It’s such a cool space - to be eye-to eye with the EXPO line tracks - makes you feel like you are definable not in Kansas - or LA - anymore. Blade Runner-ish. It’s just a stunning room and patio.
I say “surprisingly” for several reasons:
a) when you call them the message starts off by saying something like, “You have reached IB Hospitality Group, press 1 for Margot Restaurant…” That’s never a good sign.
b) it’s at the gastronomically-challenged Platform
c) nobody seems to be able to capture the essence of Spanish cooking in these parts
d) it’s so GD beautiful and white-hot right now and those places usually suck.
Still we had some wonderful dishes:
stuffed piquillo peppers - idiazabel cheese, salsa verde
Very Spanish and very good
kampachi - pickled mustard seed, horseradish, dill
probably the best combination of flavors we’ve had on any crudo in ages. Instead of being unneeded or - worse - over-powering these flavors all melded perfectly and the fish was cut thick enough to still be the main element. GREAT
market lettuces - buttermilk-herb dressing, sunflower seeds, serrano ham cracklings
Sorry about the crap picture. This one was just OK for me. More about the ham than the salad.
grilled amberjack collar - roasted pepper escalivada
tagliarini - seafood sausage, saffron, fennel pollen
Best seafood based pasta I’ve had since Rebulique’s Lobster Mafaldine. AMAZING dish. My favorite of the night. BUT I FORGOT TO TAKE A PIC
I am a bit surprised there’s not been much buzz about Margot’s food. It deserves to be better known.