Gory Girl Restaurant Reviews
344 North Camden Dr.
I prefer the London Mr Chows but in a pinch or that special craving I am thankful one is a short drive away.
This is a smaller restaurant but if your lucky you may be eating during the chefs presentation of how he makes the famous noodle dish you will end up craving for years to come.
First Course, Hors D'oeuvres:
Fresh Scallop On The Shell ea $9.00
Beijing Oyster steamed oyster on shell with special sauce (1/2 doz) $18.00
Chicken Satay ea $5.50
Squab With Lettuce diced chicken $18.00
Scallion Pancake extremely light $12.00
Chicken Curry Or Turnip Puff light and fluffy $12.50
Prawn Toast with gambei $14.00
Salt & Pepper Prawns $18.00
Glazed Prawns with walnuts $19.00
Rice Paper Wrap Prawns paper wrap filled with prawns $13.00
Minced Beef Pancake $13.00
Crispy Duck Roll filled with shrimp and vegetables $14.00
Beef Tongue room temperature $18.00
Fresh Crab Meat Soup $14.00
Tender Pork And Winter Melon $16.00
Shark's Fin Soup imitation $22.00
Pot Stickers a classic from beijing $11.50
Water Dumplings for celebration $12.00
Fresh Sole Water Dumplings $13.50
The Box $12.00
Shanghai Little Dragon classic steamed soup dumplings $12.00
Mr. Chow Noodles the classic handmade beijing noodles mr chow introduced to the west in 1968 $17.00
Squid Ink Rice Noodles black ink $19.00
Fresh Clam with rice cake $19.00
Of Course From The Sea:
* Fresh Wild Black Sea Bass (min three guests) $
Drunken Fish fresh sole poached in wine $31.00
Black Cod Filet In Sichuan Sauce $31.00
Fresh Sea Bass Filet steamed and served with ginger and cilantro $31.00
Miniature Jumbo Prawns $35.00
Green Prawns famed portrait "mr. chow as green prawn" by keith haring $29.50
Nine Seasons Prawns, spicy $29.00
Black Prawns $29.00
*Fresh Live Lobster 3 ways $ 45.00
* Dressed Live Dungeness Crab off the shell sauteed with egg white, topped with poached quail egg/touch of ginger $42.00
Emperor's Crab once upon a time an emperor of china insisted on having crab out of season. therefore, we use seabass $30.00
Squid In Xo Sauce sauteed with asparagus $30.00
With Three prawns, chicken, calves liver and sea mushroom sauteed in wine $30.00
From The Sky:
Beijing Chicken with walnuts $27.00
Velvet Chicken gentle but fiery, with fresh chili $26.00
Chicken Joanna chicken breast pan fried with special sauce $29.00
Mango Chicken $28.00
Gamblers Duck contrast of tender and crispy served with pancakes and plum sauce $35.00
8897 Beverly Blvd
Madeo was great food and okay atmosphere. There is defiantly plenty to choose from at this italian restaurant and I found the food to be well prepared and the staff to be attentive. Its a definite star hangout now and again so be prepared to wait for a table without reservations.
Bresaola imported northern italian beef--sliced very thin and served with rugola, lemon juice and olive oil $12.0
Prosciutto E Melone italian ham and fresh canteloupe melon $14.0
Carpaccio filet mignon--sliced very thin, served with artichokes, parmigiano cheese and lemon juice $15.0
Gamberoni Madeo shrimps served ""madeo style"" with fresh tomatoes, radishes, lemon juice and olive oil $18.0
Crespelle Di Salmone Crepes served with smoked salmon $15.0
Salmone Fresco Alle Erbe Sliced Salmon with fresh herbs $15.0
Caciucco fresh seafood soup in a red spicy sauce $15.0
Mare Caldo boiled fresh seafood served with olive oil and lemon juice $18.0
Fagioli E Aragosta italian beans (cannelli) and lobster served with parsley, and lemon $20.0
Gamberoni Shrimp with italian beans or rugola with olive oil and lemon $20.0
Spaghetti Alla Bottarga sea bass dried eggs $18.0
Tris Dello Chef three kinds of pastas chef's fantasy $16.0
Penne Madeo with fresh tomato-basil and parmigiano cheese $14.00
Ravioli Branzino sea bass (branzino) in red sauce $15.00
Branzino All'isolana broiled italian sea bass served with sliced potatoes and tomatoes $26.0
Aragosta Al Forno lobster baked in a wood fired oven $26.0
Gamberoni-Griglia grilled fresh langostine served with olive oil sauce and garlic $24.0
Tagliata Alle Erbe Aromatiche sliced broiled new york sirloin steak served with aromatic herbs and olive oil sauce $22.0
8454 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
This is a little restaurant on Melrose that has good food at good prices. I usually stop in here after a day of shopping. It is in a great location close to the shops (hence my shopping and eating trips!). Alexander McQueen is on the same street so as you can imagine I am there a lot! The foods a bit fattening - but you can always ask for less of this or that - not that you'd really WANT to!
Thai chicken cups
Minced chicken, napa cabbage , romaine lettuce, shallots, crispy rice, peanuts, lemongrass vinaigrette $9.75
White balsamic tartar sauce $7.50
White truffle oil & mushroom mac & cheese $8.50
Roasted veggie salad
Mixed greens, zuchinni, bell pepper, red onion, carrots, tomatoes, goat cheese, pine nuts, white balsamic vinaigrette $9.75
Add grilled black tiger shrimp $5.50
Add chicken breast $4.00
Mint pesto chicken salad sandwich
Mint pesto chicken, goat aheese, arugula, tomato $11.75
Ahi tuna sandwich
Ahi tuna, Asian slaw, cilantro, spicy aioli $15.75
Grilled cheese sandwich
White cheddar, tomato dipping sauce $9.00
Where's the new lunching hot spot? Well, it seems to be at Cecconis. Every time I go there their seems to be a big Hollywood 'pow wow' with someone or another. Toby was seen there last time with the Spidey production people so I know they must be preparing for the next one. Anyway, about the food. I have lunched there a few times and it is fantastic. The lunch portions are small and that is one thing I like about it. It helps keep me on the diet path! Reservations are recommended especially for a terrace seat.
My favorite menu options are:
Chopped summer vegetables $10/16
Pappardelle, homemade sausage & wild mushrooms $14/20
Tagliatelle bolognese $12/18
Chicken paillard $18
Buffalo mozzarella, Heirloom tomatoes pizza $16
Homemade sausage & roast red pepper pizza $16
10916 West Pico blvd
I happened upon this little hole in the wall Indian before going to a movie and I am so glad I did. It's not a fancy place by any means but the food is fantastic and, for me, tastes like an Indian that you would get in England. It's next door to the Landmark movie theatre so its a great place for a quick but good meal before a show.
My favorites are:
Chicken Tikka Masala $12.50
Barbequed pieces of chicken with tomato and cream sauce.
Lamb Vindaloo $11.95
Highly spiced pieces of lamb cooked with vinegar and potatoes, in very spicy sauce.
Garlic Nan $2.50
Nan with garlic.
Peas Pullav $4.50
Basmati rice with green peas.
Spicy Mango Chutney $1.50
Yogurt with grated cucumber.
Pan Asian Kitchen
Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles Ca 90067
Rock Sugar is a restaurant that simply has the best cocktails...but the food is a little on the greasy side, so be prepared. Surprisingly, this does not detract too much from the overall enjoyment - the appetizers and specials are really quite good. The look of the dining area is also very appealing and it has a hip Asian feel to it - making you comfortable in the knowledge you are at a classy establishment.
For casual dining I would certainly recommend it. The service was excellent and reservations were not needed (which is always a bonus!)
Asian Pear Martini $13
Ruby Lemon Drop $13
Chicken Lettuce wraps $12
These have a lot of mushrooms and are a bit greasy but good.
Pot stickers $10
I prefer these steamed.
Green Mango and Papaya Salad $9
Very fresh and light.
Thai noodles with chicken $12.50
This is like a traditional Pad Thai.
Claypot beef $10
This was good but a bit greasy.
11660 San Vicente Blvd
This little burger joint is always slammed with people! They use all organic meats and plenty of vegetarian options for the non-meat eater. The burgers are juicy and made anyway you like to order. I very much enjoyed the 'Chili Cheese Fries' and 'Blackened Chicken Salad'. My Husband always opts for one of the many burgers and enjoys them immensely.
Here's a sample of some of what youll see on the menu:
Jack cheese, avocado & crisp bacon with our home-style salsa.
Sautéed bell peppers, onions & mushrooms smothered in teriyaki glaze.
Jack cheese topped with tangy barbecue sauce & crisp bacon
Jack cheese topped with spicy chipotle sauce, fresh red onion, tomato, lettuce & pickles.
Crumbled blue cheese, tomatoes & marinated red onions on a French baguette.
Jack cheese topped with garlic-basil pesto on a French baguette.
North Beach Burger
Cheddar cheese topped with sautéed mushrooms & marinated artichoke hearts.
Cheddar cheese topped with tangy barbecue sauce, sautéed onions & crisp bacon.
Milano Veggie or Tofu
Jack cheese topped with sun-dried tomato-pesto sauce, grilled zucchini & eggplant.
North Beach Veggie or Tofu
Cheddar cheese topped with sautéed mushrooms & marinated artichoke hearts.
Guacamole Veggie or Tofu
Jack cheese topped with sour cream & our home-style guacamole.
Greek Veggie or Tofu
Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado & Feta cheese in pita bread.
Barney's Gourmet Burgers is a neighborhood favorite and with good reason.
113 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048-3101
This is a hot Hollywood hangout so be prepared to wait for a table at lunchtime. It's best you call ahead to make reservations. The food is fresh and has a variety of vegetarian items as well as home style favorites. My friend and I always have a freshly squeezed fruit and champagne cocktail like a Mimosa or Bellini with lunch and the location is right next to the shopping district so plan to spend a few hours there. The grilled vegetable salad with chicken and the chicken enchiladas are two menu items not to be missed.
The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
9641 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90210, USA
Tel: +1 310 276 2251, Fax: +1 310 887 2887
The Fountain Room Coffee Shop serves informal breakfast, lunch, and light dinner menus. Breakfast options include omelettes, pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Later in the day, salads, hot or cold sandwiches, and burgers grilled to order are on the menu. The sandwich in my opinion to splurge on is the grilled Russian. Turkey, ham, coleslaw and cheese all grilled together with thousand island dressing. This is of course as fattening as all can be - but well worth it. They are also known for their pecan waffles the smell is divine and hard to resist. Landmark food at a landmark hotel.
6300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Slicker than the Brentwood version (my neighborhood one) is the Hollywood Katsuya. It has a nightclub atmosphere and A listers come in hoards for the unique menu and fresh sushi. Katuya Uechi is one of only 4 master sushi chefs in the US and offers glammed up rolls and hot dishes like the sake-steamed cod. All the dishes are not large portions, so you can try many things on the menu and share.
Some of my favorites on the menu are:
Creamy rock shrimp
Sautéed Shishito peppers
Baked crab roll
Cajon style halibut cheeks
Grilled lamb chops
8479 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
This little French bistro off Melrose had really good food! I find that most French food is a bit too 'foo foo', with ingredients that I don't understand but this restaurant had a wide variety and plenty of lower fat options with plenty of flavor. My only issue is the bar menu. They said it was a prohibition style bar serving Gin, Rum and Whiskey. So if you're a Vodka drinker (like myself) you will most likely be having the wine. I really enjoyed the Butter Lettuce Salad and the Beef Stroganoff. Both were delicious.
Open daily from 11am-11pm. Specials daily. I will definitely be visiting this place again and keep you posted of other things I try off the menu.
Local California Halibut $25
Eggplant caviar, pea shoots, crisped pork
Scottish Salmon $25
Roasted fennel, melted tomatoes, bernaise
Roasted pork chops $26
Summer squash, beans and arugula
Beef Stoganoff $24
Egg noodles, creme fraiche, button mushrooms
Roasted chicken $24
Green tomato jam, sunchokes, mustard greens
9530 S. Eastern
Las Vegas NV
This is by far my favorite lunch spot and I usually get off the plane and go directly there to eat. These are the dishes that never disappoint. Prices are good and if you get the entree portions there is plenty to share.
Spicy Mint Beef (ground sautéed beef with mint, onion, Jalapeno and bell pepper)
Tom Yum Koong (spicy lemon grass soup with shrimp)
Red Curry with Chicken (red curry with chicken and bamboo shoots)
Panang Chicken (Red curry with coconut milk and green beans)
Pineapple Fried Rice
Thai Shrimp Salad
M Resort - 12300 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89044
Veloce Cibo restaurant is located on the top floor of the M Resort. It has spectacular views of the Las Vegas strip and very modern decor. The food is Asian inspired with Sushi and Nigri also offered. I tried various foods there and as far as the Asian inspired dishes went, they were really rather good - it's when they tried to do basic style foods that they went far off the mark.
This is what I ate and what I would suggest ordering:
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Steamed Pot stickers with Ponzu
(I would most defiantly stay away from the Scallops with the apple fries. They were cooked badly and had a fishy taste, the tempura fried apples were greasy and mushy!)
As for Entrees:
It was good but unfortunately they added corn to the sauce and that made the entire dish taste of creamed corn.
Roasted Chicken with Artichokes and Asparagus with Madeira sauce
This was way too salty and the artichokes were out of a can and for me thats a big NO NO. It's lazy and should not be in the dish at all unless fresh.
Sesame Crusted Ahi with a sherry Glaze
The best thing that I tried there. The cut was a bit too large but it was cooked well and had a very nice flavor.
Overall, I think it is a very nice restaurant and if you stick to the Asian inspired dishes you will enjoy the food.
Lunch and Dinner Daily
I usually like to hit this authentic Chinese noodle shop on the weekends during Dim Sum but sometimes can't wait until then and eat off the menu. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. The line is always long and they dont take reservations. Trust me, when I tell you its worth the wait - it's DEFINITELY worth the wait.
These are my must haves off the menu:
Char Siu Pau (steamed BBQ pork buns)
Hot and Spicy Cucumbers
Won Ton Noodle Soup
Double Happiness Soya Chicken and BBQ pork
Singapore Curry Rice Vermicelli
Beef with Black Bean Sauce
Dinner 5pm-11pm nightly 877-346-4642
This is a family run joint from New York. The food is, as they say, Simple, Honest & Italian - that certainly rings true. I'm Italian and have been cooking since I was 10, so when it comes to this type of food I'm a stickler and would never eat anywhere that doesn't cook it better than I do. It's served up 'family style' and there is plenty to share, so be sure to order a few different dishes and have it coursed out. Also make sure you have a reservation here a good week in advance for a table. The bar is first come, first served and has a smaller menu.
My favorite dishes are:
Vongole Oreganate - Baked, Stuffed Little Neck Clams
Bruschetta al Pomodoro e Carciofo - Sample of Roasted Bread Topped with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, EVO Oil and Marinated Artichokes
Insalata Della Casa - Green Leaf Lettuce, Iceberg, Cucumber, Endive, Fennel, Radicchio, Red Onion and Tomatoes in House Vinaigrette
Gnocchi alla Bolognese - Ground Veal, Beef and Pork Slowly Cooked with San Marzano Tomatoes and Herbs, Served over Fresh-Made Potato Gnocchi
Fusilli con Cavolo e Salsicce - Hot and Sweet Italian Sausage and Cabbage in San Marzano Tomato Sauce
Costoletta di Vitello in Agrodolce - Pan-Seared Veal Topped with Sautéed Hot and Sweet Cherry Peppers
Costoletta alla Milanese - Pounded and Breaded Veal Chop topped with Lightly Dressed Arugula, Tomato and Red Onions
Gamberoni in Umido - Giant Shrimp in Lemon, Butter and White Wine
Le Polpette di Rao's - Traditional Rao's Meatballs Served in Tomato Sauce
4455 Paridise rd
Reservations always recommended
I have been fortunate to eat a many Nobu's around the world and I have to say that the Las Vegas version is the most consistent. You can always find your favorites at all of them but I tend to like the Vegas location best of all. It is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel, so a great night will always be had there.
Reservations for a table a must but first come first serve at the Sushi Bar.
My favorites on the menu:
Cucumber Sunomono $8
Yellowtail with Jalapeno $20
Nobu Style Lobster Tacos $33
Kobe Topan Yaki $32 per oz
Rock Shrimp Tempura Creamy Spicy Sauce $20
Shrimp and Lobster with a Spicy Garlic Sauce $32
Chilean Sea Bass with Black Bean Sauce $45
5:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
The view from any table in this restaurant overlooks the Bellagio fountains and is beautifully decorated with a warm garden like setting. The food is amazingly good. Dress to impress and bring your loved one because its very romantic. At any gourmet restaurant I always like to trust the chef and do a tasting with wine pairing. That usually runs around $100 per person with $50 added on for the wine pairing. Its well worth the money and this way you can taste the best the chef and restaurant has to offer.
Imperial Peking Duck - (served 2 ways)
Open flame roasted carved table side with crepes, scallion & cucumber
Wok fried with jacima, water chestnuts, black mushrooms served in lettuce petals
Soya Chilean Sea bass with Rose Dew Wine with ginger soy
Braised Kobe Short Ribs with Wok fried baby bok choy, Wu Xi Sauce
401 S. Sixth st.
Las Vegas NV
Chef Andre has 3 restaurants in town. The original Downtown (my personal favorite), Andres in the Monte Carlo Hotel and Alize in the Palms Hotel & Casino.
I love the one Downtown, its tucked away from the strip and feels like a little piece of France when you walk in. The food changes seasonally and again, I recommend the Chef's tasting menu. The wine list is one of the largest in town. I never leave hungry or unhappy. The restaurant Downtown no longer has an Alacarte menu. You could always go to Alize if you want to order off a menu the traditional way.
Here is a sample of the prix fix menu for the downtown location:
Foie Gras Mousse in a Brussels Sprouts Cup with Grapefruit Coulis
Carrot, Caramelized Onion and Apple Cider Soup
Cardamom Crème Fraîche, Walnuts and Grated Nutmeg
Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops
Honey Baked Ham, Kabocha Squash and Orange-Mustard Seed Gastrique
Andre's Traditional - Oven Roasted Free Range Turkey Herbed-Nut and Dried Fruit Stuffing Giblet Gravy, Sweet Potato Puree, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberry Relish
Grilled Atlantic Salmon - Smoked Salmon Sausage, Cornbread-Butternut Squash Panzanella and Sweet Corn Coulis
Apricot Stuffed Rack of Berkshire Pork - Sautéed Spinach, Potato Croquette and Cognac Cream Sauce
Pan Seared Cervena Venison Loin - Roasted Red Delicious Apples, Shiitake Mushrooms, Celery Root Fondant and Poivrade Sauce
Endive and Goat Cheese Salad - Pickled Pumpkin, Sun-Dried Cranberries and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
Apple Tarte Tatin with Crème Anglaise and Calvados Ice Cream
Pecan Pie with Rum Raisin Ice Cream and Crème Fraîche
Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream and Vanilla Anglaise
Warm Cherry Chocolate and Pear Cobbler with Brown Sugar Ice Cream
$65.00 per person
Nevada sales tax, beverage and gratuity are not included.