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The 15 Essential Hollywood Restaurants

Just beyond the Walk of Fame and a stone’s throw from the touristy crowds around the Dolby Theater are dozens of restaurants worth battling tourists and traffic for. Hollywood has a little bit of everything, offering old-school haunts, new-school diners, Chinese dumplings, and so much more. Here now are 15 of the essential restaurants to taste in Hollywood.Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. ...

Just beyond the Walk of Fame and a stone’s throw from the touristy crowds around the Dolby Theater are dozens of restaurants worth battling tourists and traffic for. Hollywood has a little bit of everything, offering old-school haunts, new-school diners, Chinese dumplings, and so much more. Here now are 15 of the essential restaurants to taste in Hollywood.

Eater maps are curated by editors and aim to reflect a diversity of neighborhoods, cuisines, and prices. Learn more about our editorial process. If you buy something or book a reservation from an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

It’s never easy to replace a beloved eatery, but Zach Hall’s Clark Street Diner has improved upon the fabled 101 Coffee Shop with great coffee, fluffy pancakes, and patty melts, all served in a buzzy dining room.

Valley-based Sincerely Syria took over Hollywood Shawarma in late 2021, and Adham Kamal’s shawarma at this Hollywood outpost is as great as it is in Sherman Oaks. Order the shawarma wrap with rotisserie beef, lamb, or chicken. Every wrap gets a bit of tahini, diced tomatoes, and pickled cucumber spears before meeting the griddle.

Martinis done right and a menu that’s barely changed since 1919 has kept Musso & Frank relevant and running for over a century. Grab a booth and dig into continental favorites like mushrooms on toast, seafood chiffonade salad, and turkey á la king.

Located on the fifth floor of the expansive Ovation Hollywood complex, Uka at Japan House comes from decorated chefs Yoshitaka Mitsue and Shingo Kato. The refined nine-course kaiseki menu is priced at around $300 per person (before tip and tax), with wine and sake pairings available for about $120 per person.

It’s always great to have a go-to dumpling spot, especially when it’s the second location of San Gabriel’s Hui Tou Xiang. The namesake hui tou dumplings filled with pork or beef are nothing short of excellent.

Nab a table at Mother Wolf for a taste of chef Evan Funke’s ode to Rome. The room is boisterous and full of well-dressed diners, while the tables are topped with plenty of pasta and pizzas. Invite the amaro cart over for a post-dinner digestif to pair with Shannon Swindle’s unbeatable desserts.

Ixlb Dimsum Eats is considered one of the finest options for dim sum outside of the San Gabriel Valley. The takeout-only spot serves up Cantonese classics including har gow and sui mai, along with Taiwanese-style shaved ice for dessert.

Chef Curtis Stone’s Michelin-starred steakhouse, which operates as a neighborhood butcher during daytime hours, makes for a celebratory destination in the heart of Hollywood. Start with the house-made charcuterie before diving into fine cuts of beef, like the 30-day aged ribeye.

Luv2eat Thai Bistro stands out in a crowded Thai restaurant market for its well-executed southern cooking from chefs Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip. The Phuket-style crab curry, jade noodles, and hat yai fried chicken are popular with regulars.

RoRo’s Chicken has all the strip mall ambiance that an LA diner can hope for, from the faded menu board highlighting rotisserie chicken and kababs. The best bet for this longtime Lebanese restaurant is the half chicken plate, served with rice, hummus, and salad, and a steal at well under $14.

There’s never a bad time to swing into Chris Phelps’s all-day restaurant. The chef’s signature oat griddle cakes are served for breakfast and lunch, while dinner brings thoughtfully sourced and seasonally driven fare. The pork chop with apple sauce and brown butter is always a good call.

Even as developers transform Hollywood’s iconic streets, some places like Jones remain comfortingly unchanged. The menu of Italian American hits includes ravioli, bruschetta, thin-crust pizza, and of course, spaghetti and meatballs. It’s impossible to have a bad meal at this nearly 30-year-old restaurant.

New York’s legendary restaurant Rao’s has settled in nicely on the West Coast. The Hollywood menu is chock-full of Italian American classics including plump meatballs, veal Parmesan, and cheesecake. Dine with a crowd and sample a bit of everything.

Find Mother Tongue perched atop the 75,000-square-foot, five-level fitness club called Heimat in Hollywood. Chef Fernando Darin draws myriad influences from Asia, South America, the Middle East, and more. (Heimat’s facilities and services can only be accessed by club members, the restaurant is open to the public daily.)

Two-Michelin-starred Providence serves one of the most elegant seafood-centric tasting menus in the city. The dining room is packed almost every evening thanks to chef Michael Cimarusti’s exceptional cooking which is only matched by Donato Poto’s warm and efficient service.

It’s never easy to replace a beloved eatery, but Zach Hall’s Clark Street Diner has improved upon the fabled 101 Coffee Shop with great coffee, fluffy pancakes, and patty melts, all served in a buzzy dining room.

Valley-based Sincerely Syria took over Hollywood Shawarma in late 2021, and Adham Kamal’s shawarma at this Hollywood outpost is as great as it is in Sherman Oaks. Order the shawarma wrap with rotisserie beef, lamb, or chicken. Every wrap gets a bit of tahini, diced tomatoes, and pickled cucumber spears before meeting the griddle.

Martinis done right and a menu that’s barely changed since 1919 has kept Musso & Frank relevant and running for over a century. Grab a booth and dig into continental favorites like mushrooms on toast, seafood chiffonade salad, and turkey á la king.

Located on the fifth floor of the expansive Ovation Hollywood complex, Uka at Japan House comes from decorated chefs Yoshitaka Mitsue and Shingo Kato. The refined nine-course kaiseki menu is priced at around $300 per person (before tip and tax), with wine and sake pairings available for about $120 per person.

It’s always great to have a go-to dumpling spot, especially when it’s the second location of San Gabriel’s Hui Tou Xiang. The namesake hui tou dumplings filled with pork or beef are nothing short of excellent.

Nab a table at Mother Wolf for a taste of chef Evan Funke’s ode to Rome. The room is boisterous and full of well-dressed diners, while the tables are topped with plenty of pasta and pizzas. Invite the amaro cart over for a post-dinner digestif to pair with Shannon Swindle’s unbeatable desserts.

Ixlb Dimsum Eats is considered one of the finest options for dim sum outside of the San Gabriel Valley. The takeout-only spot serves up Cantonese classics including har gow and sui mai, along with Taiwanese-style shaved ice for dessert.

Chef Curtis Stone’s Michelin-starred steakhouse, which operates as a neighborhood butcher during daytime hours, makes for a celebratory destination in the heart of Hollywood. Start with the house-made charcuterie before diving into fine cuts of beef, like the 30-day aged ribeye.

Luv2eat Thai Bistro stands out in a crowded Thai restaurant market for its well-executed southern cooking from chefs Noree Pla and Fern Kaewtathip. The Phuket-style crab curry, jade noodles, and hat yai fried chicken are popular with regulars.

RoRo’s Chicken has all the strip mall ambiance that an LA diner can hope for, from the faded menu board highlighting rotisserie chicken and kababs. The best bet for this longtime Lebanese restaurant is the half chicken plate, served with rice, hummus, and salad, and a steal at well under $14.

There’s never a bad time to swing into Chris Phelps’s all-day restaurant. The chef’s signature oat griddle cakes are served for breakfast and lunch, while dinner brings thoughtfully sourced and seasonally driven fare. The pork chop with apple sauce and brown butter is always a good call.

Even as developers transform Hollywood’s iconic streets, some places like Jones remain comfortingly unchanged. The menu of Italian American hits includes ravioli, bruschetta, thin-crust pizza, and of course, spaghetti and meatballs. It’s impossible to have a bad meal at this nearly 30-year-old restaurant.

New York’s legendary restaurant Rao’s has settled in nicely on the West Coast. The Hollywood menu is chock-full of Italian American classics including plump meatballs, veal Parmesan, and cheesecake. Dine with a crowd and sample a bit of everything.

Find Mother Tongue perched atop the 75,000-square-foot, five-level fitness club called Heimat in Hollywood. Chef Fernando Darin draws myriad influences from Asia, South America, the Middle East, and more. (Heimat’s facilities and services can only be accessed by club members, the restaurant is open to the public daily.)

Two-Michelin-starred Providence serves one of the most elegant seafood-centric tasting menus in the city. The dining room is packed almost every evening thanks to chef Michael Cimarusti’s exceptional cooking which is only matched by Donato Poto’s warm and efficient service.

13 Top Apartment Buildings in the Hollywood Neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA

Are you searching for your dream apartment in the legendary Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles? Look no further. In this Redfin article, we’ll introduce you to 13 exceptional apartment communities that stand out in Hollywood, CA. These apartments offer a blend of luxury, convenience, and a vibrant neighborhood experience.What is it like to rent an apartment in Hollywood...

Are you searching for your dream apartment in the legendary Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles? Look no further. In this Redfin article, we’ll introduce you to 13 exceptional apartment communities that stand out in Hollywood, CA. These apartments offer a blend of luxury, convenience, and a vibrant neighborhood experience.

What is it like to rent an apartment in Hollywood, CA?

Hollywood is a dynamic and culturally diverse neighborhood in Los Angeles, celebrated for its vibrant history and significance in the entertainment industry. With a Walkscore of 95, residents can conveniently access nearby theaters, dining options, cultural attractions, shopping, and entertainment venues on foot.

The neighborhood is home to iconic landmarks such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the TCL Chinese Theatre, and the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Hollywood’s unique blend of history, glamour, and cultural charm creates an exciting atmosphere for those seeking an apartment in this world-famous district.

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Hollywood Off Vine boasts contemporary interiors and a variety of floor plans to suit different lifestyles. The complex features a beautifully landscaped courtyard, a resort-style pool, and a top-notch fitness center. Situated near Hollywood’s iconic Vine Street, residents have easy access to the Pantages Theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center, and trendy dining options.

Nestled in the heart of Hollywood, The Fontenoy offers modern apartments with open designs and a range of amenities. Residents can enjoy a rooftop lounge, a well-equipped fitness center, and a pet-friendly courtyard with BBQ areas. With proximity to the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, The Fontenoy brings the Hollywood experience to your doorstep.

The Havenhurst is a stylish apartment complex in Hollywood offering a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. It features a rooftop deck, a fitness center, and a vibrant community atmosphere. Located near Melrose Avenue, residents can explore trendy boutiques, art galleries, and cafes.

AVA Hollywood at La Pietra Place offers contemporary apartments with sleek designs and a range of amenities. Residents have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a pet-friendly courtyard. This community is situated near the Hollywood & Highland Center, making it convenient for shopping and entertainment.

Langdon Park at Hollywood Studios is a modern apartment building in the heart of Hollywood. It features a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and a theater room. Located near the Hollywood Palladium, residents can enjoy concerts and entertainment events.

Mediterranean is a Mediterranean-inspired apartment community offering spacious units and resort-style amenities. Residents can relax by the pool, work out in the fitness center, and enjoy the lush landscaping. This community is conveniently located near the Hollywood Bowl and the Hollywood Freeway.

Fleur De Lis offers elegant apartments with French-inspired architecture. It features a courtyard with a fountain, a fitness center, and a pet-friendly policy. Situated near Hollywood Boulevard, residents have easy access to theaters, restaurants, and shops.

Prizma is a modern apartment complex in Hollywood with a variety of floor plans. It features a rooftop deck, a fitness center, and a barbecue area. Located near Sunset Boulevard, residents can explore nightlife and dining options.

The apartments at Lanewood Pines are spacious and surrounded by lush greenery. It features a pool, a fitness center, and a peaceful atmosphere. Situated near the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, residents can enjoy a serene environment.

The Fifty Five Fifty has luxury apartments with contemporary designs. It features a rooftop lounge, a fitness center, and concierge services. Located near Hollywood Boulevard, residents can experience the vibrant Hollywood scene.

Ardence & Bloom is a stylish apartment complex in Hollywood. It features a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and modern interiors. Situated near the Hollywood Palladium, residents can enjoy live music and entertainment.

Eastown features a rooftop terrace, a fitness center, and a pet-friendly policy. Located near the Hollywood Walk of Fame, residents can immerse themselves in Hollywood’s cultural scene.

Villa Carlotta is a historic Hollywood landmark converted into luxury apartments. It features a rooftop garden, a fitness center, and unique architectural details. Situated near Franklin Village, residents can explore charming cafes and shops.

What’s the average rent in Hollywood, CA?

Understanding the rental landscape is essential when looking for an apartment in Hollywood. On average, one-bedroom apartments in Hollywood typically cost around $3,100 per month, while two-bedroom units average $4,100 per month. Keep in mind that luxury apartments with premium amenities may command higher rents. Please check with individual apartment communities for the most up-to-date pricing information.

For those considering homeownership, the average home sale price in Hollywood is approximately $1.5 million. The housing market here is known for its diversity, offering a mix of single-family homes and condominiums in this iconic neighborhood.

Make Hollywood your new home in Los Angeles

When it comes to the top apartments in Hollywood, these communities offer a winning combination of luxurious living, exceptional amenities, and access to the vibrant Hollywood lifestyle. Each of them adds its unique charm to this legendary neighborhood, making it an excellent choice for those seeking the quintessential Los Angeles lifestyle.

If you are represented by an agent, this is not a solicitation of your business. This article is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice from a medical provider, licensed attorney, financial advisor, or tax professional. Consumers should independently verify any agency or service mentioned will meet their needs. Learn more about our Editorial Guidelines here.

Marissa is part of the content marketing team and enjoys writing about real estate trends and home improvement. Her dream home is a contemporary-style house with ample outdoor space.

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There’s a New Secret Cocktail Lounge Hidden Behind Mother Wolf in Hollywood

OverOver the weekend, a new Hollywood cocktail bar sporting a galactic name opened with a glamorous bang. Mars is situated directly behind Mother Wolf — they are not affiliated, however — in the historic Citizen News building. The bar’s opening brings with it exclusive vibes (it has already launched a membership program), rare spirits, wine, beer, and a compelling cocktail m...

OverOver the weekend, a new Hollywood cocktail bar sporting a galactic name opened with a glamorous bang. Mars is situated directly behind Mother Wolf — they are not affiliated, however — in the historic Citizen News building. The bar’s opening brings with it exclusive vibes (it has already launched a membership program), rare spirits, wine, beer, and a compelling cocktail menu.

Mars is helmed by SBE and Ten Five Hospitality veteran Giancarlo Pagani through his new company, Pagani Hospitality. Pagani wanted to create an exclusive lounge in the unused space. Mars has a curated a la carte drink menu with some rare spirits, a format that fits comfortably into Hollywood’s bottle service culture. Though Mars is Pagani’s vision, Lauren Borisoff of Borisoff Design Studio put the space together.

Lockers with members’ rare bottles line one wall, while Italian-inspired murals and mirrors anchor the others, with intricate tapestries draped throughout. Drinkers can sit on plush chairs and leather sofas in the indoor-outdoor space, which has room for about 250 people.

The cocktails range from $20 to $23 with options like the Belluci, made with Codigo tequila, Del Maguey mezcal, lime, basil, strawberry black pepper syrup, and green Tajín. The Apollo is shaken with Bacardi 8, pineapple rum, lime, Crème de Banane liqueur, and banana foam. There’s a slightly dirty martini on the menu, some beers, and wines from Sonoma and Napa, Italy, France, Armenia, and Australia. The champagne list leans on the pricey side, like a $1,100 bottle of Louis Roederer Cristal. On the spirit side, the Mars team secured a Bushmills 25 whiskey among other prominent distillers, with vodkas, agave spirits, scotch, cognac, and a Yamazaki 12.

Mars is open to the public, but its membership program ups the ante on the experience inside. Membership costs $5,000 annually and includes priority seating, access to Mars’ rare spirits inventory, invites to special events, and a personalized spirits locker embellished with the member’s name. Members are also allowed to bring outside bottles and enjoy them inside the lounge. Mars is surrounded by other nightlife hotspots including Dream Hollywood, the Hotel Cafe, and the rooftop at Grandmaster Recorders.

Mars is located at 1545 Wilcox Avenue. Hours are Thursday through Saturday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. For information, reservations, and membership details, visit www.marshollywood.com.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom offers to help negotiate Hollywood strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has contacted all sides of the strikes that have hobbled Hollywood, his office said Wednesday, offering to help broker a deal to restart an industry that is crucial to keeping the state’s economy humming amid signs of weakness.So far, neither studio executives nor actors and writers have shown formal interest in bringing Newsom to the negotiating table, said Anthony York, Newsom’s senior adviser for communications. But York said both Newsom and senior members of ...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has contacted all sides of the strikes that have hobbled Hollywood, his office said Wednesday, offering to help broker a deal to restart an industry that is crucial to keeping the state’s economy humming amid signs of weakness.

So far, neither studio executives nor actors and writers have shown formal interest in bringing Newsom to the negotiating table, said Anthony York, Newsom’s senior adviser for communications. But York said both Newsom and senior members of his administration have been in touch with all sides as the two strikes stretch deeper into the summer blockbuster season.

“It’s clear that the sides are still far apart, but he is deeply concerned about the impact a prolonged strike can have on the regional and state economy,” York said. He further noted “thousands of jobs depend directly or indirectly on Hollywood getting back to work,” including crew, staff and catering.

The last time the writers went on strike more than a decade ago, the 100-day work stoppage cost the state’s economy an estimated $2 billion. The economic hit could be even bigger this time around now that actors have joined the picket lines. The strikes come after Newsom signed a state budget that included a more than $31 billion deficit in part because of a slowdown in the tech sector, another one of the state’s key industries.

The writers have been on strike since May, and the actors joined them earlier this month. Both unions have concerns about how they will be paid in an age where fewer people are paying to go to the movies or watch cable TV in favor of streaming services. And they are worried how the rise of artificial intelligence will affect the creative process of how movies and TV shows are made and who is paid to make them.

The Democratic governor first offered to help mediate a deal in May, shortly after the writers strike began, saying he was sympathetic to their concerns about streaming and artificial intelligence.

Now in his final term in office, Newsom has worked hard to boost his national profile as he sets his sights on life after the governor’s office. He is widely considered a future presidential contender, though he has said he has no plans to run. Any role for Newsom to help end strikes halting one of the country’s most recognizable industries could bolster his status on the national stage.

Labor actions have lit up California this summer, and it has become common for politicians and their allies to step in to broker deals. New Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, for example, helped negotiate an end to a strike by Los Angeles school staff. Acting Biden administration Labor Secretary Julie Su, a former California labor leader, helped reach an end to a contract dispute at Southern California ports.

Asked about Newsom’s involvement, Bass spokesman Zach Seidl said in a statement that “this is a historic inflection point for our city. ... We continue to engage with labor leaders, studio heads, elected leaders and other impacted parties to arrive at a fair and equitable solution.”

York declined to say who Newsom has spoken with, either on the unions’ side or the studios. Representatives for the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers declined to comment.

Hollywood isn’t just a major economic driver in California — it’s also a fundraising powerhouse for mostly Democratic candidates, including Newsom. In 2021, when Newsom was facing a recall election that could have removed him from office, Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings donated $3 million to help defeat it. He has received smaller contributions from executives at Disney, Sony and Lionsgate. Prominent directors and producers like Stephen Spielberg and Chuck Lorre have also donated to his campaigns.

Newsom’s relationships with some of Hollywood’s most powerful executives could potentially help him in any negotiations over the strikes as he continues to advocate for the causes of the workers. Newsom also has a connection to Hollywood through his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who used to be an actor and is now a documentary director.

Also this year, Newsom signed a law to extend tax credits for movie and television productions. The big change is that those tax credits will be refundable, meaning if a movie studio has credits that are worth more than what it owes in taxes, the state will pay the studio the difference in cash.

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Associated Press reporter Michael R. Blood contributed from Los Angeles.

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