We started off our dinner with Mussels & Shrimp roasted in an iron skillet. The mussels, though slightly overcooked, were tasty and plentiful. Each bite of juicy shrimp dipped in garlic butter was extremely satisfying.
With perfect timing, our entrées came out right before we finished the mussels and shrimp. My plate of Bone-In Filet Mignon was nicely seared to a medium rare plus. I loved how my fiancé’s Garlic Braised Boneless Short Rib came in a leaner (read: healthier) cut but was still pull-apart tender. My fiancé, on the other hand, does not like his meat so lean and preferred the filet mignon–we ended up switching our entrées with each other! Both entrées came with a side of delicious creamed spinach and creamy garlic yukon gold mashed potatoes.
I love it when a restaurant brings out free dessert for a diner’s birthday! Along with some garlic hats to wear for a photo, we were served a large scoop of Gilroy’s Famous Garlic Ice Cream in a martini glass. Not knowing what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised by the taste of the ice cream! The thick, sweet caramel molé sauce was a nice complement to the subtle garlic flavor of the decadent ice cream.
My birthday dinner was so decadent and will be remembered for years to come! This was my first time eating at The Stinking Rose, and I plan on dining here again in the future. My fiancé and I left the restaurant with our appetites sated and our mouths smelling of garlic. We almost had dinner here for our first date over four years ago–perhaps it’s a good thing we didn’t!
The Stinking Rose
55 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Price: Entrée, $19.95-$49.95; Dessert, $7.95-$9.95