Nestled in the craziness of Hollywood, not far from the famed Hollywood/Highland intersection sits the newly remodeled and recreated art deco Sadie Kitchen and Lounge. As both a restaurant and lounge, it has all the makings for a spectacular night out. Not only can you eat dinner, but you can linger to enjoy the entertainment afterward - DJ's, singers or sultry jazz, and more. They bring a new dining experience to their Las Palmas location so be prepared to transform your Hollywood night. Their new mantra is one place, one night, many experiences - and Sadie delivers.
The cozy entrance off the parking lot opens into the well stocked bar and then a spacious well lite patio where you can be entertained with new DJ and other musical acts while eating the delicious creations of executive chef Jonathan Moulton and mixologist Giovanni Martinez. Have a cool drink on a warm summer night in the stunning outside courtyard restaurant and lounge or if you're in the mood for a cozier area in the more secluded bar area. There is also the private parlor available, as well.
Choosing the more open courtyard, our evening began with two choice of aperitifs – Summer Lovin’ (a sweet mixture of Bombay dry gin, strawberry- melon syrup, aperol, lemon juice, and soda) or the French Summer (a tart drink of Noilly prat dry gin, fresh lime, vanilla syrup, jasmine Dana Cape.)
Homemade biscuits with red butter, so light that they melted in your mouth, were presented to the table along with seasoned potato chips and a tasty yogurt cucumber dip. Other snacks, which ran from $3-8, included such treats as the pickle jar, herbed parmesan fries, deviled bacon and eggs, mac n'cheese, Portobello fries, as well as greens and things. These ran from $6-12 and include crispy Brussels sprouts,sautéed heirloom carrots, roasted cauliflower, grilled asparagus, charred sweet corn, arugula and baby beet salad, Tuscan black kale salad and chopped salad.
The first course gave us choices of Ahi Tuna Sashimi – ajj Amarillo-saffron sauce with corn nuts and micro cilantro, and the expertly (and very popular) Moroccan Spiced Grilled Octopus with pickled turnip, tomato, herbs and garlic aioli. “It’s one of my favorite dishes here,” said the famed chef. "With the Middle Eastern spices, it has a chicken-y taste."
To accompany that, we were treated with the spicy drink Temperado – Cachaco, silver tequila, fresh lime, fresh cilantro, and hot jalapeno – which accompanied the dishes with as a perfect compliment. Other possible small plates included Kobe steakhouse sliders, Margherita flatbread, duck confit flatbread, New Zealand Tai snapper ceviche, crispy duck confit, oysters on the half shell, stuffed chicken wings, charred Thai curry lamb ribs, and Main Lobster Hush Puppies -- all within the $10-14 range (except for the Oysters, which were $18.)
Most of my group opted for the Sadie's fried chicken and sweet potato waffle topped with maple sriracha butter or the mouthwatering Bourbon glazed ham chop along with spoon bread, crispy poached egg and mache. Not being a meat eater, I chose the peppercorn crusted wild king salmon along with the grilled asparagus and port wine demi glace. Other main course options included mole-rubbed New York steak, crispy skinned New Zealand Tai snapper, Southern shrimp and grits, and Sadie's grass- fed beef burger. Entries ran between $16-32.
We topped our drink menu off with Kentucky Ninja - Japanese single malt whiskey, bourbon, fresh lemon juice -infused with wild honey and shaken and served with a spray of peychaund's bitters. Yum.
Those who love chocolate will adore their Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate dessert - a chocolate peanut butter crunch bar, malted mocha pot de crème, and toasted coconut hot chocolate. Also available were warm butter cake braised with pineapple and miso butterscotch, crème brulee, seasonal berry upside down cake with peaches and cream ice cream, and last but not least house-made ice cream or sorbet in the choice of three flavors. Average prices here are between $6-8.
I can tell you, we were pleasantly stuffed when we departed. My mouth waters just thinking about the marvelous creations and I can't wait to return.
Available for party rental, as well as individual celebrations, the restaurant and lounge opens 6 pm. Dinner is served to 10 pm and the lounge opens til 11 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 a.m. on Thursday/Friday/Saturday. The small plates menu is available until close.
Parking is $10 but you get a $5 validation from the restaurant.
For more information or reservations call 323 467 0200 or go to www.sadiela.com. The address is 1638 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood, Ca 90028.