1535 N Vine St, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.098897 -118.326662
Sun.: 11am to 11pm, Mon.: 5:30pm to 11pm, Tue. & Wed.: Noon to 11pm, Thur. & Fri.: Noon to Midnight, Sat.: 11am to Midnight
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
When in season, you have to try the soft shell crab sandwich. It's hands down a tasty dish. They also have a great cocktail menu, too.
Great seafood in the heart of hollywood. Sit outside and make sure to get the raw oysters. Lobster roll and pug burger are very necessary.
One of the best seafood restaurants in LA - inside the Sunset + Vine mall complex. The menu changes all the time, but staples include peel-and-eat shrimp, chorizo and clams, a Maine lobster roll and the pug burger. Great raw bar and fantastic cocktails.
Suzanne Goin and David Lentz's forerunner in the seafood and fresh cocktails trend is famous for its raw bar, lobster dishes and, of course, a meaty Pug burger with blue cheese, bacon and avocado.
Fashion me a burger from here topped with applewood bacon, a quail egg, and those fries and I am golden. Top it with a spicy cocktail care of a sugar glazed chile and I am ready to meow ...
Oysters! They always have a nice selection of oysters. In addition to their raw menu their daily seafood specials are tasty. Fun for brunch or dinner.
Clean it up – The food and drinks at the Hungry Cat were impeccable.. The service was delightful from the hostess (Tess is absolutely charming), server and bus boys was incredible. They did not miss a beat. My wife and I own a small restaurant and we were pleased to finally find a restaurant in Los Angeles, that has such a hardworking and knowlegeable staff.
Unfortunately, we were sitting close to the kitchen and had to hear the nonsense coming from the men working there, who are clearly heard and seen. It tarnished the whole experience. The food was incredible
but the comments were less than to be desired.(offensive)
My wife also had a run in with the manager, literally. The space is very small and instead of letting my wife through, as she was heading towards the bathroom, he barreled through in front of her chomping on his chewing gum.
As I said I am a restaurant owner, and have more attention to detail than most.
I hope they can resolve these few glitches, so we can all enjoy their incredible creations and service without the few who are not aware of their surroundings.
Best cocktails in Los Angeles – This place is beyond good. I agree that the hostess is not very good at her job, but the wait staff here has always been EXCELLENT every time I've been there, and we go there quite often. They are very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Let me start with the drinks. They are AMAZING. They use all fresh squeezed juices, and they always have interesting, delicious mixes, with drink specials every night. The salads are perfection. Always good combinations, with just the right amount of dressing. The burger? Let's just say they give In-N-Out a run for their money in the most delicious L.A. burger catagory. I'm not a huge seafood fan, but what I have had here has been great.The fries are to die for. In short, you will get one of the best meals in Los Angeles, in my opinion. Yes, it does take a little time for your food to arrive, but the time goes by qickly if you have one of their cocktails by your side. It is a little pricey, but it is SO worth it. Basically, this is my favorite restaurant at the moment.
AVOID . – Okay entres, Excellent fries. small portions. Nice waiters but Very, very::::: Slo::::::w service. Even after some tables were empty.
After waiting for 40 minutes for drinks and to order, we asked for toast -for which we paid. This came to us burnt and 'with' the entres, another 20 minutes later?
Absolutely Delicious! – My boyfriend and I stopped by after an evening at the Grove. We were expecting a long wait after being told earlier that they were booked solid for the night and only bar seating was available. Surprisingly enough, we waited for only 15 mintues for patio seating.
We were quite surprised that the menu was small--but with the menu so small we were sure they mastered each dish. He ordered the PUG burger and I had the ling cod with merguez and kale. The waitress did inform us that the kitchen was backed up and the food would take longer than usual. The cocktails were brought out very quickly and to our surprse, their concoctions were absolutely delicous. They cocktail menu is very innovative--and we enjoyed them very much. They are a bit overpriced, but then again it's HOllywood.
The food took about 35 minutes and it was well worth the wait. The fish was perfectly cooked...i would love to describe to you what it looked like, but it was so dark outside I only saw what turns out to be a small spoon of mayonnaise on top of it all. That was a unique experience...each time I put something in my mouth, i wasn't quite sure what it was going to be! But it was really good.
The burger--it's probably going to be the best burger you've ever haid. The 1.5 inch thick patter sits on a brioche and topped off with blue cheese, avocado, and bacon. It's served with a mound of thin crisp fries (i honestly don't remember the last time i had fries so good). Oh, another thing--the base of the burger is probably the size of your palm. Small, but it's thick. hahaha.
Customer service was stellar. And look, maybe you can't customize your dish but the chefs know what they are doing. Don't pay attention to finicky, high maintenance reviewers who've complained. Why go to a restaurant to customize your meal and expect portions larger than your stomach can hold? The Hungry Cat is by no means a Chili's or a Claimjumpers. We can't wait to go back.
Improved Service – I went to The Hungry Cat over the weekend and had to respond to all the negative reviews in regards to the service. I don't know if it was the reviews that made a difference, but the service was wonderful. The hostess was friendly and lovely, and our waiter couldn't have been nicer. The food, from appetizer to dessert, was amazing. I definitely will be going back again soon.
Great food and drinks! – Place was awesome. Somehow we got a walk in table on a weekend. Maybe we got there early? Anyway...the food was incredible. Shrimp app was perfectly cooked and seasoned perfectly. We got some kamquat cocktails that were awesome. Very fresh and very tasty. Our entrees were excellent as well. Fish was perfectly cooked to mid rare. The place is small and our server was awesome. She was very attentive and took great care of us. Everytime we have been back since we havent been able to get in with no reservation, even the bar. Definitely reccomend this place!
Disappointed – I had high hopes for my first visit to Hungry Cat, but left feeling very disappointed, hungry, and ripped-off.
Service was poor, staff pretentious and cold, and menu overpriced. I've had much better oysters at Ocean Avenue Seafood. I would never go back or recommend.
Avoid this Spot – After a longer than expected wait with reservations, I was dissappointed by the food and service. The food took an unusually long time to arrive. Especially considering you are not allowed to make any modifications to the items! The appetizers arrived with the entrees and were average at best. With all the great restaurants in LA, this place is worth skipping. Don't go here!
Worst Service in Town – This restaurant's service is about as warm and friendly as a slab of concrete in the dead of winter. The staff and especially the hostess is impersonal, pretentious, and have the customer services skills of a burned out DMV employee. This poor service and extensive wait to be seated and recieve any food negated any pleasure my group experienced from the meal. If this place is going to have any staying power, it needs a serious lesson in customer service. I definitely don't recommend this place.
Decent Food but Bad Service – My night at Hungry Cat began with an encounter with a rude and very tan hostess. The hostess was uninviting and had the worst case of pretentious attitude east of La Cienega. After waiting 1 hour without a heat lamp, my party was seated at the bar. The drinks looked interesting but the staff was pretty inpersonal. The food was decent but after all the bad service....I can't recommend this place.
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