I try, try not to succumb to hype, but I've heard too many people rave about the novelty of SimonLA, so I hauled ass over to BH for one of the worst dining experiences ever.
We got a decent table, an overzealous parking valet who kept calling us "darling" and decor that can best be described as stainless steel chic.
We ordered the junk food appetizer, of course. And when it arrived, my heart skipped with glee. It was like I was five again.
But then we had to order. I asked our bored waiter how the fish was.
He replied, "Good."
We looked at each other for awhile with me expecting him to elaborate and he hoping I would just go away. So I ordered the fish, which came out seared and beautifully presented on a bed of rice ... but cold ... and bland.
My friend's meatloaf was a meatball.
WTF. Did the kitchen staff even care?
So I have to say: SimonLA is a great place for drinks and appetizers, but the sit-down menu is a joke.