Waterloo & City is the latest addition to the ever growing hip neighborhood near the border of Palms and Culver city. They called themselves a gastropub, though a look of their menu (and especially compared to their gastropub next door neighbor A Frame), they seem more like a restaurant. The menu is also seasonal and changes according to what’s fresh from the market.
We walked in on a Sunday night and luckily got a table after a bit of a wait. My photo on the right might be in poor lighting, but I have to post it because their house made bread is AMAZING! Very fresh and got a great texture. Their bread alone made me want to come back here again and again.
Butternut Squash Soup with Craisin. Sweet and smooth.
Rabbit & Pistachio Terrine, Soused Peaches. The terrine got a unique bite, though I didn’t end up warming up to it. I wish they’d give us the very yummy bread from the basket instead of the generic ones here.
Yellowtail Crudo, Shallot & Ginger Dressing, Shishito Peppers. Seems like a lot of the tapas/gastropub place in LA have their own spin of Yellowtail tartar/carpaccio. The Waterloo & City take on this is interesting: the flavors is more on the sweet side, with the pickled shishito peppers adding a wonderful kick.
Pasta Nero: Squid ink pappardelle. They managed to make squid ink pasta looking pretty. It’s very tasty as well, great texture and flavors.
Compare to other popular gastropub in the area (Father’s Office, A-Frame), Waterloo & City offers a more sophisticated menu. The portion are not small tapas size either. I’d love to come back here more often (the bread!)
Waterloo & City
12517 West Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066