I stumbled upon Puran's on accident one night. I was in Los Feliz with a friend to pick-up some music from another friend and there was a ton of traffic and we were starving so we pulled over at the first place we saw which was Puran's. I was blown away how good the food was! It was a really cold day, and the server suggested this pomegrante & lentil soup that was a special and it rocked! I also ordered the organic herb dover sole upon her suggestion that was grilled w/ warm cous cous, and I felt like I inhaled it. It tasted so good! My friend got the warm rice salad with black beans and then got the homemade ground filet burger and fries and loved it! We were not going to get dessert, but our server suggested the homemade apple tartin, and we were so glad we listened to her. Warm, tasty and we again inhaled it. I have not had such a great meal and such great service in a very long time! The vibe was casual and it is a nice room. It was not busy when we walked in about 6:30 pm, but it was pretty packed when we left. They also had some cool ambient background music on that we really liked and would have not expected them to be playing. The server was a girl and I did not get her name, but she really knew the menu (which is huge and has a little bit of everything on it), and definitely steered us in the right direction. She also explained that all of the food is really healthy and that Puran (Chef & Owner) does not use anything from a can and that everything is made fresh daily. Our server was really good and you can tell the food is all really fresh the minute you take a bit. The had a ok wine list, and prices were really good and they had a really decent beer selection which both of us opted for. I have been thinking about this meal for over a week, and that is why I decided to post this. I will definitely be back!
I wondered exactly what this place was about! the pictures on the web give you no clue to how great it truly is in this place! The seating is so comfortable I felt like never leaving! plus I felt like I had just arrived home! they rolled out the welcome mat for me, a total stranger! I felt like I was getting the same treatment any of Hollywoods elite would have gotten! And, when they offer you a soda, it tastes like no pop I have ever had! I can't describe it to you, but it had this rich and clean taste! it was as though it had been specifically made just for them! It was even bottled in 10oz glass bottles! He brought it out to the table and poured it as if it was the finest wine! If price is an issue, you better wear a blindfold when you look at the menu! It is pricey and it tasted so good! my son had French toast, and it came with fruit! The fruit was the freshest cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries, and grapes I had ever seen! here I had a burger that tasted like a steak! the garnish for it was some of the freshest produce! I thanked my server and knew that one day I would be back! probably a regular! When he brought the ticket to my table he called me by name and treated me with the utmost respect! Thank You for an experience I would fully recommend!
The music is great, the people are awesome, the club itself is one of a kind.... my only complaint would be the evil bartender lady. When I went there last night I asked her for a glass of water and when she handed it to me she said it was $1. I asked my friend if she had a dollar on her cus I had no cash on me and she couldn't find her $20 bill. We told the bartender that we would get the dollar from my other friend, and I stayed there with the drink while my friend went to get the money, as soon as she saw my friend leave, she grabbed the water out of my hand and told me, "I'll hold this for you 'till you come back with the money". My friend and I couldn't believe it! We were shocked that she would actually do that for a glass of water. We weren't trying to pull a fast one, we were really gonna get the money, yes, a whole dollar for a glass of water! Since I've been going there for the last 4 years, I've noticed she always tends to charge girls more for their drinks than the guys. My friend told me she went there about 5 months ago and that same lady, the only one that's always there, over-charged her credit card by $20! , I would give this club 5 stars, but that bartender is such a complete %$#@, she needs to take her attitude somewhere else!