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Jan 23, 2009 02:48 PM

post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Going to the Oscars, which of course is a Sunday night. Need to find a restaurant that is open past 10pm to eat afterwards (something that doesn't close until midnight would be great, though maybe 11pm would be doable). Doesn't have to be ultra fancy restaurant, just a spot where a group wouldn't feel weird arriving in tuxes and gowns... Closer to Hollywood & Highland would be nice, but willing to drive a bit. Really need help! Thanks.

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  1. Yes, you need a place open late, but maybe not that late. Remember, the Oscars are broadcast live starting at an ungodly early hour on the west coast -- 5. Even if they run late, and they always run late, they will be over by 9 local time. Some places will be hosting parties -- I wouldn't try to get into Spago -- but others will be open for business. Craft, Jar, all of the BH and WeHo steakhouses...

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    1. re: nosh

      Yeah with last year's show by the time you work your way out of the theater and get your car, it's more like 9:45pm. I really need a restaurant that stays open late.
      Unfortunately Craft closes at 9pm on Sunday. 9:30 for Jar....
      I've been searching for hours. Help!!

      1. re: nosh

        It's almost impossible to drive through parts of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills at certain hours on Oscar night
        If I were you I'd stay around Highland...Musso and Frank is good for a group on that night or Hungry Cat.

        1. re: latindancer

          Musso & Frank is not open on Sundays, so that won't work.

          1. re: Jack Flash

            The long line in the drive-thru at In and Out?

            1. re: latindancer

              I will be there too but in the parking lot behind the El Capitan. The In N Out on Orange and Sunset is often my dinner there.

              1. re: chuck

                Well you've got good company, chuck.
                Post award shows and the drive-thru at MD's on and In and Out on Sunset is usually packed with black SUV's.

        2. re: nosh

          actually, I went to Spago last year (it was the same day as my birthday.) the party was not hosted at Spago...I think they catered somewhere else. it was actually pretty quiet around BH.

          But they are not open after 10, anyway.

          1. re: jaykayen

            I just called Spago and they said their last seating is at 9:15pm.

        3. Pretty sure Craft is doing a post Oscar party. You might want to check. And nosh is right--it won't be that late. Most place will still be open.

          1. Hungry Cat, Kress, Katsuya, Musso & Frank, Lotteria!

            No one will care if you're dressed up, but all the above will be open late.

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            1. re: yogachik

              Kress not open on Sundays, but like the idea tho!

            2. There's a Grill on the Alley in the same complex.

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              1. re: whatsfordinner

                the Grill on the Alley i close, i believe, at 10 on sunday nights.

                1. re: westsidegal

                  Not exactly a normal Sunday night. The may be making an exception. Why not check with them?

                  1. re: Akitist

                    Last year all restaurants at H&H were closed on that day... the only food option at H&H is Twist at the Renaissance and not interested in that.

                    1. re: Ricepudding

                      For security reasons, there is no access to the restaurants at H&H on Oscar night.

              2. A quick search on OpenTable suggests: Cafe Des Artistes, Citizen Smith, Katsuya (hollywood), Loteria Grill and Vermont are all open at that hour. Katsuya would be closest.