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Chef Ryan Carson

Alum of Playground, Napa Rose, Prive
(11322 reviews)

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This Los Angeles native has been cooking professionally for 20 years, including stints at Michelin-starred restaurants in San Francisco.

Ryan helmed his first kitchen as executive chef at Ambrosia and was later promoted to corporate chef at AnQi / House of An. Ryan’s next move would focus his creativity as chef de cuisine at Playground / 2.0 and then continue through with involvement in pop-up ventures, including his own Los Angeles-inspired Privē and the national underground pop-up restaurant group, Dinner Lab as the West Coast regional chef.

Total Reviews:
11322 reviews
Average Rating:
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
6392
4 stars
3542
3 stars
984
2 stars
238
1 star
166
Good meal. It just works!
5  Stars
By Sara Dacombe
Rich and deeply satisfying broth mixed with crunchy veg , noodles and chicken. The seasoned egg a nice addition. Excellent option for a winter meal.
5  Stars
By R Thornberry
Still one of my favorites. No complaints from me, love this dish.
5  Stars
By Sara Dacombe
This was awesome! The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked, and the beans were amazing and had a really unique flavor. I also liked the slaw a lot and wish there had been more of it.
5  Stars
By Elizabeth Down
Mixed experiences with Munchery, but that Gumbo is fantastic, best dish in the menu
5  Stars
By Francisco Abreu
Love❗️
5  Stars
By Marris Ambrose
Bok Choy was undercooked.
3  Stars
By Jessica Dillman
It's kind of bland tasting and I think you should roast for crispy skin.
3  Stars
By Benjamin Treuhaft
The beef was too chewy.
3  Stars
By Christy Hollenbeck
A little too spiced!!!
3  Stars
By John Carhart
Great cornbread. Portion was a tad small would have loved either a little more chili or an extra piece of cornbread
4  Stars
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
I eat veggie chili a lot & this is one of the really good ones. Thick, hearty, delicious!
5  Stars
By Beth McCrea
Meat was tough
1  Stars
By Kristi Caruso
Would have given5 stars by one piece of chicken looked well done on outside. It was pink inside , threw it out.
2  Stars
By Nettie Trommer
The cole slaw needs some work. Not sure what is going on there.i think it's the the spices that may not work or the avocado.
4  Stars
By Greg Soviak
not enough meat
3  Stars
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
Why so high calorie? It was tasty, but didn't overwhelm me. There are better salmon dishes on Munchery.
3  Stars
By Andrea Fuller
I eat way too much salt but the bean sauce was way too salty for me. The saltiness was so dominant no other seasonings came through.
3  Stars
By Linda Huntington
Pretty tasty though quite light on the broccoli
4  Stars
By Adam S
This is did not love. I'm such a fan of all of the Munchery meals and this one did not do it for me. The chicken was all dark meat and my pieces were very fatty. I didn't enjoy it at all. Maybe include in the notes that it uses dark meat too? Thanks
1  Stars
By Stephanie Asymkos
Excellent. Would like the option for brown rice.
5  Stars
By Mary Berat
Very nice. Great flavor. Bread got damaged in transportation though and was crushed by the cheese & sour cream pots so can't really comment on that portion.
4  Stars
By Sara Dacombe
Only one piece of broccoli in meal
3  Stars
By Sara Sullivan
Lovely consistency, but the horseradish flavor was overpowered by a potent lemon component that made the dish hard to enjoy.
2  Stars
By Jasmine Herrera
The last few dishes have had ridiculously small portions.
2  Stars
By Mireya Herrera
A little bit too salty
4  Stars
By Alan Barr
Great dish but WAY too salty!
3  Stars
By Sabrina Carrozza
Even though I added water and simmer the food, it was way too salty:(
2  Stars
By Christie Kim
Kind of bland
2  Stars
By Drew Stuart
not filling, required a lot of assembly, would have preferred a salty topper instead of the sweet grains.
2  Stars
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
Uninspired.
3  Stars
By Alice Brickner
Smell.... too strong
1  Stars
By Felipe Schertel
Salty
2  Stars
By Nettie Trommer
Too spicy
3  Stars
By Veken Gueyikian
Salty
3  Stars
By Coree Mahoney
good taste!!
3  Stars
By Dong-su Jung
The beans didn't tAste right. Won't get this again.
3  Stars
By Jaclyn Rothchild
Raw
1  Stars
By Daniella Porzecanski
It was incredibly salty and actually made me sick.
1  Stars
By Manny Daniels
too spicy for bruno
2  Stars
By Dolly Krishnaswamy
I am generally thrilled with Munchery meals, but this one was barely edible. I could not chew the bok choy, plus it tasted like cardboard. The salmon tasted off, and I did not enjoy the topping. I microwaved it, like I do most meals.
2  Stars
By Susan Lanham
Too salty
4  Stars
By Nettie Trommer
Brown pieces of romaine.
3  Stars
By Christine Finer
My favorite dish
5  Stars
By Sharmini Pardo
It was not very much meat this this. Looked like a tiny end piece.
3  Stars
By Chris Lydia
Barely any real meat! So fatty and small portion that if I trim myself it's a small spattering of edible meat
3  Stars
By Andrew Poncher
Shrimp were undercooked
1  Stars
By Julie Merz
Love the salad. Don't love the dressing. A little less creamy maybe?
3  Stars
By Melissa Rutman
BBQ sauce was delicious. I don't like mushrooms and easily picked them out. Agree with other reviews that it needs more broccoli.
4  Stars
By Isis Hidalgo
More veggies please
4  Stars
By Andrea Lavinthal