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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.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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
Overall very tasty food. However, we were disappointed when we asked for our bill and our server did not bring it to us for over 35 minutes. We saw her walk past us at least a dozen times and tried to get her attention. Even though she may have not been, it almost felt like she was intentionally ignoring us. It was a bummer because up until that point, we were raving about the place.
The Church Key is awesome. The dim-sum carts are no gimmick - the food from them is outstanding, and cheap. The rooms are big and chic, yet the seating is cozy. Service is great - food remains outstanding. Cocktails are well executed. This dinner had a couple of hiccups compared to previous visits. We ordered a total of 4 dim sums, 2 appetizers, and 2 main dishes. The 4 dim sums were excellent. However the steak tartare appetizer was a bit bland. The "Chicken Pot Pie/Coq au Vin" is nondescript and rather tasteless - however the dish we took to replace it (scallops and spaghetti squash) was fantastic. All tolled, maybe the Church Key wasnt on its A-game, but still, its a great restaurant - we've been a half-dozen times, and we'll be back soon
Overcooked, burnt hash browns. Gloppy croque madame...where is the bacon? Salt shakers contain large salt crystals that must be ground to be usable (or extractable from the shaker). Manning level seemed overwhelmed by the crowd and unable to attend to table adequately.
I was extremely disappointed with the food here. I usually don't complain about food unless it's unexceptable, and in this case, it was. My party tried the pork chop, chicken pot pie, and steak. The pork chop was dry. Chicken pot pie was watery, had very little meat, and had bones in it. The steak came out cold. The potatoes were raw and carrots over cooked. They also had dim sum items that came around that were literally bite size. For the prices they charged, you could get a whole meal out of them. Overall the experience was poor and prices high. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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.
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