Restaurant: Barton G.
- Cuisine: Creative American, comfort food
- Location: 861 N. La Cienega Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90069
- Pricing: $$$
- What's delicious: Lobster Pop Tarts, Mouse Trap Mac 'N Cheese, The Great American Steak
- Perfect for: Foodies, date night, group meals, bachelor/bachelorette party dinners
- FYI: Bring your camera (phone)
Having wanted to try Miami's famed Barton G. restaurant since my last visit to the area (circa 2013), I was elated to learn that an LA outpost had recently opened.
|Barton G: The dining room|
|Barton G: Donut-shaped bread, topped with different savory "icings"|
Lobster Pop Tarts
Playfully served "up" in a toaster, two warm, flaky pastry pockets were filled with an abundance of sweet Maine lobster chunks and rich, gooey gruyere cheese + Pernod mornay sauce. Tabasco hollandaise and tarragon aioli served as dipping accompaniments.
|Barton G: Lobster Pop Tarts|
Served atop a mouse trap contraption - complete with a cheddar wedge for "bait" - was a cast iron-skillet filled to the brim with cheese-laden noodles.
Everyone knows that, when it comes to the proper ratio, there should always be a bit more cheese to pasta. And, speaking of cheese in this particular "mac," it was more of a rich and creamy, stick-to-your-ribs blend that, I'm guessing, was roux-based. No Velveeta here, folks! Being a fat Southern gal at heart, this is the best mac 'n cheese that I've had outside of Texas.
|Barton G: Mouse Trap Mac'N Cheese|
The Great American Steak (we chose the filet mignon over the ribeye)
As if a perfectly-cooked steak wasn't rich enough, Barton G. charbroils and serves theirs alongside roasted bone marrow, which sears both the beef and the accompanying root vegetables. But it gets better: This carnivorous feast is paired with the most ridiculously delicious truffled duck fat steak fries which, of course, I don't have a photo of (you're just going to have to trust me on this one).
|Barton G: The Great American Steak|
From the sexy, casually opulent atmosphere to the fabulous food, drink, and service, our entire experience - from start to finish - was a spectacularly gluttonous feast for all of our senses.
...So much so, in fact, that I have since cancelled an upcoming reservation at Bazaar for a table at Barton G.
Lindsay, Beverly Hills Bites