Rising out of the former, now completely remodeled Dakota space in the chic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, is newly opened Public Kitchen & Bar. Public offers a menu of eclectic American fare in a loft-like setting accentuated with black walnut butcher-block tables, redesigned 1960s library chairs and diamond-tufted banquettes. At the room’s center, a large, three-sided, marble topped bar offers creative cocktails with fresh ingredients, a moderately priced 100-bottle wine list and beer selections.
Domaine Restaurant’s Tim Goodell (Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chef 2000″) creates an inspired menu with extremely diverse options for any palate that include Spice Duck Steak leg confit served with caramelized turnips, which was cooked perfectly as was the Market Fish served with artichokes, caper berries and brown butter. Meat eaters can indulge in Beef Brisket “Pot Roast” carrots, pearl onions and fingerling potatoes, or sharable plates such as chicken Liver Terrine kumquat marmalade grilled rustic bread, or Crispy Oxtail Galette poached farm egg. Dessert offers comforting choices such as warm Berliners filled with marmalade and served with vanilla sauce. Public Kitchen & Bar, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 323.769.8888. ThompsonHotels.com