This restaurant got some good reviews on Google (found it on my Android app), so I figured that I'd give it a shot. Their menu includes mostly beef and seafood items, and each is served with ungodly portions of side dishes -- two salads (green with blue cheese dressing and red cabbage with a warm dressing), rice pilaf, baked potato, and cheese bread. If you don't want that much food, you can order a smaller portion, that includes small green salad, small portion of red cabbage, rice pilaf, and cheese bread, which is what I did. I ordered the broiled Mahi Mahi, and I further arranged with my server to give me a larger green salad instead of the rice pilaf (no choice of dressing, blue cheese is what you get, or at least I wasn't offered a choice).
First the green salad -- iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing. Are you kidding me! Seriously, lettuce alone does not a salad make. Even a single crouton would have been a vast improvement. Whoever is in charge of the kitchen ought to be sent to the nearest High School Home Econ class! Ever heard of red onion, peppers, radish, or a bit of shredded carrot? Furthermore, even the dressing barely tasted anywhere in the neighborhood of blue cheese.
I must admit that the warm red cabbage salad served on the plate had some flavor, but was way too oily. The fish was seasoned well, but slightly overcooked. And lastly, the cheese bread was a joke! Since many of the glowing recommendations mentioned the cheese bread, I thought that this might be worth something. Hey folks, if you want to make it at home, buy yourselves a loaf of Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Bread, slather with butter, sprinkle Kraft Parmesan on top, stick it under the broiler until brown and bubbly, and you're there.
Note to the cook (there's no way a trained chef has entered this kitchen): seasoning (there's this stuff called salt and pepper; it works nicely with most food) and variety on a plate go miles towards any decent meal. For God's sake, you're in the LA Basin! There's definitely good bread and produce to be found! Use it!
Judging from the menu and the clientele (I felt slim at my 5' 11" and 205 lbs), most folks go there for the portions. Eat up America! Let's not lose our place at the top of the obesity rankings!
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