Our tastebuds have been so lucky lately. We were fortunate enough to be amongst the first to try


, the newest addition to the esteemed roster of restaurants at

The LINE Hotel

as well as

Roy Choi's

ever-growing legacy as restauranteur and culinary visionary. On a sunny Thursday evening and amid the clamor of both guests and staff alike, we quietly gazed and soaked up the greenhouse ambience that is unlike any restaurant experience we've encountered before. There was an immediate sense of community with fellow patrons and connection to the green surroundings - all around you are specially curated plants, flora and fauna, refinished wooden furniture and old-school ceiling fans. I am confident that anyone, including ourselves, who walked in that day forged a special relationship with the place and space.

The meal itself was nothing short of incredible. We were captivated right from the beginning with delicious cocktails served in take-out deli containers, which are such an interesting homage to the working class spirit. (The irony is that you sadly can't take them out.) My libation recommendation goes to the Pimp's Cup - a refreshing concoction of rhubarb, shiso leaf, cucumber and ginger. For our appetizer course: a hearty serving of their signature deviled eggs that taste exactly how it should be. No fuss, no superfluous condiments. And that's exactly what Commissary excels in - highlighting the main ingredient. This process held true for the rest of our courses, as we enjoyed a perfectly-seared black seabass that is exploding with flavor to the tender steak doused in an A1 Tabasco sauce. Simply sublime doesn't even begin to describe it. The next big surprise had to be the dessert - candied rhubarb cubes atop of a meringue in a key lime sauce.

Trés magnifique.

The Commissary is the consummate farm-to-table experience that is uniquely its own. Complete with cool amenities and its sister restaurants at The LINE Hotel, this joint is officially open for bidnessssss. Now go get it!

Commissary at The LINE Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Takes reservations, only open at 5pm for dinner (breakfast and lunch menus coming soon)