The newly opened restaurant at 522 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. in Redondo Beach, California took the place of the recent Oh La La Bistro and Wine Bar. I predicted that the restaurant would not last when I tasted their Beef Bourguignon. If their specialty was not good then I could only see them going downhill and down they went.
Dominique's Kitchen seems promising. They have good food and you will love their prices. A friend and I decided to have an early dinner; as early as 4:30 p.m. By the way, for people that like to eat dinner early, you can't get earlier than 4:00 p.m.!
They served us warm rolls with rosemary and salted butter. That was addicting. We tried not to eat all the rolls. They also served us each a white bean salad with a piece of Brie cheese on top. That was a nice touch. For dinner we decided to split a the Organic Mesclun Salad with olive oil and cider vinegar. This was a no-nonsense back to basics green salad. We both liked it.
For our entree; we ordered the Grilled N.Y. Steak with Lemon Butter and French Fries. We ordered that medium well but it came more on the rare side. It was hot (temperature wise) so somehow we were able to eat it. We both thought it was o.k. though we would definitely not order it again. The Lamb Chop with Creamy Polenta, Roasted Garlic and Thyme Au Jus with Vegetables were very good. We got 3 pieces of lamb chops, 4 pieces of large asparagus and a generous portion of the thyme au jus that was perfect with the polenta. This, I would recommend to lamb lovers. The price for this entree is $19.99. I don't know where you can find lamb this delicious for that price....maybe you could get is somewhere with just 1 lamb chop with a scoop of mashed potatoes. I must warn you that if you do order this, you better not be on a first date unless of course your date orders the same thing in which case the garlic breath may be undetectable......? For married couples...go for it then just brush your teeth when you get home.
Our server asked if we wanted dessert. We both answered at the same time. My friend said no and I said yes. I already had my heart set on the Floating Island. I convinced my friend that the Floating Island would be very light. Indeed it was....light and a very nice finale to a nice dinner.
I am going to go back soon to try the Lobster Bisque, the Mussels with Fries, Scallops, and the Risotto which sounded wonderful. I also have to try the Caramelized Lemon Tart next time.