Brunch. It’s what gays do. For a while now I’ve been hearing of the wonders of a restaurant called BLD (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) in West Hollywood. I finally had an occasion to visit this past Sunday with my friend Meg and her father who graciously treated us. The decor is very typical WeHo – polished, modern, yet with some nice homey touches. I was particularly tickled by a display of little mini stoves from days gone by on one of the walls.
The restaurant boasts a traditional brunch menu with a modern flare. Benedicts, egg sandwiches, burgers, salads – all with twists that make them modern and a little classier. What stood out to me was their entirely homemade breads and baked goods. Everything made on the premises, down to the english muffins. These people are not messing around. And believe me, the starving artist really appreciates restaurants (and men) that don’t mess around. I went for one of the specials, which was an heirloom tomato frittata topped with pesto, served with a choice of potato and bread. I ended up with both a biscuit and an english muffin (I’m not ashamed) as well as their chorizo homefries. Really outstanding. And one of the best biscuits I’ve had in a long time.
More good news: their service matched their food – very friendly, very professional. Our waitress messed up Meg’s order and put in the wrong dish. Meg didn’t really mind that much as she was happy with the food that they did bring her, but the waitress was still very apologetic and took her meal off the bill. That’s how you keep customers happy.
As for pricing, if you’re looking to spend less than $10 this will not be the place for you, but I still think it is very reasonable considering it’s brunch in WeHo.
Verdict: highly recommended. Get there before 10am or have a reservation.
7450 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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