the negative reviews. You might be dissuaded to go, but your friends might not - and then you'll end up feeling forced to go, expecting a very bad meal and time.

                  Just go and try to have fun. Honestly, none of the dishes have any overwhelming garlic flavor, but it's a unique setting, and they do have interesting dishes. I've had a roasted rabbit, which was decent. I also had my first and only garlic ice cream there (I certainly haven't seen that anywhere else).

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                    civicisr Aug 25, 2006 11:49 PM

                    i agree that its not a favorite, but i will be back. the raw garlic stuff on the table for the bread is great, but i think thats the reason the rest of the food is so bland - next time i will wait until after my entre to have the raw garlic concoction with bread..

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