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6360 Sunset Blvd. (Ivar Ave.) Send to Phone
Charcoal offers a variety of char-grilled dishes, burgers and more in a sophisticated setting in the heart of Hollywood.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Charcoal Restaurant Review

: An upscale version of Gaucho Grill, Charcoal offers a variety of char-grilled dishes, burgers and more in a sophisticated setting in the heart of Hollywood. Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya (The Lodge, Gaucho Grill) put together a concept sure to appeal to Angelenos in general and those visiting the adjacent Arclight Cinemas and Amoeba Records. The large room, designed by Suaya with David Maman, has a distinctive look---plenty of wood, stone and leather, plus a dramatic chandelier of elk antlers. Meat dominates the menu, so begin with the skewers of Japanese Kobe beef, tender and flavored with teriyaki. Or sample the generous portion of burrata cheese which shares its plate with ripe cherry tomatoes and a tart balsamic vinaigrette. Burgers come in several varieties (regular beef, with or without cheese, plus crab and ahi), but opt instead for something more substantial. The generous serving of char-barbecue ribs should satisfy even a large appetite, and the pork, tender and sweet, pairs well with sugary baked beans and homemade coleslaw. Char-grilled salmon offers a nice alternative for diners who eschew beef and pork, as does the sole vegetarian entrée, the char-grilled vegetable plate. A giant funnel cake is the signature dessert, offered with berry and chocolate sauces. The full bar is well-stocked with premium spirits and some nice by-the-glass wines, and malt liquor fans will warm to the inclusion of Colt 45 and Mickey’s Big Mouth.

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charcoal - hollywood
by karenfromthelbc on Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:15 am
Substandard food (the absolute WORST crab cake/burger I’ve ever had in my life – I didn’t finish even a third of it), the “wines by the glass” are merlot, cabernet or chardonnay – no labels, just that. And the wines by the bottle? Don’t exist.
Service was haphazard. It looked like there was one waitress serving the entire place, so it took a while for our order to be taken and the food coming out was slow. Water was brought at the end of the meal, possibly to wash it all away.

I would hate for people to go here thinking it was all good. Oh wait, happy hour prices on the FOOD (not the drinks) are half off – are they trying to tell us something?
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