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Best Eye Candy Staff in town


Most often, we pick the restaurant to dine in based on the food served.
Price , location, ambience, attire, service and so on are also factors. My question is, which restaurants in Los Angeles would you say has the added appeal of attracting diners and patrons because of its good looking staff, male or female. No strip joints, please. I know this is very subjective, in the same way as our taste for food vary. Besides Hooters, I see that Mastros Penthouse has gorgeous cocktail servers.

  1. I'm sure Vanderclump THINKS one of her places qualifies,
    but what self respecting Angeleno could bear to go there?

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    1. re: VenusCafe

      Who or what is "Vanderclump"?
      I take it that it is a she!

      1. re: carter

        Lisa VanderPUMP. Not sure if it was a purposeful misspelling on VenusCafe's part. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Van...

        1. re: TheOffalo

          Oh, I knew, but in this case, did it really matter?
          vdp or vdc - there is a difference?

          1. re: carter

            Sorry, kevin has ruined me for being able to detect when people are asking questions seriously or sarcastically...

      2. re: VenusCafe

        That is the only redeeming feature at Villa Blanca. Katsuya in Brentwood is another choice.

      3. Didn't Chan Dara used to be known of their female servers and hosts?

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        1. Hinoki and the Bird had a great deal of press (when they first opened) about the appearance of their waitstaff.

          1. When my friend opened a new place in LA most of the server applicants included head shots.

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            1. re: burntwater

              Most restaurants in LA require a potential employee (at least, a FOH one) to attach a headshot. Which must make applicants who don't get the job feel awesome about themselves.

            2. Cafe Lu
              Cafe M Cutie
              Cafe Temptation

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                1. re: A5 KOBE

                  Cafe Lu now has a full service (I don't mean that kind of full service) "lounge", thereby fulfilling its Hooter destiny.

                2. Hakkasan; Tasting Kitchen; Villa Blanca (yuck - see above, Vanderclump); Eggslut

                  1. Laurel Hardware has eye candy staff that would rival a Vegas club.

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                    1. re: js76wisco

                      Agree on Laurel Hardware. Also have to give a nod to Gjelina for attractive staff of both genders.

                    2. Not exactly a "restaurant," but Handsome Roasters lives up to its name :-)

                      1. Haven't been in a while, and never by choice, but I would consider Pink Taco one of these types. Servers are extra flirty too (with the requisite body contact).

                        1. I am more impressed by restaurants who hire servers based more on their ability to do their job right and not based on appearance. I recently went to a top rated restaurant and our server did not fit the usual skinny California girl with implants. She looked healthy and did her job well. It is mind-boggling that one would choose a restaurant with "eye candy" being a factor.

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                          1. re: maudies5

                            "It is mind-boggling that one would choose a restaurant with "eye candy" being a factor."

                            No more so than any other aspect of the visual design. Interior design just carried forward one more step. And it is only one part of the whole (no bad pun intended). Food, service and look (noise factor too) can all contribute to an enjoyable - or miserable - night out.

                            1. re: Servorg

                              yeah sorta depends what you're looking for...tasty vittles or drunken or casual fun...

                                1. re: ns1

                                  Sometimes it isn't
                                  But take chengdu taste. It's not the hot waitresses that bring me back

                            1. re: sunnyside

                              Except they're all like 12 years old.

                            2. The servers at Kinnara thai in Van Nuys dress like they are going to a hot nightclub in Vegas.

                              1. There are some highly attractive men working at DTLA Cheese, Belcampo Meats and Wexler's Deli in Grand Central Market in DTL

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                                1. re: Chauve Souris

                                  And now I know where I'll be spending my weekend.... ;)

                                2. Chef Timothy Hollingsworth's booth at Tacolandia.


                                  Good thing that pop-up tent didn't last for more than a few hours, or one might have to call a doctor.

                                  Photo courtesy of http://instagram.com/streetgourmetla

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                                    1. re: jessejames

                                      wtf are we even looking at here?

                                      I see the hot ex TFL chef. What else? A tent? Some tattoos?

                                  1. n/naka

                                    Ok, ok, maybe it's just me.


                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                        This subject has as much (or as little - depending on your stance) to do with food as the long discussions of ambiance or traffic or architecture or noise or parking or any other of the other peripherally related topics that get posted about here in the course of our normal give and take on restaurants in the Southern California area.

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          I agree with Servorg (and I'm female, btw). Yes, I want a restaurant to have good service; if the servers are also easy on the eyes then that's a plus in my book. Just like I want the food to be good, first and foremost, but a pretty room or a beautiful view also enhances my enjoyment of the whole dining experience.

                                        2. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                          What does this even have to do with food?!??

                                          Food tastes better when eaten surrounded by beautiful people.

                                          It's how Mr. Chow stays in business.

                                          1. re: ipsedixit

                                            >> Food tastes better when eaten surrounded by beautiful people. <<

                                            If that's the case at Mr. Chow, then I'd really hate to eat their food alongside the general population.

                                            1. re: J.L.

                                              And if ipse ever found himself eating next to Jessica Alba he wouldn't remember what anything he ate tasted like that night (or day)...

                                            2. re: ipsedixit

                                              i prefer eating in restaurants with good looking servers. good looking servers are just...what's the word i'm looking for...i don't know, better.

                                              there is a server at the varnish downtown who may be the single best looking person i've ever seen. i think we tipped 900 percent.

                                                1. re: TheOffalo

                                                  I bet that killed at the World Wide Developers Conference! ;>)

                                                  1. re: TheOffalo

                                                    I got no problems with the racks of meat at fogo tho!

                                                    1. re: TheOffalo

                                                      I wanted so badly to be all offended at this, but I can't. Having racked a server or two in my techie days, this got a big laugh out of me. Damn you. :-)

                                                      1. re: TheOffalo

                                                        You may join kevin in the brig now. :-)

                                                        1. re: J.L.

                                                          I thought he just got out?
                                                          It's 5 pm somewhere, I think I'll go order a Vesper Martini kindly served up by some charming server (preferably one as familiar with the works of Henry Miller as with the writings of de Beauvoir, Freidan, Steinem and Hooks).

                                                          1. re: mc michael

                                                            He broke parole in short order.

                                                            1. re: Thor123

                                                              Felon with a loaded question mark?

                                                              1. re: mc michael

                                                                He's being held for question(mark)ing.

                                                2. We're a city of gorgeous weather, gorgeous people and gorgeous restaurants. C'mon... It's OK to not talk about just the food every once in a while.

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                                                  1. re: J.L.

                                                    Did I just see you at Cafe 168?

                                                    1. re: TonyC

                                                      That would be a resounding NO. But I know a guy...

                                                  2. Without question it is The Bungalow. Although they serve a minimal menu (a few bite size things), and are mostly a bar, I cannot get over the great looking bartenders and wait staff (both male and female) - and it makes me yearn for my youth, a little.

                                                    1. My SO doesn't pretend to be a CH, so I'll be her proxy and say that she enjoys gazing at the bartenders at Bar Toscana.

                                                      1. Folks, we really try to keep threads from being about the thread itself instead of about the subject that's that the thread is supposed to be about, but it's pretty clear that's a lost cause here, and it seems like most of the people who wanted to weigh in on the actual issue have done so, so we're going to lock this now.