Art Deco Decadence at The Edmon in The Hollywood Historic Hotel

There’s a new hotspot in Hollywood. Located in The Hollywood Historic Hotel near the legendary Paramount Studios, The Edmon is a new Art Deco-inspired restaurant and bar where the lights are low and the elegance is high. The classic cocktails are delicious and the food is spectacular. And with live music on some nights, you will feel like you’re at a party in The Great Gatsby.

The Hollywood Historic Hotel was built in 1927 by architect Charles S. Lee. Lee is known as one of the West Coast’s most prolific motion picture theatre designers. Some of his Los Angeles theaters include The Academy and The Bruin Theatres. During the 1970s, Edmon Simonian rented the hotel and opened Edmon’s Unique Furniture and Stone Gallery and slowly began restoring the hotel to its former glory. In the 1990s, Simonian bought the hotel to fulfill his dream of restoring the entire hotel down to the original red brick exterior.

And now here we are today in 2016. At The Edmon, the tall-ceilings, the towering backlit bar, shimmery chandeliers all combine to create an ambience filled with all the beauty of a bygone era.

Let’s, of course, start with the cocktails. Start with an Absinthe and Pernod cocktail from their absinthe fountain. Their classic cocktails include a delicious Manhattan, they’ve named The Edmon, which is woodford reserve, lustau brandy, amontillado sherry, sweet vermouth, amaro nonino, bitters. I enjoyed the Tea’s Knees, made with aviation gin, earl grey honey, amaro montenegro, lemon and the Rosé Gimlet, plymouth gin, no scruples rosé, lemon, lime, yuzu bitters, and rose mist. The Edmon also boasts an excellent wine list, which will go really well with your 24oz (bone in) Tomahawk Rib Eye later on in the evening.

While the cocktails may be modern twists on classics, the food is firmly placed in the contemporary dining scene. You will probably want to start with their house burger, which is already gaining a reputation as the after work burger among the Paramount and Raleigh Studios set.

I loved the refreshing Scallops, made withlobster rillette, asparagus, sunchoke veloute and fennel flowers!

And a must for any table were the Perogies filled with potato and black garlic, collard greens, fried quail egg, and brewers yeast broth.

The beautiful and bizarre (in a good way!) seafood was a highlight. Below, the Roasted octopus with fried soppressata, koshihikari and forbidden rice, tomato, and yuzu.

And the Tasmanian sea trout with red frill mustard, citrus segments, tabouli, and apple reduction.

Of course, at most tables there was the 24oz Tomahawk Rib Eye with traditional green peppercorn sauce, house relish and deviled eggs. Everyone seemed to be eating it family style and after dinner at the bar several people told me it was a perfect medium rare and extraordinarily high quality cut of beef.

Go to The Edmon! You’ll love it!

A 21 and Over Establishment
5168 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Hours: Sunday 6pm-11pm, Monday closed
Tuesday – Saturday 6pm-12am
(323) 645-5225, contact@theedmon.com

All photos courtesy of The Edmon. Follow their Instagram here!

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