Drake's Hollywood Is the New Hot Spot in Town: Details on the Upscale Eatery
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Drake's Hollywood, which opens on Friday, May 5, has landed in California.
Vandelay Hospitality, the restaurant group owned by Texas businessman Hunter Pond, is bringing Drake's to West Hollywood — right near other staples such as Catch LA and Craig's. The Hollywood-inspired restaurant and lounge — which has drawings of Humphrey Bogart, Brad Pitt, Marilyn Monroe and more all alongside the walls, created by Jenna Frede who spent over a year working on them — is something you can't miss out on.
It's hard to pick between everything the eatery has to offer, but some standouts include a truffled filet mignon cracker-crust pizza, ossetra caviar, creme fraiche dressed oysters from their raw bar, and a premier steak program featuring the 42-ounce “King’s Porterhouse.”
Additionally, the a lobster, crab, and ossetra mac and cheese and the decadent 24-layered strawberry cake will not disappoint.
As for drinks, guests can experience their trademark “World’s Coldest Martinis." Bartenders are trained to shake until the optimal frost temperature before serving to guests.
Not only are the walls adorned with iconic characters of Hollywood history, inspired by the famous New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel, but the cozy red leather booths, dim lightings and warm wood paneling make for a spectacular environment.
"Drake’s is a combination of my favorite places to hang out in L.A. and NYC. I would consider it a personal collection of my favorite lounges that I frequent on both coasts and an ode to the memories I’ve made in those establishments. There are touches of my favorite places woven throughout Drake’s — from the juxtaposition of the red leather booths, the warmth of the materials, the unmissable acoustics, and the glow of the amber light in our signature half-moon bar — all wrapped into one concept, it truly represents everything I love about this business," Pond, who is the CEO and Founder of Vandelay Hospitality Group: Drake's Hollywood, said in a statement.
He added, "Sandwiched between Craig’s and Catch, our iconic atmosphere and commitment to excellent food and service, laced with contemporary and youthful energy makes Drake’s the perfect celebrity hotspot. An evening at Drake’s can be very intimate as well as center stage — a haven for friends to enjoy expertly crafted cocktails; early dinners with significant others; noteworthy events and private gatherings; and weekend parties that last long into the night—we cater to every occasion. Los Angeles is my favorite city in the world. I have always been in love with the lushness of its timeless hospitality and values. Drake’s is an appreciation of elegant hospitality mixed with the high energy of celebratory moments. I could not be more thrilled opening in this market and welcoming our guests to our lively and upbeat restaurant and lounge."
Whether you want to come for dinner or a party, Drake's is the place to be.
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