The Foundry on Melrose
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7465 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
7465 Melrose AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90036
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"My southerner said: "best fried chicken i ever had."
"Best grilled cheese sandwich in LA!"
"Wine list was acceptable."
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a year ago
Looking back, I thought the food at the Foundry was delicious, and even more so cuz it was free (!) since my roomies brought me here for my birthday. The restaurant has been on my list of places to visit for awhile and their grilled cheese with short ribs was featured on the "Simply Irresistible" episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate. However, I think the grilled cheese might have been the least favorite of the night for me since it was too sweet tasting for an entree. The tater tots were soft, crunchy, and delicious, and purple mustard just looks cool. My medium-rare hanger steak was cooked impeccably and the creamed spinach helped cut the saltiness of the bernaise sauce. The mussels were flavorful, but ever since having my favorite mussels ever at The Tasting Kitchen, these mussels didn't seem as fresh. One of my favorite parts of the meal were the miniature breads that they kept bringing out, especially the cornbread w/ herb butter spread. The tiny breads were super cute and delicious, and I might have to return just to have them again or steal their recipes. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, and while the grilled cheese seems a tad overhyped, the delicious food and service is what will bring me back to The Foundry for another visit.
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Barndi Kim
4 years ago
went on tues for the southern menu. my southerner said: "best fried chicken i ever had." the chopped salad was different & delicious and it was great to be able to order anything off the menu - no more front/back division. however, the vibe is still catching up and the back is more your typical fine dining. plus the provide pens for the waitstaff - what a good guy.
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Jerry Prendergast
6 years ago
great irrascible chef.. eric puts out some of the most unique food in la.
Martha Gruft
5 years ago
was taken for my birthday and it couldn't have been nicer. the food was wonderful.
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Chewie Mon
2 years ago
You must have the grilled cheese with short ribs (on raisin-walnut bread *drool*) and dip it in their potato soup (egg on top?! omg amazing!). It's an absolutely mouth-watering combination. Other great eats: crawfish chicken tart, chili glazed pork belly, and their bread pudding (when it's on the menu). Warning: service is absolutely terrible. The food will bring me back but that's the ONLY thing.
Joseph Laws
4 years ago
as frequent restaurant diners, we feel that the foundry is certainly one of the most interesting and innovative dining experiences in l.a. each dish was perfectly prepared and not innovative just for the sake of standing out. the flavors, textures and preparations were complementary to the food and not a distraction. this is a fine dining experince but also serves a great looking burger (table next to us). wine list was acceptable.
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Nelson Cheng
5 years ago
Incredibly imaginative food, quite delicious, and Eric Greenspan himself is cooking your meal! (recently bested Bobby Flay in Battle Goose on Iron Chef America) My favorite restaurant in L.A.
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David b
4 years ago
pretty good