A pre-dinner tradition is to have a cocktail at their famous bar. The Whaling Bar & Grill is one of three award-winning restaurants in the world famous La Valencia Hotel. Everything from the 1,000-item wine list to the fine menu is first class.
For the best booth ask for number 3 or 4. Award-winning dining selections include the saffron linguine with rock shrimp and scampi sauce. Another excellent selection is the chateau briand for two with tarragon duchess potatoes and a cabernet demi-glace.
They are also known for preparing fantastic dishes tableside, including a memorable Bananas Foster Flambé for dessert. Chef Judd and the excellent, longtime restaurant a big success.