Dinner at the Bungalow

October 25, 2010

in dinner, restaurant, salads

We got our little monster back yesterday, and caught up on Sunday rituals…

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…then we met Julius’ sitters, Sandy and Kayla, at Larchmont Bungalow. This was our first time having dinner there, and I spoke with the owner Ken about menu suggestions. Brought a Living Social coupon with me too, for 1/2 off.

Ken was incredibly generous and comped the balance of our orders, which definitely exceeded the $30 Living Social deal.

Kayla’s Tuna Melt with Bocconcini Caprese Salad ($12.95)

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Sandy’s Pork Chop with spinach crepe, veggies and crispy brown rice ($16.95)

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Abe’s Sante Fe Quesadilla (ordered without chicken) which had eggs, roasted bell peppers, caramelized onions, cheddar/jack, and avocado ($11.95)

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My entree (at Ken’s suggestion) was the Sea Bass – marinated in miso, served with avocado rice and a mango/papaya/cucumber salad ($17.95)

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The dish had an Asian fusion theme going – the fish was sweet n sour and the carbs reminded me of a veggie filled fried rice (without the egg). I ate everything, but saved the avocado for later.

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As usual, Ken threw in a few freebies for us to try as well!!!

Scallop and Shrimp Salad – Romaine, Dill, Parsley, Cilantro, Basil, Enoki Mushrooms tossed in a light miso dressing. Topped with crispy potatoes. ($13.95)

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Lobster Cobb Salad – Lobster, bacon, avocado, bleu cheese, and tomato on romaine/mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette. ($14.95)

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I sampled each salad – twice! They were both solid.

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Everyone enjoyed their meal very much – I tried a bite of Abe’s quesadilla and definitely want to get that with the chicken next time.

The Bungalow is so cozy at night! I snapped a (blurry) pic before we left:

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Thanks again, Ken!!!

{ 11 comments }

1 Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat October 25, 2010 at 9:55 am

I love all the cute little restaurants on Larchmont! I saw your instant oatmeal bread on FitSugar! Very cool!

2 Anna October 25, 2010 at 10:00 am

Okay, THAT looks like an awesome meal! I love how much avocado they give you with the rice!

3 Jenna October 25, 2010 at 10:08 am

Seriously lady, you are always eating the most appealing meals! Maybe I need to take a trip out to CA to go on an eating adventure.

4 lequan October 25, 2010 at 11:14 am

Wow, everything looks so good, decently sized, and prices weren’t bad either! Sounds like a great place! I know which blog to hit up if I’m ever looking for a great place to eat in LA.

5 Sues October 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

All that food looks amazing!! I’m suddenly starving for a tuna melt, lobster, quesadillas, and sea bass :) The avocado on your dish is SO pretty! :)

6 Lin October 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm

What a cute restaurant! I love the decor!

7 wendy lee October 25, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Wow,you’ve gotta love Ken!! Anyway, everything looked as beautiful as you say it tasted. Gorgeous presentation.

8 Mimi October 25, 2010 at 4:24 pm

That lobster cob looks SICK! In a good way, of course. Actually, wow, I want to go there.

Actually, can you give me a few recommendations for restaurants not a suuuuuuuuuuper long way from USC, but drivable? I now have roommate with a car and she loves to eat out. I love all cuisine! I’d be so grateful for any suggestions!

9 Lynn at The Actors Diet October 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm

yes! check out my l.a. area eats page for restaurant reviews: http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com/l-a-area-eats/

though there are so many places downtown i’ve heard about that i’ve yet to try – lazy ox canteen, drago centro, and phillipe’s are at the top of my list.

10 Lauren October 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

What a great place and I love the name!!!

11 Erin October 26, 2010 at 6:34 am

I have visited Larchmont Bungalow several times in the past couple of months – it’s one of my favorite brunch spots. Their Red Velvet Pancakes are deeeeelish, but I don’t know how anybody could eat the entire plate as a meal as they’re so rich. The prices are a bit steep, but the location and atmosphere just cannot be beat! I wish I had scooped up the Living Social deals like you. ;)

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