I was filled with trepidation after reading the very mixed comments, but I'm happy to report that my husband and I had a wonderful experience last night. We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated promptly although there were many empty table we were only offered a two top on the patio. The patio was quickly bustling with activity and people were waiting for tables by 7. Our server came right over to offer drinks and offered a taste of the wine that I asked about. It was just what I wanted, a crisp dry rose called Chateau Morgues..perfect for a warm night. Garlic rolls were brought out while we perused the menu. We ordered the charcuterie plate(choice of 3 meats from a large selection)having the hot soprasetta, serano ham and the summer salami. They were all sliced very thinly served with a flavored bread and pot of house cured olives with lemon and rosemary. My husband had the Fish N Chips and I had the Beef Cheeks which other chows had recommended. The fish was lightly battered and served with some "tempura" vegetables. The cheeks came served on wheat orzo with a wonderful sauce. Very rich. A man sitting next to us was served the flat iron steak with potatoes and spinach which I think I will have to return to try.It looked yummy. There were a few specials that night, a halibut which sounded very good expect for a creme sauce. We shared a warm rhubarb crisp with a dollop of vanilla bean creme fraiche. Great vibe, good service and the food was delicious albeit not cheap. Food, cocktails tax and tip...$140! but I left there with my expectations exceeded and will definately go again.Tender Greens next store was also happening. Culver City really did it right with all the outdoor dining space. We'll be visiting often now.