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Former wine room keeps the vino, adds gelato. Signature purple walls now joined by glass-fronted cooler with 24 creative flavors to choose from. One suspects this is owner George Abou-Daoud's space... read more
SBE masterminds many of Hollywood's of-the-moment properties, usually clubs that turn over every few months. Branching into more permanent territory with The Redbury hotel and its restaurant, Cleo.... read more
This is a dangerous spot on Hollywood Boulevard. Restaurant success-wise. A different concept all the time. Right now it's inspired by New Orleans - soul food, party atmosphere, none of that sad st... read more
The name isn't confusing anybody, is it? There's a whole wall of tequilas to choose from, from guaranteed hangover-inducers to the stuff that goes for $300 a shot. It comes with a lobster burrito. ... read more
This bright and poppy (kind of mid-century) diner is open 24 hours a day. Like, for real 24 hours, never closes, get an omelet any time of night style. Rarity in these parts. The menu is exactly wh... read more
This space was previously a hippie-dippie church, so the alcoves, nooks and crannies make sense. Who knows what went on there. Now it's coffee accoutrements. There's a lot of tea, and the food is l... read more
George Abou-Daoud owns The Bowery, Delancey, Mission Cantina...places that look pretty and attract pretty people. This one is about the food. Chef Kris Morningstar is a local celeb, and he's workin... read more
Plan is that every night the room will switch from restaurant to lounge, meaning tables and chairs get swapped out. Seems a bit much, but we suppose that's for the staff to deal with. Good news is,... read more
PREVIEW. Can't blame Rolling Stone for wanting to diversify, but a restaurant? Really? There's a lot of insistence from management that this will be so, so hip. And yet they're putting it in the Ho... read more
Even though it's in the W Hollywood, it's more than just a hotel restaurant. The chef's got street cred and the decor is lovely. Many rooms filled with furniture reminiscent of France, circa 1920-1... read more
Where's a classy place in Hollywood to order an impressive glass of wine? Here it is. Full selection of imported cheese and charcuterie to go with it, or go Euro style and have a croissant at the b... read more
Always beloved in a ironic kind of way, the new incarnation of sandwiches-to-go is poised for earnest devotion. Big beer and wine selection (the aim is no vino over $40), pizzas, sandwiches, and ou... read more
There's a stretch of Highland Avenue where the "nobody walks in L.A." trope is easily put to rest. On a summer evening, packed with bodies hoofing it up to the Hollywood Bowl, the city's beloved co... read more
Egyptian, Korean, Indian, Scandanavian, Cuban....it's all here. Realize that this is not a resto lacking focus. This is the passion project of celeb chef, Susan Feniger. Semi-upscale street treats.... read more
We are reminded of the time Annie Hall ordered a sandwich. Why pile on the gunk and the veggies? Maybe this is Cali-New York fusion. The owner calls it Italian. There is sopressata, mortadella, cap... read more
Sports blare from all the TVs; the overgrown frat guys make noise too, chowing down on turkey burgers and burrata salads. Or tiny hotdogs. Yeah, it's sort of unique. Pour specialty purple ketchup o... read more
Ivan Kane started and ended the burlesque scene in L.A. Moved on to bigger things now: namely, dinner. Cafe Was does the upscale bohemian thing with flair (flair might be Ivan's middle name): the g... read more
Bowery restaurant owner George Abou-Daoud brings a mellow, East Coast vibe to Hollywood with his new Italian gastropub. The cozy spot features an oak wood bar, pressed-tin celings, brick arches, le... read more
They call it a Latin steakhouse. They are Todd English (celebrity, chef) and Eva Longoria (celebrity, regular). We (public, all) say... meh. It's pretty, the ceviche bar looks cool (and seafood fre... read more
Hoping to build on the success of Baco Mercat, chef Josef Centeno b...
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
We love things that are retro like Reebok Pumps and telephones, so ...
This restaurant in Beverly Hills is so casual, there's no need to p...
This trendy spot by celebrity chef Michael Cimarusti may serve the ...