Open for two months, Honey is a pretty good prospect for pre-entertainment dining: It’s right inside the Avalon nightclub, and around the corner from the Pantages, says lil mikey.

The menu is typically Hollywood eclectic. You get olive bread; there’s a tuna tartare appetizer, a hockey-puck-size portion, frosted with tiny red fish eggs (delish, though you might want to skip the house-fried tortilla chips); and there’s buttermilk fried chicken with gravy—juicy, tender breast gently flavored with buttermilk, plus perfectly mashed potatoes and a slightly spicy, flavorful roasted-corn succotash.

There are also crab cakes, hummus and baba ghanoush, and thin-crust pizza with bacon and goat cheese for starters; and sea bass, tuna, New York strip steak, and pasta for mains; as well as sandwiches and salads.

Pass on the champagne by the glass and go for the Sauvignon Blanc, fruity and fresh.

Honey [Hollywood]
1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles

Board Link: Honey–In the Avalon, Near the Pantages

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