Friday, October 28, 2011
Chateau Marmont for Lunch
When my mom was visiting a few weeks ago we headed to the (in)famous Chateau Marmont for lunch. I had been to Bar Marmont a few times but hadn't actually been inside the hotel (the bar is actually separate from the hotel, it's tucked back just off of Sunset) so I was excited to check it out for a meal. The hotel has a very glamorous, old Hollywood vibe (as you'd expect) with candelabras, dark wood, plush wingback seats in the lobby and bar and a vintage caged elevator, reminiscent of the 20's or 30's.
We sat at their bistro style seats on their sunny, garden like back patio and had great food and the best people watching. I recommend checking this place out, especially with an out of town guest.
My one complaint though would be that they were super busy and didn't have sufficient seats for reservations, so they tried to seat us (and every other guest who wasn't Reese Witherspoon or George Clooney) at a strange middle area that is barely part of the restaurant - after we told them we didn't want to sit there the super sweet manager found us a great table ; )