This Just In: L.A.’s ArcLight Dome Is the New Nexis of Delish Restaurants
Repeat after us: No more filling up on trashy movie-theater food. You won’t even be tempted if you’re headed to Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinerama Dome, because it sits right in the middle of great, walkable dinner options where you can get everything from a truffle-accented gourmet burger to some of the city’s best sushi.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday this hotel rooftop serves small plates and large from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Get the Kumamoto oysters followed by the house fried chicken with sweet potato mash and bourbon maple butter.
6500 Selma Ave.; 323-785-6600 or mamashelter.com
Skirt by the neighboring Urban Outfitters and stroll through the courtyard where musicians perform to get to this open-air restaurant. You’ll want to order the Sunny Side Burger, layered with a crispy Parmesan wafer, truffled thyme butter and a fried egg.
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.; 323-469-3100 or umamiburger.com
Sugarfish by Sushi Nozawa
This glam spot serves old-school raw fish prepared with few sauces except house-brewed soy and ponzu. Order the Trust Me Lite sampler, which includes pieces of tuna, albacore and salmon. (But don’t dare order a California roll.)
6115 W. Sunset Blvd., Ste. 170; 323-320-4800 or sugarfishsushi.com
A fancy-pants gastropub comes to the emerging hot spot, the Cahuenga corridor. Share a plate of burrata and prosciutto or a grilled octopus with shishito peppers and a cocktail made with bee pollen-dusted Scotch and feel all foodie.
1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd.; 323-960-3369 or birchlosangeles.com
The Hungry Cat
Next-level raw bar creations like bay scallops with fresno chili, cilantro and lime are made to be washed down with vodka and lemonade on a summer afternoon. You know, to get loose for your flick.
1535 N. Vine St., Hollywood; 323-462-2155 or thehungrycat.com
Red pizzas (tomato sauce), white pizzas (Parmesan cream sauce) and super-skinny “thin sin” crust are all options at this pizzeria, which is conveniently located right next door to the theater. Our best tip: Stop at the bakery up front and order a few of the face-melting cookies to stash in your purse for a mid-movie treat.
6372 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; 323-301-4001 or stellabarra.com
Sure, you can enjoy healthy small plates of fresh ceviche mixto (raw striped bass, octopus, shrimp and squid in lime) and Latin vegan fare like wilted kale and Anasazi bean flatbread at this Peruvian resto. Or you can order a couple pisco sours and a delightful sweet-potato beignet with tropical fruit syrup and consider it a slight cheat day.
1360 Vine St.; 323-871-9600 or losbalconesperu.com