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solid fine dining restaurant. this is my go-to place for special occasions, regardless of who i'm celebrating with. i'd just as easily take my mom here as i would a vegan friend. the menu is accessible across the board. i even had a tofu steak there once that was amazing -- and i am NOT a vegetarian! wine list is great. service is professional. full bar. i only wish they would change the menu more. same stuff means i don't go back that often b/c i like more variety.
Nice time in Grace!!!. I went with my girlfriend to have a romantic candle light dinner. The dinner was more than I expected with lot of fun and felicity. The food was awesome and dishy which I never had it before. The service was excellent and professional. I asked suggestions from them on special dishes in Grace. Me and my girlfriend like the food which they suggested. Lovely movements in my life. This restaurant was recommended by myBantu my Iphone application and also it gave me a good ratings for this restaurant. We had a nice time in Grace.
Superb. It's worth the money people. I had the salmon which was divine, and my husband had a slow-roasted, smoked pork shoulder (or something like that).. whatever they did to it was amazing. Service was excellent - wine suggestion was spot-on. All around fabulous experience. Can't wait to return!
Best Restaurant in Los Angeles. This is a San Francisco restaurant in Los Angeles. The sommelier is knowledgeable and accessible, the servers are attentive, not intrusive, know the menu and wine, the ambiance is intimate, the food is delicious, the menu is diverse and the restaurant is not at all sceney. For special occasions, nothing in Los Angeles beats Grace.
Best Restaurant In Los Angeles. I have for years resigned to believe that you will either get amazing food or amazing decor from restaurants in Los Angeles. Much to my delight and chagrin, Grace has proved me wrong. OK, well, the decor is not groundbreaking (the lighting is perfect though, not too dark and not too over the top), and for that matter perhaps neither is the food. They both are however, very thoughtful and tasteful, with a little surprise thrown in to keep your attention. We enjoyed Grace's 5 Yr Anniversary tasting menu and highly recommend it. First off, the portions are unlike any tasting menu-sized portions I've seen before. They are HUGE! Come hungry if you plan on ordering this option. Second, the dishes were very delicious, plate after plate. I would say my favorites were the first course ( 3 corn cake bellinis with salmon and caviar), second course (2 large scallops on goat cheese polenta) and dessert (3 filled doughnuts with vanilla ice cream. One raspberry filled, another butterscotch and the last was Elvis: peanut butter, banana topped with caramelized bacon.) I admit, the caramelized bacon was a bit overpowering and not my favorite. However, the dish was a delight. We also requested wine pairing with each course. While some of the wines were very interesting, if not for the flavor at least for the grape varietal, I have to say that element didn't add much our evening. Still worth it though. The wait staff was also very attentive without interrupting your evening. To sum it up, I felt like I was invited to a friend's home and cooked an amazing meal. I was only there last night but want to eat there tonight, tomorrow night, the night after that and the night after that.
the service was lovely at grace. the food, however, was mediocre at best. perhaps i am jaded. it wasn't bad, it just wasn't great.
we started off with the dungeness crab salad. normally, this was served as a part of the tasting menu. we asked if we could get it a la carte. apparently, we asked nicely because they did let us order it. the crab was fresh, good and not drenched in mayo. i think this was the best part of the meal.
i had the scallops, which was nicely seared over risotto. the risotto was a bit undercooked and not creamy enough for my taste. it was mixed in with goat cheese, which i liked. but overall, the risotto was not so good.
my friend had the berkshire pork chop. it was a huge serving. but then again, the fat cap was huge too -- looked like half of the entire thing. the meat was not as juicy or tender or flavorful as i would have liked it to be. but, at least it did not taste like leather.
again, the food was ok. but unfortunately, it was expensive for just ok food.
Definitely a Favorite Place. I didn't think that I will have a wow moment but so far the reviews are not at all hype. I personally ordered the 5 years tasting menu and definitely worth the money. Absolutely love the dungeness crab salad and the rest were as fabulous. would come back definitely.
I thought the food would be better! Nice Service though.. It's not that I didn't enjoy myself, because I did but I was really hyped up about going here. Great write ups fancy location etc. etc. and the atmosphere is beautiful and artfully done the service was attentive but not over done...... but the real test of a restaurant is it's food! I am a total foodie and have been in the industry for 10 years and know when something is blowing my mind or not, well not!! The meat was a touch dry for both the duck and shank, sauces were nice but the sides seemed to be just blobbed on the plate for no other reason then to fill us up. I expect food to be on my plate for a reason if I am in a fine dinning restaurant, for flavor, texture, color something! The donuts did give me mini orgasims though so thank you pastry Chef!!
deserving of 5 stars. really.... this place wowed us, and no place ever 'wows' us flat out! you need to come here on any 1st date. starting w/ the the decor, it's a high-end/clean/classy/& very stylish atmosphere... patrons appear to be 'professional' upper-crust types who really know & appreciate fine-cuisine (& just good food in general). the menu impresses you as the chef knows how to entice your taste buds w/ an eclectic choice of meats (such as wild boar & venison- not just your run of the mill 'steak/fish/or chicken') and does surprisingly delightful things to such unpopular vegetables like beets or watercress. take my word for it- you'll sure to please even the royalty w/ the utmost refined palettes by dining here. even the servers appear to really know their stuff- maybe b/c they're all 'actor' types or something, but they do a good job convincing you they actually wanna be there. overall, everything is up to par: the food is delicious, atmosphere & crowd are impressive, has chic and contemporary/stylish decor, the servers are great, and the money worth spending.
** Worst catering service around***. The so called, "Heather Watson" is perhaps the epic of artificial people here in Los Angeles. The food is greasy, expensive and heavy. The worst catering service around. If you are planing on a private catered party, think twice before calling these people.
Worth the $$$$. I've wanted to try this restaurant for a while but was hesitant because of the cost. My friend treated me for a belated birthday dinner last night and we were both really pleased with pretty much everything. The ambience is great (dark earth tones), we got seated immediatedly (but it was pretty early and it wasn't that crowded yet). The wine selection is fairly pricey but the corkage fee is $20/bottle - good to note for next time! Their menu has a gamey side - boar, rabbit, hare but I didn't feel that adventurous that night. My friend had the lobster cavetelli apetizer and we both selected entrees from their evening specials: he had the scallops and I had the short ribs. His dishes were amazing; I really liked my "hot" short ribs but it also came with a cold short rib dish which wasn't that great. We shared the huckleberry donuts - they're more like light donut holes. The frozen yogurt that comes with it tasted more like marcapone. All in all, a very nice (but expensive) evening.
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