Six took over the old Jack Sprat location at the end of last year, but I haven't had a chance to try it until today. I went today specifically because one of their menu items is a fried chicken salad that included waffle croutons, and today is International Waffle Day (really, there is an actual day dedicated to waffles). I ordered the fried chicken salad ($13) which was served on a bed of spinach with bacon, cheddar, roasted tomatoes, and the waffle croutons. Perhaps the croutons were invisible, because I didn't see them when I opened my container, do you? Disappointing considering I could not have my waffle bits on International Waffle Day, but the salad was delicious. The fried chicken was perfectly fried, retaining a crispy coating that enhanced the juicy breast meat with a salty slightly spicy batter, and the roasted tomatoes were succulent and ripe. I even enjoyed the freshly made buttermilk dressing even though the salad was perfectly fine without a sauce.
Since there are six items under every category on the menu (six appetizers, six salads, six pizzas, six entrees, six sandwiches, six sides), there are choices for vegetarians like the Winter Bean Cassoulet served with broccoli rabe, celery root, butternut squash, and wild mushroom ($15), as well as serious carnivores like the Prime NY Steak Frites served with double cooked fries and a cognac cream ($24). Some interesting options include a Roasted Jidori Chicken Breast served with caramelized Brussels sprouts and bacon jam ($18) and a shaved Brussels sprouts salad served with satsumas, roasted almonds and a warm spiced cider vinaigrette ($9).
The redesigned space is more of a pub/bar setting, and although there was one table of women, the vibe was definitely heavy with testosterone. The theme is hues of brown with a rough hewn wood community table and bar and chocolate velvet seat backs lining the wall. It is a warm place to hang out, but it is definitely not a "ladies who lunch" atmosphere.
Six serves serve artisanal beers like the Sam Smith organic English Ale, Jamaica Red Ale (from Humboldt), the local Los Angeles Angel City Lager, and classics like Guiness Stout, all for $5-14. If you aren't a beer drinker, they also have wines and champagnes at surprisingly reasonable prices including a Louis Latour 2006 Burgundy for $77 a bottle and Perrier-Jouet's 2000 Belle Epoque for $200, glasses begin at only $5 each for house wines.
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