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Faith & Flower

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Edgy but not alienating, ambitious but not brash: It’s a tough line to walk but necessary for a 165-seat restaurant near the Staples Center. The team behind Faith & Flower—including chef Michael Hung, formerly of the Bay Area’s La Folie—is trying to pull it off with a menu that plunks pizzas and Jidori chicken among adventurous, globally inspired creations. Oxtail agnolotti with bone marrow butter, beef tendon chicharrónes, and tangerine salsa smack of guilty-pleasure Chinese takeout. Japanese-style egg noodles are tossed with Berkshire pork and a miso “bolognese.” The wine list is thoughtful for those who care, familiar for those who don’t, and the cocktails—among them a tiki-ish Milk Punch—are killer. » 705 W. 9th St., 213-239-0642.

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  1. Rocco posted on 06/05/2014 09:31 PM
    I've frequented F&F a handful of times. Super convenient if you live / work downtown. Great bar staff that are willing to mix something up that will wet your whistle. Both times I've been seriously unimpressed with the wait staff. Nothing exciting in their book of a menu (trying to hard to be different doesn't always work). Interior feels like you are dining a Restoration Hardware retail store - if you like that sort of thing. Cameo Dessert is just silly and randomly pretentious. Overpriced. Bow ties are out. Unfortunately I probably won't be visiting F&F unless I'm there for the bar. Cheers!
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