Reservoir 1/2 *
LOCATION1700 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 662-8655, www.silverlakereservoir.com.
Cozy Silver Lake bungalow with a bank of windows over the banquette, just 42 seats inside and a handful of tables on the porch out front. The crowd is local. The food is casual California cooking from chef Gloria Felix (ex-Blair's and AOC -- and Gordon Ramsay's sous chef on "Hell's Kitchen").
SERVICEWilling and eager.
PRICEAppetizers and salads, $10 to $14; main courses, $16 to $32; dessert, $8 to $12.
BEST DISHESArugula and oro blanco salad with avocado, skirt steak with chimichurri, braised beef short ribs with pomegranate reduction glaze, Guinness ice cream, chocolate plate.
WINE LISTVery limited. Corkage fee, $15.
BEST TABLEOne on the porch in front, where it's quieter.
DETAILSOpen 6 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays. Beer and wine. Valet parking, $5.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.