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grilled cheese night: disappointing

Me | Apr 30, 200401:08 PM

the wait wasn't bad. we were quoted 45 min when we arrived, and we were offered a table at that mark. however, it was the crowded 3 top in the corner of the bar, which we were told is "part of the restaurant." how so? the same way the international date line zig zags inexplicably? whatever. we said we were happy to wait till another one cleared out, whcih fortunately was only another 15-20 min.
for apps, we ordered the olives, which were good. i also asked to see the regular menu for olive oils b/c we wanted one of those. it took 3 requests to get it. and then the olive oil ended up coming after our entrees. who wants to dip stale la brea bakery bread into olive oil after the sandwiches come? sigh.
anyway, we each ordered a sandwich and then split them three ways. i did like the one with gorgonzola and candied nuts, but was surprised that it was served open face. i thought allthe sandwiches were going to be pressed, french panini style. oh well. the one with asparagus, fried egg, etc was soooo salty and again, open faced. i devoured my plain spinach salad just to get the taste out of my mouth. the best one was probably the pressed turkey with provolone. easy to eat, not salty. my overall complaint is that the bread--crusty and hard to begin with--was burnt on two of the sandwiches, not all of them had cheese, and i didn't taste any of the subtle ingrediants the menu boasted. i would not return, nor would i recommend others to go.

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