Near Hotel Cafe?
I could always do Hungry Cat, Los Balcones del Peru, or Magnolia but I've done them all before. Any novel ideas?
The Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
That is a tough one, but I'm interested as well since I always go to those same places.
Servorg mentioned Musso's which I sometimes enjoy if sitting at the bar in front of the grill. Even better if Manny is serving. A block over is Loteria of course. But I can't think of anything worthwhile that's a bit more under the radar...
I guess I wasn't sure if this was for lunch or dinner? If for dinner then someplace like Lou on Vine or possibly Amarone (maybe too far from home base?) could enter into the equation.
Lou on Vine
724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Amarone Kitchen & Wine
8868 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
What about Kitchen 24? Haven't been but I've heard good things.
1610 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
I don't know if either of these qualify as 'novel' but they are walking distance from Hotel Cafe: Tender Greens and The Mercantile.
6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
6290 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
And the District is right next to the Mercantile. Good Yorkshire Puds. Los Balcones just reopened with a new menu and design. Maybe you could check that out and share a review?
Oh and Isn't there a Bodega wine bar on Vine and Sunset? Not sure of their food though.