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Linq

8338 W. 3rd St. (La Cienega Blvd.), Los Angeles, 90048-4311, United States

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This restaurant has now closed. The notes below are of historical interest only.

Another place in Los Angeles that seemed very much somewhere to be seen, but it delivered better food than the other trendy places that I went to. Linq has grey marble walls, a fireplace at one end of the narrow dining room and lighting so subdued that you virtually needed a torch to read the menu. My spring rolls of pork and prawn were capable enough, with a light batter and a pleasant sweet and sour sauce (12/20). Better were crab cakes, well made with a salad that featured fresh leaves and a good dressing, a sweet corn salsa and a home-made tartare sauce. (14/20).  

For the main course, Chilean sea bass was well timed, with a lemon grass and coriander sauce, some green beans and a wasabi mash, with a couple of julienned carrots (14/20). I had three generous pork medallions wrapped in bacon, served with a surprisingly good barley risotto and a red wine sauce (15/20). A raspberry and almond frangipane tart (14/20) was better than an apple tart with vanilla ice cream (13/20). Service was good. Overall, this probably the best food we ate in LA on this 2001 trip. 

 

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