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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    January 13, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 17, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
chephsteph's Reviews
 
Abigaile is about sharing and exploring food without boundaries, gimmicks or pretense. Our dishes are always evolving based on the availability of quality market ingredients, and often, a creative whim. We believe one of life’s greatest sources of joy is what happens when people come together to share a meal.<br /><br />So gather. Trust us. Step just a little outside your comfort zone. And enjoy food without order or rules.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great small bites menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I picked this restaurant because it was a central point for all the people in our group meeting up and looked like a fun menu, plus it had a valet which my aunt needed. It turned out to be great. We all had a wonderful time. The food was quite good, there were many other dishes that we wanted to try, but didn't have a chance to. The kibbe was delicious as was the massive poutine with lamb. One of the best dishes was the black pepper mussels. And the beer flight was definitely fun."
Dined on 4/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Republique, located in mid-city, is owned by Chef Walter Manzke and Chef Margarita Manzke along with their partner, restaurateur Bill Chait. Centered in the heart of Los Angeles in an iconic building originally erected in 1929 as Charlie Chaplin’s offices, which was then transformed into La Brea Bakery and Campanile, the restaurant builds on its storied past with its latest incarnation, offering the public a gastronomic environment of history and grandeur. The space will feature a casual bar and bistro in the front with a more formal restaurant located in the rear, both of which are rooted in French cuisine. Republique will bring a vibrant new dining destination to one of the most architecturally unique and beautifully understated locations in Los Angeles.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food was great. Highly recommend the oysters, the flat bread, the spaghetti, the tempura veggies and the steak. The cocktails are good too. The bread is excellent. With all of the servers they have milling around, though, you'd think they'd have better service. It's very spotty, or it was for out table. Most of the tables are long, communal tables, which are kind of fun."
Dined on 02/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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Willie Jane is located on Abbot Kinney . Executive Chef Govind Armstrong's menu focuses on Low Country Coastal Southern cuisine. We offer a full selection of spirits with an emphasis on bourbon, southern inspired and garden-to-table cocktails.<br /><br /><br />For reservations for parties of 8 or more, please contact the restaurant directly.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Wonderful biscuits
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The biscuits are the best! And the best thing we ate, frankly. My husband and I each had two appetizers for dinner. He had the shrimp and grits which he said were good and the pork drumsticks which were dry (pork shanks). I had the pear salad which was a typical fruit, nut, blue chees salad, except the pears were not ripe or juicy and the spiky lettuce was hard to eat. The quail was alright, nothing special, but the accompanying turnips were horrid. Our daughter had the fried chicken, which came, as advertised, by itself, on a plate. It had almost no seasoning, and it was the type of fried chicken that had no coating. It was boring, frankly. We didn't have dessert, since nothing tickled our fancy. But those biscuits!"
Dined on 01/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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