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LAist isn't entirely the type to go for the mega-trendy, super-chic, or slightly exclusive. However, when we get invited out on the town, we are more than happy to oblige. So when so recent adventuring led us to the very new and very hidden late night eatery called Honey, we caught the buzz and thought we'd pass it on.

Honey is, to say the least, tucked out of sight--it's attached to the Avalon club, down an alley with no signage. In fact, it took us a couple of swoops around the block at Hollywood and Vine to figure out that the alley we were looking for was even there at all. The restaurant is small and cozy, fixed up with deep, sensual, curving banquettes and a few freestanding tables, all done in dark, rich browns with elegant fixtures and accents. Very sumptuous, very old Hollywood chic. And since everything old is new again, Honey's menu is a study in comfort foods for the somewhat elite; the dinner menu features a classic caesar salad ($11), onion soup with gruyere ($8), a kobe beef burger ($12), and honey lavendar roasted chicken ($19). When things get into the wee hours--Honey will stay open till 4 AM, provided there are hungry drunks needing lobster frittatas--the drunk's standard Denny's fare has nothing on Honey. Mac and cheese ($8) and breakfast dishes like Pigs in a blanket ($11) and steak and eggs in bernaise sauce ($16) make an appearance. We enjoyed tastes of their fried rock shrimp with a spicy sauce, the wedge salad with blue cheese, and a special risotto of butternut squash, as well as the honey lavendar chicken.

We dig the vibe at Honey, and while we know that we can't stumble down that alley for just any occasion, it is nice to know the celebration can continue into the latest of late hours (for our 2AM closing time town!) with some style. Honey is perfect for private parties (like the one we went to), and the caveat is if you want to eat 'till dawn, call ahead to make sure they'll be there to serve you.

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Honey
1733 North Vine Street, Hollywood
(323) 462-3000