|Grilled lamb loin with Israeli couscous and apricot sauce|
|Soup of the day: Corn chowder, $8|
The restaurant is pricey for the 'burbs, but the portion sizes are plenty generous--not what you'd get at Chili's, but larger than usual for a fine-dining restaurant. Most appetizers and salads are $11-$17. Most entrees are in the $20s, and desserts are $7-$8.
|Crab and mango appetizer|
One might argue that a number of the plates are embarrassingly overdecorated, but I'm willing to overlook a Pollock-inspired design if the food is tasty.
|Grilled shrimp appetizer|
The grilled shrimp appetizer with grilled lemon slices and chili dipping sauce was some of the most flavorful shrimp dishes I've ever had. For me, it was the most memorable dish of the night. (Of course, I was also the hungriest at this point in the evening.)
This dish didn't really do it for me. I don't think steak belongs on top of french fries (it makes the fries soggy) and the meat-to-fry ratio was really out of whack.
|Complimentary bread with garlic, lemon, and herb-infused olive oil|
|Ice cream puff (rapidly melting)|
Leila's706 Lindero Canyon Road
Oak Park, CA 91377