i went to eat.on sunset for a pre-Hollywood Bowl show meal, and had a great time. showed up at 6:45pm and was relatively quiet, although the reservation person had said there was a lot of people there when called an hour ahead.
my group had drinks to start, with lychee martini for me (a bit on the strong side with not so much sweetness), and a mango and a cuban martini for others. No real complaints there.
had half dozen oysters for appetizer, and it was very fresh and tasty, although the red wine vinegar can be overbearing if you add more than a teensy splash.
i had the surf and turf, which was a braised pork belly and diver scallops. the pork was very tender and juicy and flavorful, and the scallops were perfectly seared.
friends had their halibut and steaks, and they all agreed that the food was fantastic. i would say it is close to patina level, which was a nice surprise, as i had thought it was going to be a second tier joint compared to the flagship restaurant.
all in all, it was a good pre-show dinner, and we agreed that we will return for future Bowl visits.