Crossroads

Vegan

  • 90
  • 2016 Best Vegetarian
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Overview

Cheffed by celebrity favorite Tal Ronnen, this West Hollywood eatery offers upscale, Mediterranean-themed, plant-based small dishes along with farm-to-glass cocktails in a comfortably elegant setting.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“Fancy vegan is here.” – LA Times

“The premier upscale vegan restaurant in LA” – Where Magazine

“There’s plenty to praise about the food. Filled with almond cheese, the tortelloni sit atop a parsley and frisée salad, as exquisitely folded as a perfumed billet-doux. The finely chopped hearts of palm that provide the meat of the “crab” cakes wield a bona fide hint of Old Bay seasoning, while the pan-seared exterior falls apart at the touch of a tine.” – LA Magazine

“There are dishes that showcase a huge amount of whimsy and creativity, such as ‘artichoke oysters,’ which are oyster mushrooms fried up and presented on artichoke leaves, topped with caviar made from kelp. The presentation is fun, and the seaweed component brings a whisper of the ocean to the dish. But mainly it's just an incredibly satisfying, savory bite of food.” – LA Weekly

Accolades

  • Best Vegan Restaurant, 2013 – LA Weekly
  • Best Vegetarian Restaurants in the US – Travel and Leisure
  • Restaurant of the Year, 2013 – VegNews
  • “Tal Ronnen is the best vegan chef in America.” – Oprah Winfrey

Ambience

Designed by Studio Collective, the visually stunning space exudes both understated luxury and the warmth of a neighborhood gathering place (and celebrities, vegans and non-vegans gather there in droves). Hand-crafted chandeliers and wooden beams frame a central dining room filled with tufted red banquettes, white tablecloths and a stylish 11-seat bar. There’s also a wine room and artisanal cheese shop.

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Menu for Crossroads

Lunch Menu

Les Sandwiches

  • The Caan sundried tomato and chickpea salad, basil pesto, romaine
    $7.00
  • Doc Brown green olives sliced thin, julienned pickled vegetables, basil aioli, cassucio
    $9.50
  • Big Tal Cheese "butter", persian cucumber, flake sea salt, white alder cheese
    $11.00
  • Le Prevot cucumber, tomato, vegenaise, olive oil, pepper truffle dill cheese
    $10.00
  • Mushroom Duxelles roma tomatoes, vegenaise, baby spinach
    $11.00
  • The Sade baby arugula, cucumber, tomato, almond boursin
    $10.00
  • Favarolo (served toasted) black truffle leek pate, oven roasted mushrooms, almond ricotta
    $11.00

Other Fare

  • Pasta of the Day
    $12.00
  • Soup of the Day
    $6.00
  • Kale Salad
    $8.00
  • Pickles
    $2.00
  • Potato Chips
    $3.00
  • Croissant
    $5.00
  • Sweet of the Day
    $6.00

Dinner Menu

Bread Service & Flat Breads

  • Lentil Flatbread with 3 Seasonal Spreads* leek pâté, sweet potato hummus, carrot greens walnut pesto
    $6.00
  • Fall Squash Purée fall squash purée, caramelized onion, almond ricotta, spicy toasted pumpkin seeds, crispy brussels sprout leaves, mustard greens
    $13.00
  • Truffle Leek black truffle, caramelized leek, roasted mushroom, almond ricotta, frisée
    $14.00

Soup

  • Tomato Bisque fresh basil
    $6.00
  • Split Pea* almond crème fraîche
    $6.00

Salads & Cold Plates

  • Baby Beet Salad candied walnuts, kite hill almond cheese, granny smith apples, balsamic gastrique
    $10.00
  • Kale Caesar garlic croutons, house caesar dressing*
    $9.00
  • Farinata balsamic cipollini onions & chickpea flour pancake, arugula, pomegranate seeds, white balsamic and parsley vinaigrette*
    $11.00
  • Kite Hill Cheese Plate assorted cheeses, housemade jams, and other goodies*
    $11.00
  • Housemade Pickled Vegetables
    $6.00
  • Marinated Spicy Mediterranean Olives fried marcona almonds
    $6.00

Small Hot Plates

  • Artichoke Oysters artichoke purée, crispy oyster mushroom, yellow tomato béarnaise, kelp caviar
    $12.00
  • "Crab Cakes"* hearts of palm, granny smith apples, heirloom beets, horseradish aioli
    $12.00
  • Smoked Heirloom Carrots carrot greens, toasted pistachios
    $11.00
  • Spiced Chickpeas oven-dried tomatoes, parsley, garlic whip
    $10.00
  • Tortelloni almond cheese, oven-dried tomatoes, parsley frisée salad, spinach cream
    $13.00
  • Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts pine nuts, currants, maple whole grain mustard vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Hearts of Palm Calamari house cocktail and tartar sauce
    $12.00
  • Porcini Crusted Eggplant caramelized onions, celery salad, rossini sauce
    $12.00
  • Rapini black garlic, chili, lemon, toasted hazelnut, sherry vinegar
    $11.00
  • Oven Rosted Kabocha Squash cipollini agrodolce, harissa toasted pumpkin seeds
    $11.00

Comforting Classics

  • Risotto Del Giorno
  • Wood-Fired Meaty Lasagna
    $16.00
  • Scaloppini Au Poivre
    $16.00
  • Pappardelle Bolognese
    $13.00
  • Scaloppini Picatta - Oyster Mushrooms
    $20.00

Dessert Menu

Desserts

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding citrus toffee sauce, lemon whipped cream
    $8.00
  • Chocolate Cheesecake port poached spiced pears, chocolate crumb cookie crust, toasted hazelnuts
    $9.00
  • Pumpkin Mousse Verrine spice cake, pumpkin & almond crunch, whipped cream
    $8.00
  • Apple Cobbler vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce
    $8.00

Dessert Cocktails

  • Amaretto Sour disaronno originale, apricot brandy, lemon, "egg whites"
    $12.00
  • P90x #2 pink lightning strawberry corn whiskey, px sherry, lemon, curacao, grenadine
    $12.00

8284 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Modern, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (323) 782-9245
  • Private Dining Room: Yes