6268 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.097867 -118.325868
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
This is a little pub squeezed between Magnolia and Fabiolus. Don't blink or you might miss it—which would be a shame because its the perfect place to stop by after work for a craft beer or cocktail. While the pub burgers are good, try the salads. Seriously. The grilled carrots, endive, red quinoa, goat cheese in an orange curry vinaigrette is surprisingly sophisticated.
We won't be back. – I will start by saying the ambiance is GREAT. Noisy, but a great vibe, and a great place to get a drink before a movie at Arclight. A mixed drink, or beer...if you enjoy wine, don't order it here. Our server knew nothing about wine (and was a bit rude about it, and made it out that we were too picky because we DO know a lot about wine and asked for details about the wine other than "I like that one") and out of 4 wines we tried, only one of them was kind of ok. The server was also a bit aloof and condescending, particularly to me, and even if the food was fantastic, none of the 4 of us will ever come back because of that. I would have spoken to a manager but I didn't want to miss a movie at Arclight. My partner's entree was excellent (Pork with Lentils) and my friend's hamburger was apparently great also. I was unfortunate in ordering a proscuitto salad (a special)...the salad itself was mediocre at best, but the procuitto was inedible (passed it off to the boys despite my hunger). It was CRISP, extremely salty, and tasted like overcooked turkey bacon. Just aweful. I just got back from Europe, and while I never expected the same standards, that isn't what a guest expects when ordering proscuitto, and I would have liked to know that ahead of time. There also was only had one option for fish, and almost everything else was red meat. In the future, we'll take our money elsewhere. I left mad and hungry, and that won't happen again.
Institution already – We started going to Bowery when it first opened a couple of years ago. Still great food, still friendly, still cool. Seems as though a slew of new places are attempting imitation, but no go. There's many reasons it's so popular. I don't hesitate to say that I come here at least once a week and I don't think that will change anytime soon. Oh, and the burger is the best in the city. The waits we can deal with.
Great space but a bit over-rated – I've heard lot's about this very popular restaurant and have tried on several evenings to get in. Finally I did and was a little dissapointed. Bartender (a big strapping red headed fellow who belonged on a rugby team!) was very cool, and he may have been the manager too. Server looked like he could care less about being there and most of the food came out wrong. Big Red was nice enough to offer one of the burgers that was way over cooked at half price, but all and all not worth the wait. Wine was pretty good and the space is very cool. Maybe just a bad day...
Yummy and a Movie – The perfect choice for any night of the week is a bowery burger or short ribs followed by a flick at the arclight. Cool but no bs place has great food and chill staff.
good burgers, bad attitudes – As long as you order one of their burgers and manage to avoid the downright offensive treatment by the wait staff, you should really enjoy yourself. My friends and I all really loved the atmosphere. They did a magnificent job with the simple black and white subway tiled walls and bistro style tables and stools. The drinks were quite good, the burgers were excellent, served on English Muffins. My friend seemed less than satisffied with her salad, and she barely finished half of it. It looked very half assed, like someone just tossed a bag of greens in a bowl, put some other odds and ends in it, and then sent it out. The only aspect of the experience that would cause us to hesitate to return was the horrendous attitude that our waiter gave us. We couldn't tell if he was trying to be cute or what his deal was, but we couldn't find any humor in the way he talked to us. In fact, we were really shocked and uncomfortable. Too bad.
A Bite of Heaven... – I'd heard only good things about The Bowery, so I wasn't surprised at the great service or cozy atmosphere. What really got me hooked though - the best burger of my life. Seriously. Thick and juicy, on a toasted little English muffin, with an assortment of delectable toppings, I find myself longing for a Bowery burger on hungry, lonely nights ;) Seriously, it's that good.
Cheers to good service – Came here around 11 or 11:30 on a Saturday night. Sat at one of the open small tables. Had a tasty bar-fried snack. The beer and wine menu is small but has a good range of selections. Beers go from Chimay to PBR. Liquor range is fairly extensive. Space is a bit small, but seats many for the size. We spanned two servers, and both of them were exceptionally nice and attentive. I expect to come back.
10 Years in Hollywood and now the good life – If I come here anymore I will become a burger and a Chimay. We are obsessed with the Bowey burger, baby lamb chops, and steak & fries. Unreal and so not expensive. I like the restaurant next door too, but no competition. Thank you to whoever made this all happen.
Mac n' Cheese a la French Style...... – The beauty is in the flavor. Consistenly good eats and always happy people hanging out. I will drive the eight miles to eat here. Our food came out a few minutes late while it was completely packed in the bar. My friend was slightly upset, but then reinvigortated when our server bought us a round of drinks on the house. This my friends is a rare thing in this town.
What a disappointment. The food was terrible. The ribs were pure fat, and the mac and cheese tasted like it was instant. That is giving it too much credit. I was so hungry that I ordered a plain salad with goat cheese at the end of the meal. The rough lettuce tasted dirty, and was drenched in the dressing. The only goat cheese to be found was spread on 4 little pieces of toast on top of the salad. The only thing that was edible was the french fries and the alcohol. Be careful if you plan on parking in back, the owners next door are smiling while watching the cars being towed......
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