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You will feel reinvigorated after leaving the calm setting of Sirocco, where chef Olivier Rousselle prepares Mediterranean cuisine that is quite tasty.


Open daily for Breakfast 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Limited Menu 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Dinner 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Brunch Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Sirocco, Los Angeles, CA

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Sirocco Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: The Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard, a true hideaway on one of the most famous boulevards in the world, and its long-time chef, Olivier Rousselle, wanted to make the dining experience even more cozy and intimate than at the previous restaurant. Appropriately, they renamed it “Sirocco,” after the hot wind blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe. It implies two things: a warm atmosphere and Mediterranean cuisine. The ambience is created by the décor, with chairs and banquettes in sandy tones, white marble table tops, light and no noise (for once!). You almost feel at home in the comfort of your own dining room.

Likes: Perfect for a business lunch or dinner, or a romantic escape around pleasant dishes.
Dislikes: Honestly, none.

Food & Drinks: You have to start your dinner with the mezze dips that include homemade hummus, chermoula and zaalouk --- we are not sure why they are not also on the lunch menu as they are very well prepared by chef Rousselle. Luckily, the Provençal tuna tartare is served at both lunch and dinner --- it is another must-have. Wrapped in a grilled zucchini slice, it is soft on the palate as there is no spice but instead seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, parsley and a perfect dosage of capers and lemon. We like the friendly “Handhelds” section that includes lobster rolls, Wagyu sliders and grilled mahi-mahi fish tacos at lunch. We recommend the crab cake salad from the various choices of salads. The grilled branzino on a bed of fennel sprinkled with fennel pollen was cooked as it should. The Moroccan braised short ribs and its toasted pearl couscous and dates in aromatic jus could well be an excuse to return to Sirocco. Currently, the desserts are more classic, like a crème brûlée or a warm Valrhona chocolate fudge cake. They are a work in progress to stay with those pleasing Mediterranean flavors. Wines are mainly from France and California; we also suggest the cocktails from the lounge.

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