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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (Broadway St.) Send to Phone
Hearty Southern-inspired fare with a gourmet twist, along the always-crowded stretch of Abbot Kinney in Venice.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Wolf in Sheep's Clothing Restaurant Review

: Abbot Kinney has gone through innumerable changes over the past few years, including the loss of Lilly’s, now home to Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. The dining room remains largely unchanged, with a narrow bar and lounge in front, and a romantic but somewhat tight seating area and patio in the rear. Smoked trout is a flavorful and spicy starter, topped with horseradish and fennel, plus crispy roasted potatoes, finally finished with a dollop of caviar. Braised pork belly is moist and tender, balanced by acidic pickled watermelon. Larger plates include a light white sea bass that is overshadowed by the etouffée of shrimp and rice cakes with which it is served. By far, the star dish is fried chicken --- the desirable combination of crispy on the outside and tender on the inside --- served with mac ‘n’ cheese, green bean casserole, and a side of sausage gravy. Addictively spicy and sweet cornbread should be added to every course, especially with its accompanying pear butter. Save room for the warm chocolate cake with salted caramel sauce. A wine list is dominated by boutique California labels, though the lengthy whiskey list should really be indulged.
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