HOLLYWOOD DAZE is a place to discover (and re-discover) the great City of Hollywood. We like cocktails, creativity, shopping, and little events that pop up spontaneously, art and all things culture, intense fitness but also cheeseburgers — we assume you do too.
Join us on our mission to unearth all the wonderful secrets that Hollywood keeps, as well as the pop songs it sings aloud.
The hunt for the perfect spot for a night (or brunch) out can be a challenge. Do you want a cocktail and grilled steak? Fresh oysters with champagne? Sushi and sake? El Centro is a convenient five-minute walk (or a brief Uber ride) to some of Hollywood’s best eateries. Here’s a quick guide to a few of the best options—just a stone’s throw from your new apartment’s front door.
Providence | 5955 Melrose Avenue
Musso & Frank Grill | 6667 Hollywood Boulevard
Providence, which focuses on “dock to dish” sustainable seafood, gets two stars from Michelin and scads of hearts and flowers from us. You also might find yourself regularly enjoying a dose of classic refinement at Musso & Frank Grill, a long-standing steakhouse with stiff martinis and a storied past. Every booth was some silver-screener’s “regular spot” at one point or another, and we love engaging the veteran wait staff in a discussion of their illustrious clientele.
Tesse | 8500 West Sunset Boulevard
Pizzeria Mozza | 641 North Highland Avenue
There’s no shortage of options for fine dining in Hollywood, but casual fare is abundant, as well. Go to Tesse for cozy dark wood interiors and perfectly executed new European dishes ranging from roasted cauliflower with harissa and pomegranates to decadent bone marrow bucatini. Or hit up the Pizzeria Mozza, where they make a burrata and squash blossom pie that might bring tears of joy to your eyes.
HomeState | 4624 Hollywood Boulevard
Yamashiro | 1999 North Sycamore Avenue
Gwen | 6600 Sunset Boulevard
Figaro | 1802 North Vermont Avenue
El Centro’s Hollywood rentals offer a highly accessible option for every occasion. Woke up late and starving? We know the breakfast tacos at HomeState will put you back in working order. Looking for sushi and a view? Head to Yamashiro for a round of spicy tuna and a fantastic look over the city’s lights. At Gwen, you can sample the house-made charcuterie at your table or grab the salumi and sausages on the road by taking advantage of the attached butcher shop. A short stroll can transport you to Paris when you head to Figaro for a perfectly griddled croque monsieur and mimosa. (This European-style sidewalk café gets our highest grades for people-watching opportunities.)
These are just a few of the many excellent and convenient dining establishments available to El Centro residents. In fact, you may need to exercise some self-control if you’re ever going to take advantage of your rental’s chef-inspired kitchen—but for now, just enjoy your meal.