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Grandmaster Recorders

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  1. GMR Grandmasters Recorders Dining Room
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  2. Crudo at GMR Grandmasters Recorders
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  3. Record-shaped chocolate tiramisu at Grandmasters Recorders
    Photograph: Courtesy Wonho Frank Lee
  4. Passionfruit sorbet at Grandmasters Recorders
    Photograph: Courtesy Wonho Frank Lee
  5. GMR Grandmasters Recorders Entryway
    Photograph: Courtesy Wonho Frank Lee
  6. GMR Grandmasters Recorders Exterior
    Photograph: Courtesy Wonho Frank Lee
  7. 71 Studio Bar at Grandmasters Recorders
    Wonho Frank Lee
  8. Grandmasters Recorders rooftop bar
    Wonho Frank Lee

Time Out says

The latest nightlife destination from the team behind E.P. & L.P., Hollywood’s Grandmaster Recorders is a historic music-themed restaurant, rooftop and lounge.

Housed in a former recording studio in the heart of Hollywood, Grandmaster Recorders is the newest nightlife project from Botanical Hospitality Group, the same Australian partner team behind E.P. & L.P. and Strings of Life. Drawing inspiration from the building’s musical past (David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kanye West have recorded here), Grandmaster Recorders offers a destination-worthy triple threat: a gorgeous 150-seat restaurant, an indoor cocktail lounge complete with a disco ball (71 Studio Bar) and a wraparound rooftop bar with glittering views of the Hollywood Hills. 

Three years in the making, the beautifully refurbished space invokes nostalgia for the building’s past, which executive pastry chef Jaci Koludrovic playfuly incorporates into the Australian-inspired Italian restaurant’s excellent dessert menu with a chocolate tiramisu topped with a record-shaped chocolate disc. In terms of savory fare, culinary director Monty Koludrovic offers seasonally driven “New World Italian” plates, including rotating crudo plates, caviar supplied by Petrossian and a whimsical pinzimonio and bagna cauda dip with crudités sourced from the Hollywood Farmers’ Market.  

Up on the roof, Grandmaster Recorders also offers a separate menu of drinks and bar bites, including the Live on Air Cocktail (salers apertif, dry vermout, lime, cucumber and sea salt) and the passionfruit-laced Studio Spritz.

Patricia Kelly Yeo
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Patricia Kelly Yeo


1518 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours:
Restaurant: Weds–Sun 5–10pm; Rooftop: Mon–Fri 4pm–2am, Sat, Sun 12pm–2am; 71 Studio Bar: Daily 6pm–2am
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L.A. Times Food Bowl Launch Party

Kick off the Los Angeles Times' monthlong celebration of the city's diverse food scene with this fancy party at Grandmasters Recorders. The rooftop event will feature a live DJ, cocktails, wine and beer, as well as passed appetizers from Anajak Thai, Kato, Woodspoon and Fat + Flour. Laurie Ochoa, the general manager of the Times Food section and the widow of the late Jonathan Gold, will also be on hand to present awards to this year's Restaurant of the Year and Gold Award winners (Anajak Thai and Meals by Genet, respectively). All food and drink is included in the $150 ticket price.  

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