Wilshire Restaurant Review
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Restaurant review: Wilshire

The Wilshire patio, a glamorous two-tiered space by Thomas Schoos complete with its own bar ablaze with candles, is as inviting as ever, but the scene has quieted down considerably, especially on weeknights. Of restaurants in the L.A. area, only Michael’s in Santa Monica and Les Deux in Hollywood can boast such a magical outdoor space. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Chef de cuisine Andrew Kirshner, here in the kitchen at Wilshire, was promoted to executive chef in February. Kirshner has pulled back the menu, stripping away anything fussy and going for straightforward California cuisine with a broader appeal. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
BBQ pork ribs, Chinese style, with green papaya and mango salad. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Wilshire’s wild mushroom duck pot pie entree. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Rigatoni with chorizo Bolognese, arugula and goat cheese. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Whole fried Thai snapper with citrus soy dipping sauce and sesame soba. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Hamachi with ponzu sauce, wasabi and cilantro. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)
Chocolate pudding cake with bittersweet chocolate sauce and pistachio ice cream. (Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times)