Dinner Suggestions for Hollywood?
Fellow Chowhounders: I have done Off Vine and Trastevere and Cafe des Artistes....what else would you recommend for a (relatively) affordable birthday dinner in the Hollywood area? I am looking for something new.
Separately, any suggestions for a good Russian restaurant in LA?
Have you tried Musso & Franks? Great old Hollywood institution with a nostalgic old Hollywood atmosphere, great Martinin's and the steaks aren't too bad either. I don't know what you mean as 'affordable' but while it may be a little more pricey, hey, it's a birthday dinner, so splurge!!
Here is a web-site listing all Russian restaurants in California you may find usefull:
If you want mexican, Loteria from the 3d & Fairfax farmers market has just opened a full restaurant w/ extensive tequila selection. I have not yet been but am a big fan of theirs.
Agree w/ LesthePress on Musso & Frank - though if you have 2 martinis, walk slowly from the table!
Don't know much else as I generally avoid that area for dinner.
Others in that general area (but I have no 411 on): Beso, Geisha House, Katsuya by Starck, Citizen _____,
i second cobras and matadors. but that's really los feliz/silverlake. if you are in the heart of hollywood you could also try bella on hollywood blvd. italian, not too expensive.