Upper West

1-26-2013 Upper West (9)

Mussels – garlic broth with tasso ham, cilantro, and ciabatta croutons

1-26-2013 Upper West (10)

Braised Short Ribs – 6 hours braised ribs with root vegetable pan gravy, freno chile, and parsnip-fennel puree

1-26-2013 Upper West (11)

Seared Diver Scallops – potato puree, chimichurri, and tomato jam

1-26-2013 Upper West (12.1)

Brioche Bread Pudding – rye whiskey caramel and creme angiaise with strawberries

1-26-2013 Upper West (13)

Ice Cream Sandwich – chocolate cake sandwich with vanilla ice cream

This is a nice little restaurant where you must make reservation as it gets really pack at night. The atmosphere is nice with small candles on every table and giving the dim feel. It is a great place to have a date but the noise level can get a bit loud. The food was really good! I enjoyed all the dishes presented above. The Mussels were cooked perfectly and the sauce wasn’t too salty or too heavy on the garlic taste. The Braised Short Ribs were cooked thoroughly and well braised that the meat falls apart right away and melts in your mouth. The Seared Diver Scallops were amazing! I personally LOVE scallops and this dish was cooked perfectly. The tomato jam was an interesting component to the dish as well. For the dessert part, the bread pudding was a bit too sweet for me. But the ice cream sandwich wasn’t sweet at all and was really good.

Location: Santa Monica

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