About The Church Key
The Church Key is a take on Modern American Cuisine that incorporates carts and a dim sum style of cuisine along with an extensive seasonal shared plate dining experience.We specialize in "funked" up cocktails, and an array of specialty cocktail carts.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1:00am.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.
San Vicente Boulevard
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and street parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
Two fireplaces enhance the private dining area, which is suitable for up to 25 seated guests.
Private Party Contact:
Talene Kanian: 818-398-7677x
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Church Key Ratings and Reviews
We were there late on a wednesday and th ...
We were there late on a wednesday and the restaurant was much quieter than we expected. It used to be packed all the time. The food was delicious but the serves were much smaller than expected for the price, ie: the dim sum dishes had only 1 item on them rather than the normal 2 that you would expect. Also there was a lot of variation in size. We both had the spicy tuna on crispy rice but one was half the size of the other, so that was kind of weird. I highly recommend the ahi taco though, that was so delicious we had 2 each.
A group of us 4 girls went to Church Key ...
A group of us 4 girls went to Church Key for a Bday Brunch... It was a great experience. My first time there. We were expecting the Champagne bottles to remain on the table for the 'bottomless mimosa' experience, but I guess a new rule has gone into effect for those previous patrons who abused the bottomelessness.. The waiter was still very attentive to make sure our glasses were never empty.
It was a cool place. The menu is a big ...
It was a cool place. The menu is a big confusing as the Dim Sum is not really dim sum and is really just a-la-cart menu.
Also the staff was a bit confused about orders, we got extra dishes we didnt order. They didnt charge for it, but still, lost revenue for the establishment.
The donuts however are aaaaammmmaaazing.
The food was excellent. I had the biscui ...
The food was excellent. I had the biscuits and gravy. The bottomless Rose Champagne was a nice surprise and they were not stingy at all about filling the glasses back up. The brioche donuts were a bit overwhelmingly sweet, but still delicious and the "chocolate milk" that came along with them was a nice, whimsical touch.
Our reservation was at 9 pm on a Friday ...
Our reservation was at 9 pm on a Friday night, yet my boyfriend and I weren't seated until 945, even though there were tables open. The place wasn't even packed. My boyfriend had to ask the host twice what was going on, and he was met with attitude. Once we finally sat, it took another 20 minutes for the waitress to come over. For our 9 pm reservation, we did not eat until 1030. By that time, we were over it and although the food was great, it was not worth a second visit.
Had a lovely brunch at The Church Key wi ...
Had a lovely brunch at The Church Key with some girlfriends. It wasn't very busy, but the offerings were delicious! Bottomless mimosas, strong coffee, and those brown butter brioche donuts? To die for! I intend to go back often.
I really love coming here. They do an am ...
I really love coming here. They do an amazing mixology bar and the food is amazing. They have nice and friendly staff that is knowledgeable and takes their time to explain the menu. I truly recommend anyone to try this place especially in the recent months it has really grown and stepped up to the next level.
The food was just ok
Our server was great, and I like the dim sum idea, but the food is just blah. Small portions way overpriced with not that much taste. I had the corn truffled pasta, and all it tasted like was cream of corn from a can. The wine selection is pretty slim, and the dim sum food was good but again way overpriced for the size. The service was great, and I loved the look of the joint. I was also annoyed that the menu was different online. I went in for crabs to realize they don't sell that dish anymore! :(
I came with a large group for a business ...
I came with a large group for a business dinner and the group really enjoyed it. Lots of variety and we were surprised by a special thing they do sometimes which is have a themed traveling cart of foods to choose from and we almost wished we'd not ordered dinner since the traveling thing was so great. It was Chinese foods, yummy dumplings, that came around. It's a huge space that doesn't get too loud so it's perfect for groups and we'll return for sure.
Actually was a bit disappointing as the ...
Actually was a bit disappointing as the previous time I was there we had a great night and enjoyed the vodka Popsicles..this time the lady who either prepares them or gets the ice ready wasn't there..that's one of the main reasons I made a Rez in the first place..our waitress spoke like she had marbles in her mouth and I couldn't understand a word she said..like she was whispering..food was good, however must have had tons of salt as I couldn't get my jewelry. The next day..sorry to say I will not be returning
If anything, visit the Church Key for th ...
If anything, visit the Church Key for the donuts. They were, by far, the best donuts I've ever had! The rest of the food and cocktails were nicely presented, but lacked flavor. It was bit disappointing. The quality of the food did not match the price.
A group of us celebrated Mother's Day by ...
A group of us celebrated Mother's Day by eating at The Church Key for brunch. We were disappointed that they didn't offer a better brunch selection, especially on a holiday like Mother's Day. Food was underwelming as was the service.
Average lunch spot - LA
We went in with high expectations, as the reviews on Yelp were very good. The brunch menu was very limited, which was disappointing. Everything was very heavy (ie; fried/ dense) and breakfasty... it would have been nice to have more lunch options (besides the burger) and even a salad at the minimum. We also read about the Pan Am cart, which we did not see in the restaurant. Maybe that's a night time feature?
Really love going here. They have amazin ...
Really love going here. They have amazing food, in addition to the menu they also have cards that will have small bites. Sure you save room for that and don't forget about the "otter pops" careful though sometimes the liquor is a little bit stronger than you expect. Will definitely come back here and recommend everybody to try this it's a very unique experience.
The Church Key is very sexy chic, its gr ...
The Church Key is very sexy chic, its great place for a date night or a girls night out. The food was delicious, a little bit pricey for the portion size. We ended our meal with the brioche donuts, a this is a MUST try for every customer...melts in your mouth. A little disappointed in the service, our drinks and food took a little bit longer then normal.
No carts on Monday
We were surprised to find out they don't do the 'dim sum' cart service on Monday. We wouldn't have made a reservation for Monday night. Monday is fried chicken night which wasn't worth the inflated price for fried chicken/cole slaw/ mac and cheese. We were sat right under the stereo speaker which made it hard to hold a conversation.
The space is nice and my initial impress ...
The space is nice and my initial impression was that we were going to really like the Church Key. However, while our server was friendly; he seemed to want to rush us into ordering drinks and food. The 4 of us had never been to this place and needed a moment to look at the cocktail menu( only one at a table of 4 of us) and food menu. Our server came back a few times to ask about drinks but never thought to get us additional cocktail menus so we did not have to look at the list one at a time.. He did not ask us about water and we had to ask a couple of times to get water while we were waiting for our cocktails and appetizers. The food was just ok; nothing terrible but nothing so great either. We did order several items off the dim sum carts that go around with various foods in addition to many dishes off the menu as the dishes are small and meant to be shared. After many different shared dim sum starters our server brought us several main dishes but never offered to get us new plates despite our small plates and forks needing to be changed at this point . Nothing happened unless we asked for it. Our server only seemed to care about our cocktail orders and then there was no more service at our table unless we stopped someone. We had to ask for everything;. Sadly this was a disappointing experience and none of us would go back.
Great Service - poor entres
Service was great! Amazing! The dim sum was great as well. Unfortunately the entres were nothing to brag about. I ordered the crab legs and they were over cooked, my husband and friend ordered the fish and it was also over cooked. My friends husband ordered the skirt stake and he said if it weren't for the fact that he was hungry he wouldn't have eaten it. Collectively we decided to go elsewhere for desert. Very unfortunate!
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