Monday, July 19, 2010

Fried chicken @ Tender Greens WeHo

On a recommendation from a friend, I recently ventured to the Tender Greens on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood to try their fried chicken. The chicken is described as "Southern Fried Chicken" and is offered as the centerpiece of a "big salad" or as a hot plate.

I opted for the hot plate and got sides of corn on the cob and a simple arugula salad. The plate also comes with a crouton like piece of garlic bread. ($10.50). The corn had marks from the grill (a good sign) but wasn't as sweet as I would have liked, perhaps because it is still early in the season. The arugula salad was refreshing.

The chicken is boneless breast meat. It is served warm, not hot. If you get it in the salad, it is cut up. The chicken was fine but lacked a real depth of flavor.

Tender Greens does a lot of things well and is one of the best values in the city in casual dining; fried chicken is just not something that I'd recommend getting there. If you get the flat iron steak or the albacore tuna, you can't go wrong.

Tender Greens West Hollywood: 8759 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. Phone: (323) 358-1919. Website:

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