1006 N Seward St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003834.089180 -118.333107
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Hollywood
good friendly service – My friend and I arrived for early evening drinks before seeing a play in the neighborhood. the manager and bartender were both amazingly nice - granted we were the only ones there. but we came back after the play when the place had picked up and they ocntinued to be super attentive and friendly checking up on us regularly. drinks were good, crowd was attractive, music a bit mainstream but okay.
IN RESPONSE TO "MIZZCANE" from the Manager of the Hollywood Canteen – As the manager of the Hollywood Canteen, we strive to make everyone's experience a great one. It saddens me that she would bring RACE into this...it would be like me making a point of saying that her party was BLACK, which it was. THAT SHOULD HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. What DOES have something to do with it was that her guest list comprised of about 10 people when she made her reservations. Our reservation list for the evening, including hers, was over 350 people....capacity for us. During the evening, this guest tried to balloon her guest list repeatedly to around 40 people. So everyone extra we let in for her, meant someone who actually reserved the CORRECT number of people would potentially not make it in. Regardless of this, because it was her birthday, I personally let in MANY of her guests, in fact, all her guests eventually made it in except for one!! We bent over backwards to accomodate her 30 extra people (now remember her original reservation was for 10) to the possible detriment of other guests. Something she in fact thanked us for, as honestly she should have, because we had every right to turn down everyone who wasn't on her guest list if we wanted to. Yet we didn't.
Secondly, as anyone who goes to clubs knows, guest lists close at a certain time. You get there at 1230, you have to pay no matter who's list you're on. She fails to mention however, that it was a CHARITY event going on that night, and the cover charge was OPTIONAL because it was going to charity.
She also fails to mention how many times I personally checked on her through the night to make sure she was doing okay, she even offered me some of her birthday cake at the end of the night, saying her guests had a great time.
Bottom line: We appreciate everyone who has made us such a popular place. This review was obviously written with malicious intent and that saddens me with how I BEYOND extended myself for them.
Horrible Attitudes – Plenty of things to say, the place is a very nice and cozy cute place but, thats all. I had a party there and they turned away my crowd, because they made a mistake on there end with how many was in my party. And then on top of that they charged my party and the club is FREE!!! I was told this place was very diverse and seemed to be a nice spot to have a party, Well i would not recommend this place for anything. The place has changed owners so the onwers are now Asian, and i beleive thats the way they are trying to keep it. Dont get me wrong i do not have anything against Asians, but i have a problem with the owners. The waiters had attitudes rushed my party to eat, did not come back to see if we needed anything. My party wanted to order drinks they had to go to the bar because he never came back. JUST THE WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO. PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS PLACE.....just horrible if your not the right race sorry to say...and its 2008 i guess we are not over the whole race thing as we thought!!!!!!!!!!!!
Average but away from busy Hollywood – This is a nice place to go to away from the crowded Hollywood scene, yet filled with people and good music. The dining menu is a bit upscale with good food quality. We didn't have problem getting in and free parking is available on the streets near by for those that don't like to use the valet. Its worth trying once.
Rockin in the Trailer – This place is a hidden oasis from the Hollywood Madness on the Sunset Strip. I had my birthday party here & had 100 guest come. I love that there wasn't a line to get in. They will ask for a guest list & best to make reservations. The patio area is the best part of the place. Not to mention, the trailer. Never seen anything like it! Must see. To my surprise the food was very tasty. This place is great for Private Parties!!
Extremely Dissapointing – We went there for my birthday on a Friday night. I"m just going to list for you all the problems I had with this restaurant. 1. It was empty 2. We had to tell the DJ what music to put and how high the volume should be 3. Service was not good, waiter wasn't very understanding 4. Regardless of all this we spent A LOT of $$ there and as a thank you.. we had the owner/manager ask us to leave at 12:30am when the place closes at 2:00am. I'm sorry not ask, more like demanded us to leave. NEVER going there again.. I didn't know places like this existed. Don't even try it.
i went for my friends bday. perhpas i enjoyed it cuz she bought a table so entrance was free and there was food. the whole atmosphere was fun and classy. drinks were reasonable and music was good. fun place. i would go back.
Great venue to chill and meet people... – This venue is awesome, especially if you're looking for a place to chill, have drinks and meet people. This restaurant and bar has a nice, quiet, romantic ambience. However on the weekends this place revamps into a party zone. I've never tried any of their DISHES, the DRINKS however are average, the prices were standard. The SERVERS were very courteous, friendly and attentive, but the SECURITY's a bit austere.The best thing I like about it is that its never overcrowded, there's always enough room. The PATIO is my favorite spot, its a haven for smokers like me. Its perfect because I can smoke, talk to people and at the same time enjoy the music. Comfy couches and cushiony throw pillows are outfitted on the patio and the converted trailer. Weekends is when the hullabaloo takes place...
Unremarkable and EXPENSIVE – I came here for my friend's birthday. I arrived around midnight and the parking situation was a nightmare--you have to valet. Don't bother trying to find parking--I already looked for you and there is none.
I'm not sure if there was no cover because of my friend's party or not but I paid no cover. The ambiance of the place is decent--nothing spectacular or particularly fascinating. They have a converted trailer out in the courtyard that makes kind of a nice lounge space.
The thing I remember most about the evening was how expensive the bar was. I ordered two tequila shots and a Long Island Iced Tea (all from the well) and it came to $36!! Why pay so dearly for the privilege of partying at such an average place?
Fun place – I came here once and loved the vibe. The food was decent. I would like to come back sometime to see if I'd like the club aspect of it as we just had the food and left. I had a pasta dish that was average but I have a feeling I missed out on the best parts of what Hollywood Canteen has to offer.
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