Table 8 – dineLA

Last night we had the pleasure of partaking in our second dineLA experience. We were thoroughly impressed with the food at Table 8 but not so much the service.

Upon entering the restaurant, our hostess took my name and told us we were the first in our party to arrive. Somehow, my reservation for two was mistakenly entered as “party of four.” We were seated as soon as we cleared up the misunderstanding and looked over the special dineLA menu we were handed.

Warm bread and olive tapenade

We started out with warm bread and olive tapenade.


My appetizer was actually much, much better than it looks in this picture. Roasted baby broccoli with prawns and herbed hollandaise topped with toasted breadcrumbs. Exquisitely divine!


Boyfriend went with the warm boucheron with roasted balsamic onion soubise, flageolet beans, arugula and herb salad. The cheese (boucheron is aged goat cheese as we learned) was pretty salty.


My entree: grilled prime beef shortrib with potato gratin, crispy bacon and creamed swiss chard


Boyfriend’s entree: Duck Confit with braised savoy cabbage, beluga lentils and quince marmalade


My dulce de leche chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was super rich. Luckily, Boyfriend wanted something rich to eat.


So he traded my chocolate cake for his vanilla panna cotta with honeyed blueberries. It was perfect!

We were both so impressed with the food that we had decided to give Table 8 four and a half stars out of five. However, we did have to wait for our water glasses to be filled on more than one occasion. Our server actually came to the table next to us with the water pitcher but skipped our table even though my glass was practically empty. We also had to wait quite awhile for our check. The restaurant was fairly busy but we did notice our server standing around talking for a bit. Our dessert plates had been cleared but our check was not brought to us for quite awhile.

Final rating: four stars

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5 Comments on “Table 8 – dineLA”

  1. dee Says:

    did u bring me back some desserts?

  2. Theresa Says:

    The food looks delicious! Definitely have to try it out when I’m in LA next time.

  3. Boyfriend Says:

    The ambiance was nice as well though the seating arrangements were a bit cramped. Not the best place if you want an intimate dining experience since it is quite easy to overhear the conversations on the table next to you.

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  5. Jill Matsunaga Says:

    We loved this place and would go back in a heartbeat. Everything was great — our appetizer, entrees and dessert. And we loved the little cupcakes that was served at the end of our meal. The wait staff were all on the ball and the chef even came out to our table to see if we enjoyed our meal. I would give Table8 ***** (a five star rating).

    One more thing, the wait staff recommended the grilled cheese sandwiches as an appetizer (this was not part of the dineLA set menu) which was a no brainer since we were told this is one of Oprah’s favorites. Well, it wasn’t good at all. It was just two small pieces of bread with some cheese and meat that was way too oily. In other words, it was not good at all.

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