The Stinking Rose55 N La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
I've been wanting to try the Stinking Rose for years. For some reason it never got picked as the venue for any of my social gatherings. (I guess you can probably figure out the reason. It's not the nicest thing to have garlic breath when you're with a group of people and you still have to talk to them.) But still, everytime I drove by after eating at somewhere else in the area, I always told myself I had to try this place someday because I LOVE Garlic!
Finally on a regular Friday night, I worked late and it was alreay 9:30 when I got home and ready for dinner. Countryman felt like some pasta, so I did a quick search on Yelp. The Stinking Rose popped out and drew my attention. I know Countryman loves garlic, too. As I expected, "Screw Pasta! Let's go to the stinking rose! Anything with garlic is good!", Countryman said. Luckily the Stinking Rose opens til 11pm, so we could still make it.
entrées taste nothing like garlic.
complimentry bread, goes perfectly with the
just mediocre salad. Neither the veggie nor the dressing is anything near special and worth the $7.95. I think I'll just skip salad next time.
Clam has been my favorite food since I was a kid. I even gave it a nickname, Tzui-Tzui, and tried to persuade everyone I know that its real name is Tzui-tzui, not clam. haha... The steamed clam was perfectly cooked. The soup was so sweet and delicious. I was just afraid my body couldn't handle the sudden high volume of cholesterol intake, so I only finished 3/4 of it and had the rest of it to go.
I only had a bite of it. It was not bad. I am not so much a steak person, so I'm definitely not qualified to give any comments on the steak. Countryman liked it thouh.
Overall, I liked this place a lot. I'll definitely come back for the "and the steamed clam. I'll skip the salad and try something else.