Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Daily Grill, the best HH in Brentwood

There aren't that many bars in Brentwood, let alone ones that offer good happy hour specials. Amidst all the fancy boutique shops and pricey restaurants, Brentwood is just not the type of neighborhood that you'd expect to find a good deal. So I was excited when I stumbled upon happy hour at chain restaurant Daily Grill. Happy Hour runs daily from 4-7pm. That means you get to partake of this on weekends too.

Daily Grill is primarily a restaurant, but they have a bar which can seat about eight people. I've never had a problem finding seats during happy hour because most people come to the restaurant for dinner.

Beers are $3.50 to $4, Well drinks are $5.50, select cocktails cost $9 and wines are $2 off.

Their happy hour food menu is what's amazing, with items priced at $3.95 or $4.95. These aren't measly portions of french fries. They include seared ahi tuna, sliders and pot pie.

Seared Ahi tuna was served with pickled ginger and wasabi. The actual plate actually had more pieces of tuna. This was a good healthy dish, something that is hard to find on a happy hour menu. It's not the best ahi but it's still decent.

The mini cheeseburgers were pretty standard with lettuce and tomatoes.

Grilled chicken quesadilla was filled with cheddar cheese, cilantro and salsa fresca. You can add another quesadilla for an extra $1. Lots of chicken in the quesadilla.

The winner was the Chicken pot pie. This was a nice large portion for $4.95.

The pot pie was pipping hot and filled with chicken, carrots, onions, peas and mushrooms. The crust was buttery, flaky and had a gorgeous golden brown. I was surprised to find that they didn't skimp on the chicken. There were huge chunks of chicken and they were tender white meat. The roux was also of a lighter consistency and not starchy or thick.

It's not a happening scene, but you can easily get full and drunk for cheap at Daily Grill's happy hour.

Hits: daily happy hour, great prices, pot pie, good selection of food
Misses: not much of a scene
Rating: ***1/2 (for happy hour)

Daily Grill
11677 San Vicente Blvd # 200
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 442-0044

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