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Hollywood Roosevelt Drive-In Theater
7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
COVID-19 update: Reserve your drive-in spot in advance for a night at the—outdoor, socially distant—movies. A rooftop with expansive views over the Los Angeles cityscape is iconic, pandemic or no pandemic. And now, with limited social options, a movie night in the coziness of your own car atop a storied hotel rooftop feels like the glamorous vacation we all need. The Hollywood Roosevelt has put a great deal of thought into its drive-in experience—it feels safe and super fun. Order snacks from a retro Airstream, sit back, and enjoy the movie. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Kismet Rotisserie
4666 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup and delivery. We came for the blistered rotisserie chicken, but it’s Kismet’s vegetables that converted us into regulars. The shredded carrots, cabbage doused in tangy yogurt dressing, turmeric-and-barberry-roasted cauliflower are standouts, and no order is complete without a dollop of fennel tzatziki and extra pita. If you’re all out of ideas for lunch for the kiddos in your life, the children’s plate of chicken, pita, veggies, and hummus is a solid option that’s as tasty as it is healthy. Place your order online an hour before you plan to pickup. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele Drive-In Movie Night
1534 N McCadden Pl., Hollywood
COVID-19 update: Movies are screened Thursday to Sunday starting at 9pm. The LA edition of the most famous pizzeria in Naples and, arguably the world (courtesy of Eat Pray Love), may be a little glitzier than the original, but the pizza is just as transcendent. Nowadays, Antica Pizzeria da Michele is taking Neapolitan hospitality one step further with a drive-in dinner-and-a-movie experience Thursday through Sunday at 9 p.m. Date night or really any nighttime experience that isn’t dinner-on-the-sofa feels super special, and this one is entirely worth it. Order a proper pizza in the comfort of your car and settle in for a (safe, socially distant) night at the movies. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Kismet Goods
4648 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
COVID-19 update: Open for pickup—order at least one hour in advance—and delivery. Kismet is one of the most refreshing restaurants in Los Angeles, not because the Mediterranean food naturally leans healthy but because it’s not trying to be healthy. Sommelier Kae Whalen curates the wine list. And while you don’t know what you’re getting in advance (embrace the unknown!), breathe easy in the knowledge that, like Kismet’s light, bright Mediterranean-leaning food, the wines are best-in-class and reasonably priced. Order via Caviar for at-home delivery. COVID-19 disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Domaine LA
6801 Melrose Ave., Hollywood
With a heavy focus on natural and low-intervention bottles, Domaine LA is one of the city’s most revered wine shops—and now it’s delivering. We like to pick up the phone, roughly describe our preferences and budget, and savor the selection pulled together for us. You can, of course, specify specific bottles or stick to that drinkable Montepulciano you’ve been pouring since 2008, but trusting the selection to the more-than-capable Domaine staffers feels like having your own personal sommelier.
L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
1534 N McCadden Pl., Hollywood
If you haven’t read Eat, Pray, Love here’s a brief recap: L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele. In addition to a life’s journey, a transcontinental catharsis, and so much more, writer Elizabeth Gilbert goes to Naples and eats at da Michele. In no time, the rest of the world falls in love with this place—a hole-in-the-wall pizzeria that basically serves only pizza with cheese, pizza with no cheese, and pizza with extra cheese. For argument’s sake (and also because it’s true), let’s agree that this really is the best pizza in the world. So imagine the thrill that ran through goop HQ when they decided to open their first US outpost in Los Angeles. The first da Michele in America is a galaxy away from the hole-in-the-wall in Naples: There’s an elegant wood patio, luxuriously long bar, and a dining room with greenery, high ceilings, a fireplace, and a polished crowd. The menu is rounded out with Italian appetizer all-stars (we’d suggest the fiori di zucca), the freshest pastas imaginable (we’d suggest the linguine with olives, capers, and tomatoes), and all manner of pizzas (we’d suggest them all). You could eat…
Tacos 1986
1200 N Highland Ave., Hollywood
The breakout taco stand of 2018 now has a brick-and-mortar spot on the corner of Spring and 6th Streets, and it couldn’t be more well-deserved. Whether you order the mushroom or the adobada tacos, get it “con todos”—the team applies salsa, onions, and other toppings with mixologist-level precision. Victor Delgado and Jorge “Joy” Alvarez-Tostado understand, in the same way a white-tablecloth restaurant does, that the excitement and energy a dish is served with is critical to the dining experience—their version is just way more fun. Head to Tacos 1986 to get the best street taco in LA without having to hang on a street corner all night: The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. during the week and to 3 a.m. on the weekends.
Five Leaves
4845 Fountain Ave., Hollywood
When in Brooklyn, we make an immediate beeline to Five Leaves for a glass of Pinot Noir, a bucket of French fries, and that we-could-be-in-Paris vibe. The owners realized Los Angeles (and Hollywood) needed a triple dose of that laid-back cool, and headed west. The Greenpoint iteration is pretty in a rustic, wood-and-windows way, but Five Leaves on Fountain Avenue is beautiful. The marble-topped blue bar curves elegantly through the space, banquettes are upholstered in easy-on-the-eyes blush and mustard leathers, and the triple-height ceilings feel expansive and airy. Foodwise, you’ll find all the usual suspects—mussels in coconut broth, the most wonderful burger—and there’s great wine on tap. You’ll find us in the corner booth.
Tabula Rasa
5125 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
It’s not often a neighborhood bar checks off everything you want in a neighborhood bar. But Tabula Rasa does exactly that (if you’re lucky enough to live in the neighborhood). Far from a blank slate, Tabula Rasa is a friendly wine bar with a fantastic wine list (a mix of both natural wines and classics) and rotating roster of food pop-ups—whether it’s wood-fired pizza or lobster rolls or Japanese fried chicken—all served on the patio. The owners are Bestia alums, so it’s no surprise that the food and wine here are as good as it gets.