Right next door to the new Magnolia on Sunset there is also a brand new small, NY-style bar called Bowery. Stopped by last nite, very cool. Great staff, very friendly. Some decent wines and beers by the glass, full bar, and a really nice little menu with classic fare, somewhat updated, very reasonably priced. We were drinking but almost everyone in there was eating.
I caught view of their burger, which is grilled sirloin 1.5 - 2 inches thick, on an english muffin with a choice of cheeses like gruyere and blue. Looked VERY good. Was like 8 or 9 bucks. Will return and try.
Bowery, 6268 Sunset Boulevard, between Vine Street and Argyle Avenue, Hollywood (323-465-3400)