BISTROTEK AT CUSTOM HOTEL
FIRST RATE RELAXED & CONTEMPORARY DINING
A true dining gem at the Custom Hotel located near LAX, Bistrotek offers refined and relaxed contemporary cuisine. Hip yet unassuming, the full-service American bistro serving California-fresh fare is open for breakfast and dinner and is a welcome refuge for travelers but a wonderful new dining haven for locals.
There’s something really cool about a night out at a hotel, even when you’re a local yourself. Maybe it’s the feeling that you’re on vacation too, or that we associate the standards of a posh or hip boutique hotel or resort to be higher than the standard brick and mortar eatery. So when I ventured to Westchester’s Custom Hotel, a stone’s throw from the airport, for dinner at Bistrotek, it’s cool and modern restaurant, I had the feeling that I was on holiday as I could see planes flying overhead as I approached.
A sleek and swanky hotel, Custom Hotel is also home to a happening outdoor bar and pool scene at its bi-level Hopscotch Pool Bar & Grill also serving gratifying grub from Bistrotek.
Our night began with the stiff and satisfying Ultimate Custom Cosmo, created that afternoon by the bar’s mixologist. Next was a small sampling of the restaurant’s savory soups. We tried the tasty Lentil Soup, along with the hearty Beef & Vegetable Soup, and the Chicken & Rice Soup with matzo ball and moist chicken.
Up next were two appealing appetizers in the Pulled Pork Sliders, tangy with more of a sweet than spicy taste, and the Grilled Veggie Plate with Goat Cheese. If you like your greens this one is a must.
Time for our entrees and that meant a feast was approaching with the Half Chicken order with unassuming salad, perfect for anyone watching what they’re eating, as well as the Salmon, also another fine non-guilty dinner excellent for anyone watching their calorie content, paired perfectly with a Chateau San Michele white whine. And finally, the Custom Burger in its oversized and over indulgent glory; exactly what you want from a burger meal.
Dessert consisted of a flavorful Fruit Tart, and a rich Chocolate Mouse with Strawberries. What more could you dare ask for?
Providing a non-descript atmosphere with a first-rate kitchen, Bistrotek offers outstanding cuisine that satisfies and satiates even if you’re not on vacation and reality is knocking on your door.
Bistrotek is located at the Custom Hotel at 8639 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, 90045. Breakfast daily 6am – 11am; Dinner nightly 5pm – 10pm. Call 310-258-5757.