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 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
Delicious food, innovative preparations, ...
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 ...
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.
As usual the food was very good and the ...
As usual the food was very good and the creativity and presentation very good as well. We were accomodated even though we arrived early and were among the last to leave. We generally enjoyed the experience (not our first time), though the staff were a bit overly aggressive when we needed time to talk and clearly the staff, including the manager, did not understand what a "short" expresso is. I had to explain a few times until they got it right and even then it was watery and not what it should have been. But a small price to pay for a generally good experience.
Restaurant was empty and yet still servi ...
Restaurant was empty and yet still service was slow. Server really didn't add much value. Halibut was bad and steak was tough. Crab and spinach cheese dip was worst I've had and came with a few pieces of seeded crackers instead of hearty bread to stand up to all that heavy cheese. Poor judgment.
I visited Church Key while on holiday. T ...
I visited Church Key while on holiday. There were 2 problems:
1) my friend was in crutches but they still sat us at the furthest table from the door despite the restaurant being fairly quiet.
2) our waiter explained to us the concept of the tasting trolley after we had been approached by the waitress and bombarded with food options. Very confusing. Once explained we decided we would skip starters and try some of the items on the trolley. We clarified this with our waiter only to receive or mains before the trolley had a chance to reappear. Very disappointing.
Don't go. Valet no where to be found. ...
Don't go. Valet no where to be found. Walk in. No hostess to be found. Get seated finally and wait 15 minutes for a waiter. Then wait another 15 minutes for.a drink. Drinks were bad. Food was bad. Service was terrible
I loved the mix of elegant and modern in ...
I loved the mix of elegant and modern industrial decor enough to remember it when I remodel my kitchen, and the food was excellent, especially the Snapper dish, but the service was not up to par with what I expected. The host was noticeably more enthusiastic seating the four young ladies with heels, rompers and cleavage who walked in after us while we waited with a reservation, but we were willing to forgive that. The bartender was quick and attentive, but said yes, they have a Red Blend, yet served me a Malbec. That's ok. I love Malbec. Our server was the most disappointing. He filled our water consistently throughout the meal, but he took ages to show up at the beginning, seemed completely uninterested in spending (scratch that) wasting any time at our table during the meal, and completely forgot about a beer my husband ordered, but was never around to be reminded.
It wasn't bad service. It was just what I would expect from a cheap restaurant chain. It didn't do the food any justice, unfortunately. I wouldn't go back, simply because there are so many other restaurants to choose from, and it wouldn't be difficult to improve on the service at any one of them.
Had a party of 10. It was really good ...
Had a party of 10. It was really good food and a nice atmosphere. Our waiter was missing in action 75% of the time we were there. Had to get ups several times to ask him to bring things, more water, drinks, napkins, silver ware... they weren't that busy when we were there and I saw him chatting with the other waitresses often when he should have been making sure we were okay, but I guess since the gratuity was included in the big party he knew he could slack.
Very impressed by this place. The staff ...
Very impressed by this place. The staff was most wonderful - we were visiting Los Angeles and wanted to find a place with live music to go to after our dinner. The server recommended us a few places and also asked the manager of the restaurant to recommend us something. The food was great as well - really enjoyed the pork ribs. I had a half-portion and it was more than enough. The small bites were also very nice, and wine was at a discounted pricing (before 7pm).
We thought this would be a fun place to ...
We thought this would be a fun place to grab some appetizers and enjoy different selections from the tapas cart. We sat in the restaurant for over an hour and the cart came by one time with 4 choices. This place is not sure what it wants to be food-wise -- is it tapas or not? You need to be more clear with your guests. In addition, a party of 4 sat down next to us with 2 "service" dogs. The dogs smelled, and were jumping around. Not appetizing. Maybe you need a dog area? Regardless, we then left immediately.
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.
This was my third time dining at The Chu ...
This was my third time dining at The Church Key and as before I was not disappointed. The food was amazing and the service was equally as good. I will be back again and I am telling everyone about the Church Key!
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.
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