|Welcoming appetizer, Salmon tartare with yogurt sauce|
|Love their butter. Garlic, salt, pepper, some parsley maybe?|
|"Croque Madame" Yellowtail sashimi, prosciutto, sunny side up quail egg, grilled brioche|
|Part of the Prix Fixe Menu my friends got|
|Slow Baked Salmon, Spring Onion Confit, Crispy Pancetta, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Thai Basil|
|Buttermilk Steamed Chicken Breast, Yukon gold dumplings, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Brussel Sprouts, Butternut Squash|
|Wagyu Flat Iron Steak|
|Dessert from the prix fixe menu|
Hatfield's. Named one of the Best 10 New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetit 2010. I went to this restaurant knowing nothing about it because it was a friend's choice to dine there. It was a pleasant surprise though. I walked in to a really fine and spacious interior. The place is classy but yet not very restricted. A lot of the good restaurants I've been to gives you kind of a restricted feeling like there is a certain manner you have to maintain. This restaurant has the appropriate noise level where you can just sit in, relax, and hold a decent conversation with your friends without the party next to you overhearing it. I definitely enjoyed the atmosphere a lot. Hatfield's also has an open concept kitchen, it was interesting to see what the chefs are doing, how the waiters interact with them.
Of course, the food here is great. I didn't get the prix fixe menu because I am a little picky with my food so I ended up getting just an entree. Probably the two things that stood out the most to me were the butter and my steamed chicken entree. The butter was very appetizing, I don't exactly know what's in it but I could taste some garlic, salt, black pepper and some herbs. I ended up getting more bread which is something I don't do very often because I don't want to overfill myself with carbs. The chicken had such a great texture, it is cooked just right and to be honest, it doesn't really taste like chicken. I was expecting the chicken to be a little on a dry side as how most restaurants would make it. I was a little skeptical ordering this because I usually don't like how the chicken is prepared in most restaurants but I decided to go with it as it was a recommended dish. True enough, this was moist, soft and chewy. Definitely cooked to my liking.
Overall, if you were to ask me to rate this restaurant, I would probably give it 7.5/10. Just because the quality of the food does match the price you pay for it. Great ambience, classy interior. Pretty much sums up a great dining experience. However, I still prefer other restaurants like Nobu, The Ivy, Joel Robuchon etc. but that's just personal preference.
6703 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038