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Citrus at Social Opening in Hollywood Tonight

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Jeffrey Chodorow is at it again in Los Angeles: along with renowned chef Michel Richard, he is bringing a new upscale dining experience to Hollywood, in the form of Citrus at Social -- yes, Social, the nightclub-cum-lounge located in the old Hollywood Athletic Club building on Sunset. The restaurant (with its own separated bar) will be opening tonight, and as of 11:00 am this morning, you can still get reservations through OpenTable.

The menu is not yet available on the website, but the press release promises "Cali-French" cuisine, with treats for "health aficionados and gourmands alike." With apps like cheese puffs, frisee with lardons, and cuttlefish carbonara, not to mention entrees like lamb, lobster burgers, and "short rib frites," we're assuming that the term "health aficionado" is used pretty loosely.

Citrus had a former incarnation on Melrose, and Michel Richard also still has his bakery, Maison Richard, on Robertson. The new location of Citrus ensures that the crowd will probably be young, pretty, and well-connected -- a sure hub for celebutates and celebrities alike. But hey, what's good for Hollywood is good for all of us, and I welcome the neighborhood's new addition!

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