Squid Ink Pasta & Crab
Handmade SquidInk Pasta, Bure Blanc Sauce, Pecorino Cheese, Chili Flakes, with Dungeness Crab and fire lemon
Brussel Sprouts Cut in Halves, Lightly Fried, Diced Italian Pancetta, Dried Cranberries. Almonds, and finished with Honey Butter Glaze (Surge Cost Up x 4)
New York Sour
A Spin off of the traditional Bourbon Sour served on ice with a very pretty float of red wine. American Rye Whiskey, fresh squeezed Lemon juice, House brewed Simple Syrup, an Organic Free Range Egg White, shaken, strained and topped with Spanish, French or Italian Red Wine
Can’t be choosy in these times. Outdoor seating was noisy, sitting in back parking by trucks, trash wasn’t inviting, but it was good to get out.
The food and service was amazing. We were taken care of from the moment we walked in. We will definitely be back!
Funky, quirky place. Had to eat outdoors and it was somewhat uncomfortable. For a Friday night it was not busy at all . Servers were not always wearing their masks which is alarming. The food, hamburger and pozole, was very spicy and there’s no indicator on the menu as such. I could not eat the pozole. The hummus was horrible, weird texture and no flavor. The prices were reasonable. The brussels sprouts were a little expensive and the pancetta and brussels sprouts themselves needed to be smaller in size but it was tasty. We probably will not be back.
Great food and drinks, friendly staff, always a great time
Food and s absolutely delicious! So creative. The whole vibe is needed her in OC. Feels like it belongs in hollywood or even Europe. Great design too.
Amazing food, fantastic craft cocktails
Fun and friendly staff
Waiter took long to take our order. I had the squid pasta no flavor. Didn’t enjoy it.
Love this place!
Staff are not wearing masks
I've been to Westend and few times and its always a blast. Amazing food and music. Definitely feel it's a secret spot for artists, foodies, or those who just love a good time.
Always a great spot! Food and drinks are great! Bartenders and staff are amazing!
Great staff and amazing food!
Amazing food, great drinks, and awesome vibe. Service is excellent!
Great music choice! Small cozy place for a get together. Outstanding drinks and service all around. The food is shareable and worth the money.
This is my second time here and I absolutely love it. The food is all amazing. The music is great. I've yet to hear a bad song there. Great vibe overall there. The staff is friendly. I will definitely be back. :)
Menu misleading, could use a professional editor.
Service was courteous, but lacking due to being understaffed.
First round of drinks came after our appetizers and entrees.
Layout small, uncomfortable.
Food and drinks very good, however.
Noise was almost unbearable; led me to download a decibel meter onto my phone which read 90-100dB before we asked them to turn the music down.
Do you like food? Cool. Do you like libations? Cool. Shane is most likely the best server you will ever meet. This place is a can’t miss. Ask for Shane and if he’s not there you will still be ok
It’s a cute place. Music and food was awesome! Best Brussel sprouts! I’ll go back again!
Great ambiance and customer service! I will definitely be back!
An intimate spot with an eclectic menu. Perfect for a quick bite before going out - or a late night recap. Has quickly become one of my favorite date night spots. Staff is always super accommodating and friendly!
Host was unaware of our reservation.
We’ve been twice now and love it. They make their own corn nuts and they are so good. I had the Cobb salad with chicken both times...they make home bleu cheese dressing which my favorite. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
Great ambiance whether you’re on a date or looking for a fun night out! Delicious craft cocktails, great service, and everything on the menu looked delicious - including the meats being smoked outside (get the pork shoulder, it’s phenomenal!). Definitely going again!
We saw a mouse but the food was good that we ate before we saw it
Maybe is me, I expect more when I thought they serve Creole french food. The menu is relatively narrow and simple. The squid ink pasta taste very bland other than strong lemon to cover the prepack crab meat. The food is nothing like the pictures shown. It's a place for a quick bit for local neigbhorhood.
Always a good time with GREAT food at Westend. You can't go wrong with any of their menu items but the shrimp poboy is one of the best I've had in our out of Louisiana. Consistently good food with a great atmosphere!
Great service, great food, great drinks and great music.
My husband and I really enjoyed dining out here. The ambiance is very cool: great music, hip vibe, excellent service and most importantly—delicious food and cocktails. We will definitely be going back.
I got to spend a night out with my girlfriends here and I really digged the vibe of this place. It is located in the gentrified area of Costa Mesa so the location can be janky but what mattered to me here was the food, cocktails, and company (of course). Both ambiance and music were a bonus that transported me to New Orleans for the night. Yeah, baby!
Starting off with cocktails, their list is pretty impressive with my favorite being the New York Sour. It's a Boston Sour variation with red wine among the many ingredients as well as shaken egg white which I always love in my drink. The Rose Sour was also very delicious.
Appetizers you shouldn't miss are the Calamari and Brussels Sprouts. I can't emphasize enough how these are a must. Meanwhile, skip the Squid Ink Pasta w/ Crab - very mild squid flavor and all you can taste is lemon. I really enjoyed the Jambalaya as well as everyone else on the table. It was a more generous serving vs the other dishes so definitely a great value there. If in the mood for a panini, the Apple, Prosciutto, and Brie will sure to please. As for dessert, Beignets and the Fried Peanut Butter Sandwiches were what we devoured but if I have to pick one, I liked the texture of the latter better.
Westend is a perfect example of a hole-in-the-wall that you may easily miss while driving but I strongly suggest you don't.
Parking: street and plaza right across.
Really enjoyed this gem ! Great bar program and tender . Delicious creative food .
Awesome food and the libations are delicious! The ambiance was perfect for dining on a Sunday evening.
Made a reservation and they called me as I was on the way to the restaurant to tell me they had overbooked. And they would have a table for me in an hour and a half, right before closing.
Interesting setting. Record albums from the 50's and 60's line the walls had a quick snack. Shared a pull pork sandwich with sweet potato fries which we enjoyed
Awesome place, awesome food. Good ambiance and friendly staff.
Service was excellent! We loved the fish and chips dish the best! We also loved the beignets. Everything else was tasty, but not amazing. We ate on a Saturday around 5:30pm and when we ordered they had already run out of the pulled pork and shortly later we overheard they had run out of squid ink pasta - that was a litttle disappointing. We liked everything else though
Small dinning area. Be sure to get reservations before.
We booked very last minute but since it was a rainy day it wasn't very packed. The service was excellent, we've had a run of some uncomfortable experiences at restaurants at late, but Westend made everything about our dinner enjoyable. The prices are a bit steep, but the food is very good and there's a deep selection of wines for you to choose from. The ambiance is casual and very relaxed. It might be a small space but you never really feel cramped in there. Overall, I'd definitely come back here for future date nights. Thanks!
Best meal we've had in a while. Brussels sprouts, pozole, pulled pork... All delicious. Highly recommended!
Westend looked like a wonderful place to eat, but we had so many problems there. First and foremost, we ordered. My plate came, but my friend had to wait a half an hour for her pizza as her order was delivered to another table. I had long finished my meal by the time her order came! I decided to order dessert to accompany her while she ate. No beignets and no PB&J! It was a frustrating experience! I truly wanted to like the restaurant and provide my friend with a nice experience. Unfortunately, neither happened.
Great date night spot! New Orleans food
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