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  • Review Count
    6
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  • First Review
    November 12, 2014
  • Last Review
    March 2, 2015
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
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From Hollywood veteran Stephen Gelber, AdVantage Partners’ Adam Fleischman and Lee Weinberg, along with Chef Perfecto Rocher, smoke.oil.salt is an authentic Spanish seafood restaurant and wine bar featuring traditional Catalan dishes, including paella, fideua, grilled fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties, Spanish hams and cheeses, homemade desserts and more. <br />
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Good food, bad service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Everything started well. It wasn't too busy, and our waiter seemed fine. As he said, the food began coming out quite quickly. At least until the last dish, which appeared to be stuck. Our waiter never came over to see why we were still sitting there with no plates in front of us. Then the hostess came over, tearing herself away from Bobby Flay's table and thought we hadn't gotten anything but the first plate, she put in an order for all of the dishes we ordered. When the carrots came again, we again repeated that we were only waiting for the pork, so she said she'd make sure it was out. 15 minutes later my husband decided that we would go, so asked for the check. After we paid, she came out with the pork in a to go bag. No dessert was ever offered, no accommodations were made. The owner had been around, but he never came to apologize. Frankly, the food was good, but not worth the hype."
Dined on 2/27/2015
 2006
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Karen and Quinn Hatfield"s newest restaurant focuses on seasonal and sustainable meat and fish cooked over wood. The open kitchen gives you a great view of the live fire grill, Brazilian Churrasco, and wood smoker. This is a casual restaurant in the popular District LA Brea neighborhood with a full bar and a focused wine list specializing in bio-dynamic and organic wines from around the world.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good for carnivores or veggie lovers
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2006
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We loved this place. It's a little spare and cavernous, but the noise level wasn't too bad. There's a huge open kitchen. We loved the food, from the special pork ribs, the prawns and the hand made pasta to the best Brussels sprouts ever and the rye crusted chocolate pie."
Dined on 2/22/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Welcome to the First Corsican Restaurant in Los Angeles,<br />A Traditional and Fine Cuisine influenced by both Italian and French culinary cultures.<br />Olympe Ricco, well known Corsican Chef, will be more than happy to host you. <br />Come to Napoleon & Josephine for tasting the Corsican Flavors, and also our beautiful Corsican Wine...<br />Our menu will be constantly updated depending on the seasons, and the most fresh products Olympe will be able to find for you.<br />Always wild caught Fish, Grass Fed Prime meats, Organic or natural dairies, fruits and vegetables<br />We want you to know exactly what you"ll be eating at Napoleon & Josephine...<br />Embark for an unexpected Journey in the heart of West Hollywood.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Attractive restaurant, bland food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were excited to try another neighborhood restaurant and were tickled by their décor. The service was very good as well. The food, however was just so-so. We had a variety of their dishes including the cauliflower soup which was more like cauliflower paste, it was thick enough to stand on it's own. The zucchini beignets were a bit pasty, and pretty tasteless. My veal ragout was okay, but not very interesting. My daughter's "pork ribs" turned out to be a large, untrimmed pork chop. It was also bland. My husband's lasagna was decent, but not very exciting.
All in all, we were very disappointed. The chef should employ more salt and pepper at the very least. The menu itself was mostly French with a few Italian items. Whatever Corsican food is supposed to taste like, it was not special."
Dined on 1/17/2015
 2006
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We've MOVED! Our new address is 8700 W. 3rd Street & George Burns Drive. A.O.C. is a small plates restaurant driven by seasonal ingredients, locally sourced. Our California French cuisine was developed by Chef Suzanne Goin, and has some Mediterranean influences as well. We have 24 wines by the glass and 150 bottles to choose from, curated by Caroline Styne, all of which are either organic, biodynamic or sustainable. And now, featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Reservations are encouraged.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Brunch at AOC
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"This wasn't our first visit to AOC. The food, as always, was exceptional. They have the best fried chicken and waffles I've ever had. There is a cornmeal waffle with a high pile of very crispy boneless chicken and a slice of Serrano ham with a dreamy spicy sauce. The hamburger and fries that my daughter ate was delicious too, as was the French toast that my husband had. Their patio is so nice, it was covered, so no one was directly in the sun and it was warm without heat lamps."
Dined on 12/28/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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 littlefork
littlefork
littlefork Restaurant & Bar celebrates all of the amazing fare of the Atlantic Northeast. New England native, Chef Jason Travi, pays homage to the exciting cuisines from Boston to Montreal with the likes of Fresh Oysters, Mussels , a 1lb Lobster Roll, House Smoked Meats, Poutine… any many others. <br /><br />littlefork’s acclaimed craft bar program provides modern and classic cocktails, a wide arrange of domestic & Belgian beers, and wines perfectly selected by our Sommelier.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I had the beautiful oysters, "flown in today." They were really wonderful. My husband ordered the chowder which he liked very much. We shared the duck poutine, which was addictively delicious. The fries stood up to the sauce and duck without getting too soggy. My husband also ordered the chicken cataplana. Also very good. The wine I had was great and so was my husband's drink.
I would definitely eat there again."
Dined on 12/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great seafood
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Except for the noise, my husband and I loved this place. We had a cheerful and chatty waitress. The beer was good and the food was great. The fried oyster banh mi is not to be missed if it's available. It was perfectly delicious. The fries were good too. I had the daily starter which were raw scallops in their shell with a bright acidic dressing. Each one was a perfect bite. Order at least 4 ($3 each.) My husband had the clam chowder which he enjoyed and the special shrimp linguini. The shrimp were enormous. He loved it. For dessert we had the special of the night which was a cheesecake with fresh apples and a crumble on top. It was wonderful."
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2006
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