Restaurants near Hollywood & Highland
We're going on a group tour the first week of August, and we'll be staying at the Renaissance in the Hollywood & Highland complex. We have one free evening while we're there. Any good restaurants within walking distance? Wasn't sure how touristy the area was and if there might be any hidden gems. Appreciate the help!
For classic LA, MUSSO & FRANKS is wonderful if you stick to grilled items, the best caesar in town and the best martinis in the US. The newer restaurant in the Roosevelt, PUBLIC, is very good with a lovely atmosphere. The Roosevelt also has two killer bars.. a great fresh mixed cocktail bar downstairs in the lobby and a gloriously redone, old wood, clubby game bar upstairs (very nice). If you don't mind a bit of a walk (short if you were in New York), walk to Hollywood and Vine, turn left and go to CLEO at the Redbury hotel. Some of the best food in town, currently, with terrific drinks as well.
Musso & Frank Grill
6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Public Kitchen and Bar
7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
re: Tom P
or you could take the Red line or the DASH to Cleo... but I was not all that impressed with Cleo. It was just okay. For my money, I would go to Lexington Social House just across the street. It's classier & the food is better, with comparable prices. We had about 5-6 small plates at Cleo, including the much-touted falafel, and nothing impressed enough to make us want to return. To me, the falafel seemed to be almost too crisp, if that's even possible... almost as though they were rolled in cornflakes. The crunchy exterior-to-interior ratio was a too high & kind of distracting. They were also pretty dry with only a smidgen of tahini to dip into. The lebaneh was nothing more than yogurt, feta & garlic. The brussels sprouts (deep fried individual leaves) were kind of greasy & not crisp enough. None of it was bad but none of it was great.
Lexington Social House
1718 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
I did not try the falafel.. and now I will avoid it! I admit, we've been through bowls of the Brussels Sprouts, that is one of my favorite dishes of the last few years. Wow, we love them. We also love all the dips and spreads and the amazing fresh out of the oven bread that accompanies them. Great idea on Red Line or Dash - direct from H&H to Hollywood and Vine. I have been meaning to try Lexington, now I really look forward to it.
You have good, interesting and great, some of the categories overlap of course.
In the good category, right next door is the The Grill on Hollywood. A nice chop house, that is good not great. Up the block you have the Pig'n Whistle that is interesting and Miceli's Restaurant that is good and interesting. Lucky Devil's has good burgers and some interesting pizzas.
More serious food can be found at Katsuya, Loteria Grill and one of L.A.'s oldest restaurants, Musso & Frank Grill.
6613 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036