Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Waterloo and the City Review - Go for the Charcuterie

Friday night, we headed to A-Frame in Culver City but the wait was too long, so we went next door to Waterloo and the City, where we were seated immediately on the patio.  I've been wanting to check it out as it was just named as a semifinalist nominee for best new restaurant (along with A-Frame) by the James Beard Foundation 2011 awards and received a favorable 2.5 star review by the LA Times back in August.  The restaurant was packed and buzzing and the decor was casual and comfortable, though not particularly memorable. The highlight of the meal was the charcuterie plate; I thought the terrines and mousses were the best I'd had in recent memory, rivaling Paris.  Our entrees however were a disappointment.  Perhaps we should have stuck more with the British staple pub fare, but the pizza and pastas were not particularly great.  They were fine, but I wouldn't order them again.  I think it's worth another visit if I'm in the mood for the charcuterie plate, as well as to try some of the other items on the fairly lengthy menu.  Thanks to JK for the blackberry pics!
Charcuterie plate including rabbit and pistachio terrine, truffle and foie gras mousse, carrot and beef tongue terrine, foie gras and chicken liver mousse, beef stock and assorted meats
Indian butter chicken pizza with murgh makhani sauce
Gnocchi with beef shin ragu
Special: cappelini pasta with sweetbreads (a little too oily)
Beef wellington
Brussel sprouts and bacon and fries
Bourbon doughnuts (not very bourbon-y)
Waterloo and the City
12517 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA  90066

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