Little Beast- Just what Eagle Rock needed
- MissBubbles Jul 7, 2013 09:25 AM
While Eagle Rock has amazing holes and the walls and old school eateries we have been lacking a nicer restaurant with more modern food. Little Beast fills this hole. Went last night for the first time. Lovely seats outside on the patio. Service was great but not pretentious. We had the grilled BLT salad, Liver pate & Scallops. Creme Fraiche Cheesecake for Dessert. The salad was very good with grilled romaine, ripe heirloom tomatos and generous bacon. The pate was creamy and livery, with a sweet onion topping that cut it perfectly. The real star was the scallops, very fresh, with a nice crust and almost raw inside. The salsa verde really set off the decedent creaminess. The Cheesecake was a great finish, the creme fraiche gave it a nice tang and the blueberry lemon wasn't too sweet. Love this addition to Eagle Rock!
Had a disappointing meal here a couple of weeks ago. We decided to sit outdoors and weren't seated for more than a couple of minutes before I caught a whiff of whatever the open sewer smell is in that area that I first encountered at Larkins. Then my halibut was unforgivably overcooked. They confessed that a diner the previous night had had the same experience and offered to bring me a new plate, but that never works and just ruins the pace of the meal. They did not charge me for my entree and the rest of the meal was acceptable, but I'm not sure I'll be going back.
Went here tonight and sat in the bar for dinner. The bartender (Adam) played waiter for us and did a fantastic job. Started with the summer melon, fig, goat cheese, and prosciutto salad, and the grilled artichoke with lemon aioli. Both were spot on. For mains we had the hamachi collar (served with bok choy and fresno chiles) and the burger (served with french fries). These, too, were outstanding. Portions were large. For beverages we shared a bottle of mineral water and my SO had a glass of Sancerre and another of red (forgetting which varietal), and she enjoyed both. Place was busy, but unhurried, and service was perfectly engaging and informative without being intrusive. Price was about $90, before tip. Great night and will definitely be back.