impressive handsome service, terrible service, great view, warm ambiance, recommend dining experience, friendly wait staff, enjoyed tasting menu
Valentine's Day Massacre. Without sounding bitter, let me say that Valentine's dinner at Jer-Ne was about the worst meal I have ever had. The food combinations were thoughtless. It's as if the chef were forcing the issue. For what you had to pay for a Prix-Fixe menu, you would expect something with flavors that melded well together, but instead got a hodge podge of food groups that did not belong! If it were not for the ambiance and locale, this place would be like most restaurant's in L.A.... a thing of the past. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement.
Fusion Cuisine Gone Wrong!. It's hard to believe that this restaurant was named "Best Fusion Cuisine" by Los Angeles Magazine. I don't know what the heck the chef was doing back there, but dish after dish, I was repeatedly disappointed. Everything we tried was "OFF", either too salty, too bland or the combination of flavors did not blend well. The Bento Box appetizer was overpriced and did not have one thing that was pleasing to anyone's palate. There seems to be a lot of Japanese influence in Chef Thompson's cooking, but the true essense of Japanese cuisine is not imitated well at all. And the service... we'd have to wait at least 15 minutes before we'd see our waitress again... and it wasn't because they were busy either. There were only 2 other parties besides us! The only thing going for this place is the decor and the waterfront Ritz location... BLEGH!!
Marina views and Asian-fusion cuisine enliven a Ritz-Carlton dining experience..
This elegant and open space gleams with white walls, striped-wood floors and French windows. Tables on the teak terrace provide a glittering marina backdrop for a romantic meal or special event. Attentive and knowledgeable service lives up to the hotel's reputation.
The seasonal Asian-influenced menu is best experienced by sharing an assortment of well-executed appetizers and a la carte dishes. Kobe beef carpaccio consists of sheer slices of buttery beef enhanced by olive oil and pickled onions. The bento box starter holds five diverse creations, ranging from crispy corn chips with creamy crab dip to lightly breaded burrata mozzarella in a delicate marinara. Hot rocks allow diners to sizzle up their meal on large stones, which works perfectly with shrimp.
A lovely Jer-ne.... Jer-ne was a very pleasant dining experience. We were treated to attentive service and exceptional food in a beautiful setting. I would definitely recommend Jer-ne to anyone looking to celebrate a special occasion. The wait staff was friendly and made us feel special during our own special occasion. Have the Grilled Lamb Chops, you won't be disappointed. We will definitely return to Jer-ne for more!
Pricey Brunch. We went last Sunday, supposedly for a la carte but got lured by the brunch buffet. The food was excellent, with all the seafood (salmon, lobsters, shrimp, other fish) being fresh and flavorful. The only thing was, I didn't expect it to be $60/pax. For Sunday brunch, that was a bit too much (but what should I have expected, it was the Ritz). The place was gorgeous though, with a nice view of the marina. Parking is easy, with the $6.50 valet or the $2 self-park across the street.
Wonderful (and Improving). I don't write reviews frequently, but I felt compelled to add my two cents after reading the recent reviews... The first time I visited the restaurant was just after its opening, and I felt that although the food and presentation were definitely above par, the service was, although not poor, definitely not up to what I would expect from the Ritz-Carlton. I did appreciate the risk in going away from the staid fine dining old-school template, and having gone there again just two weeks ago, must say that it has been fully realized. We enjoyed the tasting menu, wonderful dishes showcasing fresh ingredients and thoughtful wine pairings. The dishes were not overwhelmed in sauces, and the subtle delicate flavors bringing to mind Thomas Kellers methods. The service I'm glad to report was unobtrusive and professional while remaining friendly. I will definitely return, as will the rest of our party...
Don't expect great service!. When we made our reservation we had asked for a romantic table which we received. But we had to bus our own table, our drinks were never filled, we were not offered the usual orange juice or champagne, the service was TERRIBLE!!!
Great view and attentive staff. Great deck and great wine selection that needs to be checked out.
a very creative ever changing menu, lots of fish ,
fun desserts , great waitstaff, fun, fun, fun, vegetarian dips with unique indian breads, interesting wines and great veiw of the marina .
a hidden gem . keep an open mind. one of the best newer restaurants in L.A. It will blow you away.
outstanding. Great food, Troy Thompson is one of the most creative chefs I have met. Not to mention a great guy. The service needs some help, but the food and details overcome this. If you love food definately drive down to Marina Del Rey. If you are a LA snob who has to have sauce on the side and likes to order off the menu, stay home.
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