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The Hungry Cat

1535 N. Vine St. (Sunset Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-462-2155 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Expertly prepared fresh seafood offerings in a casual industrial-chic setting, including a raw bar, plus good wines by the glass and hard-to-resist desserts.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
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The Hungry Cat Restaurant Review

: Occupying an industrial-chic space tucked away in the Sunset + Vine complex, The Hungry Cat dedicates itself to classic seafood house fare. And each time we eat at this casual dining spot from David Lentz, we feel like licking our paws and whiskers with contentment. The nine-seat raw bar specializes in formidable seafood platters---the $155 "Hungry Cat" is a three-tier plateau that includes all the expected fruits de mer plus lobster, Dungeness crab, sea urchin and caviar. Start with sparklingly fresh raw oysters or littlenecks, or the plump, sweet peel-and-eat shrimp. Or, try the big eye tuna with foie gras, slow-cooked quail egg and toast. Fresh seafood entrées like pan roasted striped bass with root vegetable hash, black trumpet mushrooms and red wine butter round out the offerings, and meat-eaters can opt for a generous burger with bacon, avocado and blue cheese. Weekend brunch features choices like “crabby” Benedict or chorizo and eggs. Don’t miss dessert, including Meyer lemon curd parfait or ultra-rich chocolate bread-and-butter pudding. A short international wine list features almost more than a dozen by-the-glass choices, and the friendly, knowledgeable servers have been known to offer small sips to help guests decide.

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