a facade of class.
I've gone to this restuarant twice and have walked away each time thinking, "All that money spent for that?!" The first visit started as a time-filler to wait out traffic. The bar scene is elegant, the cocktail waitresses are attentive, and the drinks are worth the price. Dinner however is another story. The meals are priced at least ten to fifteen dollars more than they should be and this restuarant does not have any historical ties nor has it seen any events of cultural significance to justify paying so much money for what is otherwise a simple dining experience. Stay for the drinks? - Yes. Stay for dinner? - No.
Not Worth the Money.
Although I did like some of my experience at The Gill on Hollywood, the food was not nearly worth the money. The crab cake appetizer had too much mayo in it and some small pieces of shell. The spinach salad however was terrific. I had the lamb and although it was tasty, it was way too fatty. And the creamed spinach that came with it was served lukewarm. The ala carte potatoes we ordered we great and be sure not to skip the desert. Vanilla Bean ice cream with hot fudge was the best part of the entire meal.