Dinner at Grace

Sunday night I went to dinner at Grace in Los Angeles, which was recommended by several Flyertalk.com members.

I liked the decor and atmosphere. It felt a bit like walking out of one W (in Westwood where I was staying) and into another (the restaurant) with the color scheme — especially in the back dining room — and music.

The food was generally good, though whatever seasoning they coated my foie gras with was burnt slightly. It took almost half an hour for my entree to come out after my appetizer was cleared. And one of the stranger things I’ve seen lately, they came around to brush crumbs off the table a couple of times during the night… and brushed them right onto the floor. That’s a first for me at an upscale U.S. restaurant. I’ve only seen crumbs brushed onto a tray, or occasionally into a waiter’s hands; never intentionally onto the floor. Odd.

Not a perfect dining experience by any means but still enjoyable. Appetizers mostly $14-20, entrees $24-35, dessert $9 (except cheese is more… very extensive cheese offering).

Valet parking was prompt, they kept my car right up front, either because of my tip on the way in the door or because I had rented a flashy convertible.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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