This past week I had the pleasure of checking out the brand spankin’ new upscale vegan restaurant, SEED BISTRO, in Brentwood with the lovely Bess of I Dream Of Greenie. After our uber successful Cafe Gratitude outing, we became fast friends, espec since we have the exact same food preferences and tastes. Love it. The exec chef and owner of Seed Bistro, Eric Lechasseur, served as a private chef to a mayjah celebrities like Sting, Madonna, and Tobey Maguire (okay so maybe he’s not so mayjah anymore… but you get the idea) so clearly he must be doing something right. This is Eric’s second Westside restaurant, his first being Seed Kitchen in Venice, which I sadly am not a big fan of. Therefore, I had mixed feelings going into this dinner: super excited that another fancy vegan restraurant hit the Westside, but nervous because I disliked the Seed Kitchen in Venice so much. Either way me and Bess came hungry and were ready to see if this upscale eco-friendly restaurant would make our picky palates sing.
11917 Wilshire Blvd West Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am – 2 pm, Mon-Sat 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Seed Bistro features something no other vegan restaurant in LA can claim: an omakasae style tasting menu Chef Eric will provide to six lucky diners each night. For our first experience there, Bess and I decided against it, but I would def be down to try it in the future. It sounds incredible.
Seed def delivers on ambiance. From the lanterns, curved walls, mood lighting, and mellow vibe, this would be the perfect date night spot. The staff is incredible at Seed. The host, waitress and chef are all so accomidating, friendly and knowledgable. LOVED everyone who served us and aided in our dining experince that night.
The other entrée Bess and I split was one of their specials. I liked but didn’t love this dish. I actually thought it was a bit under seasoned. The kale in it was totally bomb (sorry for hogging it all B) but the polenta and sauce were just okay. I wouldn’t order this again but it was still pretty good. Not my fav but not bad. Even tho we were stuffed we knew we couldn’t leave without trying a dessert. The menu, though small, was calling our name.
Yaoooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmm. This was incredible and again so gorgeously presented. Loved getting a bite with all the components and sauce. Chocolate party in my mouth. All in all I loved my experience and meal at Seed Bistro. I think the dishes are a bit overpriced (18ish dollars a pop) but for a fancy vegan dining experience, especially with the rent in Bwood, I’ll take it. Five stars, two thumbs up, and I can’t wait to go back and try more. Run on over to Seed before everyone else discovers this brand new gem.
Your Vegan Girlfriend