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Faith & Flower

705 W. 9th St. (Flower St.) Send to Phone
Globally influenced California cuisine in a sophisticated space in downtown L.A.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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Faith & Flower Restaurant Review

: Faith & Flower in downtown L.A. is a collaboration between Coastal Luxury Management (Restaurant 1833, Cannery Row Brewing Company, Rose. Rabbit. Lie.) and Stephane Bombet (co-founding partner of Picca, Mo-Chica and Paiche). Designed with a contemporary Art Deco look, the spacious, convivial venue encompasses a pet-friendly patio, a long bar and a corridor-like room with tables and booths that leads to a large private dining area that can seat up to 52. Leaf through the book-like menu and you'll spot quotations from famous folks ranging from philosophers to rappers. Diners are encouraged to order two or three dishes per person, and then the kitchen will parcel out the plates in courses according to what pairs well together. Executive chef Michael Hung, formerly of San Francisco's La Folie, offers globally influenced California fare like steak tartare with miso cream and black sesame; Dungeness crab toast with jicama, avocado, green goddess aioli; and a carnitas pizza topped with confit pork, crème fraîche and chile verde. The hits continue with handmade egg spaghetti with corn, cherry tomatoes and miso butter, and oxtail agnolotti with bone marrow butter, tangerine salsa and beef tendon chicharrones. Serious carnivores will crave the Piedmontese beef grilled over mesquite. Executive pastry chef Ben Spungin, whose culinary pedigree includes The French Laundry, creates lovely desserts like hazelnut chocolate feuilletine with dollops of chocolate cremeux, toasted meringue and caramel. There is a worldly wine list with decent prices plus an impressive cocktail menu featuring a killer Negroni and interesting creations like the Vaudeville, made with Square One vodka, lemon, raspberry gum, housemade bitters, rosemary and Italian meringue.

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