Mr. Ramsay, you failed to deliver.
My date and I were so excited to try this restaurant, but alas, it wasn't a 5 star experience.
Service was slow in the beginning, since we waited about 10 minutes after being sat down before the waiter appeared to take our drink order. Tables were a bit too close together, I didn't really want to hear the stupid conversation of the 16 year olds dining next to us. It was absurd really, these two making out and then asking for "a piece of cooked fish" that wasn't on the menu.
We both had a glass of Darting Riesling to start which was quite delish. I ended up having 2 glasses and getting a nice buzz.
I love Riesling
They brought out potato chips with the bombest chive foam ever! I couldn't get enough of the chive foam which was basically sour cream mixed with chives. It was so good, I asked for another serving. Oink. After that, they gave us some good ass bread. It was rosemary and chive flavor and so addictive!
chips n dip
i loved the chive foam!
Then the appetizers came and this is where it started going downhill.
Salmon Gravlax: too chewy and overall nothing special. Disappointing.
Hamachi with caviar: this was pretty good. I love hamachi and the caviar added lots of flavor to the well seasoned fish.
a good hamachi dish
Curry scallops: Umm.. No. Too salty and what's up with the foam? I didn't like it at all, nor did he.
not that good and small portion
Lobster Risotto: Pretty tasty, albeit the presentation was kinda meh. The peas gave it some nice crunch and made me feel like I was getting some greens.
good chunks of lobster in here
White Chocolate Parfait: Interesting dessert. I liked it, he didn't. The parfait was supple and refreshing. But, it wasn't the best thing ever.
prettier than it tasted
For a meal costing around $120 before tip, this was not worth it. I'd much rather go to XIV.
complimentary chocolates and wine candy
I leave you with a restroom pic. love the mirrors.
The London West Hollywood
1020 N San Vicente Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069