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The Hart & the Hunter

7950 Melrose Ave. (N. Hayworth Ave.) Send to Phone
323-424-3055 | Menu
Casual restaurant offering imaginative, shareable plates.
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Breakfast & Lunch Tues.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sun. Brunch Sun.
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The Hart & the Hunter Restaurant Review

: After a successful run operating a pop-up in Venice, chefs Kris Tominaga and Brian Dunsmoor launched this eclectic Southern restaurant inside the Palihotel, a hip boutique property on Melrose. A vintage décor welcomes guests --- a shabby-chic setting of tiled floors, cumbersome metal chairs, and mismatched plate ware. Outdoor dining is provided on a quaint woodsy patio. Small dishes feature the likes of chicken cracklins and killer butter biscuits. Larger plates may include a New Orleans-style shrimp boil with blue crab, corn, smoked sausage and potato or hanger steak with mushrooms, white corn polenta and vermouth. During lunch, the restaurant riffs on simple Southern staples, like the Nashville “Hot Chicken,” a deep-fried quarter bird that's rolled in a slightly spicy batter and finished off with even more hot sauce. For dessert, we like the lemon icebox pie with a thick layer of meringue. A concise wine list focuses on independent, hard-to-find labels from California.

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