Last night, Shane, Jackie and I went out to Engine Co. 28 to celebrate Shane's birthday! She had read about it somewhere and mentioned that she'd like to go there. So, off we went! And I might add, without my camera - so there are no food pictures! Darn! We dressed up so I changed my purse to match my dress and I totally forgot to try to fit my camera in my smaller purse. It probably wouldn't have fit anyway since my cute purse is way smaller than the one I've been carrying lately.
Engine Co. 28
Engine Co. 28 serves American food with some Southern dishes. The restaurant itself used to be a firehouse. The decor inside is very cozy. The only thing that Shane wanted to hear more was the music. You could barely hear it. Other than that, it was comfortable and nice and the same time.
They offer a three course prix fixe meal ($36 each) which Shane & I both ordered. We tried the sweet roasted corn chowder and caesar salad for starters. Both were delicious! Then for our entree, we had the Southern style pan fried chicken and the skirt steak with jalopeno jelly. I personally liked the pan fried chicken better. It was very moist on the inside while crispy on the outside. For dessert, I ordered mixed berries with a sweet cream and Shane had the double layer chocolate cake. My berries were just OK, but the chocolate cake was really good because it was made with darker chocolate and it didn't really have "frosting," but more like a thin coating of chocolate. I know there's a word for it, but it's escaping me! Jackie had a bowl of the sweet roasted corn chowder and the 911 fudge brownie sundae.
We had a great time! The service was good, food was good and the atmosphere was nice. I'd go again, but probably just order an entree. The portions were a good size and I was full well before dessert arrived. If you're thinking about going, I would recommend making a reservation. It's not huge inside and it was more than halfway full on a Tuesday night. Also, they have valet parking for $7. I think the parking down the block is $5-7, so you might as well use the valet and not risk your life walking around downtown in the evening!
Engine Co. 28
644 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017