1714 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.102265 -118.29175
I go here all the time for their For The Record shows. The food is good if a bit pricey, but the entertainment is always great. $5 parking next door in a lot and a good ice cream place up the street. Be sure to catch a show. It's a great night out.
Great for a work or personal lunch – I was here for a bridal shower lunch last month and have been meaning to write a review because it was so great.
I had a delicious "market greens" salad and pan-roasted salmon. It was light and healthy and delicious. And, the presentation was very pretty.
The French waiter was patient with our large group and really sweet.
I liked the look of the place - very classy and clean - and it was super convenient to get to, right there on Vermont :) Parking is in a lot off the back alley.
Food OK, very bus place – It took 45 minutes to get seated. I was hoping food was going to be great. but it was ok. I probably would eat their again.
New Years Eve Dinner – Three of us spent New Year's Eve here. My husband and I had the lamb loin wrapped in pistachio pastry. We both felt it was over-cooked and dry. Our third dinner had the breast of duck. I tried a piece and thought it too was over-cooked and dry. The second course of salad was very good with a lot of taste. The first course of potato leek soup was too diluted and not hot enough. The restaurant had run out of the other soup - crab bisque, and possibly added liquid to the potato leek to stretch it out. I reviewed this restaurant about a year ago and felt positive about the food. Perhaps being New Year's Eve the crowd over-whelmed the restaurant. However when you charge $79 a person and add an 18% gratuity, it needs to be good. Our waitress got a $52 tip and was not that good. I will ask if the gratuity is included next New Years.
I probably will go elsewhere next year.
one of the best dinner in a long time – been to vermont many times. this time the best so far
the value of the $34.00 menu is incredible.
the cassoulet was the best i had in a long time,
and always great service and the ambience
will go back again and again
no! don't go! – Let me start by saying after my meal here, LITERALLY my food rose through my esophagus into a toilet (citysearch bans the "v--mit" word"). Maybe the scallops were bad. Maybe the cream in the "soft potatoes." was bad. I don't know. But I coughed it up into a toilet. And then I felt fine.
The rest of the dining experience went like this :
I used to live in LA, was in town for the weekend.
Wanted to have a nice dinner with a good friend.
We decided on Vermont after perusing the online menu.
We show up. The menu is completely different than what was on the internet.
My friend ordered from the price fixe menu ($34) which came w. a salad, entree and dessert.
I ordered regular menu.
Both salads were - eh.
Then the entrees came. Mine was an overly priced scallop and shrimp dish with "soft potato" and fried zucchini blossom. Read GREAT! Tasted...bland at best. Also the nausea began. uh-oh.
My friend's entree was 4 raviolis on greens on a long plate. Looked like an appetizer.
They could tell we were queasy and not happy, so the waiter brought us out a "complimentary" pumpkin cheesecake (which was one of the choices of desserts on my friend's price fixe menu).
The cheescake was dry and not so good.
And we would have picked a different dessert from the price fixe, anyway.
So, we even got ripped on the dessert we actually paid for that was (without choice) presented "complimentary."
YOU ARE OUT.
The total for our two meals and wine with tip was $140.00.
What a waste.
What sickness in my stomach.
A general tip for any major city : if a semi-upscale or upscale restaurant has been open more than two years - AVOID IT. The original chef and management has long since left and they will most likely be serving mediocre food for way too much money.
And you may have the food move from your belly through the mouth to a toilet when you get home.
You will do better with the local taco stand.
excellent – it seems that the menu has changed recently and truly enjoyed the experience. Husband got the scallops salad...yummy!!! And my green salad was so refreshing and perfectly dressed. The lamb dish was to die for and hubby was in heaven with the shrimp and scallops polenta and tempura blossom. The waiter was really professional and caring also very knowledgeable in regards to the menu. Everybody was very attentive to our need. I highly recommend this place. Great evening.
What a joke! pretentious service & inedible food. – My girlfriend and I ordered a salad to-go for a picnic for $15 (we even added a tip to the bill), and were planning on splitting. Contents of box were 2 or 3 soiled pieces of lettuce balled-up in the corner, a plastic cup of sad looking mushrooms (we think), and a fried piece of cheese. to give you a better visual of our disappointment: the shoebox size take-out container could've easily been swapped w/ a small soap-dish.
we threw out everything but the fried goat cheese.
BEST DESSERTS/ AMBIENCE – I've eaten at VERMONT on a number of occasions.
The ambience is elegant without being
My favorite dishes are the mussels, fettucine, duck salad,
and their homemade soups.
Also, the apple tart is a classic as well as the flourless
chocolate cake, and once in awhile they have a delicious
Apart from the waiters who are caring, the host/hostess
come around to see that all is well and my friends
have commented it is like eating at a friend's home,
in a personal dining room, with much attention paid.
VERY GOOD AND RELIABLE RESTAURANT – Most recently I dined at VERMONT prior to attending a concert at the Greek Theater. Simply put, VERMONT is a reliable restaurant --- consistantly good food, beautiful ambience, friendly and helpful service. The restaurant is moderately and fairly priced and especially so in comparison to other restaurants in the same category of dining. My friends and I have dined at this gem of a restaurant many times over the years ( I've twice dined at VERMONT in the past month ) and we have always enjoyed our experience when dining there, without fail. Without a hint of hesitation I highly recommend VERMONT.
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