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Jul 28, 2007 02:00 AM

Anyone been to Charcoal in Hollywood?

I had a burger with sweet potato fries and a gin and tonic. The place was pretty busy, but all three of my items were good.

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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's not enough for me to want to go back, though, because I hated it.

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    1. re: SauceSupreme

      Thanks for the link. I do have to agree, there was a little problem with the service. I don't think it was our server, who was pretty nice and apologetic. I think the establishment doesn't staff enough servers, cos I saw mine moving around a lot, pretty busily, and a little overwrought, though pleasant with my party. I did not try all that many items. We all had burgers, but our server did mention that they came with sweet potato fries. I think the menu should say the same though, to avoid any possiblilty of confusion, or obligation on the servers to begin with.

      1. re: fergusmccool

        I tried Charcoal for the first time last week and had a singularly unimpressive experience overall. We arrived at 9 p.m., when the place was only 2/3 full, yet we had to wait about 20 min. for a table. (A ploy to get us to buy drinks, perhaps?) Once we were seated it was at least 15 min. before a waiter paid us any attention. We then waited about 30 min. for very simple food: salad & burger. Bottom line: not at all worth the wait.