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6608 Hollywood Blvd. (Whitley Ave.) Send to Phone
Sexy Asian-influenced cuisine in the former Frederick's of Hollywood building.
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Dinner Tues.-Sun.
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews

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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Average rating    5
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Closet thing to vegas you could ever get!
by MikeZslist on Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:07 pm
Kress - First thing don't be mistaken by entering the front as supposed to the back. If you entered the front and thought you went to Kress, you didn't you just ended up a different type of Kress Party. The entire point of going to Kress is getting to the roof which requires a stamp, which gives you access to the first, second, and fourth floor. Just like any club the club crowd is made up by the promoters and the best promoting team resides on Saturday bringing the most exclusive hottest crowd.
Kress is the place to have one of the greatest Hollywood Experiences that you could ever imagine. It is the closest thing youll get to Vegas. It has all of the exclusiveness of a small club, with all of the party atmosphere of a large club. Show up with your group and youll never forget the experience. If you show up to late you could be greeted by a mob waiting outside. To make sure you enjoy the night and don't get caught up in the hassel, get on the list.

Pros: Best looking crowd I have ever seen, most beautiful women youll ever see. You wont want to leave once your in.
Cons: After 11 its impossible to get in unless its not extremely packed. Parking is $20 with no close by free parking. If you don't get a stamp to the roof it could ruin your night
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