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Jul 10, 2013 09:43 PM

Bottega Louie

How is this place for a Sunday Brunch? We usually hit up Bouchon, however we want to branch out and give something else a shot (visiting from out of town)

Is there anything that is amazing or something to pass on

The Lobster Hash sounded interesting, but can Lobster stand up to potato

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  1. imho, i would avoid this restaurant if at all possible.

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    1. re: westsidegal

      My dislike has everything to do with the horrible 90 decibel
      LOUD. The loudest place in LA.
      Do they know how many despise that loudness when dining?
      The food? When we got our pizza after a long wait, it was not
      that good; however, the part we brought home and reheated
      was much better. It was also much more enjoyable than other
      pizzas we have reheated.
      Perhaps if we had gotten it fully baked and right to the table, it would have been fine.

      1. re: VenusCafe

        our pizza came to the table cold.
        of course, i expected it to be cold because i could see the runner taking two laps of the "great circle route" around the entire restaurant trying to figure out which table had ordered the pie.
        not only was the pizza cold, it was not good enough to be worth the calories. my date and i both chose to leave it there uneaten.

    2. It's probably the best brunch in the city. It does get very busy and they don't take reservations so be prepared to wait or go at 10:30am and you will have no problems. Much cheaper than Bouchon (where I eat a lot) and I dare say better quality. Eggs Benedict and Lobster Hash are great but also check out their French Toast and definitely have to get the Salmon Milufie for a starter.

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      1. re: KBiggie

        Is the quality of the food for brunch similar to what it is for dinner? I only went to Bottega Louie once many years ago, but I found the dinner items (I was there in a large group, so we ordered many items) pretty unimpressive, aside from the mushroom fries (which were delicious). The quality of the food, while hardly horrible, didn't inspire me to want to come back to try breakfast there....

        Also agree that it was horrific noisy.... Although some people like that (I don't).

        1. re: ilysla

          I've most certainly have had better, but it's not bad by any stretch of the imagination.

      2. IF you like loud happening places you will like bottega louie. if you like quiet peaceful serenity you will hate it.

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        1. re: ns1

          my dislike of the restaurant has nothing to do with the din.
          my dislike of the restaurant has everything to do with:
          1) the food
          2) the service

          1. re: westsidegal

            Im with ya on this one westsidegal! very loud but beautiful, maybe overwhelmingly so, but bottom line is the food was not good enough to get me back there. the pizza oven is impressive and really got my hopes up but it was very disappointing...

        2. I have not been for brunch, only for dinner, but it will live on forever in my memory as the most chaotic, nightmarish dining experience. The staff is remarkable, it's beautiful, but I don't remember a single thing about the food because the atmosphere is so LOONY!

          1. I really like the place. Have only been for brunch once, but it was very good. As alluded to by other posters, many people hate it because it's loud and busy, but I find that to be part of the fun.