All these great reviews made me want to try Cube. However, it was not as awesome as anticipated.
We came here on a Saturday afternoon, around 1:30 pm for a late lunch. There was one other party seated inside, so it was pretty dead. We sat outside to enjoy the nice June gloom.
Our waitress came by a few minutes later to clean up the table for us and give us menus. I immediately wanted to try the braised baby octopus and the black truffle pizza. My DC got the lamb burger.
the lunch menu
Waitress comes back to take our order and tells us that there are a few items that are not available. Grilled artichokes and something else. That's cool, I didn't want either.
So, we wait about 10-15 minutes and notice that another party who sat down after us had already ordered and got bread for their table. Hmm.. ok. We ask the waitress for some bread and she said it was coming out. Pita bread arrives with 2 teeny tiny pieces of cheese which were complimentary. They were good, but really small, so I can't really comment on it.
pita bread w/ sampling of cheese
Waitress comes back out and says that the braised baby octopus is not available either because they haven't prepared it yet. What? The restaurant is open right? So, why are there 3 items that are not yet ready? I did not understand this at all.
Whateves. I got the scallop instead. And it was indeed ONE scallop. Granted it was a good tasting scallop, but at $9 for the appetizer, I was expecting at least 2 scallops. It just seemed absurd. *shrugs*
Truffle pizza arrives with 2 fried eggs on top. Yum! Tasty! I really liked it, but I didn't love it. However, this was a very creative pizza and the fried egg balanced the truffle flavor perfectly.
better tasting with the egg on top
Lamb burger was good, but not really my thang. My DC liked it though. Fries were alright. I think the best dish was the one scallop.
baaaa.. along with some skinny fries
Overall, a decent place to eat lunch. But, I really think they should have dishes prepared for customers. That was a total letdown for me. Lunch was about $47 before tip.
615 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036