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Snackbar - on Cahuenga in Hwd

wutzizname Mar 9, 2009 09:59 AM

Was walking the Hollywood Farmers Market yesterday and noticed this newish little cafe tucked in the renovated alleyway next to Urban Outfitters.

Simple menu of sandwiches, salads and burgers. From what I could find online, looks like they opened back in December. Early reviews on yelp where pretty bad, but nothing more recently, or here on chowhound.

Anyone been lately and care to weigh in? Not expecting greatness, but like to know if it's worth adding to my casual lunch rotation when I'm in the area.

Thanks!

P.S. Yes, the name of the place is Snackbar
www.snackbarltd.com

  1. blackbookali Apr 10, 2009 10:42 AM

    Had the cheesesteak and fries there yesterday - really really good. bread was nice and soft, lotta meat and whiz. i dont think its up to par with Tony Luke's or John's Roast Pork but better than anything else I have had at Philly Steak Depot or South Street.

    1. tablefor1 Apr 10, 2009 11:59 AM

      mmmmokay. i think it's a great place to relax and hang out. lemonade is good. the appetizers (snacks) are okay. i was unimpressed with my sandwich, but i'm not often in hollywood for lunch. i suspect it's a concept that will survive.

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        ExtraCheesePlease Apr 10, 2009 03:57 PM

        It's a nice little hideaway for sandwiches and coffee. I think they are getting a full liquor licence soon so maybe the menu may change to reflect that.

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        1. re: ExtraCheesePlease
          blackbookali Apr 10, 2009 04:16 PM

          they had beers when I was there . . . and the fries were damn good

        2. cinzia May 19, 2009 01:54 PM

          Seriously good bloody mary & fries! They need to move the popcorn machine out of the main restaurant though - too overpowering an aroma to have in a restaurant. But really good Bloody Mary, did I mention that?

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          1. re: cinzia
            wutzizname May 19, 2009 02:56 PM

            I finally gave it a try myself today too. Decent burger. Heavily spiced, but tasty. Just not sure if all that spice was covering something up, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Interesting fries, very different, but good, and a nice homemade ketchup. And very friendly, attentive service.

            And, at least when I was there, there was no popcorn aroma at all. So perhaps they've adjusted. Or it was just a non-popping hour.

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              victoriashe May 20, 2009 12:45 PM

              So they did get a liquor license? Or was the Bloody Mary made of Soju or something?

              1. re: victoriashe
                wutzizname May 20, 2009 07:04 PM

                Pretty sure they've got a full bar now.

                1. re: wutzizname
                  Servorg May 21, 2009 06:08 AM

                  According to an interview the LA Times did with the owner he was expecting a full liquor license early this year.

                2. re: victoriashe
                  cinzia Jun 5, 2009 11:13 AM

                  oh they had a liquor license; there was vodka in that baby! ; )

              2. wutzizname Jun 2, 2009 04:40 PM

                Went back yesterday and tried their buffalo burger. Pretty great. The patty was huge and perfectly cooked. Juicy & flavorful. It comes with some really interesting toppings which were good but surprisingly didn't add as much taste as you'd think (Manchego, sliced apple, roasted corn, and a red grape aoili). I'll order it again.

                And 2 for 2 now with excellent, friendly service.

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