11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
I have been to all the best restaurants in Los Angeles and Tavern I have been to now 6 times and I have been impressed each and every time. The food is simply PERFECT. My last dinner I had the beef short ribs and they were the best I have had in my life. I was literally oo and ahhh ing at the table. Desserts are excellent as well-the ricotta cheesecake is divine; however, I would prefer a wider dessert arrangement and more French based desserts. Service is quite good also but the girls at the front have an attitude as though they own the place. Quite unwelcoming.
The review(s) that say this place is a hip scene are plain wrong. This is NOT the young Hollywood crowd-the bar is cougar central, so if you're into that sort of ""scene"" this is your place, but dont come here looking to meet that hot 20 year old model.
San Gennaro Restaurant
140 S Barrington Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90049
I used to actually like this place. Now it is AWFUL. And I think they raised their prices to make up for the 25% off they now have. Seafood lasagna was runny, barely had any seafood in it and came in a bowl (because it was so watery) and get this it cost $28.95! WOW. And it was a small portion too. Pizza was very average. I'd much rather go to Oak Fire Pizza at least they have $10 pizza on Sundays. And I ordered a salad which 10 minutes the later politely told me they were out of (out of a salad?) and asked if I wanted to order anything else. I was annoyed so I said I didnt want anything else but he never compd anything as a friendly gesture/token. An older guy in the back (maybe the owner) was very rude to people waiting for takeout. Our server was truly super nice but this restaurant sucks. There were flies inside, the balsamic vinegar leaked, there were fingerprints everywhere and the food was horrible. I will never go back. People need to stop blaming the economy for their businesses going belly up and start giving better food and better attitudes.
8650 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This is average quality but tasty sushi--but you dont go to Sushi-ya for the food you go to people watch: lots of hot girls come here and the waitresses are very pretty. Great location, friendly staff, overall an A+. Portions are very small though and pricey. About the same price as Katsuya at 1/2 the quality, but I still love this place.
8590 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
If you are going to Ketchup for the food or service STOP right now! This place has never been lauded for their cuisine. It's just diner food kicked up a few notches. But thanks to The Hills TV show this place gets a ton of girls. Sure many are riff raff from the East Side but among the rest are some gems. That's what Ketchup is all about. It's still hip, still pretty busy and you can meet cool people there. Go there for the scene, enjoy the bar, and if you meet someone cool, stay for dinner. Not really a date place though so couples you may want to skip this place.
8539 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This is not a super fancy pizza joint but a solid pizza place at that, not too many varieties but everything is good and the service is quite friendly. Can sometimes see Chris there who is always very cordial to customers, true gentleman, and gives a great relaxed welcoming vibe to the place. Not sure if they deliver but if you live in the area it's definitely the best pizza around and deserves to do well.
713 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403
I have been eating here for about 12 years and the food is still amazing, the prices are right and the people are so friendly. I wish it were a bit larger or had more locations, because it's always packed-but that's what happens when the food is great. Spumoni is always a solid bet.