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“A hidden treasure”
Review of Chaya Brasserie - CLOSED

Chaya Brasserie
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Asian
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: Robertson Blvd
Reviewed September 12, 2012

This fabulous brasserie where hubby and I had a last-minute dinner should get more attention for its outstanding food but perhaps doesn't because it's right next to the Cedars Sinai complex. Don't let that keep you away! It's not as much of a see-and-be-seen place as The Ivy around the corner, but it should be!!  Had a great roasted beet salad with golden and pink/red beets as well as candied walnuts and the best plums I have ever tasted: perfection. Turns out the chef goes to the Farmers Market daily. At the beginning of the meal the chef presented each of us with an amazing amuse bouche we had never seen and hadn't ordered, but were thrilled to try: heirloom tomato with blue cheese ice cream!  Unbelieveable!  The blue cheese flavor was distinctive but not overpowering.  My husband had the unusual appetizer of grilled Monterey sardines, which included purple potatoes and cherry tomatoes, among other treats. For our entrees, we both chose the free range chicken Dijon. Each serving included a breast and a thigh. Superb. I opted for the included French fries; he chose to substitute broccolini. We left happy and satisfied but with no room for dessert!

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Thank KareninStLouis
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Friendly greetings and prompt service from valet and hostess started the evening out right. As did the lovely, open, Asian-styled interior. Waitress was polite, but difficult to engage. And when I asked her to replace a chipped plate (and empty one provided for the hors d'oeuvres), she did so expeditiously, but without apology. It wasn't so busy that she was pressed for time to wait on us (and had two others helping with service and bussing), so her standoffish behavior wasn't justified. The food was incredible and wine selection was decent.

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Thank SFGreg
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

A very pleasant lunch. The food was good, and the staff attentive and accomodating.

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Thank Vienna_Virginia_USA
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

A group of us went there for drinks and a bite. Tastefully done place. Very trendy crowd.
We sat in the Beer Garden as we wanted a more casual setting as compared to the formal dining inside.
The mushroom skewers and the fried chicken are a must have! They have a large variety in the menu and everything we ordered was good.

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Thank MegRathee
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

food , atmosphere, service you will love everything about it

Thank Poet715
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