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Acerca de Verlaine - West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Estilo de comida:
Californiana, Americana, Mexicana
Horas de operación:
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11am-3pm
Código de etiqueta:
Rango de precio:
De $31 a $50
Opciones de pago
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Almuerzo de fin de semana, Asientos en la barra, Bar / Sala pública, Bar completo, Cargo por descorche, Cervezas, Cócteles, Mesas en el exterior, Promoción nocturna, Restaurante bar, Vinos
Verlaine - West Hollywood calificaciones y reseñas
I was very underwhelmed with the food - we tried several dishes and each dish was unappealing - the Chef may think he is being progressive or innovative with his menu though it was not innovative nor had any taste whether the dish was hot or cold. Further, the Golden Boy cocktail at $16.00 completed the disappointment with Verlaine. It was clear the bartender had no sense of mixology - there are two factors to mixology - science and love - the drink had neither.
If you’re expecting typical American influenced Mexican food, then you might be disappointed. But if you want fresh, farm to table, home-like Mexican food, you’ll likely love this place.
I thought the flavors were wonderful and embrace the departure from typical Mexican fare such as burritos and taquitos. The fish taco was a fresh and deliciously orchestrated combo of flavor. Beets were deeply flavored and addictive. As were the carrots and black beans. I defintely want to return to try more of the menu.
Very, very good. The dining room has a retractable roof and despite it being a cool evening, was very comfortable. Really interesting, inventive cuisine. The staff was helpful and friendly. Food came out quickly and everything was delicious. The cactus salad is a must!
Shockingly bad. There are basically 20 things on the entire menu and all of them are over priced. The four things we ordered - a salad, tacos, chicken and fish, were mediocre at best. We also each had a glass of wine. Our bill was $175 with tax and tip - rip offs are us. I would never go back or recommend. Very disappointed.
Really good setting for mostly covered but open-air brunch (better than for dinner after dark). Restaurant's version of Eggs Benedict with chorizo rather than Canadian bacon was tasty, but "sope" (bread under egg) was so hard I could have used a jackhammer instead of a knife. Chilaquile OK. We know Diego's cuisine from Corazon de Tierra in the Guadalupe Valley in northern Baja, and he can do better. Service attentive and friendly but food delivery a bit slow. Server gave us a free glass of sparkling rose mistakenly poured by bartender--nice.
The restaurant space was open air and very European feeling. The service was very good. We were there on a Sunday evening and it was quiet. I thought it would be more popular considering the location and the rating. I was not as impressed as I thought I would be. They are trying to impress with the menu, but the Latin food vibe gets lost in the process.
Verlaine is in an outdoor courtyard which provides an airy feel. But the noise level is high, as the patrons are pretty loud and the tables are fairly close together. We sat at a two-top and couldn't help overhearing our neighbors' date conversation.
The lighting is very low. It's very hard to read the menu (even for someone with good vision) because it's so dark and the print-size is tiny.
The cocktails are small. We ordered Grey Goose martinis, which came out in half-full martini glasses. Not a value for $15 apiece.
We enjoyed the food, but be forewarned, it's on the spicy side (as in HOT peppers). We ordered the fish ceviche, after having been steered away from the scallop aguachile by our server. It was delicious, but our mouths were on fire for a while after that. We also had the tostada, which was tasty, with some mouth-soothing mayo on it.
For one of our entrees, we got the smoked chicken enchilada, which is fairly small. It was also tasty, but didn't seem worth the price. The other entree was the pork chop, which is one of the more expensive dishes on the menu. It was delicious and very large (great for sharing). But once we got closer to the middle of the chop, we were concerned that it was undercooked. It was REALLY hard to tell in the light of the candle, but the meat in the middle looked somewhat raw. The server brought the remainder back to the kitchen for a re-fire, and we were happier with the more-cooked meat.
In summary, we liked the Verlaine for its style and the attentiveness of the various staff members. The food was tasty, with many flavors of Mexico, but it bordered on being too hot for American palates. The pricing was high, perhaps a bit too high for what you get. And the lighting was way too dark for my tastes (I usually take photos of my food, but I didn't want the flash going off for every shot).
I'm in love!!! I came to Verlaine to see the wonderful things that Chef Diego Hernandez has been doing in LA. I was curious to see how he translated the delectable dishes he serves at Corazon de Tierra in Valle de Guadalupe. Well, I must say that he did not disappoint! Upon walking into Verlaine, I knew we were in for a great night. The art-deco decor and dimly-lit patio dining welcomed us in. The staff is professional, friendly and unpretentious. Jaime, our server, is not only a dead ringer for Dakota Johnson, but so down-to-earth and professional. The bus-people are very cordial and efficient. Cocktails are generously-sized, giving you a great value, unparalleled in an LA chic venue such as this. All dishes were carefully crafted and transported me back to the beautiful wine country in Mexico where I first tasted Chef Diego's dishes. Let me make it a point to talk about the smoked half-chicken dish. Whoa!! I've never had chicken this scrumptious in my life! Crisp and perfectly skin covered the most juiciest and tender meat ever. Oh, and the portion was enough for two of us to share and still have left-overs! Chef Diego brought the perfect amount of Mexican warmth and generosity to a usually "sceney", too school for school (or to even eat) mentality of LA. One more thing, I was told I could personally congratulate Chef Diego. I was led to the new bar/lounge (Wild Beast) they opened on the same property. I felt like I walked into screenplay writer's living room on the eve of prohibition. Just the right mix of booze, interior design and masculinity, with a hint of starlet in the air. I was welcomed right away by the lively and kind bar manager who called out for Chef Diego to greet us. The perfect ending to our nearly three-hour dinner was to thank and congratulate this man and his staff for a job well done. Keep it up, y'all and bravo for bringing some authenticity and downright kindness to LA all while keeping things elegant.
Very cool location. Used to be Dominick. Arrived on a reservation and was told the patio was closed because of rain earlier in the day. Seriously? It was blue skies? Anyway... food was great albeit overpriced. Company was excellent but service was sparse and Icelandic.
Best fish ceviche in LA - fantastic. Loved the Smoky chicken enchilada as well. Would have given the good five stars except the strip steak was not good. All other food was delicious. Service is a little slow and not up to par with the food. Hope they restaff with some more experienced and well-versed staff so this place can shine. Lovely atmosphere.
The service was horrible. We were sitting there with no menus for 10 min. Drinks took 15 min after ordering to arrive. We placed our food order and got the food 1:45 min after arriving at the restaurant. They weren't even busy. This shows poor management and horrible costumer service.
Cute place... that's all.
Offered us the table in the corner and had to ask for a better table. Had to ask for water after being seated for 10 minutes. The menu is very limited and over priced. The chef is a famous Mexican chef. Commit to the menu. The menu seems random and could be a lot better.
What a lovely gem! We had the pleasure of dining al fresco in the back patio. Delicious Baja-creative food in a relaxing and hip setting. Wonderful, attentive service with great recommendations. Drinks were a delight, the oysters, ceviche, and tacos were delicious, and the music and ambience were perfect!
Don't bother. Horrible food...although decor and patio are cute this is just another overpriced and beyond underwhelming "new" spot. Can't say anything bad about my server-he was wonderful. Will never return and I dine out with clients 4x-5x week. Arrangement of tables is a joke-if you don't ask for main area (how would u know??!) they will put you up front-every table there sux and every diner was disappointed around us! Buh bye.
First of all, this place will not seat you until your whole party is there. My fiancé and I order drinks at the bar while we waited on our friends. My fiancée ordered a jack and coke and the bartender made him a margarita. After saying my bad, he said if we liked it then it would be on him. We got our bill and he did not take that drink off. Once we sat down, our ordered took forever in between appetizers and our main entree. Around 45 minutes to an hour to late and the food was not up to par nor was it worth how much we paid. Let's just say we went to Taco Bell afterwards!
I've been waiting to try Verlaine for a few months now! Overall I loved it. Verlaine is all outdoors and provides the perfect ambiance for any gathering. I had the octopus taco and it was excellent. I would definitely go back for it. They also had a great wine list.
The outdoor space is cute and the drinks were lovely. That's about all the good I can say. The food was TERRIBLE. The oysters were revolting, as were the beans (which the waitress raved about), the fish and the chicken. Service was SLOW, although the waitress was nice and apologetic. I would never return.
The service as good. The lighting was so poor i could not see what was on plate, I could tell it was presented well and looked beautiful but I could see WHAT I was eating. But really it was too loud, and the tables are large, even for two, so the distance between myself and my husband was just too far. Did not feel intimate ....
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