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RH at Andaz - Super Quick Review


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RH at Andaz - Super Quick Review

baloney | | Oct 7, 2009 11:08 AM

Had a very quick dinner at RH this Sunday. Originally, my plan was to try Mako for their DineLA menu, but they were closed(lesson learned: check hours before going anywhere). RH was not too much further away and I've been very curious to try this place. The valet is $7, with restaurant validation. Steep! We were greeted by a very friendly, enthusiastic young woman and seated promptly. The restaurant was a little less than half filled around 7:30pm. I wanted to try the DineLa menu but was unfortunately not hungry enough, plus I was in the mood for duck confit which is not on the DLA menu. Dining companion ordered the beef cheeks and we decided to share a side of the triple fried fries that I recalled Virbila raving about in her review. We were served a plate of crudite and some bread. I personally like my veggies a little less....raw and I'm not a fan of dill which the dipping sauce tasted overwhelming like. But the bread was quite good, sourdough-ish, cornmeal on the bottom and nice crunch all around. On to the entrees: my duck was wonderful! The skin was as crunchy as a good creme brulee with similar effect what with the oozy layer of fat right under. The meat was super tender, pink, delicious. It came with roast potatoes and mushrooms and two baby leek/green onion things. The beef cheeks were great as well, though not as good as a whole. The only disappointing item were the fries. They weren't bad, just not great. It might just be a preference thing. My favorite fry is still at Jar.

Service was good, friendly but non-intrusive with someone appearing just when you think you need them. We had lemonade with our meal that originally came with a small pitcher of agave syrup but we found the syrup to thick and it did not seem to melt into the drink which was super sour. But our server quickly remedied the situation when asking how our drinks were and they were replaced with a new batch that was perfectly sweetened by the bartender. I will definitely be returning to try out the other nummy sounding items on their menu!