Reservoir 1/2 * LOCATION 1700 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 662-8655, www.silverlakereservoir.com. AMBIENCE 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"). SERVICE Willing and eager. PRICE Appetizers and salads, $10 to $14; main courses, $16 to $32; dessert, $8 to $12. BEST DISHES Arugula and oro blanco salad with avocado, skirt steak with chimichurri, braised beef short ribs with pomegranate reduction glaze, Guinness ice cream, chocolate plate. WINE LIST Very limited. Corkage fee, $15. BEST TABLE One on the porch in front, where it's quieter. DETAILS Open 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.
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