Where (and when) was your most recent 'great' dinner experience?
- The Oracle Oct 22, 2012 12:19 PM
I know places change all the time, new ones crop up, others decline... and, I suppose, there are the trusted few that never change.
In any case, I'm looking for a handful of spots to visit in the next few months (for b'day celebrations, relaxing dinners out, etc) and am wanting to refine my list.
I'm looking for:
1) Delicious Food
2) Good/welcoming Service
No specific geographical area desired (other than it to fall within LA County).
My last 'great' dinner experience was August 2012 at Mo Chica downtown. I was pleasantly surprised by the food and cocktails and enjoyed the experience very much.
My last 'great' dinner was at Il Grano a couple of months ago. My last phenomenal dinner was at Melisse in July. But I also have high standards. I've had very good dinners at plenty of other places more recently.
Tar & Roses in May
Melisse in June
Craft in June
Son of a Gun in September
The Tasting Kitchen last Friday night
Yamakase - Sept. & Oct.
Shunji - July & Aug.
Red Medicine - Sept.
The Penthouse at Mastro's - Last week
n/naka - June
Tar & Roses
Mercato di Vetro
and this is probably too far north to count, but Suzanne's in Ojai
Had the "caviar 301" dinner/tasting at Petrossian last week. Pretty spectacular. Food was very good. Not just food with caviar, but a tasting of about a dozen varieties of caviar. Washed down with champagne and vodka. And there was lots of information from the delightful general manager of the restaurant. I think they do it once a month. Pretty impressive.
Cicada Club Restaurant last month. Service was great and the seafood special was quite tasty. It's a great atmosphere with a fun show.