Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge

184 N. Canon Dr. (Wilshire Blvd.) Send to Phone
Chef Scott Howard and saxophonist Dave Koz join their skills to satisfy our palates and our ears as well.


Dinner Tues. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Wed.-Sun. 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m., Brunch Sun. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Dress code: Dressy casual
  • Entertainment: Live music Tues.-Sun.
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge, Beverly Hills, CA

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge Restaurant Review

: Music has always been an appropriate seasoning for food. This association addresses simultaneously our three major senses: our sight with the view of the performing artists and the decorated dishes, our taste as we savor the fare and our hearing with the harmonious sounds. Cary Hardwick and Laurie Sisneros, who founded the original Spaghettini in Seal Beach in 1988, are continuing and modernizing this refined tradition with Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills. Teaming up with seasoned chef Scott Howard and the famed musician Dave Koz, they've created a place to eat, drink, listen and, of course, enjoy. Under a modern, artistically designed ceiling, the large space can accommodate comfortably 150 diners/spectators, not counting those who prefer standing with drinks and tapas-like plates at the bar that spans the entirety of the left side. Leather booths line the opposite white wall lightly veiled with pleats of recycled paper. Every seat has an unobstructed view of the stage, which is hidden when the show is not on so guests can direct their attentions solely to the food. The professional staff delivers small, elegantly presented plates that can be easily shared by the table. An Italian accent appears in five pastas and risotto offerings topped by the delicate spaghettini (thinner spaghetti noodles) with Dungeness crab, shrimp and salmon caviar. However, the menu, like music, has no nationality; it also welcomes a savory foie gras au torchon. The precise, quick cooking of the Maine scallops retains the moistness and the sweet oceanic flavor of this delicacy. Symbols on the menu point out gluten-free dishes (robust pork belly with nectarines, kimchi and mustard seeds, for instance) as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Desserts on the classic register include tiramisu, crème brûlée, sorbets and a tempting flourless chocolate cake with earl grey ice cream. The wine list, dominated by California, reserves a strong quota of Italian wines from several regions. Dave Koz Pinot Noir (Edna Valley) and Alma Rosa Pinot Noir (Rita Hills) are a few of the selections available by the glass. Check the restaurant's online calendar to see the performance schedule; many shows charge no cover. As artists turn over frequently, no opinion can be formed definitively, but the performance we attended was a successful match with a good meal, resulting in a melodic and savory evening.

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