Had a nice, casual dinner at Dish in La Canada on Wednesday night.
Was looking for something low-key and casual... and Dish came to mind.
Dish serves b'fast/lunch/dinner. It reminds me of a big house -- I like the main room, as it's not crowded with tables and the exterior walls have semi-circular booths -- which, I should point out, are beyond comfy!!
Warm sourdough rolls were brought out -- nice crusty outside, soft, warm bread on the inside. The butter melted perfectly --- very nice (I'm not a huge sourdough fan and I ate the whole thing!)
Had a nice penne pasta with chicken, spinach and baby tomato dish with a cream sauce. It was just perfect -- nothing that evoked inventive cooking, just solid, pasta dish that was served hot and was exactly what I needed. For $12.95 it was a steal (especially considering the overpriced, mediocre, and lukewarm dishes I've been subjected to lately).
There was a nice Syrah on the menu (Rock Rabbit).
My dining companion had the chicken with marsala wine sauce on a bed of linguini.
Again, this is not the place to go for a culinary explosion - but if you need a casual place with decent food for not a lot of money, it's a sure bet. I'd put it in the same genre as Green Street Restaurant -- with more of a mom and pop type feel.
The most notable was the service -- it was fantastic -- very genuine and friendly waitress.
Didn't see the bill, but figure it was about $35-40 for 2 entrees, a glass of wine, and a hot tea.
Looking forward to going back for b'fast (which they excel in).