6683 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.101710 -118.335920
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
Parc Rox – My girlfriends and I had dinner at Parc over the weekend, I had been there a few times before and always enjoyed the ambience, the service, and the food. This was the first time back since they changed chefs, and I have to say the overall experience was awesome.
We had a great time our server was great (and really hot...he nearly charmed the pants off my best friend) the food has improved (although I thought that to be impossible)
overall, great place to kick back and have a good time on Hollywood.
Exceeded expectations! – This restaurant Has gone through many changes. New Chefs and new management. If you don't think this has an effect on a place, you are crazy. I visited Parc on a Saturday night when the hip and beautifull are out on the town. Parc was more of a night spot/club. I decided to give it another chance. I do say, it is quite a different expierence if you go on a less busy night. I had dinner on a week nightbefore 9, and to my surprise it is actually a good restaurant, when its not trying to transform into a club. The food was great! Service was spot on and it was a great atmosphere for a romantic date.I suggest if you want the best Parc has to offer...outside of the cluby scene...visit them on a week night. It was a totally satifying expierence.
This pretentious place with no class – We made reservation for 20 guests which unfortunately not everyone arrived on time and our table was given away. Yes?like I said how unfortunate for us. We finally go seated (all 20 of us) in a table that accommodated only for 13 people, so 7 people sat at the edge on backless blocks of foam with not table. We repeatedly ask for any extra table but they couldn?t accommodate our request instead they would hide the newly unoccupied tables away in a closet. Could they not see how ridiculous we looked and not to mention how tacky it made the restaurant appear? No. Instead they were to busy overcharging us for food. If you?re going to over charge us at least accommodate our request. All and all our bill was $1200, for a tiny slice of filet mignon, tasteless mash- potatoes, and overpriced drinks. Parc lacks customer services. Doesn?t know how to accommodate large groups but only finds ways to rip them off.
Why all the hype? Like, seriously – Came here for a magazine party & after hearing about how 'fabulous' this place is, my expectations were high. I had been here when it was Black Steel (for about two minutes) and was expecting a complete 180, but it was pretty much the same-looking place except for the faux-tree in the middle (or maybe it's real... i can't tell... how perfect for LA!) Anyway, the food lacks real power but the chef is sooo nice - he is great. He was the chef during Parc's previous incarnation, so maybe he'll be here once it opens/closes as something else yet again.
Exotic A-listers comprise the fauna at this Hollywood small-plates "park." – In Short
Nightlife impresario Shereen Arazm has taken over the space from the Pamela Anderson-financed BlackSteel to create a buzzworthy boutique eatery with a sophisticated interior. At the entrance, a glass-enclosed wine cellar and gleaming bar sugest casual opulence. In the whimsical dining room, enormous crystal spheres dangle amid a stately, leafless tree. French-Asian small plates include clay pot Chilean sea bass, Kobe-style cheeseburgers and artichoke fritters. After dinner, ottomans and stars roll in for the ultra lounge party vibe.
Ambiance was great/food was ok!! – Had a birthday party there for 10, the porptions were tapa style, over priced. The ambiance was gret, music was fab but the food was okay. If you are going to spend $600 on dining I think a great gesture is a FREE desert for the birthday person but it was dispointing to find that they charge for that too.
Horrible Hosts - Worst Service !! – Parc tries hard to be cool but fails miserably. Starting out with the ho-hum exterior and extremely rude door men and hostess, your experience continues to worsen with
lack-luster interior decor and a weak bar.
Try the food and you will be mesmerized by the severe "lack" of creativity and poor execution. You will do yourself and your guests a favor by choosing "Bella" down the street or perhaps go to a real "park" and bring your own food, it will taste a whole lot better.
With so many great restaurants in Los Angeles there is no reason to waste your time with Parc. Spend your wisely earned money in an establishment that deserves it. No worries overall though, Parc like so many other "wannabes" will be gone soon and hopefully be replaced by a restaurant which is managed professionally and hires a staff that has a clue.
Delicious food – I recently went to Parc with a group of about 15. The food was delicious all the way around. I had the filet, and the steak was cooked to perfection. Everything I tasted on other plates was just as good. And the chocolate mousse desert was as good as the picture looks on the website. I don't know how much drinks were, but beers weren't too expensive. Comparable to other places in Hollywood. I would go back for another special occasion.
Surprisingly down-to-earth – After hearing such mixed reviews, I was determined to give the place a definitive check-out.
Parc's atmosphere is actually quite classy and low-key. It's not overly loud before 10pm, or on weeknights. After downing a "Joie de VeeV" cocktail (Bravo to whoever thought to put acai in booze form), I was ready for some pricey tapas.
The Kumamoto oysters were fresh and tasty, and the lobster ravioli and whipped truffle potatoes were served hot and well-seasoned. I wasn't as impressed with the sweet corn risotto--an odd mix of competing flavors. But Chef J breezed over my displeasure with the crunchy deliciousness of artichoke/boursin fritters...the dish all the wait staff will tell you is the best on the menu.
And speaking of service, they have staffed up to try and handle the crowds. Service was fast; we were treated as friends, given good wine recommendations; plates came and went seamlessly.
At $8, dessert is certainly the most food for your dollar. The mandarin orange cheesecake was creamy and calorie-laden, but lacked a certain nuance to approach stellar.
All in all, Parc is a nice place to gather with friends (on a good pay day) and share good food and drink. And if you want to brave the stress and elbows of late nights or Saturday evening, you'll likely glimpse a talk show host or celebutant for your trouble.
Worst food ever! – Great people watching and decor although REALLY loud and small space.... basically a smaller version of Citizen Smith. Recommended for drinks w/ a group but NOT for dinner. Food was worst ever and WAY overpriced for the portions... overcooked grilled filet mignon, claypot chilean sea bass w/ a sauce that was so sweet it overpowered the fish, and the fish itself tasted fishy, peking duck rolls were tiny and had barely any duck meat inside, and the kobe beef sliders were overcooked and dry. There was no way we were going to waste any more money on dessert that would disappoint. They should have switched Chefs while they were at it. I expected more from Chef J.
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