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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 - Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-3:00 pm
San Vicente Boulevard
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet and street parking available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Church Key Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been here a few times and every time has been amazing until now. They’ve changed up their dim sum system and there was no pan am cart. Also the fish was super dry which was disappointing and the waiter didn’t do anything about it.
I don’t know if I’ll be back at this point as it ruined my experience.
Delilah the hostess was great. Our servers were horrible. Ordered pancakes. Took 20 minutes took get syrup for them. Our food came to our table separately so in our party of 4 our entrees showed up more than 20 minutes apart Horribly incompetent and lazy wait staff
Arrived at 8pm on a Saturday night and the restaurant was about 25% full... first red flag. Food and service both mediocre. Sushi had a very weird, antiseptic (?) taste to it. 3 people from our group ended up getting sick from something we ate (not the sushi, though, b/c one of us didn't eat it). We totally over ordered (not just a little, but prob 1.5-2x what we actually ate) based on our server's recommendation which, in my opinion, equates to bad service. With all the really great restaurants LA has to offer, I won't be going back here anytime soon :(
Food was amazing but service was so bad! People left and right of our table were complaining too. It was as if 1 waiter was working the whole restaurant. I honestly recommend the dim sum menu, it was so fun eating small tapas style for our group. But the waiter didn’t care to check on us to see if we needed another drink or wanted to order anything else. It was just so odd. Overall though our group had a nice evening here.
We had such a fun time! Our server, Richard, was amazing - so attentive, friendly, and gave us great suggestions. The food is excellent and the dim sum trolley is such a cute idea. The only thing I missed was the alco-pop cart which I think used to go round on weekdays too and now is only on weekends. A truly fun, delicious place to eat - I've been a handful of times now and always had a great experience :)
Such a great place for a fun brunch with friends! Invited 3 friends and they loved it! Awesome energy and vibe! Loved my chicken and waffles and bottomless mimosas were just that - no limit and no bottom!
This was my second time at Church Key (the first time was dinner - cool meal then too!) and Looking forward to a third time!
Had a group of friends (cast of tv show big brother on cbs) join me for the amazing donuts, food, drinks and POPCORN.
As per usual, the wait staff is moving up in my list of WORST service EVER! I should have learned my lesson with their staff after my second bad experience, now 3 in a row, ALL different servers yet ALL of them have very little knowledge about their menu and just fail as a wait staff especially for the price points of the place! LITERALLY THE WORST WAITERS!! The popcorn is deliscious and typically they offer you a free serving for the table, that did NOT happen, when I asked for popcorn for the table it happened to be after the kitchen closed and we were denied popcorn. VERY DISAPPOINTING. When we were heading out we noticed BAGS of popcorn at the host stand and this just proves yet once again how very little this wait staff knows and/or tries to please their guests. I don't foresee recommending this restaurant ever again and I don't plan on ever spending my money here again just to be let down for a 4th time!
I've made a point to inform The Church Key (prior to this negative experience I notified the restaurant two other times; once in June 2017 and a 2nd time in July 2017) and here we are in September 2017 and now a third negative experience with the same issues - zero changes have been made so I see this place lasting a year at the most! My mission is to inform potential guests of this place to a valid wasting their money for this kind of service! NOT WORTH IT!!!
Wasn't too impressed with the food. Server Richard was very nice. However the hostess was neither warm nor welcoming. She did not smile or really look at me when I told her I had reservations. She simply looked down at her screen and didn't not even gesture for me and my guest to follow.
Great atmosphere. Dim sum was great and perogies and flank steak were excellent. Only negative was that my boyfriends Enchiladas were not very hot when they got to the table. Donuts amd milkshake a nice unique way to end a meal! Our server Richard was very polite and catered to our every need! Would definitely return.
This was my second time dining here. I had incredible service the first time but not the second. We did bottomless brunch and often had to wait a while for drink refills. Whereas the first time I visited, they topped off drinks when they were just half full. The food and atmosphere are amazing though so I will definitely be back!
Almost everything was very good. Food was outstanding. Our service was not above average, but looking around I think we drew the short straw waitstaff wise. Everybody but our server seemed on the ball.
A minor annoyance...the mimosas are not kept cold. They apparently make them in pitchers to save time, but they do not refrigerate the pitchers. So by the time my wife got it was room temperature and flat. They did replace it with a rose champagne for free, but even that was barely chilled.
Worth a revisit.
Love this place. Went there on a double date and everybody loved what they ordered. We got the fried chicken, catch of the day and the beef and broccoli. All were delicious! They also have carts that visit each table with appetizers. We got the falafel and the sausage lettuce wrap. We were pleased with all
Overall the brunch food was just slightly above average. Try chicken & waffles elsewhere as it was not impressive here. I'll try the toad in a hole if we do brunch again. The brioche donuts are the Real MVP here! Get them carry out if you have to. The service in general was poor today. Diners at almost every table near us were complaining. Service was very slow and poor attention to detail. The bright spot was our eventual server, Dierdre, who stepped in to take up the slack. She proactively discounted our check and threw in a couple of those "fire" donuts. The coffee was excellent too. Most def return for donuts and coffee!
Made reservations for a surprise birthday dinner for my boyfriend. The venue has a really great ambiance and very delicious food. The pork belly appetizer was a big hit with the boys. A great restaurant for groups -- the staff definitely made it a memorable night with great humor and accommodating service. Thank you for a great time.
Sadly, The Church Key has seen better days. The food was under seasoned. They had not received there produce delivery yet- which meant certain menu items were unavailable.
The service was simply awful. Multiple requests had to be made to refill the water, order another drink, ask for salt and pepper.
My last meal at The Church Key will in fact be my last meal at The Chursh Key. Sad really- it was once very good.
Our second time here, and unfortunately, same as the first time. It's all style and no substance I'm afraid. The food is just not good. Having been in the F&B industry, in free-standing restaurants as well as hotel F&B operations, I have had thousands of meals from bad to amazing, and this execution just doesn't live up to the promise, the price, or even the location.
The design of the space is great, however, so if you just want to grab a drink...do so. But don't invest in the food.
I was disappointed that the "waiter" who should have helped us just ignored us. I had to ask for service and the person who took care of us was wonderful. Thanks Daniel for not making me give up on this place. Service here is always hit or miss nd today was terrible except for Daniel. He was pleasant, helpful and very nice. Fried chicken and waffles were delightful and waffles had that extra crunch outside and softness inside. Please fix service or you'll lose patrons. Reviews should start about food not terrible service. Daniel thank you again for your attentive and good service.
While still very good, the Church Key has now clearly declined from the excellent restaurant it was just a year ago. The dim sums, which are ordered off of carts pushed through the dining room, remain the high point - not just super-tasty, but super-cheap too - I recommend getting every one you see. The appetizers also remain strong. However the main dishes have been lately mediocre. This time we had scallops, which were a bit bland. And the burger was a bit of a mess, using a special sauce that's indistinguishable from that of a Big Mac - and it's not clear if this is meant to be ironic. Further, it's topped by a muck of sauteed onions (I think) and some other not-readily-identifiable stuff, akin to In n Out's "animal style." And it's $22. (!) The cocktails are still great, as is the service and the ambience. To be clear: this remains a very good restaurant, but it's fallen from among the ranks of the elite. We'll be giving it some time off, but we'll certainly return, hopeful that they regain their form.
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