8752 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069
What a blast we had on Saturday at Eveleigh. Named for a city in New South Wales and run by Aussie restauranteurs Nick Mathers, Lincoln Pilcher and Nick Hatsatouris, Eveleigh is the hot (relatively) new place for a bite (of food) down on the Sunset Strip. Not that it faces that much neighborhood competition; Il Sole is still very "date night" and Boa is simply a bit too far. Eveleigh remains somewhat obscure even months after its opening because it is actually obscured; impossible to notice when driving down Sunset (especially at night), it took a u-turn and some cursing to locate its valet stand.
But notice it we eventually did, and how! The place was hopping like a Mumford & Sons set to the fashion crowd (think beards and slit skirted long legs, not necessarily on the same person). Clientele aesthetics aside, the food was good -- try the crudo, and the chocolate chip and mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich (the Duchess's personal favorites), the service was attentive but not overbearing, and the prices ($5.50 for valet) were lower than those in the Boa stratosphere. An overall enjoy. The Duchess anticipates warmer weather and a slightly more comfortable seat on the tented (but heated) patio than the one she just had.