Just moved back downtown and can't frankly believe I'd never stopped inside. Service was great. Split the chicken teriyaki, the chicken katsu and the gyoza with a friend. The large plates came with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and macaroni. Everything was good and the pitchers of beer are cheap. Best part is it's open late night. Little Tokyo FTW.
I'm not usually one for brief reviews but... brats, beers, beers IN brats, and waitresses in lederhosen. 'Nuff said. Sit in the patio with a crowd. Sit on the ground floor as a pair -- the piano man is a riot.
I've been a fan of the Edison since it first opened, but its appeal faded after a year or so. I recently went back for the burlesque circus on Wednesday nights and... DAMN. Entertainment is incredible, the crowd dresses up and the drinks never miss, although you may wait for quite a while. If you're looking for a refreshed sense of the Edison - go on Wednesday nights.
The food is great and the healthy options are everywhere. Can't go wrong ordering from the sandwich menu -- the veggie burger and the turkey sando are good. The chinese chicken soup -- not salad -- is really good. And the juice/coffee bar is great. Servers sometimes take 20 minutes between table visits and unfortunately parking on Robertson is a nightmare. Don't trip running here, but when you wind up in the restaurant, you'll definitely enjoy it.
Well judging by the reviews it's not so hidden, but you can easily miss this place driving past Paramount on Melrose. The portions are epic. Chips, salsa, soup, salad and entree. Is the lentil soup necessary? No. Is it good. Yes. The combos are good and the quesadilla is a great small option for those looking for less.
Let's be honest. The place is packed and loud. But I'll go any day of the week for drink with friends. The bartenders are great and the crowd is the lingering type -- despite the busy factor something makes you feel like you could stay all night. And I often do. I'm all for pub food, but this place isn't on my top eats list in town. That said if you're going for a beer -- they have great local microbrews -- get the mussels. You won't regret it.
I've been for many an evening meal (side note -- you MUST get the Portobello Fries), but never brunch... until last Sunday. It hits the same strides as lunch and dinner -- fantastic menu options, great server-to-patron ratio and excellent service and food. Go for the Farmers Market Breakfast and try a side of the berries with honey yogurt. The fresh juices make a great combo, and the on-the-house bread and jam while you wait is delicious. It's as busy and loud as any other time, but if you're a downtown resident you can't be but happy to see the place flourish.
I'd make the argument Silverlake has the best outdoor dining in LA between Cliff's Edge, Cafe Stella and Speranza. Stella and Speranza have better food in my mind, but you can't beat the ambiance of Cliff's patio. Get a group table beneath the patio's centerpiece tree for any special occasion and you can't help but set the night in the right direction.
After a year in Silverlake I'm sad to move away from this East Side gem. The outdoor seating is fantastic and beats the smaller interior dining room. You can never go wrong with the house pasta (despite a little increase in price) and you can BYOB from Bogie's Liquor right across the street.