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Feb 1, 2013 02:38 PM

Whist at the Viceroy- Highly Underrated and Underappreciated

My wife and I just had dinner last night at Whist at the Viceroy hotel in santa monica. We were celebrating our anniversary, so i asked if they would do a tasting menu for us. We had a number of items from the menu as well as some not from the menu. I dont know why people dont talk about this place more often. The food was great... well balanced flavors, great acidic balance, good salt, etc. From hamachi, to uni, to lamb, and sweetbreads, it was all just great. I should also mention that the waitstaff was really helpful, curious, and knowledgeable.

Anyone else with experience here?

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  1. I find the food there always very good and love the room inside, and also adore the patio.

    1. That's good to hear. Maybe time to give it another try. Last time I went about three years ago, remains my worst high-end LA meal of the past five years. Even the seared foie was bad, and that's hard to do.

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      1. re: john gonzales

        that would have been just about the time that the chef who is currently there was just starting... maybe it took a bit of time to work out the kinks.