Friday, October 15, 2010

Disappointed in The Lazy Ox

There are good and bad experiences at Restaurants, and last night was not a good one.
Three weeks ago we made a reservation at the Lazy Ox, a downtown restaurant that is supposed to have excellent food, but we never got to find out.
Why? Because when we arrived we were led to a table that was on their sidewalk patio.
Some sidewalk patios are okay,  but this one had  blaring heaters, and the building next door had extremely bright lights. Not pretty at all.
We definitely figured with a reservation we would be inside the restaurant itself. Especially with a 3 week in advance reservation. Anyone without a reservation could've sat in that horrible spot as there were plenty of empty tables outside.
But no, we couldn't get a table inside for at least another 45 minutes.
We asked about sitting at the bar to eat, however there were 3 of us and the spaces that were open at the bar would've fit 2. If they had offered to ask any of the people that were sitting already to move one seat over, that would've been fine, but they didn't.
The Lazy Ox Canteen  241 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

I don't think we will be returning to find out how good the food is. Why would we try again when there are so many other really good places in the area.
The evening wasn't a total waste though as we ended up at City Sip for a delightful wine and then back to the Elf Cafe for a second time to discover how creative they are with vegetables! Sorry that I cannot recommend the Lazy Ox.

Elf Cafe
2135 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
 (213) 484-6829                                             CitySip
                                                             2150 W Sunset Blvd
                                                              Los Angeles, CA 90026
                                                                   (213) 483-9463

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