First Look at Gordon Ramsay's The Fat Cow, Opening Monday at The Grove

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This Monday, Gordon Ramsay opens a fresh new project at The Grove in Los Angeles. The Fat Cow is named after that familiar English way of slagging off your most grating mate or heifer-like foe. As opposed to Ramsay's much stuffier local destination, The London in West Hollywood, this is a casual, accessible spot featuring communal tables and bearing a guise of industrial elements like reclaimed wood, red brick walls, old-school tackle, and flea-market paraphernalia, with indoor and al fresco dining for a total of 200 seats. With executive chef Mathew Woolf (previously of Chicago's Trump Hotel and Santa Monica's Fig) in the kitchen, the menu utilizes farmers markets for familiar tavern-friendly dishes like lobster mac and cheese, meatballs, fish and chips, chicken sticks, shepard's pie, sandwiches, and wood-burning oven pizzas like a vodka, tomato, and mozzarella pie, along with a Fat Cow burger of short rib and wagyu, plus chopped and Niçoise "skinny cow" salads, pepper crusted long ribs, and putting the pub with the gastro, beers on draft and in bottle, at a fully equipped bar.

So, first a pub in Vegas, now a project at The Grove. Does this family-friendly mall restaurant mark a gentler, softer avenue for Ramsay? We'll have to see. But there is a kid's menu and soon Fat Cow will add the "Moo Bar" for milkshakes, freshly baked cookies, pastry counter, fro-yo, and soft-serve ice cream. In any case, it's a smart step into further approachability for one of the world's most recognizable chefs.

Fat Cow will open daily from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M., and until 1:00 A.M. Friday and Saturday, see our full slide show of the space right here and the full menu down below.

The Fat Cow at The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles; 323-965-1020.

MENU

Chilled tomato and red pepper Gazpacho 9
cucumber, olive tapenade

Meatballs 12
tomato sauce, parmesan cheese

Fat Cow Chicken Strips 12
spicy dips

Ahi tuna tartare 15
baby gem, jalapeno aioli, scallions

Branzino ceviche 14
avocado, horseradish, ginger dressing

Mini Beef Sliders 12
short rib & kobe, cheddar

Charcuterie & cheese 11 pp
cured meats, farm house cheese

SALADS

Tuna Nicoise Salad 16
blue lake beans, fingerling potatoes, tuna belly

Caesar Salad 12
gem lettuce, croutons

Iceberg Wedge Salad, Fat Cow Dressing 13
neuske bacon, candied pecans, blue cheese snow

Skinny Cow Chopped Salad 13
tuscan kale, cabbage, carrot, radish, pumpkin seeds

Fat Cow Market salad 13
grilled corn, dessert apples, romaine lettuce, avocado, lemon dressing

Beets & Buratta 14
roasted beets, fresh buratta, upland cress

MAINS

FAT COW CHEESE BURGER 14
short rib & kobe burger, butter lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, fries

Skinny Cow Burger 14
edamame, portobello mushroom, chickpea, salad or fries

Fish and Chips 18
cod, beer batter, tartar sauce

Flat Iron Steak, Haystack Fries 22
grass fed beef, blue cheese butter

TOMATO RIGATONI 18
chilli, eggplant, mozzarella

Lobster Mac & Cheese 24
oven dried tomatoes, tarragon, parmesan

Pepper Crusted Wood roasted long rib 25 pp
waldorf salad, minted fingerling potatoes

grilled organic salmon 22
celeriac, asparagus, lemon

Gordon's Shepherds Pie 20
braised lamb, yukon potato mash

STONE BAKED PIZZAS

Margherita 13
torn basil, parmesan, olive oil

Coppa picante, figs 16
fontina cheese, roasted garlic, roasted figs

Vodka, Tomato, mozzarella 14
buffalo mozzarella, fresh vodka sauce

Spicy sausage, burrata ,fennel 15
italian sausage, shaved fennel, fresh cheese

Mushroom, onion, three cheese 14
field mushrooms, gruyere, mozzarella, pecorino

pepperoni 14
buffalo mozzarella, tomato

SIDES

Hand cut fries 7
golden fried yukon potato

Steamed Asparagus 8
brown butter and hazelnuts

Blue lake beans, Chilli, Lime 7
market beans, yuzu, soy

Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Bacon 8
caramelized sprouts, apple cider vinegar

Mashed Potatoes 7
whipped yukon gold potatoes

Mac & cheese 8
elbow pasta, cheddar cream, truffle

KIDS

Crispy chicken fingers 9
hand cut fries, ranch dressing

Cheese burger 9
grilled fat cow beef, cheddar

Fish & chips 9
battered cod & fries

Fat Cow Grilled cheese 7
grilled cheese sandwich

Roasted Chicken Leg & Market Vegetables 9

The Moo Bar

MENU

Cookie milk ice cream sundae 9
Milk Shakes 8
Sticky toffee pudding 10
Chocolate Tart 9
Eton mess 8
Treacle tart 8
ICE CREAM SANDWICH 7
ICE CREAM FLAVORS OF THE DAY

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