The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
On the fence (between Winner and Orgasmic).
Great service and even better food; I will definitely be returning.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
As I make my way through Jonathan Gold’s top 101 restaurants, I find myself in new neighborhoods and at restaurants I haven’t heard of before. Alimento was no different; tucked away in Silver Lake, I entered with no expectations. Well lit because of the location and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, this small restaurant doesn’t feel too cramped. With no reservations we were seated at the bar right away. Our waitress was helpful and very friendly. The restaurant, although on the nicer side, was very laid back.
Closed on Monday
Tues – Thurs 5:30pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 11pm
Sun 5:30pm – 10pm
What we ate:
- Chopped salad ($15)
- Chicken Milanese Sandwich ($14)
- Tortellini in brodo ($15)
My sister and I had originally dismissed this salad, mainly because there was only two of us and we had already eyed other dishes we weren’t willing to miss out on. However, the guy next to us ordered it and as soon as it arrived, it looked too good to pass up. We weren’t wrong and I’m glad we didn’t skip this dish. It was creative and had everything. The salad was crunchy and lemon-y with a slight kick. I enjoyed every bite and would recommend you order one to share.
The only turn off is that the sandwich is pretty greasy. However, it doesn’t taste that way and the chicken is very tender and juicy. The flavor was great and I plan on going back to get it again!
I was a little disappointed by this. Please put down the pitchforks if you’re a hardcore Gold fan. I am too and although I can appreciate the delicate and creative aspects of this dish, it isn’t something I’m looking forward to eating again. The dish was light and creamy and provided a burst in your mouth, but the rich flavors weren’t there.