We stopped in for lunch while visiting So. Cal. recently. The menu at the bar (and maybe in the whole restaurant) was quite limited, and with no gluten free options, we had to make some small changes.
Tuna tartare and the chicken and spinach salad were quite good. But, like most tartare dishes, it is customarily served with some sort of bread. My wife asked if they could substitute a bit of lettuce for the bread, thinking that instead of slathering the tuna over bread, she could simply wrap it in a lettuce leaf. So far, so good - but then we saw that there was a $4 upcharge for replacing 50 cents of bread with 15 cents of lettuce. Give me a break.
Yes, the food was very good, and yes, they did take the $4 surcharge off the bill. But to have the server tell you "We're trying to discourage substitutions" when the menu is very limited and has not accommodation for dietary restrictions, is a bit off-putting.
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