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Lexington Social House – it was okay

October 22, 2011 Dinner, Drink, Gourmet, Living, Snack No Comments

met up with FC, a food blogger friend, for snacks and drinks at a place we’ve both been meaning to try… i’ve heard mixed reviews of the place, but was still curious to give it a whirl…

i started the night with one of their newest drinks, The Spanish Harlem – tanteo cocoa infused tequila, maraschino liqueur, agave nectar, chocolate-chili bitters.. though a bit too sweet for my tastes, it was still refreshing…

 

for food, we started on these biscuit things that had some eggs, cheese, and some of the most tender pieces of short ribs. truly yummy.

 some kind of panini with more short ribs. though this was edible, it was quite on the greasy and oily side. we still ate all of it. hahahaha.

 for some fiber, we had the local Apple and Pomegranate salad. it was ok, but forgettable.

for my second drink, I had The Lexington, which I was told, has been around since the place opened up. It’s comprised of earl-grey infused woodford reserve bourbon, honey, lemon juice, orange bitters…. also, refreshing.

For a main dish, we had their signature fried chicken, bacon-braised kale, smashed potatoes, and mustard sauce. FC thought it was the best fried chicken. I’m not sure if I could agree with that, but I did think it was better than KFC.

When it was time to get a third drink, I noticed not one drink  on their menu had scotch in it, so I played to the bartender’s creative side and requested that he create something on the spot… and he delivered this fine drink, which honestly, was better than the other drinks on their menu. When I asked what he’d call it, he hesitated before naming it “The Scottish Kick.” I’m not exactly sure what was in it, but it was good.

Supposedly their steak tartare is the “best in town.” I haven’t had it that often, so I can’t really say, but it was good.

Towards the end of our night, after hearing that I typically like drinking scotch neat, the bartender made me a final bespoke drink with a lot more oomph. I forget the ingredients, but it was all real good.

Overall, my experience at the Lexington Social House wasn’t mind-blowing, but it was still pretty good.. I’d give it a solid 3 and 1/2 stars (out of 5).

The only real downside is its location, it’s in Hollywood, douche capital of the world.. hahaha. Still, if I were in the area, I’d come back.

Link: Lexington Social House

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