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Ambience like the King Cole bar in NYC?

rednyellow Jun 8, 2008 06:26 PM

I'd like to find a resto in LA that has an ambience like the King Cole bar in the St. Regis hotel in NYC - lots of dark polished wood, comfy leather chairs, dim light, soothing, a very civilized oasis. Of course the food must be good too. Any recs would be appreciated.
Tanks Doilinks

  1. DanaB Jun 11, 2008 02:34 PM

    The bar at the Hotel Bel Air might do it for you as well, although I believe they only serve a bar menu.


    1. love2eat Jun 11, 2008 02:24 PM

      The only comparable bars I can think of are:

      The lounge area in the Chateau Marmont...not Bar Marmont but the actual lounge area in the hotel. Most people sit outside in the courtyard but sometimes I prefer the indoor area. It is dark, cozy, and it makes me feel like I'm Vincent Price. You can order off the main menu and there is table service. I love the Pasta Bolegnese here.

      Another option is The Gallery Bar inside The Biltmore Hotel downtown. Beautiful Beax-Arts detailing. Elegant looking. However the patrons seem to be more tourist than elegant and the bartenders don't usually know how to pour a drink.

      Finally, there is the lobby inside The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. The bars at the hotel are interesting: Tropicana, Teddy's, The Bar in Dakota, and that tiny bar off the lobby with the animal print sofas...but I like to sit in the dim lobby and people watch. There is table service and you can order food.

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