Mostly a stay-in-and-drink-by-the-pool weekend. We went to Bootlegger Tiki for some frou-frou drinks too.
Reservoir is at Arrive (a hipster-ish) newer hotel on Palm Canyon. We sat outside, near the pool. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their food, but there were so many pre-dinner cocktails I’m not sure I can remember specifics. I had a seabass sashimi plate that was very fresh and sauced nicely with a citrus/soy/wasabe emulsion, interestingly presented on paper-thin daikon slices. I then had the Wagyu sliders. They were OK, but I think a good kitchen could find a way to make even a tiny burger something less than well-done (kindof a waste of quality beef).
A couple of others had the “SESAME SEED CRUSTED TUNA BURGER
yellowfin tuna, baby arugula, red onion, tomato, avocado, wasabi mayo, brioche bun”. Both said it was good, but I heard comments that they’d have preferred a quality veggie patty to the tuna. Two more had " CHILE COLORADO WAGYU BEEF SHORT RIB goat cheese polenta, red mustard greens". Both were very happy with their selection. So I’d give the place a solid “B”.
BTW, the veggie burger talk included mention of a Trader Joe’s find called Beast Burger (a veggie). Our local TJ’s hasn’t gotten them yet, so I may do a post asking where they have turned up.
Oh, on our way back from the Living Desert Zoo (which included a very brief Leo DeCaprio/Nina Agdal sighting), we stopped at a small place called El Paseo Grill (near the shopping area of the same name). Salads, sandwiches, mediterranean accents. Just OK, but we were just looking for a quick bite on our way back to the pool.