Since L.A. Bistro Cafe decided to close up early one Friday night, we drove down to have dinner at another favorite of ours; Paramount Grill.
The restaurant was deserted at 8:00 pm on Friday night, so our server was very very attentive. She gave us refills on drinks, and basket after basket of their warm french bread all throughout our stay.
Among the food ordered, a plate of crispy calamari, which had a nice spicy marinara sauce. The sauce had a zing and kick to it -- an amalgamation of Cajun and Italian spiciness and flavors. After the last calamari ring was consumed, we continued to use this dipping sauce for our bread.
The soup do jour was had before the entree. A vegetable soup with red chunky broth and generous of potatoes, carrots, green beans and corn. The soup was fresh tasting, rich and savory - the vegetables still had bite. This is one of those soups that puts all vegetable soups I've had to shame.
One entree was the salmon, grilled perfectly with a nice beurre blanc. Seasoned roasted potatoes, wilted spinach and a mound of grilled onions, green and red bell peppers as garnish. Salmon had a nice char that I loved, and the whole dish was light, eventhough you would think it heavy considering the starches.
Dessert was creme brulee. Good caramel crust, supple and creamy custard. Very good, but nothing extraordinary.
15503 Paramount Blvd
Paramount, CA 90723