A pretty nice Bar (and I guess restaurant) in the re-developed part of Hollywood.
Boy, Hollywood is weird.
No, I’m not talking about the out of work Actors dressing up in Costume in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. I’m actually talking about the rather fractured nature of old Hollywood.
Literally, there are three Hollywoods now. The Classic Old, the brand spanking New, and the rot in between.
Yeah, there was a time when Hollywood was really a place you wanted to avoid. A place to separate Tourists from their hard earned money, be it through Souvenir stands, bad overpriced food, or worse.
Fortunately, Sadie Kitchen and Lounge is a part of the new Hollywood, the hip, happening’ Hollywood, the growing Hollywood, the Hollywood I want to see more of and hang out in. It bills itself as the “largest indoor and outdoor venue” in Los Angeles.
It’s not like I was going to bring a tape measure or anything to verify.
Still, it’s a nice, comfortable space. Warm and welcoming, with just enough hip…at least enough that I can tolerate. It’s a place you want to hang out in, bring a date to, have a drink after work. The only amazing part is where it’s located.
It’s literally down the street from the institution of Old Hollywood institutions, Musso & Franks’. Literally, turn down the street facing Musso & Franks, and that’s Las Palmas. Zip down half the block and you’re there.
WHAT SHOULD I GET?: Of course, I came here for a Christmas Party, so I can more attest to their bar than I can their menu.
Their bar, very nice. As I said, I would consider this a prime after work, date night spot.
Dinner here seems to be a slightly Southern affair. If I was going to go for it, I’d be going for the Buttermilk Biscuits. I would be tempted by the Maine Lobster Hush Puppies, if I…you know…didn’t have a deadly seafood allergy. Everyone else would probably love ‘em. The Bourbon-glazed Ham Chop is probably my main choice off the “Mains” menu., and I’d follow that up with Warm Butter Cake, if only to see what the hell Miso Butterscotch is.
But there were other things on the menu that called my attention. Always love me a Creme Brûlée. Always love me House made Ice Cream and Sorbet. Seafood lovers should be attracted to the Southern Shrimp N’ Grits, tragically misspelled Southern Shrimp and Grits in the menu for some reason. And is anyone else curious about what Moroccan-Spiced Grilled Octopus means? How spicy? What spices?
They do Sadie’s Fried Chicken, which does come with a Sweet Potato Waffle or two…but I remain suspicious of any place not called Roscoe’s doing anything resembling Chicken and Waffles.
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Anything? Anything? Ummm….well, Yelp says they deliver, that’s something.
Oh, mind what I said about the three Hollywoods. Technically, Sadie’s is in the seedy part of Hollywood, even though Sadie’s itself is in new and hip category. Stay on Sadie’s campus, and you’re fine. Leave Sadie’s campus, and things could get a little sketchy.
Seriously, Las Palmas is a bit dark. There’s no indication that it’s dangerous around there in the least, but just to be safe, know where you go.
PARKING: Massive, but Valet. Sadie’s has…well…at least access to a massive lot next to it’s facility. I have no idea if the lot if it all belongs to Sadie’s or not. It’s that big. But you pull in, get your ticket and head inside. Because of that dang Christmas Party, I didn’t get a gander their “rate card” for said services.
Sadie Kitchen and Lounge
1638 N Las Palmas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Tel: (323) 467-0200
Tuesday-Wednesday 6 pm – 11 pm
Thursday 6 pm – 12 am
Friday-Saturday 6 pm – 1 am
Looks like a no-go Sunday and Monday.