We at Destination Hollywood have the inside track on where the stars drink, dance and dine...
Warning: many of the restaurants/bars on the Sunset Strip are VERY selective about admittance into their
establishments. Always dress to impress (no jeans, shorts, tennis shoes -- black is your best bet). Making dinner reservations
will usually guarantee admittance.
Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel
8440 W. Sunset Blvd.
323.848.6000 SEE MAP Official Site:www.mondrianhotel.com
Adjacent to the Sky Bar, but don't assume dinner reservations will get you into the Sky Bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cuisine: Asian/Cuban Price: $$$
8730 Sunset Blvd.
310.360.9490 SEE MAP
Spin-off of the Parisian nightclub, with stills from the movie Barfly on the walls. Dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Cuisine: Continental Price: $$$
Bar Marmont at the Chateau Marmont Hotel
8171 Sunset Blvd.
323.650.0575 SEE MAP
Cuisine: Euro-Asian Price: $$
7651 Sunset Blvd.
323.876.7651 SEE MAP
Fun Moroccan spot where you eat with your fingers, complete with belly dancers. Dinner only. Price: $$$
1760 N. Vermont Ave.
323.665.4294 SEE MAP Marty and Elayne's Official Site:www.martyandelayne.com
Lounge made famous by the movie Swingers, featuring lounge act Marty and Elayne. Price: $$
8240 Sunset Blvd.
323.656.0100 SEE MAP
Downstairs is like a sports bar, upstairs draws celebs. Price: $$
fenix at the Argyle Hotel
8358 Sunset Blvd.
323.848.6677 SEE MAP Official Site:www.argylehotel.com
Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Brunch Sunday. Cuisine: Continental/American Price: $$$
7156 Santa Monica Blvd.
323.858.9050 SEE MAP
Landmark spot, pictured in David Letterman's L.A. background. Cuisine: California-Asian Price: $$
Hard Rock Cafe Universal
1000 Universal Center Dr.
818.622.7625 SEE MAP Official Site:www.hardrock.com
Tourist spot on the Universal Citywalk. Cuisine: American Price: $
7205 Santa Monica Blvd.
323.850.1727 SEE MAP
Cuisine: California Price: $$
Miyagi's (formerly the Roxbury)
8225 W. Sunset Blvd.
323.650.3524 SEE MAP
This location inspired the movie Night at the Roxbury. Cuisine: Japanese Price: $$
8029 W. Sunset Blvd.
323.654.1313 SEE MAP
Dinner nightly. Cuisine: Eclectic Price: $$
8782 Sunset Blvd.
310.854.0710 SEE MAP
No Hollywood attitudes here, more like a Cheers. Price: $$
Restaurant at the Standard Hotel
8300 Sunset Blvd.
323.650.9090 SEE MAP
Ultra-hip, open 24 hours. Cuisine: International Price: $$
Saddle Ranch Chop House
8371 W. Sunset Blvd.
323.656.2007 SEE MAP
Great steaks, down-to-earth spot complete with electronic bull rides! Cuisine: American Price: $$
Sky Bar at the Mondrian Hotel
8440 W. Sunset Blvd.
323.650.8999 SEE MAP Official Site:www.mondrianhotel.com
Warning: the best way to get into the Sky Bar is to book a room at the Mondrian, otherwise it's close to impossible to get beyond the velvet ropes.
Whisky Bar at the Sunset Marquis Hotel
1200 North Alta Loma Rd. SEE MAP
Small, little known joint just off the Strip.