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Encounter - the caesar salad
Encounter - the $30 roasted duck with steamed rice and broccoli

Encounter Los Angeles Reviews

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Overrated Retro Restaurant Oct 19, 2011
Encounter is a skyview restaurant located at Los Angeles International Airport. Upon entering, (after parking the car through a valet), you take the elevator up to the restaurant. It is very overrated. It had been recommended to us by a friend (who we were picking up at the airport) for its 'cool' factor, but we don't know why.

The restaurant is decorated like something off the Jetson's cartoon or the Austin Powers movies, very retro but futuristic at the same time. A semi-circular room, the large windows offer a panoramic view of the LAX runways. We were there after dark, and the marine layer was moving in, so we didn't have the best views. I think during the afternoon, it would be quite interesting to watch the airport from here.

The limited menu is severely overpriced. I think there was an option of only six or seven entrees. I got the roasted duck, and that cost me nearly $30. And, it wasn't that great... definitely not worth $30.

Encounter is probably a good place to come and have a drink before your flight or to kill time when picking someone up, but not for a meal. My cousin's girlfriend did have a Bloody Mary and she said that it was quite good. I behaved and had a Shirley Temple, and enjoyed it.
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