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“Not what it is used to be”
Review of Laurel Hardware

Laurel Hardware
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Ranked #29 of 440 Restaurants in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: West Hollywood
Cross street: Laurel
Transit: Santa Monica and Crescent Heights
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I really have to say it is breaking my heart to say this but this place became bad.
I came in June 2013 and had a wonderful experience. As i understand, they had open recently.
I came back this june 2014 and i got really really disppointed.
When you like a place, you can bear with an annoying waitress or an over expensive drink but what i cannot forgive them is just that the food was just really bad, tasteless. I will never go back.

Thank MrExigent
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Seems like much of LA's trendy hangouts have an affinity to shabby chic décor and this place is no exception. The front portion used to be a hardware store, hence the name, and the furnishing is eclectic in a shabby chic sort of way. It's however, not the best part of the restaurant which is at the back where there is a large bar area and a back garden. The place was packed when I was there and had a very good crowd. It's the sort of place where a young party-going crowd would dress up, go and be seen. Most people were in groups so if you don't want to be left out you really need to be able to strike up a conversation fast or go with friends. Atmosphere was generally friendly and cheerful.

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Thank Legal_itinerant
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

hate to just say "ditto", but i can't add much to all the glowing reviews of this newish and truly wonderful spot. charming service, relaxed young vibe even for us old folks, terrific food (soft shell crabs, small steak to share, brussels sprouts pops nothing short of divine, great craft cocktails, and a general feeling of welcome i've rarely experienced in a place with such big buzz, in a town full of very buzzy spots. HAVE THE BUTTERSCOTCH for dessert! it is a simple presentation that belies a complex and fabulous overall flavor/texture sensation. kudos to everyone who put this spot on the map!

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

My daughter and I had Sunday brunch out on the patio. The service was very good and so was the food! My only complaint was that even with a reservation we had to wait. We ordered a carafe of Mimosas which was good and priced right.

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Thank Luvdflying
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This (very) hip LA restaurant shares one thing in common with Europe, it stays alive past 10pm! Which for a European or any Europhile is manna from heaven, because America loves to eat early.

The food is surprisingly delicious. The atmosphere and fashionable (cat-walk) clientele is arguably the defining quality and reason to come here but some of the dishes deserve a Michelin star too.

The menu is designed for sharing which adds to the buzz and intimate social feel to the place. Think over-sized, haute-cuisine tapas.

One of our dishes was called Lollipop sprouts - a wonderful infusion of (I think) subtle parmesan, fine olive oil and herbs. So delicious you might not want to share. And for the main course we shared a finely cut beef dish, also basted in a delicious marinade and fish dish that was equally succulent.

Decent wine list.

Great service culture. Professional but with the right balance of willingness to provide helpful hints on what to chose along with good, humoured banter.

This is truly classic-LA: upbeat, buzzy, fashionable and with cuisine designed to hold its own in a city where the competition among restauranteurs is ruthless.

Thank Xplor138
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