Which restaurants/cafes in LA are featured in Entourage series?
I'll be visiting LA in a couple of weeks with my friends and we want to hang around at some of the cafes and restaurants that have been featured in the HBO series Entourage. Can someone please identify a few places for us? Thank you!
Do yourself a favor, ask instead for good palces to eat in LA. The whole "entourage hype" is sending peole to sub par but hip places.
For hip but not great food, Giesha House on Sunset is the place to go. prepare to pay out the nose and see mostly porn stars, they love it there. The rest of the crowd is wannabes and wannasees.
Geisha House was actually in an episode of Entourage - one of the ones with Mandy Moore.
And Entourage has been at a good number of the best restaurants in LA, including Spago, Mastro's, Drago, Lucques, and The Grill on the Alley.
Here are other restaurants they've filmed at:
Real Food Daily
Jerry's Deli in WeHo
Pane e Vino
Mulberry Street Pizza
The Little Door
Jack N Jill's
The Palm in WeHo
Le Petit Four
I've never been to Urth - every time I try to go it just looks way too crowded :( But the Entourage folks apparently go there quite a lot. afarooqs - This is probably one Entourage place you definitely want to check out, since it is by far the most popular scene on the show.
I had some time on my hands and got the info from the Entourage episode guide on the HBO website, as "Location credits." It was bugging me anyway that I seemed to remember that they'd been to Mastro's, and here I was able to confirm it...
To clarify - the only restaurants I really recommend on the Entourage list are the ones I noted first (Spago, Mastro's, Drago, Lucques, and The Grill on the Alley). All the others - I either have not been to or I think they are okay to pretty good. Although I should revise and call out that I really like Toast for a nice outdoor breakfast or lunch on a nice day.
The only ones on your list that I've been to AND would recommend are Pane e Vino and The Little Door, and both more for ambience than for food (although despite the many naysayers on CH, I've had some quite good meals at TLD). But I would say that those two restaurants are my top two patio dining experiences in LA - TLD in particular is just magical at night. An out-of-towner would not do wrong to check them out!
Urth Caffe is definately on there a lot. The one we like is in Beverly Hills, and the food is very good. Love the panini's, and the desserts and coffee are excellent. Try the banana cream pie. I would definately recommend it for lunch. The website doesn't have much info on the restaurant itself, but gives you all their locations.
267 S. Beverly Drive, (310) 205-9311
Koi is mentioned for sushi.
Pink's for hot dogs (this one is a fun one for visitors regardless of any Entourage-centered trip).
Canter's Deli on Fairfax.
I think it would be best served to offer the OP a list of the places that are on the show, and then let them do their own research as to whether they'd want to visit it. I did a similar thing yeeeears ago when Twin Peaks was on the air. No way the two day drive to the actual Mar T Diner in Washington state was worth that pedestrian burger and so-so apple pie, but the experience was fun and I had a great time with my friends. The food was the enabler and the backdrop, but the not the whole purpose of the trip.
And at the end of the day, going out for food should be fun, so I wholly encourage this trip, even if you end up going to places that others feel are "sub par but hip". Have fun!
Except for Twin Peaks was great, and Entourage is not.
To the OP, I would sincerely avoid the majority of places on the show. There are a couple of decent ones, especially Lucques, but for the most part they're mediocre, sceney and overpriced. I'd just stop in for a drink to one of them and then go spend your well-earned money at better food destinations.
Try the HBO website. The Entourage section identifies restaurants used in each episode in the same way they ID guest stars.
They filmed two or three episodes at Koi (in West Hollywood) during the first season. The food, not great -- but great atmosphere if you're looking for and "LA Scene." I take a number of out of town entertainment clients there and they always like it.