KALI

Modern American

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Overview

California-focused cuisine is the cornerstone of Kali, an elegant Larchmont Village restaurant with an understated decor of tan leather banquettes and rustic wood table tops. From the kitchen of chef/co-owner Kevin Meehan, dishes highlight seasonal, local ingredients in changing dishes like wheat berry risotto with black garlic and toasted cheese, charred avocado with shaved vegetables and pistachios or herb-crusted cod with brandade potatoes. Co-owner/beverage director Drew Langley crafts a cocktail menu showcasing California-made spirits in drinks like the Vangelis (St. George Terroir Gin, cherry vanilla shrub, lemon, egg white) as well as French and Californian wines.

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ACCOLADES

  • Three stars from the Los Angeles Magazine 2016
  • Three stars from Los Angeles Weekly 2016
  • Number 2: Best New Restaurants 2016 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Top 10 New & Notable Restaurants in Los Angeles Area 2016  Gayot
  • Hottest Restaurants in LA 2016  Zagat
  • The Los Angeles Hit List: Where to Eat Right Now 2016  The Infatuation
  • 5 Restaurants Where Vegetables Take Center Stage 2015  LA Weekly

Menu for KALI

Main Menu

Main

  • Tasting Menu amuse / tuna / black barley / ribeye / gelato
    $70.00
    Wp $100.00
  • Chef's Menu
    $100.00
    Wp $150.00

First

  • Ridgeback Prawns anise / buddha's hand / nasturtium
    $16.00
  • Beet Tartare mustard greens / almond / preserved lemon
    $14.00
  • Charred Avocado shaved vegetables / pistachio / ash / kale
    $14.00
  • Yellowfin Tuna black & green olives / powdered vinaigrette
    $16.00
  • Citrus and Burrata almond granola / thyme / petals
    $16.00
  • Potato Mussel Bisque chantilly / mussel / chip
    $14.00
  • Black Barley "Risotto" black garlic / toasted cheese / wheatgrass
    $16.00
    $28.00
  • Cavatelli Pasta arugula / creme fraiche / local peppercorn
    $16.00
    $28.00

Second

  • Bass fennel-kraut / pickled beets / black garlic vinegar
    $34.00
  • Black Cod peas / almond / white chocolate
    $34.00
  • Pork cauliflower / raisin / almond / sorrel / apple
    $34.00
  • Duck Breast sunchokes / parsnips / coffee / persimmon
    $36.00
  • Hanger Steak burnt onion / potato / rosemary / ash sabayon
    $36.00
  • Parsnip Agnolotti fermented turnips / kale / smoke / almonds
    $28.00

Lunch Menu

Main

  • Smoked Salmon potato / creme fraiche / cucumber / dill
    $12.00
  • Ridgeback Prawns anise / buddha's hand / nasturtium
    $12.00
  • Beet Tartare mustard greens / almond / preserved lemon
    $10.00
  • Charred Avocado shaved vegetables / pistachio / ash / kale
    $12.00
  • Market Green Salad shaved vegetables / citrus
    $10.00
    W/chicken $14.00
  • Kale Salad almonds / smoked eggs / fiscalini
    $12.00
    W/chicken $16.00
  • Apple Walnut Salad blue cheese / cider vinaigrette / arugula
    $12.00
    W/chicken $16.00
  • Prawn & Squash Soup chevre / chip / ash
    $13.00
  • Cavatelli Pasta arugula / creme fraiche / local peppercorn
    $12.00
    $20.00
  • Yam Agnolotti fermented turnips / kale / smoke / almonds
    $19.00
  • Black Barley "Risotto" black garlic / toasted cheese / wheatgrass
    $12.00
    $20.00
  • Citrus and Burrata almond granola / thyme / petals
    $14.00
  • Lamb Burger almond romesco / mustard geens / chips
    $16.00
  • Chicken Breast autumn vegetables / coffee / sage
    $22.00
  • Bass fennel-kraut / pickled beets / black garlic vinegar
    $22.00

Alcohol Free Drinks

  • Kombucha Black Tea, Green Tea or Orange basil
    $6.00
  • Lavender Lemonade
    $6.00

Drink Menu

Cocktails

  • O.D.B. Loft & Bear Vodka / Grapefruit / Sage / Brut Rose / Aveze
  • Burn Zone Gem Bowen's Whiskey / Corbin Cash Sweet Potato Liq. Heering / Luxardo
  • New Pad Thai St. George Green Chili Vodka / Aqua Perfecta / Lime / Coconut Ice
  • Ginger Cran-Dad Rittenhouse Rye / King's Ginger / Liqueur Lemon / Cranberry Shrub / Soda
  • Padded Cell Aviation Gin / Celery / Juniper / Yellow Chartreuse / Chinese Bitters
  • Pressed Swerve Vida Mezcal / Carrot Juice / Persimmon Shrub / Lemon / Thai Chili
  • Kali-Ente Chamomile-Infused Ladron / Honey / Lemon / Clove

Alcohol Free

  • Kombucha Black Tea, Green Tea or Orange Basil
    $6.00
  • Shrub Cranberry or Hachiya Persimmon Peach
    $6.00
  • Lavender Lemonade
    $6.00
  • Bette Jane's Ginger Beer
    $6.00
  • Bette Jane's Hopped Tonic
    $6.00

Collection Reds

  • Pinot Noir – Aubert UV-SL 2012 Sonoma Coast, California
    $165.00
  • Pinot Noir – Cobb Coastlands Vineyard, 1903 block 2012 Sonoma Coast, California
    $150.00
  • Pinot Noir – Vocal Lilo Vineyard 2013 Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    $110.00
  • Pinot Noir – Dom. de la Cote La Cote 2014 Sta. Rita Hills, California
    $180.00
  • Zinfandel – Beekeeper Madrone Spring Vineyard 2012 Rockpile Appellation, California
    $95.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Colgin Tychson Hill & Herb Lamb Vineyard 03, 04, or 05 Napa Valley, California
    $475.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Mount Eden Vineyards 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    $120.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon – Quilceda Creek 2001 or 2004 Columbia Valley, Washington
    $300.00
  • Syrah – Araujo Estate Eisele Vineyard 2004 or 2007 Napa Valley, California
    $300.00
  • Priorat – Marco Abella Clos Abella 2012 Spain
    $150.00
  • Savigny-Les-Beaune - Simon Bize Les Talmettes 1er Cru 2011 or 2008 Burgundy, France
    $148.00
  • Savigny-Les-Beaune - Simon Bize Les Marconnets 1er Cru 2007 Burgundy, France
    $148.00
  • Clos De La Roche - Nicolas Potel 2006 or 2007 Burgundy, France
    $300.00
  • Chambertin - Nicolas Potel 2006 Burgundy, France
    $380.00
  • Chapelle-chambertin - Dom. Perrot-Minnot 2005 Burgundy, France
    $480.00
  • Bonnes Mares – Dom. Dujac 2005 Burgundy, France
    $1800.00

Collection Whites

  • Field Blend – Arnot-Roberts Heinstein Vineyard 2014 Sonoma Valley, California
    $80.00
  • Viognier – Peay 2014 Sonoma Coast, California
    $95.00
  • Asyrtiko – Koutsoyannopoulos Nikteri 2012 Santorini, Greece
    $80.00
  • Gruner Veltliner – Weszeli Kaferberg Reserve Kamptal, Austria
    $90.00
  • Riesling – Keller Kirchspiel & Hubacher GG's, 2009 Rheinhessen, Germany
    $120.00
  • Riesling – Knoll Loibenberg or Kellerberg Smaragd 2011, 2012 Wachau, Austria
    $120.00
  • Riesling – Knoll Schutt or Pfaffenberg Smaragd 2011, 2012 Wachau, Austria
    $120.00
  • Chardonnay – Qupe Bien Nacido Reserve 1996 Santa Maria Valley, California
    $130.00
  • Chardonnay – Ceritas Marena 2014 Sonoma Coast, California
    $100.00
  • Chardonnay – Littorai B.A. Thieriot and Charles Heintz Vineyards 2014 Sonoma Coast, California
    $120.00
  • Beaune – Dom. Pierre Labet Clos du Dessus des Marconnets 2013 Burgundy, France
    $150.00
  • Chablis 1er Cru – Dom. Francois Ravenau Butteaux, 2005 Burgundy, France
    $270.00
  • Chablis Grand Cru – Dom. Vincent Dauvissat Les Clos, 2005 Burgundy, France
    $340.00

Wine by the Glass

Sparkling

  • Brut Champagne – Lanson Black Label M.V. France
    $25.00
    $75.00
  • Cremant D'alsace – Hubert Meyer Brut Rose M.V. France
    $12.00
    $40.00

White

  • Chardonnay – Ichor 2015 Sonoma County, California
    $16.00
    $52.00
  • Chardonnay – Domaine Laurence Race Vaillons 1er Cru 2014 Chablis, France
    $18.00
    $58.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc – Lieu Dit 2014 Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $14.00
    $42.00
  • Verdil – Toni Arraez 2014 Valencia, Spain
    $16.00
    $48.00
  • Riesling – Selbach Oster Zeltlinger Sonnenuhr, Spatlese 2014 Mosel Valley, Germany
    $17.00
    $52.00
  • Pinot Grigio – Cent'Anni 2013 Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $18.00
    $55.00
  • Rose of Pinot Noir - Red Car 2015 Sonoma California
    $16.00
    Mag $96.00

Red

  • Pinot Noir – Cep 2014 Sonoma Coast, California
    $19.00
    $52.00
  • Valdiguie – Broc Cellars 2014 Green Valley, California
    $14.00
    $42.00
  • Grenache - Potek 2013 Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $18.00
    $55.00
  • Mourvedre- La Bastide Blanche 2013 Bandol, France
    $18.00
    $55.00
  • Nebbiolo - Palmina Sisquoc Vineyard 2008 Santa Maria Valley, California
    $18.00
    $55.00
  • Syrah – Black Sheep Finds Holus-Bolus 2012 Sta. Rita Hills, California
    $15.00
    $48.00
  • Merlot - il Fauno 2004 Toscana, Italy
    $18.00
    $55.00

Beers

  • American Lager High Life, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wissconson
    $4.00
  • India Pale Ale Atticus,Strand Brewing Co., Torrance, CA
    $8.00
  • Wheat Beer Kristallweissbier, Weihenstephaner, Freising, Germany
    $9.00
  • Briny Melon Gose Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Boonville, CA
    $7.00
  • White Ale Einstok Olgerd, Akureyrl, Iceland
    $6.00
  • Cherry Sour Ale Rosetta Ommegang Brewery, New York, NY
    $12.00
  • Flemish Sour Duchesse de Bourgogne, Brouwerj Verhaeghe, Vichte, Belgum
    $12.00
  • Belgian Chocolate Quad Barista, Kasteel Brewery, Van Honsebrouck, Belgum
    $12.00
  • Bottle Conditioned Red Ale Gavroche, St-Sylvestre Brewery, St-Sylvestre Cappel, France
    $9.00
  • Barley Wine Ale Anniversary, Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah
    $6.00
  • Blonde Ale Speyside Oak Ale, Belhaven Brewery, Dunbar, Scottland
    $6.00
  • Blueberry Oatmeal Stout (22 Oz.) Buffalo Bills Brewery, Ukiah, California
    $14.00

Cider

  • Golden State Cider, Mighty "Dry" Sebastapol, California
    $7.00
  • Jacques Perritaz, Cidrerie de Vulcain "La Transparente" demi-sec, Fribourg, Switzerland
    $32.00
  • 101 Cider House, Sour "Cactus Red" Westlake Village, California
    $9.00

Everyday Bottles, White

  • Melon DE Bourgogne – Forty Ounce 2015 Muscadet, France
    $35.00
  • Aligoté – Olivier Guyot Cuvee David 2014 Marsannay, France
    $48.00
  • Rhone Blend– Kunin Wines Blonde Pape Star 2014 Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $48.00
  • Arneis – Fatto a Mano Fox Hill Vineyard 2014 Mendocino, California
    $42.00
  • Gewurztraminer – Trimbach 2012 Alsace, France
    $40.00
  • Kerner – Abbazia di Novacella 2015 Alto Adige, Italy
    $45.00
  • Chardonnay – Pont de Chevalier 2011 Knights Valley, California
    $45.00
  • Chardonnay – Clos Pepe Estate 2011 Santa Rita Hills, California
    $45.00
  • Semillon – Tyrrell's Wines HVD Vineyard 2010 Hunter Valley, Australia
    $60.00
  • Provencal Rose Blend– Chateau Gassier Le Pas du Moine 2015 Cotes de Provence Sainte-Victoire, France
    $48.00

Everyday Bottles, Red

  • Croatina – Vigneti Massa Pertichetta 2010 Piedmont, Italy
    $60.00
  • Carignan – Vinca Minor Redwood Valley 2015 Sonoma, California
    $55.00
  • Grignolino - Heitz Cellars 2014 Napa Valley, California
    $55.00
  • Aglianico – Boccella Rasott 2010 Campagnia, Italy
    $45.00
  • Primitivo – Pietraventosa Volere Volare 2013 Puglia, Italy
    $45.00
  • Mencia – Peza do Rei 2015 Ribeira Sacra, Spain
    $60.00
  • Cab Franc / Merlot - Habit Wine Co. 2012 Santa Ynez Valley, California
    $55.00

Dessert

Dessert

  • Yogurt Panna Cotta apples / celery / thyme / almonds
    $10.00
  • Chocolate Cremeux mint / cocoa soil / bitter nibs
    $10.00
  • Meringue Gelato candied yolk shavings
    $10.00
  • Buttermilk Doughnuts squash / persimmon / sage
    $10.00

Wine

  • Muscat - Channing Daughters "Muskat de Boom" 2014 (New York)
    For 2oz. $14.00
  • Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc - Fiddlehead Cellars "Sweetie" 2013 (Santa Ynez Valley, California)
    For 2oz. $15.00
  • Riesling Eiswein - Dr. Loosen, Burncastler Eiswein 2012 (Mosel, Germany)
    For 2oz. $20.00
  • Ruby Port - Heitz Cellars, Ink Grade M.V. (Napa Valley, California)
    For 2oz. $18.00
  • Madeira - Blandy's, Sercial-Dry or Malmsey - Rich (Portugal)
    For 2oz. $16.00

Coffee

  • La Mill Single Origin Mixteca Alta, Mexico
    $7.00

Tea

  • Fresh Herb lavender, mint
    $7.00
  • Organic Loose Tea english breakfast, jasmine pearls, citrus chamomile
    $7.00

5722 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (323) 871-4160
  • Private Dining Room: Yes