L.A. Local, Lifestyle, Restaurants
Sep 13, 2019

Dinner Diaries: Alice

We have a new dinner spot for all you foodies! This Dinner Diaries edition travels you to the heart of West Hollywood. Snuggled on the iconic Sunset Strip, let us take you into Alice.

We kicked off our dining experience with Alice’s aptly named Melrose Place cocktail. The cocktail is tanqueray gin, red bell pepper, habanero pepper, black pepper, lemon, and saline solution. The result is a refreshing cocktail with a hint of spice. We also tried Alice’s Santa Monica which is a very light and sparkling cocktail that is perfect for warm evenings. The Santa Monica consists of elyx vodka, st-germain, strawberry, rhubarb, lemon, and sparkling wine.

For appetizers we kicked off the meal with their fresh bread and three butter’s which are imported from France. We tried to pick a favorite to describe to you, we really did…but all three butters are utterly decadent. It sounds random, to recommend a butter….but trust us…order the butter. If you’re as obsessed with it as we are, we will leave you with a pro-tip they sell it in Alice’s inhouse market. You’re welcome.

We also opted as an appetizer their Hiramasa Crudo which is fresh sashimi plated alongside grapefruit, orange jam, pomelo, basil, calamansi, chili oil, and mint puree. The fish is perfectly sliced and fresh, the dish itself is a bit of a choose your own adventure. You can enjoy the fish on its own or use it to spread or dip in the ingredients which accompany this appetizer. The choice is yours, which can be a fun dinner experience.

Finally we get to the main course; Alice’s entrees. We kicked off our meal with their ancient grain risotto. They serve their risotto with creme fraiche, sorrel, and a mushroom confit. If you love mushrooms as much as we do, this is one dish you won’t be able to put down. We couldn’t stop ourselves from polishing it off once we began. The mushrooms were tender and yet gave the perfect amount of flavor, expecially paired with the creme fraiche. You’ll just have to order it when you pop in and let us know what you think.

For our final entree we tried Alice’s Tuna. The tuna is an 8oz steak that is served alongside a light salad, which also makes for a filling yet light meal on hotter evenings. The tuna is seared and the mixed greens add just a hint more flavor. We loved adding a bit of lemon to really bring out all the flavors the seared tuna has as well as the salad which comes with it, bringing around a perfect balane to end your dining experience.

To wrap up the evening we ordered an espresso and their panacotta. The panacotta is light and flavorful, while the espresso was strong. Just how we love our coffee, dark and strong. Besides the food, Alice has absolutely gorgeous plateware and interior decor. The art decco style has us feeling all the Miami vibes.