8653 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.092099 -118.380557
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Awesome atmosphere – My girlfriend and I really enjoyed this place. The outdoor patio had a relaxing Mediterranean feel and the food was great. We tried their new small plate menu, the Kofte meatballs were delicious and we especially liked the feta & watermelon salad. This place is pefect for having a drink and people watching on Sunset. The best part of all was the service. Our waiter was very attentive and made suggestions we appreciated-- It was a refreshing change to get friendly service in LA. Definitely recommended!
Try the lemon arugula salad... – Another LA staple for whenever I'm in town. While I'm not as familiar with many restaurants on Sunset, this one has brought me back several times in the last year. The lemon arugula salad with shaved parmaesan reggiano is the main reason. This might be the best salad I've ever tried. I also recommend their friend chicken with honey pecan glaze. Not what you might expect, but it is very, very good! The smoking can be a pain to deal with, but deal with it up for an hour and enjoy the food and ambience.
Great Atmosphere, Great Food – I enjoy this restaurant a lot. I love the black peppercorn steak and the homemade chicken soup. The service is prompt and personable. I do have a problem with the smoking being asthmatic, but the restaurant does not pretend to be smoke free. Also there is a large outdoor seating area with many places to sit where there is no smoking. I like coming here with family and it's one of those LA experiences that I would bring out of town guests to. The street scene is entertainment in itself.
good/avg pasta – i ate here on a weekday lunch. the pretty hostess was talking to the bartendar, and took me 10 min to be seated when they were nearly empty. (at 12 noon) felt like leaving at that moment. my waiter was prompted and better trained. the pasta was good, but nothing inspiring. will I return? maybe. but there are two great cafe across the street, so depends on if I want to cross the street or not.
great casual dining, salads, service! – a great place to eat lunch at a great location- right on sunset! the service is very accomodating and friendly, and the ambience is just right for a nice meal. the spicy calamari ceasar salad with feta and sundried tomatoes is to die for!
I rather make this at home, then eating here. – Do not be fool by its looks. Craving has a very romantic and private vibe, but the cost of the food is over priced. I order one eggplant proscuitto for $9 and i get tiny 2 inch size eggplant roll ups; four bites and its gone. caprese appetizer, $12, just 6 tomatoe slices with cheese. tiny side portions with average dishes. my baby lamb, 6 bite size lamb rack with french fries and 1 whole tomatoe for $25. the restaurant do carry a great vibe, but the food doesn't seem to fit the cost. a great hang out, if only the cost was a little lower.
Always love it... – I visit 12 times a year and this has become a staple for me. I've seen the best restaurants have an off night before, so take the people who don't enjoy their experience here with a grain of salt. Great food, great wine list, great people, no downside...
I'm back in town and I can't think of anywhere else that I can go at the last second on a Friday night that will satisfy me. Maybe we should keep it more of a secret.
Great service – I being there a couple of times. The staff is very friendly and the food is great. I really have no complains. Note: Within March '06 they are renovating the back, so it would not be the greatest place to bring your "first date" during the day. At night, they have candles, heatears, etc. good wine too.
Ok Restaurant, Go tourists!!! – The place is ok, the food is good..nothing extraordinary though..They attract many tourists which is great because tourists bring money and make the place more lively...the fact that they allow smoking is ok for me even if I'm not a smoker because it makes this place have a more European feeling to it which means..freedom to do what you like!!!Go there for brunch or desserts!
cigarette smoke from ghetto tourists – The food is good and reasonably priced, decent wine list, but 90% of seating is outdoor, along sidewalk on Sunset blvd. They allow smoking. We sat next to a couple and thier smoke kept blowing in our faces. We kindly asked if they would stop, but they refused and wanted to debate smokers rights. I told them it was really rude, that this was a restaurant and people pay a lot of money to enjoy thier food. Next time i'll leave without paying. If the management wants a nightclub they should open one. Many other choices on the Sunset strip have better ambiance and food.
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