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Mixed reviews in Cambria from Los Angelinos (longish)

Rich Gould-Saltman | Mar 26, 200207:39 PM

Me, the chow-puppy and de spouse hit Cambria and environs this last weekend to take a breather from LA.

By way of an intro to the California misc. board, my learned spouse and business partner is more fond of the sort of places in which the Zagat "decor" and "service" rating equals the food rating; I'm more interested in those places in which the "Food Rating" exceeds the "Price per meal" estimate in dollars.
Camster the chow-puppy, now 11, falls on my side of the ledger.

Robin's, Cambria, dinner, Sat. night: pretty good food, marvelous wait-staff, who accomodated Junior's impatience at a slow-moving kitchen marvelously. I enjoyed my Chicken malay curry; I think spouse was less thrilled with her Ahi. Chow-son says that the asian noodles were good, but salty.

Harmony Pasta Factory, Sunday lunch (now relocated in Cambria) The fact that this place was nearly vacant at noon on a clear and sunny Sunday should have been a warning to us. Service was slow (considering the number of people in the restaurant) and food was disapointing, at best. Better Italian to be had within a mile of my house in LA, maybe even at Louise's

Old Stone Station, Cambria, Sunday dinner. My ahi OK, Camster delighted with scampi; wife unhappy with over-cooked salmon.

Whatever-the-name-of-the-is-on-the-pier-in Avila-Beach:
pay-dirt for me, finally, on the way home; good salmon w/ wasabi sauce; wife reasonably pleased with saffron-redolent cioppino.

So, I thought we hit most of the ostensibly kid-friendly places, other than Lombardi's Italian (a fave of mine) but were somewhat disappointed.

Were we simply mis-informed?


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