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Member Reviews (9)
- Wood SpoonMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesWellness+ 5Jul 20, 2013
Wood Spoon serves Brazilian food, and it's so yummy! What's crazy delicious: brazilian chicken pot pie, yucca fries, pastel portuguese (dumpling stuffed with shrimp, coconut sauce). Wash it all down with their sangria, and you will be a happy camper (and maybe a little fatter--there's a price to pay for such good food!). I was so curious to try Wood Spoon because Giada de Laurentiis from the Food Network proclaimed their pot pie as one of the best foods she ever ate!
- Wood SpoonJun 07, 2013
Parking was surprisingly simple for DTLA.
I ordered the chicken and okra stew with polenta. It was very good, but not great.
My friends had the pork burger and the beef skewer grill.
We also had the mixed appetizer plate.
All the food was very good, but not great.
The acoustics are very good, so it tends to become extremely loud in there. I guess that's my only gripe.
Will definitely be back for pot pies and dessert!
- Wood SpoonApr 25, 2013
Wow, they actually have a giant wooden spoon on the wall!
So I walked past this place a couple of months ago but we finally had the chance to try out this place again. We came around 5 on a Saturday and luckily we didn't have to wait. The decor here is simple and "brunchy". A lot of earth tones, wooden tables, and pillows for the chairs against the wall.
Onto the food:
I enjoyed the cinnamon water that they give you for free here in your own carafe.
The mixed appetizer plate contained 2 pork balls, 2 shrimp balls, 1 potato ball, and 1 beef ball. Out of the balls, I enjoyed the pork ball the most because the shrimp ball had too much creme, the potato ball was average,and the beef ball lacked flavor. Luckily, they give you a dip that tastes like french onion for you to dip the balls into.
Additionally, we ordered the chicken pot pie. Like some people mentioned, the pie is pretty small and most of it is the crust. However, the creme in it was very heavy so it can easily fill you up. Additionally, it was served with a mixed greens salad with a light vinaigrette dressing. I love vinaigrette dressing. :)
Furthermore, we ordered the pork burger with yam fries. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of yam fries; however, the fries here were decent. As for the burger, it was flavorful and rich. However, I prefer the chicken pot pie.
Overall, our bill came out to $42 for 2 people. The service was friendly and quick. They explained how each dish should be eaten, which is always a plus for me. Unfortunately, street parking only. Ultimately, a cozy dinner place where the meals are deceivingly filling.
- Wood SpoonApr 10, 2013
My friend and I have been planning on visiting Wood Spoon to try the famous chicken pot pie for over a month now. We finally organized a girl's night out on a Friday night and decided to head over to Wood Spoon before hitting up Exchange LA. We waited almost 1.5 hours for our food! I'm sorry but I just can't justify waiting THAT long for chicken pot pie.
When we arrived there was a wait and since it was a rainy cold night they recommended for us to wait at Pattern Bar across the street and told us they would give us a call when there's a table available. We waited from 9-9:45 and never received a call from them so we walked back to check. Low and behold there was an empty table. They explained that they were in the process of calling us back but I was already kind of irked at this point. Since we needed to be at Exchange LA before 11pm I figured dinner wouldn't take over an hour long. I was WRONG! It took forever for them to bring out our food. The wait was tedious since none of us have eaten dinner and it was already 10pm. They could have at least bought us some bread or small appetizer but no one offered anything to us. We were beginning to get really hungry and tired and even dozed off a bit during this wait. I had to ask them to check on our food 3 times but they said they couldn't speed the process because the chicken pot pies were made from scratch and they needed time to bake them. When they finally came out with our food, we gobbled it down within 10 minutes and rushed out. We never made it in Exchange since we arrived past the guest list hour. Our plans for the night had to be changed and I was really upset and disappointed that it was all due to this excruciating wait during dinner.
I don't think I will come back. The chicken pot pies are seriously hyped up more than they should be. They are also not worth the $15 since the pies are tiny! There was more crust than filling inside. I had much better chicken pot pies at this cafeteria in the Grand Canyon! And like what some Yelpers say, you can get more for your money with the chicken pot pies at Marie Calendars and KFC!
- Wood SpoonOct 12, 2012
this was the start of my friend and my food adventure for a day. We of course got there around the time they opened so that we wouldn't get stuck waiting long time. This place is quite small.
Parking is horrible. It's downtown Los Angeles, and we fed a meter instead of parking in a lot in order to save money. Since there was no line and we were seated immediately, we were able to finish before the meter ran out.
Cinnamon infused water is what is usually served, I actually opted just for regular water. It was a hot day and I just wanted regular ice cold water.
We both ordered Pot Pie, since that's what we were there for. She wanted a side of plantains, but they let her know they were low and had to keep it available for the entrees that actually came with it as a side. So she was a bit disappointed.
the pot pies came out quickly. and we just dug in. It come with a mixed greens side salad an a mysterious green sauce on the side. We never did figure out what that sauce was and we never asked.
The pot pies were good. The crust is probably what made is special. We just couldn't stop eating the crust. We joked that we should have just asked for crust. Otherwise, it was no different than going to Marie Calendars for their pot pie.
The cute location and the experience is the only reason I'm giving this a 4 star rating. It probably really should be 3.5 just for the parking alone.
- Wood SpoonSep 07, 2012
yummm I ordered a Brazilian Sausage for lunch takeout one day and it was so awesome~ I just wish it will be bigger portion!
My coworkers and I ordered lunch for 8 people from wooden spoon. We waited for 30+ minutes after calling in to go to the restaurant to pick up our orders but they were not ready yet~! There was no parking anywhere so I had to circle around the block at least 8 times and parked somewhere far away while my coworker went inside the restaurant to wait. It took them 20 minutes AFTER we got to the restaurant...
We ate lunch at 3pm that day... I was still hungry after I ate everything... but at least the food was really good.
- Wood SpoonAug 17, 2012
I'm going out on a limb here and give this place 4 stars. I'm teetering between 3 and 4, but they have good potential and so I'm going to lean towards the latter.
Ambiance: Minimalist Design, small, cozy
Service: Hectic at best-- looks like they're still new and working through some logistics issues. An additional server would help immensely.
Food: Good.. the Cuxhina (sp?) appetizer had some really deep chicken flavor, good crispy, and the accompanying sauce gave it a nice creamy spiciness to it. The pot pie wasn't bad either, and my date's fish sandwich wasn't bad either. I'd definitely come back here to try some of their other dishes.
Drinks: I know they're working on their beer/wine license, so I hope that comes through. This was another huge point that kept me teetering on that 3/4 star swing. I'd imagine once that comes through, this would be an awesome place.
Final thought: It's relatively close to the Staples Center. if you cab down here; you can definitely take a nice summer stroll over to the staples center for your main event.. Not sure about walking through here when it gets completely dark though..
- Wood SpoonJul 04, 2012
I have been here once with the guys but the food is real good especially the chicken pot pie, flaky flavored crust packed with chicken, olives, and alot more. The smells that come out of the pie are amazing. It is expensive but you have to give it a try! The service is awesome. It is a very quaint place kind of like home.
I need to try the sandwiches next time!