Fork It Over: Hollywood Offers Bites for Any Budget
Tags: Dining Entertainment
Whether you’re looking to dine on a dime or feast with abandon, Hollywood’s diverse restaurant scene aims to please. Check out our savvy restaurant roundup geared at all price points for any occasion.
Dining Through The Decades
If you prefer your meals with a side of history, these Hollywood haunts are sure to whet your appetite.
Miceli's has been a fixture on Hollywood Blvd. since 1949. (Courtesy photo)
Semi-Splurge ($$): Billed as “Hollywood’s oldest Italian restaurant,” Miceli’s (1646 N. Las Palmas Ave.) definitely looks the part with checkered tablecloths, Chianti bottles dangling from the ceiling, and interior décor decked out in the signature colors of Italy. Singing servers round out the experience over pizzas, pastas, and other mangia-worthy Italian fare.
Musso & Frank celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. (Courtesy photo)
Considerable Coin ($$$): It’s no surprise that notables like Anthony Bourdain, Charlie Chaplin, and Marilyn Monroe have frequented Musso & Frank’s (6667 Hollywood Blvd.) over the years. The definition of old-school cool, this effortlessly swank spot is known for its stiff martinis (named one of GQ’s “20 Top Cocktails in America) and sizzling steaks.
From late-night eats to indulgent sweets, Hollywood has no shortage of tasty treats at all price levels.
Semi-Splurge ($$): Visiting Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles (1514 N. Gower St.) is somewhat a rite of passage for tourists and locals alike—and yes, it’s worth the long wait. Though this sweet-and-savory dish is now a common staple on menus, this popular soul food spot undoubtedly helped set the trend.
Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is a California-based soul food restaurant chain founded by Herb Hudson, a Harlem native, in 1975. (Courtesy photo)
Table for two, please.
Wallet-Friendly ($): What better place for an impromptu date night than steps away from the famed intersection of Hollywood & Vine, at 800 Degrees (1521 N. Vine St.)? Wood-fired pizza is the name of the game at this trendy restaurant and rotisserie—and with ample vegan/vegetarian options and substitutions like gluten-free and cauliflower crusts, everyone can enjoy this pizza party. Couples can indulge in a glass of wine while splitting the Instagram #POTD (pizza of the day), which is just $5.
800 Degrees serves up irresistible pizza, rotisserie plates, salads & bowls. (Courtesy photo)
Semi-Splurge ($$): Right across the street from the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, Wood & Vine (6280 Hollywood Blvd.) is the perfect pre-show dinner destination. String lights and classic films projected onto the wall provide a romantic atmosphere in the charming courtyard, and the seasonal shared plates are perfect for sharing.
Wood & Vine offers a menu of market-driven seasonal shared plates, craft cocktails, and local small batch wines and beers. (Courtesy photo)