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Los Angeles, CA 90026


LA Weekly's Description

Much of young chef Miles Thompson's food astonishes. In the crudo section, a shimaji dish with miso, blood orange and kiwi is bright and standard if you like fruit with your fish, but the live scallop tartar knocked me on my ass. Served with strawberries, black truffle and elderflower vinaigrette, it was so luminous and tart that it was like a fruit-and-seafood version of Sweet Tarts. Szechuan pork dumplings, delicate and savory, sit in a black vinegar sauce with tarragon and come topped with fat salmon roe. Cavatelli with uni ragu and fromage noir is delicate and lovely, English peas and braised mushrooms giving it lightness and the distinct flavor of spring. It's a dish you might come across at one of the best restaurants in the world — making it frankly confounding in this average brown room with a pretty cocktail bar on a slightly sleazy strip in Echo Park. —Besha Rodell

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  • amanda.macs.email wrote a review for Allumette
    on 02/28/13

    When I moved to Echo Park two years ago I was promised by friends and coworkers that it was an up and coming neighborhood, I am happy to report that those words have become truth.

    Old neighborhood favorites like Masa are a staple in my household, but for a romantic (special) night out Allumette is where I will send my friends, family, and neighbors.

    I have been lucky enough to... More >>

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  • LA Weekly on 02/19/13

    Miles Thompson may only be 24, but his elevated vision is evident in his gorgeous menu divided into 6 sections. Open only since January, Allumette will be featured at LA Weekly's #PLATE this year

  • Sharon on 01/11/14

    Needs reservations or find a seat at the bar. Great drinks and food.

  • Laura M. on 02/21/14

    10 bites in 2 hours. I way too much time to fantasize what taco truck I'm going to hit after this.

  • Joshua K. on 11/08/13

    Good food, but under-portioned and over-priced. A sitcom version of a fancy restaurant.

  • Ian V. on 03/17/13

    Small portions but delicious. Grilled octopus is to die for!

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