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K.L.Wang | Feb 27, 200406:08 PM

I'd like to compare notes with anyone who has been to the new Patina in Disney Hall. I'd like to think that my less than wonderful experience was a fluke. The room was attractive. The square plates look sleek but make you chase food around a flat surface. The cutlery are really unattractive as well as impractical. The cutting edge of the knife looks the same as the non-cutting edge and the forks are really awful. Heavy and with too much space between the tines. The food was mediocre and the sommelier was snotty. We were happy to pay corkage but he did not even offer to decant a 1982 Bordeaux. Not only that but poured the second bottle right into the glasses which were still half full of the first. Granted it was the same vintage but nontheless when you pay the kind of prices they charge, you would think they would atleast let you finish what was in your glass before topping it up. The desserts were SHOCKINGLY bad. We had a blood orange mousse which had absolutely no taste. At least they took if off our bill when informed. It was a really disappointing experience as once upon a time Patina used to be my favourite restaurant in LA.

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