by Don C. on
Incredible. Everything was sooo tasty. They also have THE BEST MAC N CHEESE I've ever had. My new favorite restaurant! The only thing that did not stand out was the mussels and the Blueberry Bourbon Fizz.
by Mimi M. on
DO NOT, under any circumstances, frequent this place as something OTHER than a restaurant. There are two reviews here. One for the food, another for the "nightlife." THE RESTAURANT: This gets 4 stars. yes, the food was sublime. My best friend Rosy and I decided to eat here before meeting up with some of her co-workers at "The Club" at 10 p.m. The server, John, was very attentive, helpful and funny. A big plus for this diva that expects to be treated like damn royalty when she's gonna fork over more than $30 on just HER meal. I had the Seared Peppered Ahi Tuna. OMG it was great. I loved the presentation of the the food on the plate -- it was inventive and bold. It was placed on a bed of Baby Spring Greens and on a Mushroom Strudel with a Port-Wine Reduction Sauce. Yumm-o! My friend had the Grilled Salmon with the ginger-hoisin bbq glaze and the egg noodles. It was great. For Dessert we shared a Mango Upside-down Cake, a la mode. Seriously, it's worth a second trip for the food and service alone. The ambiance and decor too, is fantastic. and now the bad news... THE CLUB: This Sunset Blvd. wannabe, medicore, small-as-hell "dance area/club" and pseudo bar could actually be tolerable for a few hours if they didn't have the King of All Craptastic DJ's supplying the music and if they were a bit more discriminate with the club clientele. I have never appreciated snobby, chi-chi-pooh-pooh bouncers until this fateful evening (12/08/07). It's was like HRH Ghetto-Tackiness called and all her faithful middle-aged, former gangster minions appeared. Really. There was a long-ass line to enter the place and they charged those unfortunate creatures $20 to come in and display their hoochie mama outfits in all their ill-fitting glory. Attempting to wear a shiny, skimpy, strappy, mini size 10 dress, when you are beyond a size 18, is foolish and a crime to fashion. Ladies, IXNEY on the dark lipiner with the light lipstick and please do not draw your non-existant eyebrows in with a sharpie. For the love of GOD people. The guys. All 18-ish looking little dudes with fake ID's. And I could swear that they all went shopping together. I looked out at the dance floor this one time, and literally saw five dudes wearing the same black, long-sleeved shirt with thin white stripes and untucked over black semi-shiny pants. And the DJ...ohhh the DJ! My CD collection would have been better. Heck, someone should have put the radio on instead. It was so bad that we left the "club" 1 hr and 45 min after entering. Yes, we said hi to her friends and took a few pics and gave the gift and danced for a bit, but my friend and I couldn't stand it any longer. We are too old for this crap. We are college-educated adults with a bit of disposible income and frankly, were over this scene a few years ago when we were in our very early twenties. Glendale has a very long way to go if they are attempting to attract the same clientele as the Westside. The dress code says dressy. I don't think these clubgoers had a clue what that actually entailed... Yikes. This "Club" get's NO STARS. NONE WHAT-SO-EVER! It's so bad that the club takes one star AWAY from the four star review I gave the restaurant food.
by Magdalen Vanhoecke on
El Rio, Friday Sweet happy hour (trust me, the booze is so cheap everyone's done by 10:30) Sweet porch (heat lamps, trees, people watching) Sweet Free BBQ (?!) looooove it. And if you get there for Fernando you know there isn't a better bar in the city.