We had a lovely double-date experience at Water Grill. We started with cocktails, fresh oysters and stone crab claws (first of the season). Two members of our party ordered the same cocktail and upon delivery, one was noticeably more well-crafted than the other. We sent the one back with a busboy and when it returned, it was only half-heartidly fixed. Thankfully, our server quickly fixed the situation and everything was uphill after that moment. Our oysters included the Tomahawks and Mermaid Cove's, (all east coast). They were wonderfully briny and super fresh. The crab claws did not dissapoint. In addition to the raw bar, each couple ordered wedge salads and clam chowder. Our server was smart enough to have the kitchen split each item without us asking. Kudos to her. The chowder was probably one of the best I have ever had. It was loaded with clams which were sweet and tender. It also included thinly sliced fingerling potatoes which I thought was a nice touch. The wedge was wonderfully crisp, and had the perfect amount of blue cheese with generous bits of lardon. The soup and salad alone would have been a perfect meal. Since we were so full from the first two courses, we each decided to split lobster rolls and get a couple of sides. Having had lobster rolls all over the east coast, in addition to many of the popular sea food places around LA (Connie & Teds, Hungry Cat, Littlefork, assorted food trucks), I can honestly say, this was one of the best I've had. The roll was piled with tender lobster. It contained the perfect amount of mayo which allowed the flavor of the lobster to shine. I washed it down with a glass of Turley Zin, which is one of my all-time favorites. I was super-excited to see it on the wine menu. We finished with the Key Lime pie, which was good, but maybe a tad bit tart for my taste. Overall, service was spot-on. The staff understood we were two couples catching up and enjoying each others company. They were attentive and not obstrusive. The food itself is amazing and I'm already craving the clam chowder. We had a great experience and we're looking forward to going back.
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Open Grill. Fresh Baked Bread. I was really impressed. I went there with some of my friends. The menu had white fish, steak, filet mignon, lamb, fresh salads, vegetarian and vegan dishes. The service as A+. We went on a Friday Nite, even though it was busy--the management was very professional and service with the food on the table was quick and food was nice and hot and delicious. I think Shamshiri Grill is a great place to go with friends because they serve alcohol. I order Red Wine. It is also a nice place to take a date because it has a nice ambiance. The music is nice and classy. Not too loud. Food is affordable. Lunch menu is like $6.95 and they do free delivery. I took a to-go menu home and I am totally ordering food from them to my home. I heard that they do catering for a lot of the Temples and Churches near by. I am asking my management to order delivery at our office! Yummy. They also have 6 kinds of rice. They even have brown rice! :) Not a typical Persian Restaurant. The walls are a tuscany orange and the paintings are beautiful. The tables are granite and the waiters and waitress seem to enjoy working there. Try it out. From a WLA neighbor to another, Shamshiri Grill is a recommended place in my Little Black Book of Amazing Restaurants ! :)-Samantha
It's probably the best Schwarma I've ever had. (I'm sure anywhere in the middle east kills all of it here in the states, but I've never been.) This place is great. It's a little on the pricier side is the only downfall. The food is so good though. The Schwarma sandwich was plum full of amazingly flavored chicken Schwarma, cucumber salad, humus, topped with tahini. It had a bit of a bite towards the end which was amazing. I asked the owner what the spicy was and he replied "Do you have a million dollars?", fair enough. If you request pickles they will give them to you free of charge. The pickles here are a lil different than most of the Schwarma places I've been to. These are actually pickles, (oppose to the marinated purple looking turnips), with un-pitted green olives. The olives were amazing, the pickles themselves were quite a bit on the bitter side for my liking. Regardless this place is a great fricken Schwarma place.