In Hollywood, even the dining rooms have star power. Horses recently opened in a space that used to be The Pikey, and before that it was legendary Ye Coach & Horses, a Hollywood-style British pub that was popular with titans like Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Morrison, and Quentin Tarantino. Horses is ready to live up to that legacy with an elevated classic California menu; there is pasta and steak, Veal Sweetbread and Pork Rillettes, and a particularly good and fancy Cheeseburger. Drinks are similarly excellent, and the energy level in the dining room is appropriately high.
Chefs Liz Johnson and Will Aghajanian (Freedman’s) are the masterminds behind this European-inspired bistro that’s located in the former Ye Coach & Horses space. The once low-key industry hangout was transformed into a warm and cozy restaurant space, while maintaining original design features like red leather booths and 1930s-era moldings. The menu features a variety of influences from French to Italian to American classics—everything from a top-notch burger to an exceptional Caesar salad. Starters like Veal Sweetbreads with frisée and capers and Pork Rillettes skew classic French while pasta dishes like Tagliarini with Clams show off the restaurant’s versatility. Drinkswise, look for riffs on classic cocktails like the Boulevardier, Jungle Bird, and Vesper alongside a small menu of spirits, draft beers, and a lengthy range of wines by the glass (many of which are natural wines).
How to book: via Resy.