Magnolia - Hollywood
Magnolia - Hollywood

Magnolia - Hollywood

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.magnoliala.com/
  • Phone: 3234670660x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week:

    Sunday - Thursday 11:30am - 10:30pm
    Friday 11:30am - 11:30pm
    Saturday 12pm - 11:30

    BRUNCH Served Sundays 11:30am - 3:30pm
    (Regular Menu also available)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burgers, Vegetarian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private back patio - seats 20 for dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: General Manager 3234670660x2
  • Entertainment: Every first Sunday of the month, join us for BIG GAY BRUNCH!
    Live DJ, Cocktail Specials, and a Bloody Mary Bar!
  • Special Events: For all special Event inquiries, please call (323) 467 0660 to speak with the General Manager.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Between Vine & Argyle
  • Public Transit: Metro line: Hollywood & Vine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available. We do have valet parking, but no stopping on sunset weekdays between 5-7pm, so pull around back onto Leland Way. You may leave your vehicle with us to go to ArcLight or Pantages for an additional fee.
A word from Magnolia - Hollywood
Magnolia Hollywood has become "the" neighborhood restaurant of Hollywood. Classic American cuisine with signature dishes like the Baked Mac & Cheese, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Roasted Free Range Chicken, and Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches. Full Bar & Wine List. Great for dinner before a movie at ArcLight.
Walking distance from Pantages Theatre and Palladium.
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Magnolia - Hollywood reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (9)romantic (7)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • VeniceVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had the huevos rancheros and they were ok, a little spicy or maybe it was salty, but we enjoyed ourselves.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Captain
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I would definitely go back to this restaurant for the food...but not the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet night
    BlackLabelVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    This place has a great style -- and the menu to match it. The only shame was how empty it was on a Monday night; my companion and I were the only people in the restaurant, which made for a very, very quiet night with no real buzz or people-watching. My hope is that they get more traffic on other nights. That said, we enjoyed our wines (a cabernet and a blend). The food was delicious and fresh. And the staff was friendly and accommodating, making sure we had well-placed heaters to keep us comfortable on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    Skilz
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was great, but the food was just ok. It wasn't busy at all but they had the music turned up so it was still loud and hard to talk to my family. I wouldn't go back but it wasn't exactly terrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again
    gw630
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We ordered a bottle of wine when we sat down. By the time we finished our bottle, we were still waiting for our order. We asked our waiter about the wait, he told us the kitchen was a little backed up when there were not busy at the restaurant on a Tuesday night. We waited 10 more mins for our waiter let us know what's going on with our food. Finally, we talked to the manager about our issues, but she wasn't very competent. So we got our check and left.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh.
    Dexter
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Place was empty. Service was pathetic. Server didn't mention the special, didn't know what it was even though it's the same every week. There was only 2 other tables of people yet our order took almost 40 minutes. Chicken pieces were tiny and only partially boneless. Mashed were cold. Mac & cheese nothing special. And had to flag down the waiter for the check. Would have been a disaster if our show wasn't until 9.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Before a Show
    SpokanLilac
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The menu has enough choices without being too sparse on variety. I ordered a steak and arugula panini with a mixed greens salad. The vinaigrette was nicely tart and light. My husband ordered the skirt steak (he likes it rare) and it was prepared perfectly. The tuna tartare with avocado appetizer was good. We ordered the mint chip ice cream chocolate chip cookie sandwich. It was yummy too. A few disappointing things. We saw a couple fruit flies flying near our food on a few dishes. They also didn't have a full serving of the Graham's 20 Port we had ordered. There was some left in a bottle on the bar shelf, but not a new one in their storeroom. We had to choose something else instead. We'd come back again. Service was quick. Staff was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food near the Pantages
    KYBK
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was delicious; the service was good. The food also came out quickly. This is a nice place to go before a show at the Pantages - you can park in the Pantages parking and walk to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love to go here when I am in LA
    LG511
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I've been here a few times. The food is always good. Nice wine list. Not overly priced. If you get there before 6pm on week nights, they have gear happy hour pricing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Day Out
    LadiesDayOut0712
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A really charming restaurant for Lunch before the Theater Why is it not more crowded? both the food and presentation is excellent. Next time we will try the Patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed this visit...
    DrLydiaGray
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have been to Magnolia-Hollywood many times and usually order their skirt steak dish. This visit, I order my usual and I was VERY disappointed. This dish used to be served with thinly sliced pieces of steak perfectly done with sautéed scallions atop, on a bed of mashed potatoes and a small side of spinach. This visit the steak was overlooked, dry and tasted like leftovers from day before reheated on the grill and mashed potatoes were too salty. My son had the scallops and he thought they were ok, but not as he's had in the past. While I don't mind paying good money for a good meal, unfortunately this visit I felt cheated in the quality of food served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wanted more
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    They sat us in the back, as soon as we sat down we realized it was extremely hot and the A/C wasn't working. We had to move to the front near the open door and patio. Also warm not as bad although we had the noise from the traffic and auto flumes. We order a bottle of wine and a cocktail. We also ordered two appetizers for the table. The Mac and Cheese was very runny. The sweet potato fries were nice but the aoli dipping sauce didn't have flavor. When it came to the main course I asked for the chopped salad no meat it was chopped very fine and half way through I noticed meat. Another meal wan't cooked through. Both had to be sent back. I don't have the space to go on, but I could. The manger was very nice and tried to make it right.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-Pantages Find
    CWJW2
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We dined for the first time at Magnolia Hollywood for dinner before a show at the Pantages which is just a couple of minutes away and it was a great experience. We enjoyed the tuna tartar, cheese points with tomato soup, scallops and steaks. The food was all high quality as well as perfectly prepared and presented. The service was friendly and attentive. They only had one Chardonnay on the wine list but it was a great Chardonnay and moderately priced. The only thing that kept it from being a perfect experience was the air conditioning was not keeping the middle room in which we dined cool enough. It was not a huge problem, just a bit on the warm side. Nonetheless, the overall experience was great and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 391 reviews are from the Magnolia - Hollywood reviews archive.
  • Food was delicious
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Had strip steak, mashed potatoes, and spinach. They were excellent. Great flourless chocolate cake and coffee. Only complaint was the loud music. They had very few patrons so the noise was not from people. Asked twice about turning down music but it didn't happen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sorry I chose this place.
    1LindaZ
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our reservations were not even required since the place was pretty much empty. That should have been a warning but I didn't heed that warning. The waitress was much too curt, didn't spend enough time at our table, and wasn't helpful in any way. Our water glasses ran dry and were never filled, the food was tasty but minuscule portions, and the course descriptions were not written well in the menu. I'm truly sorry I chose Magnolia for our dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect pre-Hollywood show dinner
    LAPilot
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Magnolia is a great place to have dinner before going to a show in Hollywood. It is well located such that you can easily walk to the Pantages and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We came here before going to to the Elephant Theatre on Santa Monica. Delicious food, reasonably priced, friendly and professional service and interesting drink menu! We had a large group and it was plenty spacious to accomodate us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good people
    ForLoveOfMom
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was my second visit to Magnolia's. The food was really good, again. The service was really good. We had their butternut squash soup, rich, creamy and delicious. The scallops were perfect, warm, tender and juicy while the risotto had the right amount of seasoning. We had them remake the scallops because they brought it out while we were still eating our appetizers. Big no no to serve the entree while still eating the appetizers. FYI - we visit Magnolia on Vine when we are in Hollywood because we like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for before Pantages show
    MCarter
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Within walking distance of the Pantages theatre! Appealing and varied menu. Dinner was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good place
    Ryankee
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Visiting from the east coast and just wanted a nice place for a bite for a true LA feel. Being on sunset blvd, it's great dining for a good price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was very good. Salad as an entree were very small and not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay...
    carter214
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We came in for dinner before a concert at the Palladium. The service was really slow and we asked for no cheese on one of the entrees and it came with cheese anyway...that kind of thing really bugs me because it was shaved parmesan so it literally took extra effort to put the cheese on...so it was clearly just a lack of effort and communication between the waiter and the kitchen staff. For the food, beet salad was good but both the entrees were just so so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT PLACE
    bahbeeg
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great food, atmosphere and servers. Priced well... One of my faves...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ups and downs
    Hotmess
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The food was amazing but considering how empty the place was I was surprised by the service. The waitress was behind the bar most of the time while playing with her ponytail over and over. We noticed that our drinks sat in front of her for a while. Our food was all run by someone else even if it appeared that she wasn't doing anything. However, the food is always delicious and we were done with plenty of time to make our show so no harm was done.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INFINITY & BEYOND
    tastydelights
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    WOW! Seriously impressed with this joint! The atmosphere is super elegant, yet fun & romantic. The staff was just lovely, with great energy & an exceptional attentiveness, lots of love & care. From start to finish PERFECTION. The hostess was awesome & guided us to our table, the dining room was bustling, still very comfortable and welcoming. Our waiter was so rockin & knew so much about the menu, and was able to guide us into making some mouth watering choices. Grilled cheese points & tomato soup were to die for, along with the tuna tartar. The beet salad was absolute heaven, and my boyfriends roasted chicken was so smooth & juicy I was so impressed. YES to the desserts & MAJOR YES to the whole experience. THANK YOU! WILL BE RETURNING (:
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The burger was very good. Cobb salad could have used more lettuce for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great...service very off.
    ForLoveOfMom
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We like hole in the wall places, so after the play we went to Magnolia's. The menu has something for everyone. The food is very good and because of that we will go back. The tuna tartar with taro chips, outstanding. Crab cakes, great. Chicken with grilled veggies, scallops also worth the trip. The salads great. Strangely, some of the best onion rings I have ever had. The thing I take issue with was the heavy hand on the pepper in the risotto, which they re-fired and was tasty. Also, we had a lot of problems with the service. We saw more of the bus boy than our waiter. The timing was off, appetizers before drinks, the re-fire came out as we were almost done with dinner, and so on. The food was that good, they deserve a second chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I absolutely LOVED Magnolia!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I absolutely LOVED Magnolia! The food was wonderful, the service was fast, and the waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the dishes. The restaurant is very intimate and is very rarely packed. The parking is very easy as there is valet directly in front of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Bad
    FranklinEats
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It's a shame the service at the table was as bad as it was. Service at the bar was great. Service at the table left nothing but room to be desired. We were seated outside (as far back as possible) while the rest of the restaurant was open. Pretty sure our waitress forgot about us multiple times as we rarely saw her and our overall dining experience took 2 hrs (no exaggeration) and server didn't even attempt to feign interest in helping us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Near the Palladium
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I chose Magnolia after searching for a nice place within walking distance of the Palladium. And the parking is way cheaper than the Palladium as well. The Magnolia apparently has a big loud bar scene in the front room and we were, thankfully, seated in the next room although the noise filtered through. There's also a small patio area in back, but we weren't that put off. We loved the large banquette seating and were attentively waited upon. We are everything we ordered ravenously. And the prices were reasonable. Highly recommend it if you're looking for a before show meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Open between Lunch & Dinner!
    Saffi2050VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    And that is not easy to find in a nice restaurant! I went at the dead time, between lunch & dinner & the place was emptying out. I sat on the back patio outside which is heavenly! Good food, good wine by the glass, comfortable relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over hour to get dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were seated immediately which was nice. Our server was great, immediate attention in getting our cocktail & entree orders in. We received our cocktails about 10 minutes afterwards but to get our dinner took over an hour after we were seated. We were starving by the time we received our food. Not sure if I'm willing to come back here to wait so long. As well as it was uncomfortably warm in there as if their a/c unit was not functioning this past weekend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Acceptable Pre-Show Meal
    Linda
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We dined here before a Sunday evening performance at the Pantages Theatre. It was a nice walk and we were served and finished in plenty of time for our show. We both had well-made cocktails, one of them a house special. The food was fair but really more of a lunch type menu, and not that special meal to round out our evening out. Would be fine for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • post musical dinner
    Ckc619
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went to see the Book of Mormon with our friends, and came for dinner after the show. Had made reservations for 5:15 pm so it was not crowded. Wait staff friendly and took care of us. Good cocktails, and food was good. Tables are VERY close together, so if it had been crowded I'm sure it would not have been as nice. Good if you go early. Would go back if at the same time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem. Friendly staff.
    Virginia
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Little gem. Friendly staff. Quick service. Good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our dining experiance
    Jefe
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    over all the food was very tasty I would recommend the Grill cheese and pork sandwich .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good enough for a repeat
    SolOVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Although I personally enjoyed my meal, the general consensus from our group of 6 was the food was good, not great, and that the next time we needed a restaurant near the Pantages, we would try somewhere else. Everyone did clear their plates. Only real negative was that coffee was served lukewarm and we had to request replacements which took some time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most accommodating
    Traveler
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We arrived much earlier than expected, but were seated right away. The hostess was cheerful and helpful. The wait staff were professional and efficient. The food was fantastic! Will definitely be going back when I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot for dinner before theatre
    lafoodie
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Our first time here. Very convenient to Pantages theatre. Restaurant was a bit empty when we arrived, but it was a week night. Wonder if it draws a crowd on the weekends? Food was good, though not outstanding. Prices reasonable. Service was very attentive. Would definitely try it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just ok...all around. bit
    Pantages
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    just ok...all around. bit pricey for portion size.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate