Busy and bustling- Koreatown is not your average spot in Los Angeles to enjoy a relaxing meal. Luckily, the Line Hotel gives guests the opportunity to take a trip to the "garden in the sky". Commissary is the current spot that is stealing all of our hearts and likes on Instagram and Facebook. Placed into the swank Line Hotel, the restaurant joined a strong line of "things to do" in Koreatown list. Coming into the Los Angeles restaurant chain in 2014 was difficult, due to the new transition of healthy being the new tasty. Already contributing Korean tacos at his LA Kogi truck, Chef Roy Choi was the man for the job. His style of fresh tasty food for the working-class became his signature and helped him build a chain of fast-food restaurants. He created the vegetable-driven greenhouse restaurant that has took over all of our social media feeds. Bloggers and Average Angelos surrounded by trees and a all-you-can-eat buffet, sounds like a Los Angeles adventure to me!
"Where the hell is this place?" Everyday, I check my Insta feed to find out where Angelos are eating these days. Everyday I look, and Everyday this restaurant pops up on my feed! Constantly, seeing influencers posing with their coffee surrounded by various plants- looked like a blogger's wonderland and I wanted a taste. Even without actually seeing the food! Starting my Saturday adventure, I was not positive of what I was getting myself into. The only thing I knew about the K-Town spot is that it was a greenhouse in a hotel. Pulling into the Line Hotel parking lot, I was greeted by the annoyance of Wilshire parking. After making a couple of U-turns, I broke down and did the best LA option, valet.
On the rooftop deck of the hotel, Commissary is tucked in between a small pool and ping pong table set, making it an ultimate LA rooftop spot (story coming real soon). Housed inside the giant greenhouse, architect Sean Knibb designed the rooftop with the bases of a cool greenery. While sipping my drink next to the pool, I looked up and noticed the potted plants hanging from the ceiling and the DJ tucked into the corner. Because of the restaurant's popularity, without a RSVP on a weekend it is going to take some time to get into the hottest place in town. Luckily, the wait staff is open to letting you hang out by the pool and enjoy the ambiance. Also for your convenience, you can leave the staff your cellphone number and they will text you when your table is ready. Waiting with a view of the pool at the top of the Line Hotel on a sunny Saturday- relaxing and fabulous. I almost got caught up with waiting, until my name finally got called.
Entering the greenhouse- music is loudly playing and you're surrounded by LA hipsters and brunchers who are excited to see what all the hype is about. First thing first, get in those great photo opps. The whole purpose of the place is to show off the amazing décor. The greenery inspo was inspired by the freshness of Los Angeles. Its evergreen, knitted and tightness is in homage to families coming to the table eating food strictly from the farms. Its focus is to bring people back to their natural roots.
What to Order?
Weekend mornings are always dedicated to brunch! From 9 A.M - 3 P.M., patrons at the Commissary can enjoy a weekend brunch fest. For the price of $37 is the unlimited made to order entrée of choice, the buffet feast and a beverage option of coffee, hot & iced tea and orange juice. The buffet included all of your breakfast, lunch and dinner favorites. The breakfast buffet included bacon, sausages and a build your own omelet station. Also for brunch are the made to order entrees including: eggs (anyway you want it), corn beef has, brioche eggs benedict, congee, pancakes and French toast. I decided to go with the classic combination of pancakes and the health driven maple syrup. After already being full from the beginning course, I was nervous to go through with the lunch portion. A prime rib carving station, build your own omelet station, poke, nacho bar, and more. Beyond the large amount of food, Commissary's ultimate focus is health. Accompanied with all of the meal options, was an open plate dedicated to salad and fruit.
I managed to have one of everything. Strictly for research of course! However my topping moment at the joint was experiencing the beverage options. Thanks to Commissary, health conscious alcoholic beverages officially made its way to my heart. My drink of choice was the cocktail called "Ride or Die". A blend of sage, blackberry, lemon and Remy 1738 - all for $15 might I add. Let's just say you get your money's worth from this small but powerful cocktail.