Great for brunch and lunch .... Fritatta, Eggs, Waffles, French Toast, delicious sandwiches and more! But get there early because there's usually a line to get in!
The St. Regis in Buckhead, Atlanta is an extraordinary hotel offering understated elegance and exceptional service. The rooms are spacious, luxurious and very well appointed with tremendous attention to detail. I found the hotel very reasonably priced and definitely recommend it. It's not only the best hotel in Atlanta, but probarbly one of the finest in the country!
Street is a casual and unpretentious restaurant owned and operated by Celebrity Chef - Susan Feniger.
Susan is warm and friendly and obviously passionate about the food she serves. It's rare to see a celebrity chef take time to mingle with the restaurant guests, discussing the food and restaurant. But Susan does and her excitement about what she does is wonderfully evident.
Street's menu is eclectic and unusual, featuring "Street Food" from various places around the world that Susan's visited.
My favorite dish was the "Kaya Toast" (from Singapore) - toasted bread spread thick with coconut jam, served with a soft fried egg drizzled in dark soy and white pepper. The taste is unique and delicious.
I also loved the "Argentine Ricotta Noquis" (from the Italian district in Buenos Aires) - sheep's milk ricotta dumplings simmered with brown butter and lemon with celery root.
The "Tatsutage Fried Chicken" was unbelievable - crispy chicken fried in rice batter and marinated with soy and saki, toped with spicy kewpie mayonnaise and served with pickled vegetable slaw and chilled soba noodles.
For desserts I recommend the "Turkish Doughnuts" - small spiced pastries fried and then simmered in cardamon rose syrup served with sour cream and rose hip jam. Simply awesome!
What makes dining at Street so enjoyable is the enthusiastic staff.
Also, the prices are extremely reasonable.
Sirocco is undoubtedly the finest restaurant in the Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells area.
Exceptional food and outstanding service makes for a memorable dining experience.
AK Restaurant (The Tasting Kitchen) offers a different menu on a daily basis. Unfortunately the menu is limited, portions are small, expensive and unsatisfying. No dish was particularly tasty or worth remembering. The wine list is also expensive with no noteworthy choices. A noisy restaurant that attempts to be ultra-cool ... but fails miserably!
We were expecting an extra special dinner at the new Philippe Restaurant on Melrose.
Instead we had a very ordinary meal and an extraordinarily large bill. The Shrimp Toast was bland and the Chicken lettuce wraps were uninspired and tasteless. We tried the Crispy Beef which apart from a tangy sauce, could have been anything in fried batter. The Green Shrimp was equally unexciting. Desserts were nothing impressive either.
For a fraction of the bill, takeouts from PF Chang's would be far more satisfying! In my opinion this place won't survive unless the quality of food improves substantially to justify the high priced menu.
Their freshly made praline is delicious, served warm. The Chocolate Bear Claws are also wickedly tempting. Also try their melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge.
The best BBQ Brisket dinner plate I've ever tasted (cooked to perfection with crispy edges). I also tried the Pulled Chicken which was outstanding. Don't miss their delicious Cheese Biscuits. For Dessert I recommend the freshly baked Pecan Pie.
"The Great Greek" in Sherman Oaks serves what is most probably the best Greek food in all of Los Angeles.
The casual atmosphere is warm, friendly and inviting and the food is delicious.
The Menu offers a great selection of hot or cold appetizers .... including tasty Hummus with pita bread, outstanding Spanakopita and Meditteranenan-styled eggplant stuffed with fresh tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs and feta cheese (really good!).
The Char-broiled chicken-breast kebabs are wonderfully satisfying and served with some of the best oven-roasted potatoes I've ever eaten. Roast Lamb is the house specialty and it's served with a Greek-style pilaf and fresh vegetables.
Their Macedonian Baklava (homemade with crushed almonds, walnuts, pistachios and pure Greek honey) had me licking my fingers and wanting more! I also highly recommend their custom-baked creamy cheesecake .... which is considered to be one of the best recipes in Los Angeles.
The Great Greek is a particularly fun and lively place for dinner and is very reasonably priced too!
The new market is impressive. There's a huge selection of fresh produce featuring a great choice of organic fruit & vegetables. The bakery looks fantastic with a delicious looking choice of breads. The store has also increased the brands they're carrying giving shoppers an even wider variety to choose from.
The store features a full-service pharmacy, gourmet deli ("Signature Cafe") where they make fresh sandwiches to order, a Stabucks, a Jumba Juice and a Sushi Bar. There's also a wonderful wine department and a special temperature controlled wine cellar which stocks some of the finest wines available in the country.
The new Pavilions will definitely be good competition to the local Gelsons, Bristol Farms and Whole Foods ... which is all good for West Hollywood & Beverly Hills shoppers.