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lillyo Sep 21, 2010 09:12 PM

looking for recs for a good place to eat on hollywood blvd. near grauman's.... preferably walking distance from the hollywood and highland center. looking for good food, fun atmosphere, reasonably priced... musso and frank? micelli's? velvet margarita? thanks :)

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  1. Servorg RE: lillyo Sep 22, 2010 07:36 AM

    It would probably be worth a small detour down Vine St. to Lou on Vine to sample some of their meat and cheese offerings or their mac & cheese or, if it's available their rabbit with pasta (and to sample some of their "pig candy" too).

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    Lou on Vine
    724 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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      maxzook RE: Servorg Sep 23, 2010 11:02 AM

      Don't get me wrong -- I love pig candy -- but that's a two-mile walk.

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        Servorg RE: maxzook Sep 23, 2010 11:03 AM

        Well, 1.5 anyway. (hmm, looks like 2 miles after all) I figure maybe cab it down and either walk back or hail a cab if it's too far. Or take the redline subway East to Vine and then walk the rest of the way (about 1.2 miles or so).

    2. wutzizname RE: lillyo Sep 22, 2010 09:06 AM

      For your purposes (bachelorette party) you might consider: Geisha House or Loteria Grill, as well as Velvet Margarita.

      Musso & Frank's and Micelli's are fine for what they are, but doubtful that's where a group of partying girls in their 20s want to go for a bachelorette party.

      Unfortunately, the restaurants at the nearby Roosevelt Hotel seem to be in transition, otherwise they might have offered another good option. Not sure what the status there is right now, though depending on when your party is, you might call over there to inquire. Might be opening by then.

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      Loteria Grill Hollywood
      6627 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

      Geisha House
      6633 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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        Servorg RE: wutzizname Sep 22, 2010 09:27 AM

        I am assuming that this post (request) is separate from the bachelorette party post?

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          lillyo RE: Servorg Sep 22, 2010 09:51 AM

          this is a continuation of my op about the bachelorette party.... i decided to go to hollywood men lol!!! my sis in law will get a kick out of it, and i need to find a place nearby to eat beforehand. she wanted to go to bottega louie, but i am not sure with la traffic on a sat night if that would be the best idea.... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!! thank you :)

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            Phurstluv RE: lillyo Sep 24, 2010 05:33 PM

            Traffic may not be too bad going downtown, depending on where you're coming from & what time it is.

            We find that coming from the westside, late Sat afternoon & early evening, traffic is still coming west. Especially, if it's a hot weekend, people are still heading to the beach.

      2. mrgreenbeenz RE: lillyo Sep 22, 2010 12:38 PM

        Hungry Cat on Vine is the best restaurant within walking distance. Lou is great but would require getting in the car. If you want subpar Italian, Fabiolus is walking distance - I only mention it because people (in general) seem to like it.

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        The Hungry Cat
        1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

        Fabiolus Cafe
        6270 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

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          andytseng RE: mrgreenbeenz Sep 24, 2010 05:19 PM

          My vote is for Hungry Cat as well. Plus, they have delicious fruity cocktails.

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          The Hungry Cat
          1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          yogachik RE: lillyo Sep 22, 2010 10:24 PM

          For a bachelorette party, I'd go to Katsuya.

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          Katsuya Hollywood
          6300 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

          1. maxzook RE: lillyo Sep 23, 2010 11:09 AM

            I'd like to put in a word for either Musso's or the Pig n' Whistle. They're the closest of any other places recced so far. I didn;t read your other post so I don't know how big your group is, but I've seen groups of twenty in Musso's bar room. And for a larger group, Pig n' Whistle has a private room.

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            Musso & Frank Grill
            6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            Pig N' Whistle
            6714 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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              VJA RE: lillyo Sep 23, 2010 02:58 PM

              There's a gastropub next to the Arclight that's got decent bar food. Can't remember the name, but it's not pricey and great for a gaggle of drunken bridesmaids.

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                perk RE: VJA Sep 23, 2010 03:24 PM

                Boho's may be what you're thinking of. Actually, very good food and a nice, open space.

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                  VJA RE: perk Sep 23, 2010 03:51 PM

                  Yep -- that's the place. A really good happy hour, too.

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                    rednyellow RE: VJA Sep 25, 2010 06:13 PM

                    I just had a very good lunchat Boho, food was very good, reasonably priced and service was excellent also. the chocolate bread pudding desert was very good too.

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                      outshined RE: rednyellow Sep 27, 2010 02:55 PM

                      Boho just closed. Grrrr.

                      http://la.eater.com/archives/2010/09/...

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                        wutzizname RE: outshined Sep 27, 2010 03:26 PM

                        ClosING. October 10th.

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                          PommeDeGuerre RE: wutzizname Jan 4, 2011 01:49 AM

                          Still hasn't closed.

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                            perk RE: PommeDeGuerre Jan 4, 2011 04:37 AM

                            Didn't it move?

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                              yinyangdi RE: perk Jan 4, 2011 05:40 PM

                              Boho's website says: "Yes we're moving to Hollywood and Highland, but not yet ..."
                              http://www.bohorestaurant.com/home.html

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                                lil mikey RE: yinyangdi Mar 26, 2011 05:10 PM

                                They were closed (the one on Sunset near the Arclight), then opened, and now closed for good.

                                I walked by the other night, and it is in fact closed. No furniture inside.

              2. yinyangdi RE: lillyo Sep 23, 2010 04:12 PM

                Tender Greens has reasonably priced good food along with a small selection of beers & wines with a very nice patio in the back.

                Next door is Bodega Wine Bar (I haven't tried it yet...)
                http://www.bodegawinebar.com/

                I agree with others that Boho has decent food & wine with a full bar.

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                BoHo
                6372 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

                Tender Greens
                6290 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                Bodega Wine Bar
                6290 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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                  goodeats RE: lillyo Sep 23, 2010 07:46 PM

                  try 504. its a new orleans style bar....its mostly outdoors, but always a good time! strong drinks, inexpensive food and lots of very friendly people.

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                    momo034 RE: goodeats Sep 24, 2010 04:20 PM

                    I'd put my vote in for Musso & Frank. You cant get a more authentic Hollywood experience. What day of the week do you plan on doing this? I think that on weekends now they play vintage music from the 20's and 30's and stay open late. I was in there recently and saw a big group of people all decked out in vintage art deco clothes sipping martinis...the looked like they were having a blast. Its also your best bet of seeing a celebrity. I dont think I have ever been in there and not seen a celebrity of some sort.

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                      wienermobile RE: momo034 Sep 24, 2010 04:21 PM

                      Another vote for Musso and Franks. Thursday night is chicken pot pie night.

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                        kevin RE: wienermobile Sep 24, 2010 08:51 PM

                        some of the food at musso's is terrible though, but if you stick to martini's, steaks, and chops, and perhaps the grenadine of beef with bernaise sauce, and more martini's and perhaps the flannel cakes, you'll do just fine.

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                          Servorg RE: kevin Sep 25, 2010 04:33 AM

                          It used to be no flannel cakes after (IIRC) 3 PM. I doubt that's changed, since nothing else about M&F's has changed in the last 50 years...

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                            kevin RE: Servorg Sep 25, 2010 11:29 AM

                            that's right you are correct. 11am to 3pm, ok, scratch the flannel cakes.

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