Unsure of how the onboard cuisine would be ahead of our trip to London, my family enjoyed a nice lunch in the United Polaris Lounge at LAX. This lounge really is a value-add to flying United and Star Alliance business class.
Family Lunch – Polaris Lounge LAX
I’ve reviewed this lounge before and my review remains unchanged: this is a solid lounge that never seems to be crowded and offers excellent a la carte cuisine.
In my experience this year, the United meals in business class are getting better and are certainly edible. Nevertheless, my wife and I figured we would break our fast in the lounge so we showed up a bit early for our 12:55 pm flight to London in order to dine in the Polaris Lounge.
We ordered three items and all were very good. It is tough to impress my wife, but she really liked the food, so much so that she has mentioned how much she is looking forward to returning to this lounge.
Mary’s Organic Chicken Breast
Pan-seared chicken breast, Meyer lemon risotto, asparagus
The chicken was moist and tender and both the risotto and the asparagus were cooked perfectly.
Pan-Seared Pacific Coast Salmon
White bean applewood bacon cassoulet
Delicious. Really delicious. The salmon was moist and the beans provided an excellent accenting flavor.
Asparagus, Spring Pea, And Green Bean Salad
Roasted shallot vinaigrette, crispy shallots
My wife in particular loved this salad and if we had more time, would have had a second portion.
It was a joy to see my daughter Claire Marie get so excited to see the airplanes (the lounge offers great apron views). I need to bring her back to the airport for a father-daughter day of planespotting.
All things considered, the Polaris Lounge network really adds to the value-proposition of flying longhaul on United Airlines or another Star Alliance partner in business class.