try not to make a habit of reviewing restaurants and places of business but, this is one I couldn’t resist.
Holidays can be difficult when you are away from your family. Today a restaurant in West Hollywood made it all much easier. As I told you in my blog this morning we were going to Tart in West Hollywood because we like it and have eaten there a couple of times. We really expect something different on holidays because we are both from the South and used to getting treated special during holiday celebrations, etc.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant was full but not crowded when we arrived. We were taken directly to our table at 12:45 (15 minutes before our reservation). Our waitress immediately greeted us and after a little small talk ( you know the proper amount of small talk ) she brought our drinks and absolutely perfect coffee and our salads.
After our salads the wait staff came and cleared our table and brought the perfect, moist turkey. It was topped with gravy that was obviously straight from the turkey pan (not like the bottled or canned type) stuffing that was prepared from the turkey juices because it was “just right” I even ordered a side dish of the stuffing, incredible mashed potatoes and the best yams I have had in ages. In addition, we also had green beans with a cranberry chutney and grilled brussel sprouts along with a buttermilk biscuit that I swear my mother made. Lastly, the best bread pudding I have had in years which is generally not my favorite but it was the right blend and the best serving size.
The best part was the staff. They were attentive, polite and the perfect blend of service. They didn’t sit down at our table and attempt to get to know us but had the right amount of hospitality.
If you are ever in the Los Angeles area this place is a must. It is located on Fairfax across from the Farmers Market/The Grove. Call ahead for an appointment. We have never stayed at the Farmers Daughter Hotel which is part of the restaurant. If the service and food of Tart is any indication whatsoever of the service we will most likely stay there at some point in the future.
To the staff and Chef at Tart – Thank you