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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.
I love this place. The food here is amazing! Presentation is great and the look is very simple but elegant. For apprizer we had the Sea urchin Risotto, 2 way tuna, and the Red Wattle Pork Belly purple sticky rice, roasted figs(Chinese we call it 5 spice; the fanciest five spice I have ever had) For Our main course we had Grilled Tenderloin of Wild Boar. It was served with roasted Brussels sprouts, herbed Yukon Gold potato spaetzle, violet mustard sauce. Also we had the hare seared with a mini boson berry pie and a side of some parsnip root. It was so amazing! Overall its my favorite restaurant in LA so far.
Blah Blah Blah. The food here is mediocre. Not terrible but not good. The dishes are over-thought (to paraphrase a fashion guideline -- before you put a dish on the menu, try removing one, maybe two, ingredients) and sloppily executed. Sometimes less is more. Case in point: I counted no fewer than 24 Brussells sprouts accompanying my (bland) wild boar sirloin. Okay, to be fair there were 24 Brussells sprout halves, so I suppose that's only 12 sprouts. But still. The pork belly was smothered in stewed figs. If I want something "smothered" in something else, I'll go to Friday's, thank you very much. And the bread was chewy chewy chewy. My jaws ache just thinking about it. I won't be back.
worst food i have ever had pooh. Reading on these wonderful reviews including the recent one from the mexican guy we went to grace this past friday night for dinner with a group of six.First of all the service here doesn't exist and second the food is pooh,meaning tasteless and bland.The wine here is nothing special and i mean nothing you are missing,over priced and they taste like two buck chuck.I repeat the mexican guy who wrote the review that the doughnuts and the hamburger is aswome,i guess he has never been to a fine dining restaurant and doesn't know food.The food here is horrible and so does the decor and service.I will go else where with better food and better wines.We all left very angry and we wont be back ever.I rather go to taco bell than go here.
Best Restaurant - Innovative yet accesible menu using the freshest local ingredients, friendly service & desserts. If you want to dine out--- if you want to enjoy a great meal in a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere and choose from a fabulous wine list then this place is for you. The menu is unusual but does not go too far so you have great combinations that are not startling but a welcome alternative. The service is professional, friendly yet unobtrusive. Did I mention the donuts? Normally donuts are not something I rhapsodize about.... but calling these donuts is not fair-- they are a lovely amuse bouche - the hole of the donut bursting forth with flavor. Try Donut Shoppe Wednesdays to enjoy extra choices or Sunday Burger Nights -- with house-made condiments, and homemade fleur de sel buns. No, not pretentious - just the best ingredients done right, and that sums up Grace. Oh, and the bar ? a great, comfy place to hang out with a long bar and banquette seating and have a bite or meet a friend ...
Worst service and Worst wine list in los angeles and perhaps the united states. I went to grace few nights ago and i have to say it is dull and nothing special about this restaurant.Whos ever is incharge of the wine list i can give him lessons on the wine,it is pathetic.I have about seven-eight thousand cellar in my house in bel air which is astounding,and trust me it will benefit the restaurant more to get more people ordering wine if you had a decent wine list.The service is horrible,hello i spent $550 for two,please give me some service and if i have to ask each time to bring me bottle water or see the wine list,something is wrong.The food is not bad,just need more polishing on service and please hire a actual sommelier not a waiter who thinks she knows wine.Wine is like a science and i dont mind spending a lot of money on it cos i can afford the best but please change your bad wine list.I will be back and this time i will bring my own wines from my expensive cellar.
Great dining at Grace. Went there last week for my anniversary and the service was incredible! The food was delicious, too. I had the scallops and my husband had the boar. Our favorite was the dessert - butterscotch doughnuts with a side of ice cream. YUM! We'd return, but for a special occasion only. Prices are VERY high.
Horrible experience and VERY overrated. Unfortunately this resteraunt was very disappointing for both myself and the rest of my table. The food was very salty and extremely expensive, with no unique qualities, tastes, or presentations. To our own amazment despite the chefs local aclaim the food actually made most of us feel ill upon leaving...(probably a a reaction to the high fat and salt content in ALL of the dishes). NOT RECOMENDED!! LA has a lot more to offer!!
My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. Everything about this restaurant is superb nearly every time I visit. The food is delicious, I recommend going on a Wednesday evening for their donut dessert sampler. The service is also fantastic, prompt and well-informed. It is always the first restaurant that comes to mind when I have company in town or when people ask where they should go for great dining.
Interesting but mediocre appetizers; hello, service anyone?. I took my sister and her boyfriend to Grace on a Saturday night for her birthday. We were seated right away and the host said happy birthday to her, which I thought was nice. We waited about 10 minutes looking at menus before the server showed up to take our drink orders. After taking our drink orders we waited another 10 minutes before the server returned with the drinks to take our order. We ordered the squash blossoms, trio of fish, foi gras, and short ribs with escargot, my sister and boyfriend ordered the chicken and her boyfriend and I ordered the wildboar. I told the server that I am allergic to nuts and she assured me that nothing we ordered had nuts in them. The trio of fish was a good try- individually they were tasty but not terribly interesting. There was no sense of combination however, the three might as well have stood by themselves. I couldn't taste the shortribs and the dish came in a strange and slightly unappetizing unidentified root. The squash blossoms were a fried in a delicate batter- the dish was a bit bland. My boyfriend immediately cautioned me against the foigras as he thought there might be nuts sprinkled in the sauce. Upon tasting it, he confirmed. When the server finally showed up again with my sister's second drink, she admitted that the foigras sauce had nuts in it and suddenly remembered that the flan had pistachios. She did not apologize and brushed it off. The appetizers werwe cleared, and we sat around waiting for our entrees. The wild boar was tender and delicious, the brussel sprouts burned, and the spatzel delicate but bland. The chicken was boring and seemed as if the chef had just thrown bbq sauce on top as an afterthought. All in all, the food was interesting though the components didn't match well. I have to give a big thumbs down on service- our server was always late and her attitude and lack of care about the nuts was unacceptable.
Can't beat the beets...or the grilled tempeh. Grace is a refreshing departure from the numerous high end hot spots that charge you through the nose for a couple of peas and a fingerling potato on a plate. The diverse and inventive dishes are both delicious and hearty despite what look to be skimpy portions. Great vegetarian options like the beet salad and grilled tempeh. Our informative and amicable waiter felt like an old friend by the meal's conclusion. In addition, the minimalist but warm ambience of Grace offers a lot of breathing room as the tables are not crammed together. Ideal for business dinners and intimate groups.
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