Alameda Supper Club: Date Spot Review
Alameda Supper Club is the newest addition to the Tartine restaurant group, that started in San Francisco. It is downtown, and connected to Tartine Bianca: a lovely, large restaurant that includes a full bar and market. Alameda Supper club has a slightly more upscale feel to it’s sister, Tartine Bianca, and is serving delicious Italian food that is worth a visit with someone special.
The vibe in Alameda Supper Club is comfortable and laid back. It is located in LA’s Manufactory (where the American Apparel factory used to be) which is a lovely area for a pre or post dinner walk. The drinks are unique and inventive, and if you’re in the mood for some coffee, they roast their own special beans imported from Ethiopia in house. The real star of the show though, is the food.
First things first: bread. The Tartine name is known for serving up delicious baked goods and of course Alameda Supper Club is no exception. You have to start your meal with the Grilled Country Bread and Cultured Butter. It is a top three bread in Los Angeles for me. If you are going to continue with carbs, I recommend the Strozzapreti with sheep’s milk, preserved Meyer lemon and black pepper. It is a lovely take on a Cacio e pepe and the Strozzapreti pasta has a very good hardy shape that isn’t over done at Italian restaurants. I very much enjoyed the Lamb Belly, as well. It was perfectly prepared with a salsa verde, cumin and coriander rub. It is a large portion, easily shareable. For dessert you must get the Devil’s food cake with passionfruit sorbet. It was my favorite part of the whole delicious meal. The passionfruit was a shockingly good pairing to the moist, dense chocolate of the cake.
The staff was knowledgable and very inviting (our server Janeline was excellent!). The food, the service, the location, and the inventive energy all culminate to make a wonderful date night excursion. Let us know what you think!