About The Church Key
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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) 398-7677
Bar Dining, 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
Restaurant was great and food was really good. Only issue they promote this dim sum cart thing but after being there over hour and a half the carts never came out. We were looking forward to that part of the meal. We finished are dinner and were too full to eat any more. Not sure what the deal was there. They say the carts come out every 20-30 mins but not the case Saturday night. Oh well!
We were very pleased with our brunch experience at The Church Key. The service was top notch, our server knew exactly when to come by and offer assistance. Food was terrific as well. We ended up spending almost three hours there, and did not feel rushed to leave.
Ordered off the LA Dine menu. First course was great, as was dessert. The entree beef cheeks were good but came out a bit on the cold side.
Main waiter was fine; however, we were transferred to another waiter near the end of our meal and he made a rather uncalled for, rude remark when he took our table over.
Other than that had a decent experience.
Service was terrible. Had to flag down a waiter after 40 minutes. There were 5 of us, with 4 eating. My friend ordered scallops, 2 of us ordered fish, and the other got the burger. My friend's scallops came out so fast it was hard to believe they had time to cook them. It then took 20 minutes for the other entrees to be served. We can only guess they had an extra order lying around so served them up before the rest of the entrees even started to cook. And they were cold. Once my fish arrived., the presentation was uninspired and it tasted like a fish stick. A 30 dollar fish stick.
When I arrived on time for my reservation, they tried to sit me at the bar instead of giving me a table. They agreed to sit me at a table but it had lazy boy chairs which put the table at chin level. Unacceptable. I asked and was given a regular chair. The guy at the table next to me said he'd had the same problem and had needed to ask for the chair to be swapped. A disappointing start to on ok meal.
I always have a great time at Church Key. The service, cocktails and food are great. I like the idea of carts coming by to actually see the food, I alway choose that option vs. the menu because I definitely eat with my eyes first. Also the valet right in front of the door is super convenient.
Our service was horrible. The waiter claimed that we were out "smoking" (none of use smoke and if anyone was gone from the table it was once to use the restroom) and that is why he never came back to our table to see what else we wanted. We numerous times had to go to the bar or find him to order anything. We barely ate because the service was so bad we just wanted to leave. It's sad because the ambiance is so great!!
The staff was very friendly, loved the ambience and decor. Nice touch having the Christmas tree. Had to take off a couple of stars because the service was extremely slow. Food was great, with the small exception being that my boyfriend's poached egg wasn't runny - probably because it sat too long before being served. Waitress and manager were very friendly and apologetic, even bringing out a free donut (so good!!), but service remained slow even after that. We waited a very long time for the check because of a mix-up with a Gilt voucher we had. Still, I would come back again and give it another shot. Would be great if they could add a couple more vegetarian options during brunch!
The food and ambiance are excellent but are overshadowed by the terrible serivce. we waited over 20 minutes to be seated with a reservation and had three different waiters through the evening, and it took us at least a half hour to order drinks and each course and a lot of our order was wrong, including the bill at the end.
Probably wouldn't go back as they are ovbiously understaffed not worth the price for the poor service, we were ignored the whole night
Quite simply, the Church Key is among the very best restaurants in LA. The food is extremely creative and very tasty, the offerings change often enough to keep it interesting, and the dim sum carts are no gimmick - the dishes to be had from them are frequently outstanding. We had 2 appetizers, 2 mains, 5 dim sums and dessert - nearly every dish was a home run. Service is great too - the room is funky, cool, comfortable, and none too loud - the cocktails are terrific - the wine list is sufficient. We've had dinner here at least 5 or 6 times, and we'll be back again soon.
This was our 2nd time at Church Key. We ordered otter pops and food from the carts. The food was good, but not great. We waited over an hour for our dessert donuts to be served. We finally asked for our check, and said we would forget the donuts. That's when they were brought to us, on the house. Our dinner was over 3 hours, because of the slow service throughout the evening, but especially for the dessert ( and they only serve one item for dessert).
Ordered the grilled hanger steak and it was amazing and on top of that orders the brioche donut OMG! To die for it melts in your mouth and you can't help but want to lick the whole plate after you're done. And our waitress Michele was great made us feel comfortable and enjoyed our dinner
The Church Key for brunch is a MUST if visiting LA or living here. I can honestly say it was the best meal I have had here since I moved from the East Coast (I've been here for 8 months). The bottomless Rose champagne was AMAZING, and my glass was maybe empty for a maximum total of a whole minute the entire brunch. The food: OMG. So decadent and definitely a splurge from your diet. It was incredible! The service was great; our waitress was super attentive and everyone was pleasant. Will for sure be back, and take all of my visitors and clients there too!!
Delicious food, innovative preparations, great appetizers and small plates. Au courant Sunset Boulevard atmosphere with exposed brick white-washed walls and distressed tin ceilings that are high and dramatic, with chandeliers and old bookcases, mismatched chairs and casual vibe.
This was my first time here and we went for brunch. The food itself was pretty okay. Overpriced but large portions. Unfortunately some of the items that were going for high end just ended up falling flat. The menu advertised bottomless rose which they did not have available - they need to make a note on both their website and menu if they're not going to honor their own specials. Waitress was nice when we could get her attention. Overall, probably won't be back.
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