October 8, 2008

Glendale's Palate is One of Esquire's Best New Restaurants

THE ONLY LOS ANGELES County nod in Esquire's list of Best New Restaurants 2008 is Glendale's Palate Food + Wine (933 S. Brand Blvd.).

Just a mile from Atwater Village, Palate is "worth the trip" to Brand Boulevard, even though the magazine's John Mariani "had never seen so many car dealerships in my life."

"Palate hits every point of hospitality," Esquire continues in the November 2008 print edition (not yet on the magazine website), "in a year when it was hard to stifle a yawn over the new restaurants in LA."

And after raving how the most expensive menu item is $19, the magazine concludes: "Whatever you spend on gas to get to Glendale, you'll save on the food and wines here and go home very happy."

We really need to try that place.

4 comments:

Rich said...

Easily one of the best restaurants in the area. Wonderful cheeses and wines, plus elegantly-cooked and unpretentious food. My wife and I walked there -- not the most romantic walk, but it helps burn off the cheese calories. Between Canele and Palate, we're in good shape foodwise around here :)

Mike said...

Maria and I are planning on trying Palate for our anniversary... but your review of Church & State makes me wonder if we should check that out first...

AVN said...

I say, go with Palate! Especially for a special occasion. Church & State, while delicious, is probably more casual.

D.Law said...

I proposed to my wife there when it was called Cinnabar. (More romantic that it sounds: the owner, Flame, held an impromptu champagne-fest for us and the regulars.) Palate has a wonderfully unpretentious approach to good food and wine. It's a local gem.