Archive for February 9th, 2011

Larchmont Grill – Los Angeles

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

By Sandy Driscoll

Larchmont Grill

Larchmont Grill
5750 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90038

Phone:  323.464.4277


Monday –      11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Tues.-Thurs.-11:30 am – 10 pm
Friday –         11:30 am – 11 pm
Saturday –       5:30pm – 11 pm
Sunday –         5 pm – 9 pm


Larchmont Grill is one of those places in which you immediately feel comfortable!   It’s a remodeled Hollywood Craftsman Bungalow serving the Los Angeles areas of Hancock Park and Larchmont Village, as well as the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas.

Clearly, it is a neighborhood favorite.  Upon entering, you feel as though you are a guest in a friend’s home.
It’s a warm space with pleasant decor, excellent service and atmosphere quiet enough to carry on a conversation with friends.  The well-executed menu completes the positive picture.

Five of us sampled and shared entrees.  There was nothing I tasted that I wouldn’t order again.  Our friends (both
good cooks) from London and Provence declared that they had never had more delicious Short Ribs.  Service was
efficient, friendly and informative.  Most evenings, they have ‘specials’, i.e. on Tuesday, wine is 1/2 price, Wednesday is
Prime Rib night, and Sunday there is a bargain 3 course prix fixe menu for $35 (a $60 value).

Personally, this was my first visit, and I look forward to returning soon!

(above image: Sandy and host Phil at Larchmont Grill) all images ©2011 and Sandy Driscoll

food shot 1Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese – English White Cheddar, Mascarpone, Parmesan & Fontina Cheese, Sage Butter and breadcrumbs,
topped  with generous pieces of Lobster
food shot 2Larchmont Grill’s Fall Salad – Baby Greens, Asiago Cheese, Pear, Dried Local Cherries, Toasted Almonds, Lemon Poppy
Seed Vinaigrette

food shot 3Braised Short Ribs – Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Red Wine Reduction

food shot 4Duck Cassoulet – Duck Leg, Lamb Sausage, Country Bacon, Onion, Carrot, White Bean Ragout

food shot 5Turkey Pot Pie (as presented at the table), in its own pot………

food shot 6Overturned on service plate, so the crust is on the bottom!  Slow Roasted Turkey, Potatoes, Onions. Carrots, Celery, Peas,
Creamy Tarragon Leek Gravy, Homemade Flaky Crust

food shot 7Black Angus Burger with Gorgonzola, Grilled Onions on Brioche Seed Bun with  Fries (includes Sweet Potatoes)

food shot 8Chocolate-covered Bananas – Bananas rolled in Peanut Butter, then in a mix of Belgian Chocolates and then in Peanuts

food shot 9Pumpkin Roll – Rolled Spiced Pumpkin Cake, Chantilly Cream, Cider Shot