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6703 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038 323-935-2977
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Quinn and Karen Hatfield have forged an elegant refuge where food can excite as heads lean forward in quiet conversation. Quinn's cooking is about emphasis—the richness of yellowtail sashimi in a croque madame, the austere beauty of cuttlefish seared on a plancha. That fine touch extends to Karen's desserts, where the brown butter cake has a following and a meringue disk crumbles into a banana cream pie. 

 
Best Prix Fixe Meal, March 2007
 

After a day filled with decision making—whole or skim, highway or surface, paper or plastic—even the basics of a dinner menu can be daunting. Let the experts, chefs Quinn and Karen Hatfield, decide. The $42 market menu at Hatfield's comprises three courses made from peak seasonal ingredients. Recently that meant a salad of mixed peewee potatoes, English peas, Persian cukes, and Haas avocado with a banyuls vinaigrette followed by slow-cooked pork belly with carrot puree, roasted fingerlings, and seared pea tendrils. For dessert? A warm almond and Bing cherry tart with a yogurt sorbet and vanilla-aprium (an apricot-cum-plum fruit) sauce. As if you could have chosen any better. 


Rating
Price
Categories
Californian, New American
Hours
Mon.-Thu.: 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.; Fri.: 6:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.; Sat.: 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun.: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol
Full Bar
Standard of Attire
Dressy
Delivery Service
No
Group-Friendly
No
Kid-Friendly
Not Sure
Good for
Dinner
Outdoor Seating
No
Parking Option(s)
Valet
Carry-out
No
Reservations
Yes
Waiter Service
Yes