Recently I met up with a friend of mine at Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern (aka “J-FAT”) which is located at The Village in Woodland Hills. I was looking forward to lunch at J-FAT, which is known for its upscale, American comfort food.
It was a nice sunny day & while the spacious patio looked very inviting, Mary & I opted to eat indoors in one of J-FAT’s plush booths.
As we studied the lunch menu, which featured items ranging from flatbreads to burgers, sandwiches, soups & salads, our waitress came over to take our drink order. It was a warm day, so I decided to get a refreshing iced tea. Mary ordered a white wine which she really liked!
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern has an extensive bar beverage list – from wines, to specialty tequilas, whiskeys & beers (this is a tavern after all!). I hear they have a fabulous Sunday brunch where they serve “Bottomless Champagne” for $15!
But back to the food…
We split an appetizer of Parmesan Fries. The fries were not only sprinkled with parmesan, but also garlic & chives – good enough to eat plain! However I just had to try their in-house Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Chipotle Ketchup. It gave the fries an extra kick!
Shortly afterwards our lunch entrees arrived. Mary had the Pacific Red Snapper, which came with mashed potatoes, some veggies & shrimp. You can find this item under J-FAT’s “Large Plates” section of the menu & as you can see from the photo, it truly is a generous amount of food!
Since I couldn’t decide between a sandwich, salad or soup, I got the J-FAT Combo Plate so that I could get a little taste of everything. It came with a cup of sweet corn & poblano chowder (although truth be told, it tasted like a cheese potato soup minus the potato), a green salad, chips & half a sandwich. There were 3 sandwiches to choose from: Grilled Cheese with Avocado & Tomato, Parmesan Crusted Albacore Tuna Melt or a Pastrami Reuben.
The waitress had recommended the tuna melt & I’m SO glad that I listened to her. That sammie was the bomb!! The flavors of tuna, cheddar cheese & roasted green chilies made my mouth so happy. Also in my mind when it comes to cheese, you can never have too much, so I was especially glad that the chef added grated cheese to the outside of the sourdough bread, so that when they fried up the sammie, it gave it a crispy cheese texture to the bread.
Our dining experience was wonderful & I’m looking forward to going back next time with my family. With Mother’s Day around the corner, maybe we’ll come for their famous Sunday Brunch!
There is only one Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern in LA, but there are four locations total (all in the Southern California area). For more information, click on over to their website: http://j-fat.com.
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary meal which helped facilitate this review. All images & opinions are 100% my own.