Lazy Ox

May 7, 2012

in brunch, dessert, restaurant

Since opening in December of 2009, Lazy Ox Canteen has been at the top of my “must-eat” list.

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The restaurant recently changed chefs, but its reputation hasn’t suffered. I entered with very high expectations.

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At 12pm on Sunday with a reservation for four, things started off pretty chill…

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…then we realized it had been about 20 minutes since we’d ordered, and Sam + John still hadn’t received their coffees. Servers became hard to flag down, I wound up refilling our water glasses…

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…the place had turned into a zoo!!!

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The coffee finally arrived, but an hour passed before food was finally set down in front of us. And when it did, it was the wrong order (x3)!

Eventually we accepted a gift on the house to tide us over – Buttermilk Biscuit with Bacon Gravy and Fried Egg…

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…once I had a bite, I knew all would be well.

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Yum.  Really yum.  I ordered the Ricotta Pancakes, and shared with everyone else.

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Sam’s Vanilla Biscuit with Smoked Salmon, Slow Cooked Egg, and Lemon Hollandaise…

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…Abe’s Polenta with Creamed Mushrooms and Curry…

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…and John’s Short Ribs, tucked into a Crepe made from Sobrassada Scramble:

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To make up for the timing issues, they showered us with more freebies. The rest of our meal was comped!

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No champagne for me, but I did go to town on these hot, chewy french fries with dill…

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…one handful bathed in the Smoked Paprika Aioli…

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…another wound up taking a dive into pancake syrup.

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For dessert, we were treated to their famous Rice Pudding

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…three creamy spoonfuls, drizzled with salted caramel and hazelnut crumbs.

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By the time we finished, almost 2.5 hours had passed, and we were the only ones there. (So 2:00pm would be the time to visit! ) They definitely weren’t lazy, just crazy. I’ll give them another shot for sure, because the food is just so darn tasty. Plus, there’s a Blackboard Eats deal going on through June.

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Wandered outa there feeling like cattle. The rest of the day I grazed on melon, candy, etc…you know the drill. Hope you had a great weekend!

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{ 5 comments }

1 Let Me Eat Cake May 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

yikes that’s a long lunch! that rice pudding looks so good may check it out for lunch just to try dessert :)

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet May 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Lemme know how long it takes!

3 Alice C. May 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Hi Lynn! Do you keep a running list of restaurants to try in LA? There seem to be so many great dining spots. I’m in NYC and every time we cross one off our list, three more pop up :)

4 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet May 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Yes! Here’s the list. FYI it’s under the “food” section for future reference! http://theactorsdiet.com/food/l-a-area-eats-2/l-a-area-eats/

5 Pure2raw twins May 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm

yum everything looked great. I am not a fan of rice pudding, but that one sure looks amazing

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