Verlaine, You Had Me and My Stomach At Hello…

Vouching for Verlaine…food, ambiance and service.

Entering the enticing garden courtyard at West Hollywood’s Verlaine, you feel at peace with the pervasive tranquility emanating from the casual hideaway which for 67 years was the iconic, Dominick’s.

The retractable roof patio is attractively bedecked in black and white.

The small, intimate outdoor bar beckons.

Arsen, Verlaine Bartender

Arsen, Verlaine’s knowledgeable and personable bartender, is there to attend to all your intoxicating beverage desires.

Verlaine Martini

I was seduced by the Verlaine Martini made with Monopalowa vodka, olive water and fig leaf ($15).

Verlaine Patio

The bar time banter was addictive, but all too soon we needed to depart for our much sought after patio  table.

We got the party started with a Half Dozen Oysters which were plump and briny (6 for $18).

Fish Ceviche with Uni

We followed the oysters with Fish Ceviche ($14). We topped the cool, fresh ceviche with Uni which magically transformed the dish from delicious to outrageous (uni add $7).

The ceviche was served with dipping sauces and a side of crispy, warm tosadas.

Braised Short Rib Taco
Sardine Taco

David opted for the Sardine Taco which he really enjoyed ($9).

Octopus Taco is also offered.

Whole Baby Carrot
Entrees consisted of New York Strip Steak ($39), Braised Short Rib ($38), Half Chicken ($29) and Fish of the Day which was Black Cod ($27).
Chef Diego Hernandez photo;eaterla
Renown Mexican Chef Diego Hernández helms the kitchen.

Verlaine provided a lovely evening, embraced by a warm, gracious staff and delectable food.

Enjoy a vivacious, vivid dining experience at Verlaine.

Verlaine 8715 Beverly Boulevard West Hollywood, California. Open Sunday-Thursday 6-11pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-2am. Reservations on OpenTable.com. Valet and metered street parking.

Wild Beast is open Wednesday to Sunday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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