So up front I did not get to try the pop up WISC though I have read the reviews. After a whole lot of drama and finally three days off made it up to LA from San Diego.After having to cancel our reservation at Ink and not being being able to get it back we were left with either Son Of a Gun or WISC (I know poor us). After following the development of WISC on Eater LA I really liked the chef's pedigree.
Basically it breaks down to if you live in Venice WISC is a great addition to your dining options. Solid (and I mean solid) food. Great staff and great bar staff (hell they pulled off a request for a cable car that would gain the approval of the Starlight room in SF).
We had Corn Bread (Well it's Corn Bread but 9 of 10 on that scale), The shrimp app. which was the hit of the night (sorry I tried looking up the menu online for more detail but no luck) and the Pork Fritters (6 out of 10.)
Mains Quail and the Ribeye both outstanding.
Is this a destination restaurant...probably not ...if I lived closer would this be my go to...yes.
Again a great experience.