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One of my favorite spots for ambience in the neighborhood. The tree in the outdoor patio for dining is gorgeous and I love the wooden beams in the bar.
Came here for a work function the other night. Woohoo! I didn't have to pay except for the valet tip! Score! Thanks Boss!
Let me start off with the one negative aspect of this restaurant. I http://YP.com'ed it - Mapquested it - I Yelped it and I STILL COULDN'T FIND THE BLOODY RESTAURANT! I ended up passing it (no well lit up sign), busted a U and almost passed it again if I hadn't seen the unlit address numbers "3626". The valet suggested I complain to the manager. I'm complaining on YP.com since we all know they read our reviews, right?
Service: Waitress was friendly & informative. Water boy was all smiles & constantly refilling our water glasses. *thumbs up*
- Cheese Plate (looked delicious but my coworkers all scarfed it down...I was sitting at one end of a long table for 10 so I didn't bother trying to nab a piece or two or the whole plate)
- Fried calamari & mixed veggie tempura (pretty tasty - not too oily) to be dipped in a side of balsamic-tarragon mayo...I preferred using a Tabasco mix to create my own special concoction - yum!
Was trying to choose between the scallop/shrimp risotto, grilled rib eye w/ peppercorn sauce (one of the chef's special of the day) or the sauteed rainbow trout. Waitress said the trout was her fave. Done! The trout skin was nicely crisped on the outside, de-boned (except I did chew on one small piece of bone that I promptly fished out & left on the side of my plate), 2 thin slivers of lemon slices in the middle to flavor the flesh, covered with crunchy almond slivers & parsley. It was slightly saltier than I like my food - but I am a bland eater. It was very savory & flavorful. I would definitely order it again...but might ask for "low sodium".
Mine: Chocolate Pot de Creme - very thick w/ a dollop of whipped cream on top & 2 strawberry slices. I prefer it to be made more with dark chocolate than milk chocolate but we all liked it (shared it w/ coworkers - so I could finagle a tasting of their desserts as well - hehe, my master plan!)
- Flourless Chocolate Cake w/ orange marmalade - very dark & rich & delicious!
- Creme Brulee - nice crisp burnt top w/ a smooth custard underneath - also delicious!
Outdoor patio w/ super hot heating fans above - I didn't even need to start drinking my wine to feel like my forehead was being burnt to a crisp. They kindly shut that thing down asap & turned on the other standalone heating lamp behind us that actually had an adjustable temp.
All in all a nice place to come for dinner. I think I'll bring my mom here - she always wants to "try something new" that isn't "Asian food".
04/29/2011Provided by Citysearch
I have to agree with most the ambiance and garden décor are really nice, but alas the food is lacking for the cost. It’s a real shame as we can afford to eat out most of the time and it’s not to far for us. Will keep an eye on the reviews for improvements.
12/18/2009Provided by Citysearch
I was blown away recently by a trout dish here. Expertly prepared and very tasty. I would have paid $40 for it at some fancier place in Beverly Hills. I usually come here for brunch but will come back for dinner when I can. Nice cocktail menu, too. A great date place with a fantastic patio that is good even in te winter with the heat lamos going.
12/16/2009Provided by Citysearch
This place looked good from the reviews. Called to ask a couple of questions about having a big dinner 20-30 people. Guy on the phone was impatient, extremely unhelpful - he couldn't even give me a range of how much a set menu would be - even after I told him that I did in fact have the menu on their website up on my computer and wanted to ask about some menu options. He patronizingly told me to call back the next day when they were less busy (it's 9:30 Wed). Not getting my vote. If this is what they're like on the phone...there's plenty of good restaurants with good customer care in LA. Learn.
10/30/2009Provided by Citysearch
I'd make the argument Silverlake has the best outdoor dining in LA between Cliff's Edge, Cafe Stella and Speranza. Stella and Speranza have better food in my mind, but you can't beat the ambiance of Cliff's patio. Get a group table beneath the patio's centerpiece tree for any special occasion and you can't help but set the night in the right direction.
07/23/2009Provided by Citysearch
So, “Thelma and Louise” took me to brunch at the trendy Cliff’s Edge in Silverlake for my birthday. This place is incredible. We sat outside under the shade of an enormous tree which was exploding out of the floor of that portion of the restaurant. I felt like I was eating at a resort in Hawaii. It’s a pretty damn cool spot.
I had the eggs Benedict with rosemary potato wedges. I could have used a little more sauce, but overall a great item to order. The potatoes were perfection. Very cripsy. Louise’s mushroom surprise omelette was devoured in it’s entirety, so I can only assume it was something worth ordering.
I kept my sunglasses on the entire time like a typical LA a**hole, but this was necessary. The sun was not my friend that morning. And by morning, I mean afternoon. The gals ordered mimosas. I noticed the place offered bloodorange mimosas, they looked terrific. I stuck with plain old O.J.
We noticed two guys behind us constantly texting on their phones during their entire meal. Thelma made the joke that they were actually texting each other.
After the meal, I was dragged kicking taken to the Grove to watch Thelma shop for job promotion wardrobe and new sandals. If Thelma were a man, this would be a simple, painless procedure. This was definitely more like major surgery.
But I still had fun, partially passed out in a chair, watching the world go by. Watching the poor harried shoe salesman bring out shoe after shoe after g-damned shoe for Thelma’s bunion encrusted foot.
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03/13/2009Provided by Citysearch
My sister in law Sonia told me about this restaurant. We drove from MIssion Viejo and the ambiance did not dissapoint. I had the Lychee Martini and my husband had beer. He enjoyed the scallops with tiger prawns, and I had the filet mignon. They were both healthy portions. OUr waitress was sweet and made suggestions throughout the night even on my next glass of wine which was a cabernet. It was romantic. We sat outside and enjoyed the pillowed seats. It was lovely. When we left we were thanked for coming and will go back again. The meal was a bit pricey for what we got. The creme brulee was fabulous everyone loves extra sugar on top!!
01/16/2009Provided by Citysearch
was here for our xmas dinner with friends. wanted to have some steak so i ordered it medium. it looked good but God i can't chew it at all! it was very tough... i was really hungry so i just ate it anyways, told our waitress about it and gave us a free desert to compensate. still for $29 steak, i expect it to be good!!!
09/07/2008Provided by Citysearch
Last night was our first time at Cliff's Edge; it has been recommended to us by several friends. My husband and I love to try new restaurants, especially in our new neighborhood. This one exceeded our expectations. We were seated at an indoor table, close to the bar area, which looks like a great place for just drinks. The room had low lighting, but you could still easily read menus without needing a flashlight. The ""bench"" seats along the walls have really comfortable, long pillows on them. Although the tables are somewhat close together, the acoustics were ideal -- the soft background music added a white-noise effect so you didn't feel like you were intruding on your table neighbors' conversations. The wait staff was very attentive. Our waiter brought bread, dipping oil and water as soon as we were seated and took our drink orders. While perusing the menu, another waitress came by and told us our waiter was also tending to a large group, so she could take our order if we were ready before the waiter returned. We started with an order of french fries and gorgonzola dipping sauce. The fries were thin, crisp, and lightly salted. The gorgonzola was a pleasant change from the typical ketchup. My husband ordered the pork loin medallions, which came with greens and some other vegetables. I ordered the halibut special, which was pan seared, and accompanied by broccolini and squash, and a lovely saffron sauce. The food was incredibly fresh, and the seasonings complemented the food, versus overwhelming it. The portions were perfect, and we each cleaned our plates and were comfortably full. We each had an after-dinner drink. The bill was $116, including an 18% tip, which by Los Angeles standards is a good value considering everything was top-notch. We look forward to go back again, and bringing friends and family when they visit us.
08/30/2008Provided by Citysearch
First off, there is nothing ""Italian"" or ""Mediterranean"" about this place. Just because the menu has Pumpkin Ravioli doesn't make it Italian at all. The service was horrible, the food was so-so, and it was way over priced for the quality of the food. When I asked for some bread, they brought out toasted white bread. No joke! I guess they are trying to make some extra cash so they can afford a sign on the front of the restaurant. Or maybe they are banking that you will pay more because it's sooooo cool that they don't need a sign. Want good Italian? Go to Farfalla on Hillhurst. Less expensive and a hundred times better. Did I mention my wife and I both felt sick after the meal? We also saw the manager picking his nose by the front door... =( gross...
08/12/2008Provided by Citysearch
Beautiful restaurant off the beaten path of Sunset. Interior garden setting very 'other-worldly"". Attentive staff. Reasonably priced wine list with variety of choices. Healthy portions with the cheese plate appetizer. Would be 5 stars with slightly better entrees, but the feel of the restaurant makes up for the menu's slight shortcomings.
08/01/2008Provided by Citysearch
My boyfriend just took me there for my birthday and I was completely surprised by the ambience. I didn't know there was such place like that in Silver Lake. We sat at the bar and had cocktails before we got seated at the patio, I also liked the inside but it seemed more romantic outside with the summertime weather. I love the the rustic of the outside and contemporiness of the inside. We loved the mussels appetizer but I think that could be a whole meal with a salad. I'm not a big steak person but I did enjoy it and my boyfriend devoured most of it along with the summer risotto speical. We tried to share a apple tartine dessert but was to full to really enjoy it. Service was very nice, even though we had reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes for our table. I guess it's not to bad for Saturday night. It just meant an extra cocktail.
06/10/2008Provided by Citysearch
The ONLY good thing this place has going is its outside decor........IF you can get a reservation there.....It's not that you can't get a reservation, it's just that this is one pretentious restaurant which will not ""guaranty"" a table outdoors even if you call well in advance. I live in Silver Lake and love so many of the restaurants there, but this one takes the cake for ATTITUDE in a bad way. The food is okay. If you want great Italian/Med food, however, go to Aroma up the street. Heck, you can go to El Caserio on Silver Lake Blvd. for a truly amazing Ecuadorian meal and great ambience. Or if you are going for that outdoor ambience, you cannot go wrong with Edendale Grill on Rowena. But if you want a rude maitre'd or a so-so staff with just-alright food, go to Cliff's Edge.
04/13/2008Provided by Citysearch
Everything about Cliffs Edge was great - except for the hostess. The decor, food, and service was wonderful. However, I have to say that the hostess' behavior almost derailed the entire evening for my girlfriend and I (the only thing that lowers the rating for the restaurant). Her name is Akila, and she had an attitude from the moment we walked up to her to say we had a reservation (which couldn't be found for about 5 minutes).
I have to say - I've never experienced the kind of sweet toxicity from a host as the kind we received from Akila. She was condescending - even responding to questions with an ""AS I ALREADY STATED..."" - and everything from her tone of voice to her body language let us know that she thought nothing of us. Even after she knew we were unhappy with her, she would say things like ""have a great evening guys!"" or ""see you later!"" in a sing-song voice to taunt us!
Maybe she was having a bad day, or Macy's stopped selling underwear with dickholes in them, but either way, it really doesn't excuse the kind of service we received from this woman.
As we were walking out, we stopped to talk to her manager. My girlfriend overheard Akila nearby saying ""I don't give a s**t, I'm going home"".
Akila - ""she doesn't give a s**t""!
Phone: (323) 666-6116
Address: 3626 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cliff Edge Productions Inc
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse, Seafood
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
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