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Dine LA - share your thoughts on places you've been

sarcasmsk | Jan 28, 2009 02:20 PM

Hey everyone,

I have gone out to 2 places for Dine LA so far and I have a few more planned. I am just looking to see if we can have a thread where people post their opinion on the food so that some of us don't waste time going to places that will ultimately end with a disappointment.

I went to STK the other night and didn't enjoy the food that much. First off, AMAZING bread! I had a calamari appetizer which was 3 small pieces of calamari with a small jicama salad on the side. It was pretty bland. My friend had the Lobster Bisque which was very nice and had a good kick to it as well. The steaks were great. Our waitress, who was great, thanks Melissa!, accidentally brought us out the chocolate tart which wasn't that great. The atmosphere there and DJ were fantastic and the service was impeccable. I did leave feeling a little bit hungry, but that's fine.

I went to the Hall Brasserie at Palihouse for lunch because I was intrigued by the Lamb Burger. The soup they had was cauliflower and not the mushroom on the menu, so I opted for the Pate which was great...very filling. I had the burger which was cooked perfectly, but may have lacked seasoning. The fries were kinda bland but was served with a nice aioli on the side. The chocolate cake was nice, but nothing to write home about. My waiter didn't charge me for my soda, but regardless, for $22, I was very satisfied and quite full, which was very different than STK.

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