Hollywood Bowl Box Dinners

Whether you're looking for a la carte gourmet cheese and wine or a fully stocked box dinner, it's easy to enjoy a meal under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl.

Updated: July 11, 2005

Top Spots

The Bistro Garden

12950 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604

A choice of five picnic baskets range in price from $34 to $65 (for this year's shellfish platter), and can usually be ready within one hour of ordering.

Mako Restaurant

225 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Bento boxes include three layers of sharable Japanese food for two. The cost is $68, including the box, and can be refilled for only $58. Reserve 24 hours in advance for pickup between 5:30pm and 6:30pm.

California Canteen

3311 Cahuenga Blvd W, Los Angeles, CA 90068

A choice of four picnic baskets for two ranges from $44.95 to $64.95. The restaurant is located near the shuttle lots on Ventura.

Joan's On Third

8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

A range of a la carte options are offered to-go, including a cheese plate with accompaniments for $12. Boxes need to be reserved 24 hours in advance.

The Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Avoid lugging everything up the hill--onsite dining options include casual Marketplace fare or upscale eats from Staccato. For prix-fixe box service, a minimum $50 order is required.

La Cachette Bistro

1733 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Five multi-course dinners are available, including one vegetarian option. Prices range from $28 to $48. Call one day ahead. Delivery is available within three miles for $15.

Nicole's Gourmet Foods

921 Meridian Ave Ste B, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Popular picnic menus are ideal for the bowl, and usually include a salad, main course or sandwich and dessert. Prices range from $28.95 to $32.95. Beer and wine are also available.

The Grill On The Alley

6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Conveniently located at Hollywood & Highland, among seven packages are mixed shrimp and crab Louie, and sliced pepper steak--all include accoutrements and a corkscrew. Prices range from $31.75 to $49.75 per person. Reserve 24 hours ahead.

Tender Greens

9523 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

This Culver City healthy dining fave features a salad, sandwich or dinner box for two--including one dessert per person--starting at $38.

Little Next Door

8142 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

There's two options at Third Street's newest artisan gourmet market: Set-price themed baskets and a la carte ordering. Boxes range from $25 to $78 per person based on whether wine is included.

Zankou Chicken

1001 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504

Great especially for large groups, this legendary and affordable chicken roaster can usually accomodate same day orders for whole birds, halves and, of course, wraps.

Cube Marketplace & Cafe

615 N La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The weekly changing menu offers mix-and-match choices of cheese, salami, panini and farmer's market specials, all designed to be easily portable and "lap friendly."


7450 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

This rustic American eatery offers cheese and charcuteries plates starting at $16, as well a wide variety of sides, desserts and drinks at an additional charge. Salads, sandwiches and other entrees, like hemp seed-crusted tofu and organic chicken with sherry shallot sauce, range from $14 to $24. Orders must be placed at least six hours in advance.

Belvedere Restaurant

9882 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

You don't have to be a guest at the hotel to enjoy the boxed dinners offered by the Peninsula's fine dining restaurant. Choose between an appetizer and dessert, as well entrees like citrus-poached salmon or grilled New York steak. All boxes come with water and gourmet snacks like white truffle popcorn. Wine is available for an additonal fee. Prices range from $30 to $42, and must be ordered by noon for same-day pick-up.