Hotels >Howard Johnson Plaza Wilshire Royale
superb food, worst restaurant, nice service, beautiful decor, recommend work royale, great entrees, comfortable setting
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Strong location for special events!.
When your looking for a special event space, I recommend Royale..
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Located perfectly at the cross-section of Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake/Echo Park, Koreatown, and the Mid-City, this new venue, embraces the true architecture of old Los Angeles and intentionally clashes it with the urban style of the NEW L.A. You will lounge in a luxe posh Wilshire setting and enjoy cocktails with friends, while at the same time being inspired by the city's best DJ's, indie acts, and a modern cultural mesh that proves the Divine is the world's first and best DJ and mixologist.
Set below a historic Hotel, the vibe can best be described as eclectic. We not only embrace this, but as the pictures on our site will show, we have a blast celebrating it by constantly offering different looks and feel.
(310) 424 5112
I just love the place!.
I have had the opportunity to hang out in the lounge several times and dine in their restaurant and found each visit very satisfying. The cocktails, food and atmosphere are great. I like the fact that there is a DJ spinning tunes for happy hour. Other places make you wait until 9pm to hear anything half way decent. The staff are always friendly yet professional and the free valet service in LA is undeniably hard to beat. I like that the crowd at the Royale are not a bunch of posers or wannabe's; this makes the place feel real and inviting. I don't know what's up with those who have decided to slam the place as they have, but I guess you just can't satisfy everyone. My friends have started going on their own and they love the place also.
Keep up the good work Royale!
Don't judge a book by its cover.. I love this place. I have been here three times... I have brought several friends here from the westside who swear they would have never ventured out passed western blvd. From the outside my friends were like "you are taking us to an apt. building!!!" True it is on the first level of some cute real estate. However, they were amazed by the grandeur of the mix between old and new. The detail and architure of the place is beautiful. You can't get that anywhere but here. Also, the food and tre chic lounge is by far as competitive or surpass some of the westside venues as social hollywood, hyde, opera, republic, firefly, huntley, viceroy, skybar.... this place you get the star treatment without being "someone" or "who do you know"... There are no lines, no list, no bottle service, and free valet service. The food is terrific, just as expensive as any great place, i have tried the sea bass, filet mignon both impeccable. This is my secret for now... but it won't be for long. Great place to either just have dinner or a place to have drinks. This area is close to La Cita, Elevate, The Edison, The Standard, J's Lounge, the Broadway bar.
The setting is beautiful and comfortable, modern without being trendy. The high vaulted ceilings give an impression of space, but the layout of the table and lounge areas make it still feel intimate, not to mention very comfortable.
The service was cheerful and completely on point, with impeccible timing that made the whole meal flow effortlessly. Overall, the service was the best I've received at a restaurant in some time.
The chef, quite frankly, is a genious. The texture, temperature and flavor of the food was outstanding. It was delicious, savory and full of flavor yet delicate and light at the same time. The chef excels at creating entrees and desserts that are crispy and textural on the outside, while still moist and flavorful on the inside. The food literally melts in your mouth with an explosion of flavor.
Highly recommend the spicy crispy pork spare-ribs (melt in your mouth with the right amount of spicy kick), and the chocolate sampler dessert. The Chilean Sea bass was perfectly cooked and the presentation was very nice. The taste was spectacular.
Highly recommended for a romantic evening or to impress business partners. The prices were definitely reasonable for the quality of service, setting and food. We will definitely return again to try more of the delicious-looking menu selections.
One of the finest restaurants in LA. Royale is a hidden gem. I say hidden because everytime I have been there it is almost empty. The food is superb. Everything on the menu is amazing. The service excellent: prompt courteous seating, excellent waiters, very attentive. The decor is beautiful. The only negative is the location, pretty deep on Wilshire, but oh well. Definitely romantic. This is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Try the scallops, or the fillet mignon. If you're feeling really American try the mac and cheese. For desserts try the chocolate tray: incredible.
The royal treatment at the Royale. This place is absolutely FABULOUS! I've been twice recently and both times, the team there did not disappoint. The ambiance is great with a mix of sultry cool in the bar/lounge, fresh and casual in the patio area and classic holloywood in the restaurant. The decor is truly amazing and inspiring which in fact directly compliments the menu. While the entree's are great, my favorite are the appetizers and desserts! The Big Eye Tuna and the chocolate chip cookies with a root beer float are out of this world. I found the staff to be pleasant and very accomodating even with a larger group. I've recommended this place to several friends and colleauges and all have come back with rave reviews. Having said all of that, the Royale is definitely a pleasant surprise in a transitioning area. The cherry on top is the ever so charming chef, Eric. Very personable and as delicious as his menu.
After reading some of the negative reviews about Royale, I felt compelled to write this review. Talk about an ax to grind, all i can say is " are you kidding me".
The impetus to write this was the review that stated the "valet got them out quickly". That's how I knew it was an angry ex-employee....The only thing that takes a long time is the valet.
I too eat out frequently and have NEVER had a bad experience at ROYALE.
I'm not proud of the fact but i am an extremely picky eater and the chef has ALWAYS taken care of any special requests i have.
I also think what they have done as far as decor is beautiful.
And to boot the chef got voted 1 of the 10 sexiest chef's in LA.
Don't believe the haters.
Great Experience today!. I met a friend at the bar for Happy Hour and was very pleasantly surprised at the service and selection of appetizers offered at 1/2 price as well as $4 well drinks. The bartender recommended we order drinks made with Well vodka (Finlandia) because you get better quality for the money than the usual well swill. Daniel, the bartender, went out of his way to explain how great the Happy Hour is at Royale, and the menu did not disappoint. Big Eye Tuna with avocado, truffle mac and cheese, endive, tomato & frisee salad and an artisinal cheese platter with amazing bread and rolls were what we ordered, each $5-$6! Everything was delicious, especially for such a great deal. I recommend Royale's happy hour to anyone....and cannot wait to dine in their beautiful dining room in the near future.
Luxe Roaring Twenties nostalgia beckons Angelenos to rediscover the Wilshire Corridor amid dramatic decor, chic cocktails and sophisticated food..
Hidden inside the historic 1920s Wilshire Royale Hotel, this swanky spot features a cool cocktail lounge, a black slate bar, a 35-seat circular booth, and lush patio. The dining room's soaring columns offset original white Italian marble and hand-carved French oak. Executive Chef Eric Ernest (Citrine, BOA) weaves classic French technique into American themes with dishes like salmon crudo with Kaffir lime, scallops in black truffle cream, and Mediterranean-spiced roast lamb. Desserts include a "chocolate tasting" and a bowl of cotton candy.
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