By Alejandra Rosas
There’s nothing better than having a meal that tastes just like your family’s cooking in a place that feels as comfortable as your own living room or patio. For such an experience, visit Home in the Los Feliz area.
This casual but eye-catching restaurant sits on a busy urban street and offers indoor and outdoor seating. Personally, eating outdoors is much more enjoyable because of all the surrounding plants and trees and the large soothing water fountain in the middle.
The menu has a large variety of options ranging from breakfast (served all day), cold and hot sandwiches, dinner entrees, and pastas. There was so much to choose from that it took about 15 minutes to place our order, but the waitress was always very patient and friendly. Even though ordering took awhile, the impressively swift staff brought our food out in about 10 minutes.
Our first two orders were appetizers: calamari and bruschetta. The calamari was laid on a bed of romaine lettuce and accompanied by a slightly sweet marinara sauce. The calamari was lightly breaded without being overly fried, and, surprisingly, for a first-timer like me, it was very delicious. The bruschetta, on the other hand, wasn’t great. The bread was topped with diced tomatoes, which made for soggy bread.
Our entrees included a grilled chicken and avocado club sandwich, the All-American breakfast, a BBQ quesadilla, and a club wrap. The club sandwich was my absolute favorite dish on the entire menu. The sandwich included mayonnaise, grilled chicken, avocado, melted Swiss cheese, and bacon. Although the bacon was a little too salty, it did not take away from the savory quality of the sandwich.
The sandwich came with many side options, but I chose a salad full of greens that came with Italian dressing that was too thick for my taste. I also ordered a side of their famous chicken noodle soup. It tasted just like the homemade soup my mom makes on rainy days, semi-sweet because of all the carrots and celery inside.
For those of you who like to have breakfast for dinner, the all-American breakfast is the way to go. The pancakes were perfectly fluffy and topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup that was not overbearingly sweet. The dish came with a side of simple and extremely tasty scrambled eggs that were not from powder.
The BBQ quesadilla was not a favorite of mine. It was filled with chicken, melted cheese, and an unfortunately too-sweet barbeque sauce. The diced tomatoes on top also gave the quesadilla an extra twinge of sweetness.
If you want to enjoy light restaurant food that isn’t packed with hundreds of calories, the club wrap is the right choice, a basil tortilla wrap stuffed with turkey, bacon, avocado, onions, and lettuce. This perfect “to-go” meal is accompanied by the most delicious side I have ever tasted: waffle cut fries. Ordinary, greasy fast-food fries are nothing compared to these.
The Home restaurant is a terrific choice when you want to enjoy home-cooking away from home.