8440 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 848-6000
Mondrian Los Angeles
Skybar At Mondrian
The Restaurant at Mondrian
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Outdoor Seating: Yes
08/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
This place is trully awesome. I've been here at least 10 times in the past year; yes its mostly difficult for people to get in unless your on a guest list or staying at the hotel but hey, thats Hollywood. The drinks are resonably priced, Ive been there a few times when a Dj by the name of ""Dj Gabriel Diggs"" is there and the music is ALWAYS great when hes around. The ambience is very chill and the people are usually very friendly. What I really like is that you can have the best of both worlds there, You can either take it easy and hang out for a good time and drinks with friends on the deck, pool, or lounge area orrrrrrrr you can party your head off, drink, and dance the night away on the upper deck/patio. Over all amazing place, must see.
02/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Working in an open kitchen must be like working in a cubicle without walls. Freakin' scary, you ask? Yes.
The pressure must be on to be on point at all times, or umm. at least quit getting Twinkie crumbs (while twittering) all over your desk :-/
It must scream supreme confidence that RH boasts a sprawling open kitchen. No, not just a glimpse of the kitchen over a bar (ala sushi houses) or only restricted to certain seats; but the kitchen literally takes up the majority of the dining area from one side to the other. It's like watching Top Chef Live but having the opportunity to eat the food. This. is. it. or until they invent a way for me to grab things out of my TV Willy Wonka style.
LIke other restaurants such as FIG and JiRaffe, Chef Sebastien Archambault's main driving point is maximizing seasonal ingredients. We start off with a small plate of veggies and delicious bread and their signature drink - the ""Mr. Plant, concocted with No. 209 Gin, cucumber, tangerine, agave syrup and soda."" According to the bartender, each drink has 1 1/2 freshly squeezed tangerines.
For appetizers we went with the pata negra ham served with tomato crostini and the foie gras terrine. Yes it was a flashback to the Jamon flight at the SLS. Who knew free-range pigs eating only acorns could produce such amazing flavor? I have to note that this ham is cured for 36 months and on average $96 a pound - ballin'! The foie gras was so buttery and smooth. Did you know that the city of Chicago banned production and serving of foie gras from '05 to '08? See you're doing something risky! illegal! It's like murder, but like wayyy more classy. By the way, pata negra and foie gras? I can officially end this meal now in bliss.
The mains can be ordered off the menu as directed by the chef or you can have it 'a la carte' style. You choose your protein and the method which you'd like it cooked (diver scallops, garlic sausage, filet mignon, etc); choose your vegetables (seasonal - mushrooms, asparagus, garlic confit, etc); choose your sauce (pico de gallo, chili and onion chutney, chicken jus, etc); and finally add on any sides that you desire (rice, fries, etc).
Personally, I went with the braised beef cheek with black olives and baby carrots off the menu cuz decisions and committment make me nauseous. I'm pretty sure the beef cheek was simmered in some soy mixture as it was strangely reminiscent of Chinese braised beef. Beef cheek was so tender that a knife was unnecessary.
RH boasts such an extensive menu that it would take many, many trips before you can try everything. Hell, with the many combinations in the a la carte section, I doubt you can ever get stuck ordering the same thing twice.
Next time I'm in town, I am eager to try the 'half dozen shucked oysters with roasted pork sausage' and 'chicken breast filled with foie gras'. Oh, Andaz. You just converted another Westside girl.
12/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Was looking forward to this place because some friends from New York have stayed at the Mondrian.
When we arrived I was a little shocked at the less than desirable entrance but was overtaken by the swing set and violet velvet lounge chair. While waiting on line for the front desk, noticed the flowing and curious decor. The restrooms signs were not posted and had to ask for their location. Luckily I did, because there were no signs on any of the doors and didnt want to see any male bums (well not that early in the evening *wink*).
Once we got to the room, there was a fantasy magical faiy tale mirror that was really a television and the rest of the room just gave the I stepped into a wonderland of beauty [for a hotel room].
Most of our party had arrived so we headed to the Skybar. The evening was going well but the music was sub par. The bouncer overheard us and suggested we talk to the DJ. (We thought really? Most DJ's don't care to hear for requests.) Headed to the DJ and boy, was the bouncer wrong. The DJ was highly offended and gave serious attitude. I returned to the bouncer to apprise him of his faux pas only to be treated as a second class citizen, he wouldnt even listen. Def an F for customer service.
Sadly, we thought we were being down to earth whilst his ego was the size of Jupiter. The bouncer wanted to show us his ""power."" I hadnt even ordered a drink yet and we were being escorted out. Bottom line, nice chill spot ruined by egotistical bouncers.
Good luck with your visit here.
05/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
So many other better places in L.A. where you don't get the attitude and disrespect.
We called and emailed (a ridiculous lengthy email that they requested) a week in advance for 7 people with bottle service (2 guys & 5 hot girls). They never called or emailed back. We went by the door and they wouldn't let us in even though the place was practically empty.
We are in the hospitality business and would never treat customers like that. We went down the street and got right in a great place and spent $800 on bottle service and had a great time. This place has no idea how to treat people, and even if you did get in, it's not worth it!
Attitudes! Expensive! Tons of better places!!!!
DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08/25/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My brother and his fiance came down to LA from Ohio for a weekend visit. They wanted to go to a nice Hollywood hot spot. I personally go to Hollywood every weekend with my friends. We have been to almost all of the hot spots in Hollywood. The reason I didn't say ""Been to ALL hotspots"" is because we have a few favorite spots that we usually go to every weekend, and so I?ve never been to Sky Bar. My other brother was there before and recommended for us to go there. We go there early, at around 8pm. We were just lounging around, conversating and looking at the beautiful views. We all were laughing, talking, taking pictures, just having a great time. Now I admit we were a little loud. Then at 11:30pm we ordered our FIRST, I repeat, OUR FIRST round of drinks. After the drinks my female cousin and I were walking down the stairs to go the restroom. As we were walking another Sky Bar patron accidentally bumped into me, causing my glasses to drop. My cousin bent down and picked up the glasses for me. As soon as she did that a SkyBar security came up to us and said ""You guys are too intoxicated, and I would have to ask you to leave"" I was like ""WHAT? I only had one drink"" and I explained what had just happened and his reply was, ""I don?t give a F***, we have the right to kick anyone out"" then he Violently grabbed me and my cousin and kicked us out of SkyBar. Then the manager came out to talk to us. She was even ruder than the security. She said that she was observing us the whole night and that we were intoxicated. I told her that if she did ""OBSERVE"" us the whole night then she should know how many drinks we had. WE HAD ONLY ONE!!! She then said ""I saw your group with that African lady and you did look intoxicated"" then I replied ""Who the hell is African? Just because she's black she's automatically AFRICAN?? She?s American you A**hole"" then she just shook her head and walked away. This was the most ridiculous place I?ve been to. If you're not white DONT GO THERE
08/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
My boyfriend and I do not typically go out to the strip for an evening out, for various reasons...however a Skybar employee recently offered us a $300 evening out on them, if we would trade for some cakes from the place we work. Our boss was cool and we happily obliged, giving them some very expensive cakes. We made the reservation for the two of us, on our anniversary. When we showed up, the woman in charge sat us down and then looked at the note on the gift card for about 15 seconds, clearly having no idea why we had this comped evening out. Then the first thing she suggested we try was one of their bottles of vodka...for $500. We politely said we were just there to try some champagne and needed some time to look over the menu. When our waitress showed up, what did she have but...a bottle of champagne costing $270. We hadn't even ordered anything yet. We very awkwardly told her that we didn't want the champagne and needed some time to choose something ourselves. The waitress was cool; obviously the woman who sat us was trying to get us to use up the gift card right away so we'd actually be paying customers...Now let me explain. We are not a cheap couple. We were not there to milk the gift card and get a load of free drinks and food. We would have happily paid for anything over $300. But the fact is that we had already paid for the gift card, not in money but in traded items, and we were just there to enjoy our anniversary, not to be pressured to use it all up in the first 3 minutes. Anyways the experience was just awkward and we left not too long after, using up only about $100 of the card (we were not offered the difference, nor did we ask) We were so disappointed and disgusted.