127 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Thur, 04/09/2015, 7:30pm reservation
Goodbye Hatfield's! Hello Odys and Penelope!
The once fine dining restaurant created by Chefs Karen and Quinn Hatfield is now a distant memory. The Hatfields duo have moved on to produce a more industrial, rustic, yet sophisticated establishment. Tables are spread out and the overall atmosphere is unimposing. The restaurant is quite large, with a full bar and an open kitchen. Waiters are bustling tables throughout the night. For a Thursday night, the restaurant is packed with beautiful people standing at the bar. It seems like this is the new restaurant to see or be seen. A perfect place for a girl's night out.
Odys and Penelope is a churrasco and grill that uses free range meat and poultry. The menu is rich Californian, using fresh aromatics and ingredients that meshed well together. Dishes are simple with delicious complex flavors. Somehow, Odys and Penelope got it right with the food, but the service could use some improvement.
|SMOKE STACK COCKTAIL ($12.00): Chipotle infused tequila, lime, agave, smoked salt. The drink had a salt rim and was smokey and spicy. It was refreshing. If you want a drink with a kick, this is a good one.|
|HOUSE MADE PAPPARDELLE ($19.00): Pork belly bolognese, fried sage. The pasta had the perfect consistency and cooked al dente. A little on the spicier end, the bolognese was hearty and rich, coating the pasta well. This is a really good dish.|
|A table of food and drinks|
|CORNMEAL RICOTTA FRITTERS ($10.00): Salted local honey butter. These crispy pillows are light, hot and airy. The honey butter was delicious. This was probably my favorite dessert out of the two for the mere fact that its unique and light.|
Notable dishes: Dry Rubbed Smoked Shortribs and Cornmeal Ricotta Fritters.