I love a great neighborhood restaurant. Truxton's is one of those casual dining establishments that offer comfort food and plenty of gourmet selections you won't find at Dennys. My little guy is addicted to the monkey bread they serve here, which comes to the table warm and bathed in cheese and garlic. I am hooked on the turkey burger, which is one of the best I have ever had.
This has the unique vibe of family restaurant meets sports bar. You will see a mix of young families, couples, and business professionals all there for the great food and amazing service. The menu is primarily great American food with some tasty gourmet selections. If there were ever a new millennium family version of "Cheers" this would be it. For those who are wondering what Cheers is, well, it is the name of a popular sitcom from the 80's with that catchy theme song:
"Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and there always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everybody knows your name"
Yep, the vibe here reminds me of Cheers and that's a good thing.
Traditional and sweet potato fries. Delish!
This is Truxton's Turkey burger "The Gobbler" Which has roasted tomatoes, grilled onions, lettuce, provolone and a pungent Dijon mustard.
This pull apart savory monkey bread is so moist and flavorful. I guarantee you will be addicted to it once you try it.
Mini me is a big fan of the grilled thin crust cheese pizza. I always sneak a slice of his pizza:-)
This is a gratuitous french fry shot. Want some?
The shrimp tacos are so tasty. They remind me a lot of the ones I make at home. The fish tacos are quite satisfying too. The black beans are so perfectly seasoned. I have tried several dishes from the menu and have not been disappointed yet.
I am absolutely addicted to iced tea. Isn't it the best thirst quencher? Ok, probably neck in neck with lemonade:-)
The atmosphere here is very relaxing. Me and my son come here so often that we have our favorite booth:-)
Although the food here is really good. This white chocolate strawberry cheesecake. There are no words. Ok, maybe a few. Let's start with OMG!!!!!! I took one bite and sweet baby Jesus, the gates opened and angels sang. They weren't playing y'all. This was some good stuff. Toasted red walnuts, fresh whipped cream,.white chocolate cheesecake and a ribbon of strawberry folded into the batter and then a shortbread cookie walnut crust. ooooh Weeeh!
Look at this
And for the price, you get a mini cheesecake big enough to share, but you won't want to. TRUST
I knew I had to order this when I asked the server about it and she said: "it is soooooooooooo GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD" and then she just started shaking her head like, "girl I can't even tell you how good this is" and then what had happened was...
I got lost in it
I was intrigued by the red walnuts. I consider myself a food connoisseur and I had never heard of red walnuts until I had this cheesecake. They are very red naturally without any artificial coloring and so yummy.
The next time you are in Westchester, give Truxton's a try. The restaurant is conveniently located near the airport and not to far from Playa Del Rey, Culver City and just a hop, skip and a jump from most LA attractions. The prices here are very economical and you will get great service and leave full and happy:-)
A word of caution, if you come during peak dinner hours or on Saturday, expect it to be noisy and crowded, but once you have a bite of cheesecake, you will forget everything else.
Truxtons American Bistro
8611 Truxton Avenue
Westchester, CA 90045