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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Kress

6608 Hollywood Blvd. (Whitley Ave.) Send to Phone
323-785-5000
Sexy Asian-influenced cuisine in the former Frederick's of Hollywood building.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Kress, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Kress Restaurant Review

: Once a Kress department store, then the flagship of Frederick's of Hollywood for 59 years, this 1934 landmark building is ready to make history again. Club owner Mike Viscuso took over the space and with designer David Krumins spared no expense in restoring its Art Deco grandeur. Viscuso named his first Los Angeles venture in honor of the original owner, Samuel Kress, whose stores were known for their fine architecture. Each of its five levels has a different feel, but the rooftop terrace, complete with cabanas, deserves a special mention---it's one of L.A's best. The street-level restaurant is quite large with 220 seats, with booths and tables surrounding a bar occupying the center of the room, and a mezzanine dedicated to sushi. A red light fixture cascading from the ceiling is the focal point of the room done in black and gold tones. Chef Troy Thompson has left the stoves, with Travis Kamiyama now taking over as executive chef. Choose from hot and cold appetizers, salads and a daily-changing bento box with five starters. Next up are the grilled items, the vegetables, fish and meats, plus side dishes. It is now your turn to enjoy the salt and pepper calamari, a signature sushi roll, Thai beef salad, or seared domestic Kobe beef. Vegetarians may opt for the fresh grilled assorted vegetables, while meat lovers can go for the lamb chops, Asian carne asada or braised kalbi short rib. If you enjoy sweets, do not skip pastry chef Martin Duron's vanilla panna cotta napoleon, organic strawberry tart, soy milk tapioca pudding, or kiwi sorbet (a must). For fun, order the chocolate fountain. The brief, global wine list is complemented by sak├ęs and cocktails.
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