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Sep 18, 2007 09:22 AM

Ketchup Restaurant

My friend sent me this link, she watches The Hills and this place was on it, anyone ever been? Is it a typical pretentious Hollywood eatery or is the food actually good?

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  1. I have not been, but the reports have been that the bar scene is really nice but the food is unimpressive.

    Frankly, there's plenty of places where the food AND scene are actually good (off the top of my head Bar Marmont and Mozza), and so for me a place like Ketchup gets bumped waaay down on the list.

    1. I went for lunch so I can't really attest to the full scene. Food was surprisingly decent but the service was fall-on-the-floor-laughing bad. I'm sure it was an anomoly but we seriously waited over 30 minutes for our appetizer order of onion rings and another 20 for our mains. Several other tables walked out instead, but we were enjoying our conversation. I got the feeling like the cook quit (or died) while we were there and they were scrambling to get someone else to come in. Atmosphere is very midlevel LA chic. And word on the street is: they won't be around much longer.

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          1. Found the link to their website ( if you want to peruse the menu