The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood
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David Lentz’s contemporary culinary outpost in Hollywood is where date night and brunch crowds pile in cushioned banquettes against stainless steel countertops. There’s no shortage of seafood options with a raw bar of goodies on the half shell and in the shell, lobster and clam rolls, several grades of caviar, plus plenty of composed plates of land and sea—better yet, opt for the eponymous seafood tower. Depending on the season, kabocha squash soup might join Nantucket bay scallops and sage brown butter or whole, grilled striped bass is dressed in carrot purée, spigarello, hazelnuts, blood orange and chermoula. Of course, another way to enjoy the fruits of the sea is an oyster with an Old Bay–rimmed, vodka chaser, as in the Maryland Mary, a tasty (and eye-opening) weekend cocktail.

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Venue name: The Hungry Cat - Hollywood
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Address: 1535 N Vine St
Los Angeles
90028
Opening hours: Mon-Thu Noon–10pm; Fri Noon-11pm; Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm
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Depending on what your order, it can get pretty pricey here. But each time I've gone I have had a great experience. The oyster and oyster shooters were phenomenal. The various fresh fish dishes and lobster roll were tasty too. Although this place is in the heart of Hollywood, it's a bit tucked away and you don't feel like you're in the middle of chaos while you're dining. Definitely worth a stop by for a nice meal if you're in the area and love seafood.