Just had lunch @ the Larchmont Grill. It's been vacant forever and glad to see the old place buzzing with some action. We had:
1) Portabello mushroom sandwich w/grilled peppers, goat cheese and arugula on warm, soft and airy pannini. Mushroom cooked just right, peppers were of the sweet grilled roasted variety. Side of mixed greens, candied walnuts and sweet cherry tomatoes. Perfectly dressed w/a light balsamic.
2) Club sandwich with chunks of tender grilled chicken, smoked bacon, tomatoes, lettuce on a hollowed out baguette. Loved the chunkyness of this sammich. Really flavorful and filling. French fries on the side come in a mini deep-fry basket with paper. Crisp, fluffy and just the right saltiness. Mmmm, damn good.
3 BLT Salad with butter lettuce, blue cheese, smoked bacon, avocadoes and tomatoes with a creamy ranch style dressing. Like eating the best BLT you've ever had w/o the bread.
For a place that just opened, where half the chairs still hadn't shown up and the bathroom is still under construction (they don't fully open until Sept 5th or so) it was a fantastic lunch. Super friendly service was attentive and eager. Food was tasty and fresh and on target. 9 bucks for a sandwich and salad. If it tastes like that, I'm in. The few pastas and steaks that passed our table made me wish I could eat more. And, get this, we got a parking ticket and the owner picked it up because he felt bad he'd forgotten to tell us about the street cleaning. I'm sure that won't happen again. But I will when they start serving dinner.