Went for the mezze (various small plates) at Alcazar in Westwood and ended up with a whole Branzino that had been butterflied and broiled. It was the best fish I've tasted in Los Angeles in a long while. I had it for dinner and then the next day again for lunch. Mariscos does wonders with their snook, if you're lucky and it is fresh. This was even better than the best I had at Mariscos. Before it I had a glorious white bean soup, shared kibbe balls, smooth as butter hummus, a smoky baba ghannoush. The food was great and you can see the owner making sure everything is
primo quality. It isn't a place run for 200 people, like a factory.