Did you know that Granville Restaurants have several LA locations? I was not aware of this until recently when I dined at the West Hollywood location. I knew about this location as well as the Burbank restaurant, but did not know that they are also open in Glendale, Studio City and soon, Pasadena! So pretty much no matter where you live in LA you can get to one -- and I say do it!
The dining concept for Granville is "affordable luxury" which is executed very well under Executive Chef Glenda Galvan-Garcia and Food & Beverage Manager Marc Dix. Based on the tasting I had, the menu is full of variety - but not a detail is missed. Flavors are fresh and inspired -- even on the classics like "Uptown Mac and Cheese" which combines aged cheddar, gruyere, chicken, asparagus and peas. Menu favorites of mine included the Westside Pastrami, Grilled Cheese Dippers, Thick Cut Pork Chop and the Chicken and Blue Flatbread.
In additional to the food, were of course clever cocktails! The Gran Fashioned with bourbon, housemade cherry-vanilla bitters, angostura, orange bitters, molasses and pot cherry and the Ginny Hendrick's with Hendrick’s gin, strawberries, cucumber, mint, jalepeño and chipotle-pineapple.
I also have to elaborate on Granville WeHo's beautiful back patio, bar included. It is a gem of a space if you are looking to book any private parties or dinners. I'm even thinking about holding my birthday there this December! What I loved about it was the layout, the light design and overall style. It has an open-air roof, large windows, gold-geometric hanging lamps, mirrors and a central table supported by an enchanting tree trunk -- and yes a full bar that quietly borders the back wall.
To see more of the menu watch below and to learn more about Granville Restaurants click the link!