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The Church Key

8730 Sunset Blvd. (Alta Loma Rd.) Send to Phone
424-249-3700 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Dim sum carts serving modern American cuisine roam this West Hollywood restaurant.
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Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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The Church Key, West Hollywood, CA

The Church Key Restaurant Review

: EDITOR'S NOTE: CHEF STEVEN FRETZ HAS LEFT THE CHURCH KEY --- The Church Key pushes the boundaries of modern American cuisine --- a very good thing, as it’s how and why gastronomy evolves. We feel that this place is more than a restaurant; rather, it’s a dining concept in itself. The "wahoo" effect starts as you enter the large, airy and vibrant space. Décor is eclectic, with some industrial hints due to the height of the ceiling, its texture and the white brick walls. But comfort is rendered by the variety of chairs and tables, the fireplace dividing the lounge from the dining room, the wall of bottles at the bar, the china and silverware, cushions, frames and drapes. Rolling carts present small bites like gyoza and spicy tuna on crispy rice. From the list of appetizers and entrées, we recommend the ahi tartare with compressed watermelon, Greek yogurt, pistachios, cucumber and pappadam; or tapioca-crusted tai snapper in white soy vinaigrette. Another novelty are the cocktail popsicles, which are made-to-order with liquid nitrogen at an airplane-style Pan Am cart by a server styled as a flight attendant. There’s also a very small wine list. In the dessert category, you may find brioche donuts with brown butter glaze and cinnamon caramel.

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