Friday, December 14, 2012

Room with a View at The Roof on Wilshire Los Angeles

By: Finance Foodie

Offering panoramic views of the Los Angeles skyline and Hollywood Hills, the Roof on Wilshire is The Hotel Wilshire’s innovative rooftop restaurant and bar. Created by celebrity Chef Eric Greenspan (of Foundry on Melrose), the food on the roof can be described as "Vibrant American" with creative twists on classic comfort foods. The restaurant also includes a bar specializing in both classic and signature cocktails to be enjoyed by the warmth of the intimate fire pit or in the shade of a poolside cabana.
Source: Roof on Wilshire
During my Thanksgiving trip to Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to dine at this newly opened restaurant for dinner. It was an unusually foggy and chilly night so sadly the view was not quite as amazing as anticipated. Nonetheless, the meal made up for the lack of atmosphere. Not to be missed  for dinner is the cooked-to-perfection grilled skirt steak ($23) that comes with your choice of side and sauce. I got the house special tangy Wilshire sauce (a combination of tomato aioli, pickles, hardboiled eggs, and capers) and innovative goat cheese polenta seasoned with olives, oranges, and fennel.
Grilled Skirt Steak
The only thing that bothered me (besides the weather, which could not be helped) was that the service was very slow, especially given the fact the resto wasn't busy at all that night. It literally took three hours for us to get our entire three course meal! Luckily, I had fantastic dining companions, but I shudder to think how I'd be feeling if I was having a meal with folks who was less entertaining. Overall, the Roof is a fabulous hangout spot for a elegant night of food and drink  - I'll be sure to visit again on a more affable night.

Speaking of traveling, I’ve been thinking about ways to save money. In order to save money, people have told me to use discount vouchers - such as expedia promo codes - to book the vacation they love to go for. So I will for sure be checking this out on my next trip to the West Coast!

The Roof on Wilshire
6317 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 852-6002

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