Friday, September 20, 2013

dad's birthday: perch & syrup

488 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, 90013

Today's outing is quite special, it's my dad's birthday! My dad, my brother, my brother's girlfriend, and myself, went to Perch in Downtown LA. It was our first time there and it was a super nice experience. When you first arrive to the building, you scratch your head thinking to yourself, "is this the right place?". However, once you take a couple elevators up to the 15th floor, you realize that this is an oasis in a sea of cars and buildings. Perch has an amazing happy hour 4-6p and dinner starting at 6p. The views of the city are quiet amazing, great place to relax and enjoy a drink or two. The food is well portioned, drinks are well served, the dessert menu did not look so appetizing, so we decided to skip on that.  

Perch LA is an elevated resting place. A French inspired rooftop bistro that offers unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles that makes it feel as though you are floating at the skyline. PERCH offers two outdoor fireplaces, various fire pits, lounge and table seating both indoors and out.

Pershing Square from the 15th floor
The ambiance at PERCH LOS ANGELES is incredibly unique at every turn. As you arrive to the 15th floor restaurant you are greeted by beautiful antique inspired furniture, plush lounge couches and incredibly detailed woodwork, which will transport you to French inspired restaurants of old. You can choose to enjoy the fresh, intimate indoor bohemian ambiance or be seated at one of the outside patios with ornate fireplaces, lush landscaping, breathtaking views of the Downtown L.A. skyline and a direct view to the stars above. If you are in search of a more intimate lounge experience, simply move on up to the 16th floor rooftop lounge with ornate furniture and cozy fire pits to enjoy delicious cocktails, great music and an unparalleled 360 degree view of Downtown L.A. PERCH is indeed the premier dining and nightlife destination in Los Angeles where you can indulge in a most comfortable, unpretentious and upscale atmosphere that features live jazz inspired music, while enjoying a sumptuous French cuisine dinner, followed by DJ’s that will keep you swaying throughout the evening.

Scallops, Perch
PERCH Executive Chef Justin Albertson has created a playful menu inspired by French culinary classics utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients. The menu consists of items that are meant to be shared as well as meals that stand boldly alone.

Whether you want to be inside the main bar under the 30 foot ceilings surrounded by vintage artwork and sweeping archways of windows with a wrap around balcony or on the rooftop with unobstructed views of Downtown Los Angeles, you will be able to experience a selection of specialty drinks that focus on simple, fresh Parisian inspired cocktails, a wine program that boasts over 25 wines by the glass, a crafted beer selection or even rare selection of Cognacs, Armagnac’s and French Cordials.
(Note to my readers: they don't serve Adios and they don't have Patron...)

After an enjoyable dinner, we took a 15 minute walk through downtown to a dessert place called Syrup. 

611 S Spring St
Los AngelesCA 90014

Mixed Berries Cheesecake, Syrup
This place is amazing, super affordable, huge portion, great atmosphere, and tastes delicious. I had the mixed berries cheesecake, and it left me craving for more. Everything in the display window looked like a slice of heaven. For any of my readers that have a sweet tooth addiction, I would not miss the spot. 

View from the 16th floor at Perch

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