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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.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch & midday menu Sat.-Sun.

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The Hungry Cat, Hollywood, CA

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 $160 "Hungry Cat" is a three-tier plateau that includes all the expected fruits de mer plus lobster, snow crab and golden trout roe. Start with sparklingly fresh raw oysters or littlenecks, or the plump, sweet peel-and-eat shrimp. Fresh seafood entrées like pan-roasted striped bass with Parmesan pudding, pea purée, braised ramps, bitter greens, morels and crème fraîche 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 chilaquiles with chorizo and pork belly. Don’t miss dessert, including Meyer lemon curd parfait or ultra-rich chocolate bread-and-butter pudding. A short international wine list features several by-the-glass choices, and the friendly, knowledgeable servers have been known to offer small sips to help guests decide.
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