The Detour Bistro Bar Serves a Delicious Dining Experience Fit for a Celebrity

The Detour Bistro Bar Serves a Delicious Dining Experience Fit for a Celebrity… and all of You Westsiders in the Know.  The Detour Bistro Bar loacted at 12473 Washington Blvd., Culver City expertly prepares and serves delicious food in a relaxed, stylish and comfortable atmosphere. Period. It’s that simple. And, Chef Ranni Kumgisky is a magician in the kitchen.  This place is terrific! Located near anybody who lives on the westside including Venice, Playa, the Marina, Culver City and Santa Monica.

The two partners, Chef Ranni Kumgisky and Dane Pearson met on the AVP Professional Volleyball circuit. Their vision for the quintessential Bistro Bar is spot-on! Let’s see why…
On this particular night, we had the pleasure of dinner and cocktails with an amazing group of Hollywood actors, all of whom at the conclusion of the evening sung the praises of this fine Bistro Bar located at 12473 W. Washington Blvd in Culver City/Santa Monica.

Kate Linder (Young and the Restless, Hollywood Star Walk of Fame) and Ronald Linder attending "Detour Bistro Bar" new menu launch.

Chris McDonald (HBO’s Baller’s), Steven Bauer (Scarface’s Manny Ribera, Showtime’s Ray Donovan with Jon Voight, Liev Schreiber and Don Eladio in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad) with girlfriend Lyda Loudon and Kate Linder (#1 on TV for 27 years-The Young and the Restless and film Voice from the Stone) with husband Ron all selected their favorites from the extensive wine list, cool and creative cocktails, as well at the enticing small plates and tantalizing entrées.

Owners of Detour Bistro Ranni Kumgsiky and Dane Pearson with Chris McDonald "Ballers" HBO

Chef Ranni Kumgsiky (Former PRO Volleyball Player)

The wine list is amazing and extensive with pricing that is more than reasonable. The selection of drinks (Cowboy Lemonade) is creative and mixed and poured to perfection by an expert mixologist and support staff.  The “farm-to-table menu” features seasonal California fare with Continental flair served in small bites and large entrees. Chef Ranni tells us he bakes the Detour’s own signature bread every single day. It’s delicious!

We began with the small plates, which were full of flavor and very tasty. Kate loved the Fresh Alaskan Crab Cakes served with House Made Aioli. The BBQ BRISKET SLIDERS with Coleslaw, Pickle on Brioche Bun disappeared in a minute, while Steven enjoyed the HUMMUS & Mushrooms with Israeli Pickles.
Chris enjoyed the SHRIMP TACOS Seasoned Shrimp, Cabbage, Cilantro Sauce on Corn Tortillas and HARVEST SALAD With Pecans, Dried Cranberries, Gorgonzola, Mixed Greens.

Steven Bauer (Scarface) and Lydo Loudon at Detour Bistro Bar

My favorite of the small plates had to be the LAMB LOLLIPOPS with Chimichurri & Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce.
If that isn’t tempting enough, the entrée dishes are to die for including the “Bistro burger filled with bleu cheese, onion jam, arugula on a hybrid bun; BUTTERNUT SQUASH & MUSHROOM RISOTTO with Truffle Oil and JAMBALAYA with Shrimp, Chicken & Sausage and STEAMED MUSSELS with Wine, Butter & Garlic Broth.

Detour Bistro Bar Owners Chef Ranni Kumgisky and Dane Pearson

For dessert, Cookies, Churros and and the Bread Pudding all are served in a lovely glass presentation.
The Brunch here is extremely popular, so come early and enjoy the ambiance.
The Detour Bistro Bar is open for lunch and dinner, with brunch on weekends.
Oh… “Are you ready for some good news, or are you ready for some good news?” In celebration of his roots, Steven Bauer vows to return for the CUBANO SANDWICH with Slow Cooked Pork, Pepper Jack, Ham, Pickle's & Mustard!  Salute, Salute!  We’ll be back, as well.

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