Ford's, whose chef-owner is Benjamin Ford, is a bar that happens to have ambitious, organic food as opposed to a restaurant that happens to have a bar attached, a gastropub where you can enjoy pretty decent cooking while being bounced around like a pachinko ball. If you manage to power your way to a barstool or to an actual table, you will find most of the usual Los Angeles gastropub classics. If you like the fried Ipswich clams at Jar, you will probably like Ford's rudely indelicate version. There is a hamburger tricked out with blue cheese and an onion compote, the requisite butter-lettuce salad with bacon, and a decent selection of cheeses and meats, some of them procured from Armandino Batali in Seattle, to help down the wine.
Cuisines: American, California, Contemporary, Small Plates
Payment Type: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club
Parking: Lot Available
Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
Entertainment: Live Entertainment