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American Restaurant, Sandwich Place, and New American Restaurant$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuOctober 30
    Highlights: foie gras waffle, lamb belly (MUST GET), egg yolk gnocchi, salt charcoal potato (surprisingly good), apple dessert. Skip the watermelon pretending to be a tomato.
  • George Y.
    the charcoal potatoes are not worth the hype. oversalted and just not all that special
  • Amy N.
    Amy NovakJuly 2
    Corn porridge
  • Katie E.
    Amazing food, interesting ingredients that worked so well. Loved the scallops, corn and watermelon pretending to be a tomato
  • Lindsay C.
    Lindsay CMay 27
    Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio serves up delicious modern American cuisine. The scallops, octopus, and avocado toast with albacore are amazing! The staff is friendly and accommodating. Incredible!
  • Eater
    EaterMay 9
    Michael Voltaggio's avant garde restaurant on Melrose is one of the spots that will truly impress a diner that's been through the classics and wants more. Read more
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChupkaApril 25
    Everything here was amazing. The Cacio e Pepe will go down as a top 10 dish for me. The charcoal potatoes were rocking and the octopus with squid ink pasta shells rivaled the Cacio e Pepe.
  • Maya B.
    Maya BaratzApril 19
    Eat everything.
  • Jennifer S.
    The oysters and beef tartar were amazing. But most of the menu is an acquired taste. Always good to try it at least once!
  • Bo L.
    Bo LiebmanFebruary 13
    Really interesting foods. Bit too salty.
  • Henry C.
    Egg yolk gnocchi is very good!
  • Joey T.
    Joey TJanuary 19
    Try everything.
  • Wendy E.
    Wendy E.D.January 10
    Ink was an unforgettable experience: the service was a perfectly coordinated dance, the plates were a piece of art and the taste was beyond what my tastebuds have ever experienced! Must in LA.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
    There are cocktails made from carrots, wines from regions you’ve never heard of and a general feeling that you’re here to experience newness and whimsy, so why not just go all in? Read more
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyNovember 12, 2015
    That the food might make you giggle becomes beside the point when you taste it — despite appearances, it’s engineered for taste above all else. Read more
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerSeptember 21, 2015
    Great food overall, usually easy to find street parking, worth a visit
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangSeptember 16, 2015
    Michael Voltaggio's cooks up some awesome dishes at this sleek restaurant.
  • Loris S.
    Loris SainSeptember 8, 2015
    Crab best dish ever...
  • Jen A.
    Jen AuSeptember 7, 2015
    The corn was the best thing!
  • Artem K.
    Artem KuznetsovSeptember 5, 2015
    Chocolate dessert is amazing.
  • Abby F.
    Abby FinkelSeptember 1, 2015
    Amazing and fun. Try the paella and the corn.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenAugust 30, 2015
    Small plates good for sharing. Attentive staff. Creative cocktails. The corn and potato polenta were amazing. Beer list needs improvement.
  • Dallas L.
    Dallas LehmanAugust 4, 2015
    Wonderful evening with friends and family.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PharesJuly 16, 2015
    Mixed, super innovative/creative cooking. I remember a really good squid ink pasta with octopus. (from a friend)
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas ColtonJuly 11, 2015
    This place is a great introduction to molecular gastronomy without all of the pretension that usually comes with it. Just make sure your parents are footing the bill...
  • Chris K.
    Chris KMay 10, 2015
    Place to go for exotic dessert.
  • Dru B.
    Dru BramlettMay 8, 2015
    Potato ice cream? Why not?!
  • Kelly
    KellyApril 14, 2015
    Amazing presentations, but some of the flavors were surprisingly lacking. Not the beets tho - fantastic.
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda VinciApril 12, 2015
    Start with the gnocchi and then deconstructed desert is a must.
  • Arthur S.
    Arthur SabintsevApril 4, 2015
    The chocolate dessert, the scallops and the salmon are amazing!
  • Myc A.
    Myc AgnewMarch 30, 2015
    Have the best but don't freak out about it.
  • Nicholas A.
    Nicholas AbouzeidMarch 24, 2015
    They served vinaigrette for the potatoes in a perfume sprayer. Love it.
  • Charlie G.
    Charlie GirlFebruary 18, 2015
    Best of LA, for sure!
  • Aybuke C.
    Aybuke CelebiFebruary 7, 2015
    fish dishes were delicious and creative
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RahmanianJanuary 31, 2015
    Get a bunch of small plates and share. Beef tartar, little gems, oysters, scallops and apple desert are all a must!
  • Stacy O.
    Stacy OngJanuary 31, 2015
    Order the small dishes and skip the big dishes so that you have more variety. I've discovered straw mushroom and it taste like meat. BTW service is excellent.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FarmerJanuary 17, 2015
    Loud & trendy atmosphere. Come if you're looking to try new flavors. Winners: lollipop kale & pig ears, wagyu beef cheek, bone marrow polenta, gnocchi. Loser: beef taretare. I'd def return.
  • Lana D.
    Lana DJanuary 15, 2015
    Sandwiches. They dont have anything else. But they are delicious!!
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamDecember 13, 2014
    First 2 times, it was great. The 3rd time though, everything was too salty. And this was the only time that I didn't see Voltaggio in the kitchen. Coincidence? My favorites: octopus & gnocchi.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.December 13, 2014
    Get everything on the menu and share!
  • Global H.
    Global HighlanderNovember 24, 2014
    The egg yolk gnocchi was great, as was the lollipop kale. They use comically small beer glasses. This is a good restaurant with quite a unique menu.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EOctober 30, 2014
    Get the black snapper and the lamb belly.
  • Talia
    TaliaOctober 16, 2014
    Interesting, experimental kitchen. The charcoal potatoes were fun to eat. Loved the fish dishes. My dining companions thought the beef cheeks were weird, and too rich
  • Monica D.
    Monica DesaiOctober 15, 2014
    The dishes are inventive and delicious, the vibe cool yet understated. Make sure to try the corn and the apple/burnt wood ice cream dessert!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissOctober 14, 2014
    The apple desert was the winner, with the wood-smoke ice cream. The rest of the top chef winner's dishes were inventive and tasty, especially the "corn" with nori Doritos. Fancy cocktails, too.
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziSeptember 5, 2014
    Menu changes constantly, from this menu my favorite orders were wild salmon, egg yolk gnocchi, corn & wagyu beef cheek. Skip the desserts, didn't like any of them. Rhubarb cream soda is very good.
  • Johnny L.
    Johnny LeeAugust 31, 2014
    Corn and lamb belly
  • Rory W.
    Rory WAugust 23, 2014
    Order as much as possible and share!
  • Veronica B.
    Veronica BelmontAugust 11, 2014
    So many great small plates to try! The corn (corn, housemade doritos, nori, green onion) was a table favorite for sure!
  • Nathaniel R.
    Nathaniel RomanAugust 10, 2014
    Egg yolk gnocchi and wild salmon
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