Faith & Flower located in Downtown Los Angeles is absolutely where you should go when you are in search of a great meal in a modern restaurant with a cool vibe. The space is huge and tables aren’t stacked on top of each other which is always a plus, especially when you want a more intimate dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful and modern, the staff is amazingly kind, and the food is great; what else can you ask for!…
The staff at Faith & Flower is one of the friendliest staffs I have come across in LA, and I was incredibly impressed by their care and attention to my gluten allergy and other dietary preferences. To start, I ordered the Grilled Gulf Shrimp on little gem lettuce and the free range poached eggs on asparagus and quinoa. Dishes are meant to be shared, so if you are dining with a group, I recommend ordering a few of these small plates. The shrimp was incredibly flavorful and the poached eggs on asparagus, although it sounds plain, was SO unique and probably my favorite dish of the night! For my main course I ordered the Confit Duck Leg with no soy and the Seared Sole with no breadcrumbs. The sole is the perfect dish if you are in the mood for something light, and the duck is dressed in a blueberry sauce and great for anyone craving a little meat. Prior to going to the restaurant, I was told that I HAD to order the broccolini side. Dressed in garlic anchovy salsa and chilles, this broccoli was pretty bomb. Other NOBREAD approved dishes I recommend include all of the salads and the 24oz Rib Eye Steak; I’ll save the steak for the next time I dine with an army of men 🙂
With great food and a cool vibe it’s no wonder why Faith & Flower has become a Downtown LA hotspot. The restaurant has a great bar for your next date or catch up with a client, and an awesome private room in the back that is the perfect place to host your next cocktail party. I’ve been incredibly impressed by all of the restaurants I’ve been to in Downtown LA, and Faith & Flower is definitely one of my top picks!
Note from NOBREAD Contributor, Analiese Trimber: A little over a year later, NOBREAD revisited Faith & Flower and the restaurant was just as impressive, if not more so, than our first encounter. Highlights of this meal included Kanpachi Ceviche served with fresh, thin and crispy potato chips right out of the fryer. Next was a plum and pear salad with fresh fruit straight from one of Faith & Flower’s many local farm partners. The Summer Vegetable Risotto was stunning both visually and flavor-wise, yet again featuring an impressive local farm bounty. One of the best items hands down was the Seared Ocean Trout, which took on a beautiful color typically found in the Steelhead Trout, one of the most sustainable types of fish on the market today. The Pork Porterhouse was a lovely monstrosity, cooked perfectly and invigorated by a nutty and bright walnut and caperberry pesto. Last but not least, we sampled four different cocktails – the Rupicola, English Milk Punch, Send Me to Rio, Local Celebrity – all crafted with the utmost precision and care. While all were incredible, the English Milk Punch, an extremely balanced and flavorful melange of more liquors than its smooth flavor would suggest, was on a completely different level. With impeccable service, an imaginative menu and precise execution, Faith & Flower remains a downtown staple.