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What's worth going to 'Ford's Filling Station' or 'Fraiche' in Culver City

You know how you find a place and want to back again and again because there's always something new - and it's always good? Well, I found my place in LA...and here are my thoughts. I was in LA for 10 days - 5 of us ate at fords the second night. Came back for lunch 3 times - yes - I made the drive all the way from Hollywood - it was my comfort spot in this beautiful little neighborhood. Jamon Serrano, Hot Sopressata, and Mortadella - little olives - ate the plate clean - delicious! Also tried this new dish they recommended called Sturgeon Confit with smoked tomatoes and olive and leek compote on a crostini - yikes it was incredible!! I was skeptical but it was major delicious. 4 Cheese Pizza on flatbread - light and savory! Kusshi Oysters - small and succulent - (usually I get tough big ones in other restaurants) great! Roasted Beet Salad - my mother used to force to eat beets - so this is the first time since a kid to eat them on a dare at the table - I loved them!!! (in shock) Buttermilk Fried Chicken - I am from the south so I wondered about this one but decided to try because our server recommended it - but it was crispy and boneless - on top of great potatoes and succotash .... I have died and gone to heaven! Polenta Cake - wow - I had no idea polenta could be so delicious. Fish and Chips - Every bite was perfect! We also tried the Shrimp Curry - as a curry aficionado I have to admit this is really good - the bacon on top and the toppings on the side make it perfect. And something that brought me back for lunch 3 more times ( I am now addicted) - the Pulled Pork Panini! Unbelievable! I hated to see the last bite go. For dessert we had dark chocolate Tobblerone ice cream. Silky and rich!!! Also had the banana split - we all devoured it too...with three scoops of all the Toblerone flavors in it. Yummy and big! And one more thing - they make fresh lemonade there - couldn't resist! I am so crazy about this restaurant. It feels so good and comfortable. My choice is Ford's.

Jun 10, 2008
table in Los Angeles Area

Ate at Ford's Filling Station - tips on what to try

i just saw the site - didn't know there was one - really great site! someone must keep it up to date....

Jun 09, 2008
table in Los Angeles Area

Ate at Ford's Filling Station - tips on what to try

I was in LA for 10 days recently.. 5 of us ate at fords the second night - it was all so good we ended up eating off of each others plates. And I came back for lunch 3 more times - yes - I made the drive all the way from Hollywood - it was like my comfort spot in this perfect and beautiful little neighborhood..... I could see myself set up there with my computer relaxing in the afternooons every time I go back.
Jamon Serrano, Hot Sopressata, and Mortadella - little olives - ate the plate clean - delicious!
Also tried this new dish they recommended called Sturgeon Confit with smoked tomatoes and olive and leek compote on a crostini - yikes it was incredible!! I was skeptical but it was major delicious.
4 Cheese Pizza on flatbread - light and savory!
Kusshi Oysters - small and succulent - (usually I get tough big ones in other restaurants) great!
Roasted Beet Salad - my mother used to force to eat beets - so this is the first time since a kid to eat them on a dare at the table - I loved them!!! (in shock)
Buttermilk Fried Chicken - I am from the south so I wondered about this one but decided to try because our server recommended it - but it was crispy and boneless - on top of great potatoes and succotash .... I have died and gone to heaven!
Polenta Cake - wow - I had no idea polenta could be so delicious.
Fish and Chips - Every bite was perfect!
We also tried the Shrimp Curry - as a curry aficionado I have to admit this is really good - the bacon on top and the toppings on the side make it perfect.
And something that brought me back for lunch 3 more times ( I am now addicted) - the Pulled Pork Panini! Unbelievable! I hated to see the last bite go.
For dessert we had Tobblerone ice cream - chocolate and white chocolate. My favorite was the plain dark chocolate - so silky and rich!!!
The other dessert we ordered was the banana split - we all devoured it too...with three scoops of all the Toblerone flavors in it. Yummy and big!
Oh yea - my husband loved the margaritas sin sal. I loved the Fat Tire. the others had wine.
And one more thing - they make fresh lemonade there - couldn't resist! I am so crazy about this restaurant. It feels so good.

Jun 09, 2008
table in Los Angeles Area