Checked out Susan Fineger's Street for Dine LA week. We had a 30% discount which saved us 20 bucks off a 70 dollar bill, not including drinks.
We tried six dishes, including the lamb meatballs, the Vietnamese corn, the green beans, the Brazilian fritters, the black peppered clams, and the kale with white beans. The two standout dishes were the corn and the green beans. The corn was very flavorful and the green beans were fresh and tasty. The green beans did taste like a simple dish that one could make at home, though (fresh green beans, butter, olive oil, lime, salt). The clams were a disappointment. They tasted like someone had an accident with Kikoman soy sauce in the kitchen. The clams were overpowered by the sauce.
The other dishes were nothing special. Without the discount, it would've been an over-priced, mediocre meal. Service was good, except for the hostesses, who took too long to get us a table, even with a reservation. The space, in my opinion, is too small and tight for a restaurant like this. They crammed too many tables into a small space that looks like it would do better as a vintage clothing store, instead of a restaurant.
In my opinion, if I want street food, I won't be going back to Street. I'll head to downtown LA for food trucks on Thursday night or try the local food trucks in Pasadena, Highland Park and El Sereno.
I will say that the bartenders at Street do make some interesting drinks. The honeydew cucumber fresca was very good, and my hot toddy (whisky, lemon juice, honey and hot water) was very good, too. The highlight for me was the drinks and the two vegetable dishes mentioned above. Beyond that, I'd say Street is nothing to write home about.
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