Grub Restaurant in Hollywood

When we first moved to Los Angeles six years ago, we often went to Grub Restaurant for brunch. Housed in a 1920’s duplex, the vibe is home-y and chill.

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Then co-owner Betty Fraser was a contestant on Top Chef and it became impossible to eat a leisurely meal in the tiny space without a 45-minute wait.

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Finally, we have returned for their nearly 2-year-old dinner service.  It took a while, but we did it!

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The place is so cozy at night – and reservations for four were a cinch!

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I chose Grub to meet our new friends Johanna and Patrick for LA Restaurant Week, but none of us wound up ordering from the specially-priced menu.

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While waiting for our orders, we began munching on carrot sticks and cucumber slices, with pretzels and ranch dip.

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I got their “Beet’s the Alternative” Salad – left off the Gorgonzola, added some chicken.

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It’s a very generous portion of herb-seasoned beets with fresh basil, spiced pecans…

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…Mixed Greens tossed in Balsamic Molasses Vinaigrette.

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Next, a bite of Patrick’s potatoes…

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…and Johanna’s Mac and Cheese with Jalapeño-Bacon.

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Alas, Abe’s burger had to be sent back to the kitchen – a Garbonzo-Bean-Risotto-Garden-Patty with cheddar, BBQ sauce, and caramelized onions that he ordered vegetarian-ized (but came out with bacon).

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I taste-tested it to make sure there was none on the new version…

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…stole some Black Pepper Potato Chips too.

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Then, using the Yelp App, I scored us a free dessert!

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This time, we made sure they remembered to bring the bacon on the side.

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The dessert is essentially a Hershey’s Chocolate Bar, grilled between bread, with whipped cream and chocolate sauce.  It’s a must-order.

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Also, it’s the perfect size for four people.  I went back for more “crack bacon” – it’s a secret recipe.

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All in all, I’m really glad we returned.  I’m pretty sure it’s still a nightmare during weekend brunch, but at night, it reminds me of places in Austin that we love.  Not a hole-in-the-wall, nor a trendy/scene-y restaurant.  It’s just good grub.

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6 thoughts on “Grub Restaurant in Hollywood

  1. Amanda

    That’s my hood! I actually haven’t eaten at Grub much despite the fact that they are walking distance, but I must admit their BLT may have ruined all others for me forever. Seriously. Crack bacon it IS. Glad you guys enjoyed!

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