Follow the Rodeo Brick Road: 208 Rodeo Restaurant, Los Angles

Hi everybody,
It’s hump day! You know what that means…Thursday tomorrow and then it’s Friday in a blink of an eye! To help you get over hump day, how about a food recommendation for those who are ever in the LA area.
We’ve been to Rodeo Drive a couple of times, but this is our first time stumbling upon this nice corner restaurant at the end of the road. Since the sun was shining (about time!) and we had Oreo, we were glad to find a restaurant that offered a patio. We literally sat right outside Tiffany & Co., so it was kind of of a “Brunch at Tiffany’s?” Haha…doesn’t really have the same ring to it, does it?
The complimentary brioche was absolutely wonderful. It was hot, fluffy and fresh from the oven!

    As a family, we tend to stay away from fried food, but since my dad was craving for the calamari, we decided to order it. It wasn’t too oily or overwhelmingly breaded.

Seared Ahi Tuna: sesame crusted ahi tuna, avocado, maui onion, lettuce, wasabi emulsion, brioche bun, side of organic field green salad, red grape vinaigrette

     This burger was delicious! I love seafood, and when I read what was in it, it sounded delicious. I loved how it was a great twist to the usual ahi tuna appetizers I usually have at other restaurants.

Mushroom & Salmon Pasta: penne pasta, salmon, white mushroom, hazelnut, basil, rosemary cream sauce

     My sister’s favourite type of pasta is penne, so it was no trivia when deciding what to order. But she’s not a big fan of cream sauce. Luckily, the sauce wasn’t too creamy, hence this main course wasn’t too heavy. The basil and rosemary added a nice fresh spice to the pasta.

Scottish Salmon: pan roasted Scottish salmon, beluga lentil, parsnips, carrot, bordelaise sauce, micro cilantro

   The fish was perfectly cooked and it balanced well with the crispy skin. The bordelaise sauce paired really well with the salmon because I liked how it didn’t overtake the fresh taste of the fish.Sitting by the road allowed us to people watch and enjoy the view. Luckily it wasn’t a very popular area, so we were not overwhelmed by tourists overlooking our shoulders looking at what we were eating. It’s a wonderful shopping pit-spot, especially when you’re surrounded by beautiful architecture of the designer shops and the Wilshire Hotel (Pretty Woman!) just right across the street. During the day, I definitely recommend sitting on the patio. But if you’re looking for a more intimate dinner setting, the interior of the restaurant is quite a different atmosphere with a colour scheme of black and white, making it very classy.
Do you have any go-to restaurants in the area to recommend? I would love to hear your recommendations so I can try them out when I am in the area again!
Thanks for reading!
Till next time,
Tse | Parfait
208 Rodeo Restaurant
208 Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
t: +1.310.275.2428
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