Los Angeles Openings: Smoke, The Famous

Where’s there’s smoke, there’s a restaurant’s sign on fire. Or something like that. Smoke, the new steakhouse in West Hollywood, gives the people what they truly want (in a nightclub): a sign bathed in open flames, a wall of water, DJ booths, granite table tops, and Wagyu beef grilled in a wood-burning oven. Sure, there’s a lot of eye candy going on here, but the menu is full of interesting small plates, charcuterie, and steak, steak, steak.

The next time you’re in Glendale and thirsty for whiskey, might we suggest stopping in the old Huntley-Evans building? The Famous, a new tucked-away bar with a wall-length leather booth, streaming black and white movies on the walls, and a piano on the stage, is the perfect spot for rattling ice in your tumbler.

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