los angeles guest suites

 

pom couscous

pom steak

Bar Chloe

by Maia Harari and Anna Harari
Print Email

It's sort of hidden.  You can't see it from the street and it's beneath a hotel that doesn't seem nearly as nice, the Hotel Carmel, that is.  It's called Chloe, the Westside complement to Laurie Mulstay and Ron Marino's stable of hot spots which include The Bar and Magnolia.  And it's not quite full.  But it's elegant, and hip, and calming in a way that makes you think you could go there to meet a business associate or a bed mate, and either would be a success.

The Pimm's cup is the refreshing favorite. And the Lavender Gimlet is like a perfumed elixir that I swear makes you more beautiful with every sip. Order the blue-cheese stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates.  They taste like candy but aren't too sweet (I have high standards for too sweet, just warning you).  And the crispy artichokes are perfect for sharing, perfect for dipping, and perfect for savoring. It's the kind of menu you want to get lost in, sampling all the deliciously rich small plates and perfectly mixed martinis until before you know it, you've blissfully lost track of time and drifted into some infinitely more glamorous, bygone era.chloe_lg.jpg


Bar Chloe
Mon-Sat 5pm-2am
1449 Second Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-6999

 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Restaurant News

Perini Ranch Steakhouse
Texas
by David Latt

peronisteak.jpgBuffalo Gap is only a few miles south-west of Abilene. The small town (population 463) has a fascinating Historic Village, a must for any western history buffs.

The jewel of Buffalo Gap is Perini...

Read more...
Mozza Mozza
Los Angeles
by Maia Harari

ImageMario Battali’s newest haunt in L.A.

Mozza Osteria, Mario Battali’s newest adjunct to his Mozza Pizza just opened on Melrose, just west of Highland. Though most new restaurants in LA advertise...

Read more...
RivaBella Ristorante: Italian Luxury Just Off The Sunset Strip
Los Angeles
by David Latt

rive1RivaBella Ristorante is in West Hollywood on the border of Beverly Hills and within sight of the Sunset Strip. From the outside, RivaBella has the look of an expensive fine dining restaurant. Walk...

Read more...
A Trip to Orange County's Little Saigon
Los Angeles
by David Latt

phogaCertain foods cause people to become rhapsodic. Proust had his madeleines. I have pho ga. At Pho Vinh Ky, the large bowl of chicken soup and rice noodles arrives with a plate of fresh herbs and...

Read more...