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Photos: W Hollywood Hotel's New Delphine Restaurant is Beautiful, but How's the Food?
When the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences opened last week at the famous Hollywood and Vine intersection, so did its main restaurant, Delphine, run by chef Sascha Lyon. Although we've heard the breakfast on day one was just "okay," a whole three Yelp reviews are all saying good things and LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold today wrote about his experience there, also noting a trend in new restaurants.
"L.A. is going through its brasserie moment, and an alarming percentage of the high-profile restaurants that have opened in the last year or so have goose fat running through their veins," Gold observed with Delphine's opening. "It has never been easier to find steak frites, onion soup or flagons of Muscadet."
As for the food, Gold digs, calling it the "most assured brasserie cooking in town." One item in particular, "a A crisp-skinned trout Meunière, sluiced with brown butter, garnished with a handful of sautéed shrimp," he claims as " probably the best trout Meunière" he's had in Los Angeles.
Caroline on Crack, however, wasn't satisfied. "Despite your gorgeous space and intriguing cocktail menu, I discovered after an impromptu rendezvous last night…that you actually aren’t all that," she wrote in a post called Delphine at W Hollywood: You’re Beautiful but M’Eh.
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