6801 Hollywood Blvd.Suite 202Los Angeles, CA 90028
Parking: $2 for 4 hours with validation in the Hollywood & Highland complex
We recently had the pleasure of checking out the new hot spot on the block,Rolling Stone LA, at a Media Preview Dinner. We saw the signs, had read some tweets, and even heard of some big events, but all in all, we really didn’t know what to expect.
Upon arrival, we were greeted – in fact, we were pretty warmly greeted because one of the publicists who was excited to meet us since she just recently discovered our site. We know we’re no Dlisted yet, but it means a lot to us when people are really paying attention to something that started out as a hobby and maybe something that one day pays the bills.
After a quick meet & greet, we hit the bar. Of course. Rolling Stone LA does not have a happy hour… yet, but there is talk of making that happen. Stay tuned… because we will be back! When they do have happy hour, we recommend they keep their tasty drinks & appetizers on special – we sampled the Wayfarer (rum-based tropical drink) and Strawberry Fields (strawberry puree, Chandon, and Vodka) as well as a Trout Toast appetizer, Crab-stuffed Mushrooms, and a yummy veggie flatbread pizza they made especially for JB.
As we are happy hour enthusiasts, drinks always come first!
And then it was dinner time…
General manager Eric greeted the guests and explained that the restaurant’s premise isn’t new, but that they hope their delivery is – a chef-driven concept of classic American food with a thoughtful twist. Executive chef Chris Ennis later elaborated on using farmers’ market-fresh vegetables in all the courses, including those dishes we were treated to over the course of the evening.
Hearts of Romaine, Roasted Baby Beets, Pink Lady Apple, Spiced Pecan, Goat Cheese; served with AMAZING salty and sweet Apple Popover rolls
Pan Roasted Salmon, Wilted Baby Spinach, Fingerlings, Capers, Golden Raisins
Grilled Rack of Lamb, Black Quinoa, Asparagus, Greek Yogurt
Black Quinoa with Mushrooms
Because JB is so VIP, the staff at Rolling Stone was so accommodating to her vegetarian needs.
Seascape Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Mascarpone Crème Fraiche (w/ basil, fun choice!)
Four different wines were paired with each of the four courses. JG’s favorite was the Sauvingnon Blanc from the Marlborough Winery in New Zealand. As you may remember, New Zealand was a great place for happy hour! JB enjoyed the Cakebread Chardonnay, which was even better as a counter to the salmon it was paired with.
In addition to eating and drinking, we got to explore the amazing space. We really dug the lounge room that reminded us of a great movie dance off.
You suckas got served!
We also liked the B-Side Room, a small Speakeasy-style mixology bar geared towards locals that want to bypass the more touristy restaurant and lounge, complete with its own separate entrance on Highland.
If we haven’t convinced you already that Rolling Stone LA is an awesome space, there are plenty of places with great back drops throughout for your own personal photo shoots.
Rolling Stone LA is the perfect place to check out when near the Hollywood & Highland complex. With its restaurant, its lounge, and the B-Side room catering to different clientele; great food & drinks, the amazing music (of course!) and entrance off Highland away from the madness, there’s no reason not to try this place at least once.
We took lots and lots of photos that can be viewed on our facebook page. While you’re there, don’t forget to like us because we like you!