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6683 Hollywood Blvd. (N. Las Palmas Ave.) Send to Phone
Enjoy honest American pub food and handcrafted beers in a contemporary oak-and-brick-clad space.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Essex Public House, Los Angeles, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Essex Public House Restaurant Review

: Just off Hollywood & Highland, this stylish but unpretentious eatery offers honest American pub food and a fine selection of craft beers. Old-school touches include warm brick walls, hanging lamps, comfy leather banquettes and a classic-alt rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack. Owner Greg Link has shifted his original upscale gastropub menu to more traditional fare based on high quality American bar food---burgers, pizzas, sandwiches and whimsical desserts. Hot wings are choice and meaty with a vinegary tang, and the savory mac ‘n’ cheese remains a tad upscale melding white cheddar, manchego, jarlsberg, mascarpone and prosciutto with peppadew. Hearty shepherd’s pie is kicked up a notch by savory braised short ribs, and a surprising show stealer is the giant Cuban sandwich. Twenty craft beers on tap are $5---a great price for Hollywood---with a pleasing selection ranging from Shiner Bock to Lost Coast Apricot Wheat. Bottled beers offer global picks from Hitachino White Ale to Telegraph Rhinoceros Rye. The desserts---deep fried Twinkies and Oreos---will satisfy your nostalgic sweet tooth, but we prefer the creative “beer cocktails” Link has concocted, especially the Nut-N-Honey, an unlikely but compelling blend of Lester Young, Frangelico, Barenjager and honey simple syrup.
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