Perhaps one of the greatest spaces I've seen in a long time, Eveleigh – in the old Kenneth Cole spot on Sunset Blvd. – doesn't disappoint with delicious dishes and j'adorable dining scenes. Whether you have an intimate meal in the 8-seater room by the fire, belly up to the bar, or overlook all of LA LA land in the open-air A-frame barn, Eveleigh will have you returning sooner than you think.
- tender 'n crispy, lapable sauce, voluptuous veggies Roasted White Fish with Romesco Salsa, Kale & Braised Artichoke Hearts ($22)
- salty 'n sesame Fried Eggplant with Scallions, Cilantro, Rice Wine, Soy & Cumin Dressing ($9)
- lotsa different flavors, but not dressed very well Mache Salad with Bosc Pear, Parma Prosciutto, Shaved Walnut & Ricotta Salata ($11)
- strong ginger chili-like kick, yet goes down so smooth Evelation with Hendricks Gin, Ginger, Lemon & Rose Water ($12)
Apologies in advance for the fuzzy pictures. I've got 2 excuses: 1.) From the moment I walked inside Eveleigh, a warm 'n fuzzy feeling overtook my body, apparently my camera too ; 2.) It's not Christmas yet so I don't have my new camera.
Pronounced like Beverly, Eveleigh brings "Rustic Chic" to the Sunset Strip and to your plate too. I normally don't order a full entree to myself, but since it was ladies night and I left the hand model at home, it was time to indulge in my favorite, "must always order if it's on the menu" dish – the Roasted White Fish – complete with my favorite sauce, Romesco! The Fish is tender, unbelievably moist, and wild caught fresh. It has a crispy skin on the outside, and a Red Peppery tasting, tangy Tobasco-scented sauce underneath. The Kale is super tender like Spinach with a flavor like Chicken Broth. And the Braised 'n Buttery Artichoke Hearts are divine. It's a well-rounded dish with a bonus of not 1, but 2 veggie sides, and the best thing I ate all night.
I snuck a bite of the Fried Eggplant small plate. It's salty, not sweet, with strong Soy, Cumin & Cilantro (which I originally thought was Basil) flavors. The Eggplant's not as crispy as you'd think with the word "Fried" in front of it, but rather creamy.
The Mache Salad is bursting with flavor – salty Parma, creamy Ricotta, sweet Pear, and bitter Radicchio – unfortunately their wasn't enough dressing to bring it all together.
As for the Elevation cocktail, I could've had 5 more. While it does have a Ginger kick – or as one of the girl's called it "a cow that kicked you in the face" – the Rose Water helps it go down smooth.
I didn't get to taste the other dishes, so the pictures are just for your drooling, I mean viewing pleasure.
My heart and my tummy felt so at home at Eveleigh, now I understand why one of the ladies returned in less than a week. Honestly I can't wait to do so myself.
8752 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. 424-239-1630.
P.S. No, the 424 area code is not a transplant from NY like the restaurant owners. It's the new 310. (I couldn't help but wonder what Carrie Bradshaw would have to say about it...)