Went to ketchup last night with a friend from work and our significant others. I chose Ketchup mainly because it would be equidistant between the two of our neighborhoods.
Things I liked about Ketchup: atmosphere, decor, view and our dining companions. The restaurant is super mod, clean and white with lots of bright red accents. Super fun! The view in both the bar and restaurant was gorgeous! In the bar you get a panoramic view of the west hollywood hills and in the restaurant there is a gigantic picture window they slide open revealing a slightly smaller view of the same hills. as the sun set we got to watch the colors and the view change. Really a beautiful effect. I have to add that the cocktails were excellent quality and the staff was very friendly. Great people watching, young hip clientele, lots of beautiful people enjoying their friday evening.
Things I did not like about Ketchup: the food. Really, so mediocre. Two of us had the luxury kobe filet, cooked just like I asked medium rare but served under an appropriate temperature and the lobster mashed potatoes had barely a trace of lobster. i MAYBE saw just a couple hints of pink. Our other two dining partners had the scallops, which came about 10 minutes prior to the steak, lukewarm and my husband said not fantastic. I also tasted the tuna tartare one of us had as an appetizer and it was extremely so-so.
I will not be visiting Ketchup again, but must admit we had a lovely time.