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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.
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, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Church Key Ratings and Reviews
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.
Honestly amazing. Valet convenient...text when your ready...appetizers were great..especially the ceasAR salad brussel sprouts! Meal was amazing I had the fried chicken that could have fed 3 people.. delish! To end the night we had to try their specialty doughtnuts and honestly it was mouth watering! Even if your not a doughnut person try it! Once you go Church key your never goin back. Brunch looks amazing and I am sure we'll be back!
Drinks were delicious and dim sum was good. They advertised free popcorn on dim sum nights Tuesday and Wednesday, so my friend want to try. They charged the day we went. The valet was missing in action for 15 minutes. After waiting a long time, I asked the waitress and was told she had no order listed. They gave my part of 3 free brioche donuts as consolation. Our order ENT in and we were served around 9 am. Yes, the company was great but the dinner experience was dismal.
I arrived at the restaurant only to have the staff tell me that the 3 pm reservation I had made was cancelled because they closed the restaurant. They advised that the reservation system "shouldn't have allowed me to make a reservation." In all actuality, they should have had the staff properly update the system to represent accurate availability. I have been here three times and each time there is some kind of operational issue, either with the staff, kitchen and now the organization of reservations. This place was great when it first opened, but it is clear why it is always half empty now.
I was really dissapointed by this restaurant. It took a LONG time to get our drinks, and then both meals (I was with one friend) were not good at all. I got the chicken and biscuits, the biscuits were burnt and the chicken was very so-so. My friend got the Halibut and that was also very mediocre, she said it tasted frozen. Would not go back.
Decent experience overall. The good was mediocre at most and the bottomless mimosas were like 81% orange juice and rest champagne (obv). We were celebrating Mother's Day so we were hoping the menu wasn't as bleh and limited. I've been here otherwise and generally speaking it's a great restaurant with good food and great drinks. Just wouldn't ever come here for mother day or any day with pre-fix menu.
Great place for special occasions and sitting down and unwinding. The staff is truly professional and the food is exceptional. The menu rotates seasonally so if there's something that you like get it before it's gone. I came for the main course but I stayed for the doughnuts (try them you'll thank me later)
My first experience at the Church Key was for Sunday Brunch with a few friends. The atmosphere was great, the large space has serval micro-environments which allow you to easily hear your guests and carry on a conversation. All the entrees ordered came out perfectly and we ordered a Dutch Baby Pancake to share at the start and an order of the Brioche Donuts to end the meal. The staff member with the pitcher of mimosa's was never far out of site. She never let a glass get empty, circling around topping glasses off throughout the brunch. Definitely recommend to others and I'll be back as well.
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