The consensus on Campenile was thumbs up all the way around the table. They took us exactly on time, (and in fact seated my wife, son and I ahead of my sister, bro n law, my niece and bro n law's father who were a few minutes late for our noon reservation).
Excellent bloody Mary's and other assorted libations. Started with a basket of various sweet rolls. This was the only minus. They were actually a little bit dry and something of a let down considering the fame of La Brea Bakery, but the ramekins of creme fresche, (sp?) was a nice touch.
I warned everyone about the brisket hash, but my bro n law, being a contrarian, ordered it anyway. He gave me a taste and I have to say it was not that bad. A bit watery, but tasty. He was happy anyway. I tried the quiche, which was excellent and several people had the chicken salad sandwich, which I would call "best in show." My son and my bro n law's father had the scrambled eggs, with my son substituting potatoes for the creamed spinach.
My sister had the eggs Benedict which she would not share with me, (and on "my" day too, of all the nerve (g)) and we also finished up with coffee's and two orders of the fresh berry and peach crisp with little pitcher's of fresh cream to pour on top. Outstanding.
The tab for 7 was $232, plus tip. My wife said she would go back for another chicken salad sandwich any day.
Comfortable table size and chairs. Superior and non-snotty service throughout.
A very enjoyable and delicious fathers day treat. We then drove down the street to American Rag and my wife and son each bought some vintage clothes. Everyone came out a clear winner on my day.
624 S. La Brea
Just between Wilshire Blvd. and 6th St. on the east side of La Brea.