New restaurant soulmate (terrible name) opened on Robertson near the abbey. I think it is owned by hwood group or nomad hotel. Interior is beautiful with an open air atrium. The service was great and the vibe was fun. Food was not out of this world but solid. If you’re going here it’s more for the scene and the food would be secondary and also pricey. It appears they went through a couple of chefs but now they’ve settled on a Spanish tapas menu. Great for drinks and vibe. Fun addition to the neighborhood since there are not a lot of real dining options in the area.
Paella well cooked very little soccorat but plump bomba rice with great seafood/saffron flavor. Seafood was super fresh and not over cooked. Better than rosalines iteration.
Pastured chicken salsa verde deboned and very well cooked. One of the favs of the table but pricey at 42 bucks for such a small chicken.
Sauted sweet peppers very sweet with great char
Pork belly sliders not bad not great but really odd choice for the menu. Kinda like tapas meets rando sports bar food? I didn’t want to order this but my friend was insistent because he’s “into pork belly” the bread was also bad
Pan con tomate w jamon Serrano. Not pan con tomate that you receive in Spain. More like bread with tomato sauce and jamon Serrano. Still very tasty. But I would prefer sliced jamon and more traditional pan con tomate separately
Charred eggplant with quinoa salad. Best dish of the night. Eggplant was hasselbecked creating a crispy outside texture with a creamy center came with an herby quinoa salad that really gave the eggplant texture and body. Dish was superb
Crudite with white bean hummus. Delicious refreshing veggies and hummus was on point
Croquettes pretty standard