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Cecconi’s Happy Hour West Hollywood
WHY? When you find out that one of Hollywood’s hottest haunts – has a happy hour brimming with selections from their Northern Italian inspired menu – the WHY becomes a – WHY NOT!
When you walk into Cecconi’s restaurant, entering through the charming outdoor patio and into the bar area where the Happy Hour is served – the calming blue leather chairs, the white marble bar top, and the light streaming through the large windows makes you feel instantly at peace. But once inside this pretty space, the energy of the patrons busily chatting away at the bar, or at the side tables, makes you feel like old Hollywood has met and married new Hollywood, and the result is an eclectic design with a vibe of beautiful people.
The happy hour crowd is bustling, and if you aren’t lucky enough to find a seat at the bar, the maître d will offer you a side table (or rumor has it, a patio table if you’re sweet) as long as you are finished before the evening reservations commence. And why is it hard to get a spot at the bar?
With a Happy Hour Menu priced with items starting at 4 dollars, and the most expensive items priced at 7 dollars, and with an assortment of good wines and cocktails also priced in the 4 to 7 dollar price range – you can image that this place is hopping. My friend and I decided to try the white wine first; the Chenin Blanc was refreshing and clean – a delight. The Burrata, Wild Arugula & Avocado Salad was sublime, and I loved the crunchy chunky beet bits mixed within. We also tried the Avocado & Chickpea Dip Crudité, and considering it was an extremely healthy choice, it tasted delicious.
At this point, we were pretty content, as the portions were huge. But, we were having such a great time – and the prices seemed almost unbelievable (This is LA after all!) – so I chose to have a glass of the Barbera, as red seemed like a good choice to go with the Fontina Black Truffle Burger I decided I just had to try. My friend chose the Porchetta, Artichoke, Mushroom & Fontina Pizzetta and stayed with the Chenin Blanc, as it truly was perfection.
The Truffle Burger was full size – not a tiny ‘mini-happy-hour-burger’- and the Barbera was smooth; the wood fire pizza was made from scratch and my friend said it was fab! Everything we sampled was yummy, and Zack, our waiter, was a delight. We both left full, relaxed, and I can’t wait to go back!
WHEN? The Happy Hour Menu is available from Monday through Saturday, 4 to 7 pm.
WHERE? On the corner of Melrose and Robertson Boulevard, on the East side of the street, this somewhat hidden hangout has a small drive through where the valet will be happy to take your car. During the day, believe it or not, the Valet is free, but if you are coming for Happy Hour, the price from 4pm on is $10 – so if you are budget conscious, there is a ton of street parking in the area.
WHO? The Who is more like a ‘Who’s Who list of Hollywood mixed in with Hollywood B’s and Hollywood Wannabe’s. The packed crowd of hip, cool, mainly industry oriented peeps, is a great mixing place for anyone who works in the Entertainment Industry, or anyone who wants to bump elbows with someone who does. Plus this area feeds off the Design District, and the fashionable shopping neighborhoods of Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard. Basically, Cecconi’s is a melting pot of cool, artistic, fashionable, hip people – so dress to impress, or dress down in denim – it’s kind of like whatever makes you feel alive and great about being you, will bring you the good energy that will make you feel comfy and relaxed in Cecconi’s space.
WONERLAND WUNDERLIST – Cecconi’s makes my ‘Wonderland Wunderlist’ for many reasons. First, they offer a top notch, high quality, happy hour menu, and as a single girl on a budget, being able to dine and drink at one of the finer restaurants in town for around 25 dollars, is … AMAZING!
Also, I love when restaurants are accommodating, and during Happy Hours most chefs will not do any substitutions of any kind. So, this Gluten free girl (Celiac sucks!) was very happy when my Truffle Burger came bun free, with a nice lettuce wrap instead!
As well, Cecconi’s is part of the private Soho House collection, so even though this restaurant is open to the public, many of the Soho House patrons dine here; as such, Cecconi’s has somewhat of a ‘private social club’ feel to it. I love going to Soho House, partly because of the atmosphere and eclectic energy the members create. Cecconi’s imitates this exclusivity to a degree, and if you aren’t lucky enough to be a Soho House Member, Cecconi’s is the next best place to be.
And lastly, single budget taking heavily into consideration, this place is great for singles in general. I couldn’t help but notice that the bar was packed with as many handsome hotties as beautiful babes – a rarity in LA – where women normally seem to outnumber men, or at least it seems that way to a ‘still single’ me!
Happy Hour Burrata Salda, Happy Hour Chickpea Crudite, Happy Hour ‘bunless for me’ Truffle Burger, and Happy Hour Pizza! Yum
Check out the link below for their great Happy Hour Menu etc.