photo credit: Lemon Grove
Lemon Grove is a rare find: a Hollywood rooftop you actually want to spend extended amounts of time at. Located on the top floor of The Aster hotel, this breezy restaurant has postcard views of the Capitol Records building and good cocktails, but the food holds its own, too. The menu doesn’t really fit into a specific cuisine, but it can generally be described as “very pretty”: there’s tangy tom kha lemon pasta covered in a bright yellow foam (that isn’t as unappealing as it sounds), a fluorescent pink dragon fruit panna cotta, and a creamy hamachi tartare served in glass tray shaped like a fish tin. If you want to impress someone with a night out in Hollywood, you could do a lot worse than Lemon Grove—the menu scores high on presentation and, for the most part, tastes as good as it looks.
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