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Paley - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
608 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Paley. is an all-day dining destination inspired by the classic gathering spots of old Hollywood and named in celebration of the artistic and innovative era shaped by Columbia Broadcasting System (C.B.S.) C.E.O. and progressive visionary William S. Paley. The Plan Do See culinary team serves a menu of dynamic and modern California cuisine with influences from L.A.’s multicultural heritage. Paley. features distinct interior dining areas including an elegant bar with lounge seating, an intimate dining area at the core and a chef’s counter and table overlooking the open kitchen in addition to an expansive outdoor patio, perfect for al fresco dining or an afternoon cocktail. The last food order for dinner service is at 9pm.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 544-9430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gene Sohn

  • Private party facilities

    The 150-seat restaurant with bar and cocktail lounge, is a stylish space for gatherings including meetings, lunch celebrations, cocktail parties and seated dinners for 20-150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    info@paleyhollywood.com: (855) 995-3875

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Cross street

    Gower St and El Centro St

  • Parking details

    Underground Parking Structure, entrance both on Gower and El Centro.Valet Fees with Paley. validation:$3.00 ………. First two hours +$3.50……… Every 30 min after

  • Entertainment

    Come celebrate with us! Paley is the perfect place to host your special events and gatherings. We can customize a menu and beverage parings to suit any celebration. Please contact us to plan your next special event.Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)$35.00 per bottle1 bottle per couple

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 608 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service, the sea bass was incredible
  2. S

    Saki302

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, we ordered off the menu as we saw some dishes we wanted that were not on the set course. The steak was excellent, a little sweet in an asian fusion style, but not overbearing. My fish was good, pretty fresh and tasty. Nice large vegetable side course. Good drinks and pretty good service.
  3. J

    Johnnyhollywooddines

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    It was good food but loud people around us made it kind of suck
  4. h

    hollywood

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Always takes forever to take your order and even longer to bring the check.
  5. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I've only been to Paley for lunch during the week, but enjoyed it every time! The ambience is lively and the restaurant is beautifully designed and decorated. I always enjoy seeing the architectural references to the old CBS radio station and its place in Hollywood history. (It may sound odd, but a trip to the restrooms that harken back to that era is a treat!) Most of the lunchtime clientele seem to work in the entertainment business -- from nearby Sunset Gower Studios, Viacom, etc. The food is always good and the service superb. I'd highly recommend it!
  6. R

    Ross

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The Host was lovely. That’s about it. Our bartender turned on us the moment my friend informed him of his dairy allergy. He essentially ignored us for the rest of our time and, when we were able to get his attention for a drink or the check, he had the barback help us instead. It was very strange. My friends insanely expensive $26 burger was charred beyond belief and he didn’t receive the egg or bacon he asked to add on, though he was charged on the bill. The bartender tried to make amends by the end but it was very much too little too late.
  7. s

    servicecounts

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    It’s a great scene and good food but the service is consistently bad. I’ve been there a half dozen times and every time it takes no less than an hour to get a salad. If you want fast service order the sushi and nothing else.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very overpriced for what it is.
  9. EB

    EastBayFoodie

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outdoor patio is lovely and everything we had was amazing. Especially in love with the curry Brussels sprouts!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Our experience here was subpar. The food was sent back to the kitchen twice and both times both chicken and fish dishes were raw. Ambiance is great but kitchen needs a new chef
  11. AC

    AnnC

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Eating outside on the patio was lovely, and our waitress was great too, but the food was just okay. I had the hamachi and the watermelon and cucumber salad. Both were fine, but not worth what I paid for them. The menu I saw online looked amazing, but the one put down in front of me at the table was much less inspired. Where did all those great-looking dishes go? It seems they've scaled back and if so, that's disappointing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Horrible service. Our waiter was great but service was snail-like slow from the minute we got in.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and the ambiance dining outside ! Also very beautiful inside ! Great server ! Only problem was they had a single bartender that couldn’t keep up w the drinks at 745 . So might want to suggest they have an additional bartender after 6 !? Wonderful experience !
  14. JO

    JOEROB35

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good service- I had the swordfish and it was perfect-
  15. JL

    JessicaL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t awful, we would probably give it a second chance. Our service was lacking in a lot of aspects, it took a while to get greeted, she wasn’t the most knowledgeable and didn’t write things down and then had to come back to double check about what drink I ordered. It took FOREVER for her to come by again once we got food and we were ready to leave for a long time before plates were cleared and we got a check. The food was fine, not great.
  16. l

    lovemesomeitalianfood

    Sacramento

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful hip Restaurant. Great service. Food was delicious. Romantic date spot:)
  17. s

    sujbo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good but it was a Tuesday night so quiet
  18. MS

    MariaS

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    New chef. No mussels 😞 My coworker said wine pour was skimpy
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service is always incredibly slow. Whether empty or full, expect to wait... and wait
  20. r

    rabonito

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The prices went up astronomically which might explain why the restaurant was mostly empty on a Friday evening. It's sad as there are few nice classy places to go in that part of town. Don't expect it to last long before it morphs into the next sports bar.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a GREAT surprise! The food, 5-star, the service was spectacular, ambience was fantastic... total thumbs up experience!!!
  22. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for perfect table and great service. Really enjoyed the lunch menu and location and setting
  23. C

    Connie

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I usually dine at this restaurant 3 times per week. This visit included mediocre food, indifferent service and I was charged $3 for an ice cube. i spoke with both the server and the lunch manager, neither were interested in my comments and brushed me off. I had booked an additional dinner reservation for next week, but I cancelled after this unpleasant experience. I will take my business elsewhere. LA has many good restaurants with "less attitude".
  24. D

    Devan

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Love the decor and atmosphere. Had a very nice booth along back wall. Server was efficient, friendly and helpful. Food was alright, although nothing special. And price for what we got seemed high to me (or at least not great value for what I paid). Tater tots that were so highly encouraged tasted like the ones I get frozen at Trader Joes. We both had lunch salads which were OK but really nothing special. Tofu was fried, but served cold. Food came out way too fast and all at once, although we had not communicated any preference for slower delivery. Wine was excellent. Will I go back? Probably not. Too many other good choices with more interesting menu options.
  25. L

    Lolaila

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food is overpriced and not tasty. The bartender didnt show a lot of interest in working and drinks are plain but the server was really professional instead. I was expecting more.
  26. G

    Gailn

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Paley was a disappointment. I went for my birthday and was really looking forward to a great time. Unfortunately, the service was awful, and the food was not much better. The lobster mac and cheese was dry, and the lobster was low quality. The waiter had to be hunted down for bread and drinks. The 'birthday' dessert was almost insulting--half of scoop of medium-grade vanilla with a sad candle stuck in the top. Not at all what I expected from a 4 star restaurant. Uninspired and uninspiring.
  27. GF

    GoodFood

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere is elegant. My salmon was perfectly done and everyone’s meals-scallops and filet-were delicious.
  28. RB

    RobertB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very flavorful meal. Menu has something for everyone as does the wine menu. Staff is friendly and attentive. A bit disappointed with the baked Alaska but overall a well prepared meal. Certainly a restaurant to revisit.
  29. BG

    BettinaG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an entertainment business meeting for five. Everyone commented on how great the place was and that they would come back again.
  30. S

    Shane

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Service and ambiance were lovely, but food was lacking flavor.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DineLA menu: octopus, buratta salad, scallops, chocolate shake
  32. f

    fatandsassy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Paley has one of the best happy hours in town - goe's til 7 with great cocktails and wines! Food was stellar and of course, the design and atmosphere are next level. We were disappointed that we waited 40 minutes for our dessert, which then came out cold, but our server took care of it and knocked a bit off the bill. Do yourself a favor and check out the high-tech bathrooms! As a friend stated, "Paley is a lifestyle."
  33. M

    Manna

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing time with a group over a year ago. I decided to return for DineLA and I was impressed with the consistency in their customer service and quality of food. Every plate was delicious and our servers were exceptional in answering questions and ensuring that we were comfortable. Love Paley! Thank you for a superb experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Went in for Dine LA and was under impressed. We were passed by 10 times and overc5 mins to be greater. Our server seemed very fake and only stopped by 4 times the whole night. It took 2 hours for them to bring out 3 small dishes for us to enjoy. I believe a manager helped take our order, bring us drink refills and was very nice, we wished we could have tipped him. For that area and those prices, they need to tighten up service and food expectations.
  35. c

    craigers

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Their Dine LA offerings were quite good. It was necessary to be careful in using some of the ingredients presented with the courses as they could be a bit overwhelming - case in point the citrus peel with the scallops - the scallops were delicious but if you put too much peel with a forkful, the peel overwhelmed the scallop's more delicate flavor. The branzino was perfectly cooked, as was pretty much all the fish dishes and they have a small but well chosen wine list.
  36. A

    Abigail

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The hostess began our experience horribly. We arrived 15 minutes early, there were 60% of the tables open (including the one we were sat at) yet the hostess asked us to have a seat in the waiting area. She then stood with our menus for 2 full minutes waiting until the clock reached 7:30 on the dot, walked over and asked if we would like to be seated, and sat us at the table that had been opened since we walked in. Our waitress was very kind, once we met her after 10 minutes of waiting on any one to stop and take our drink order. The food was average and the milkshake was HORRIBLE, tasted like water and powder mix. All of this for a $250 dinner, which is fine when the service and food matches. extremely disappointed, they need a serious change in management.
  37. N

    Nice

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had a rez for Saturday night (7/5) at 7:30 pm and upon arriving we were informed we would have to order quickly as they were closing early due to business being slow. Drinks were good, service was not and the food was bland to bad. Ordered the mac & cheese without the lobster and low and behold it came with a large lobster on top! The steak was fatty and not flavorable, and the salads were bland and tasteless. The Wagyu burger and tots were the only food items worth mentioning. Our less than favorable experience along with the 7.1 earthquake that hit at 8:19 pm, we were definitely ready to bolt from this place!
  38. j

    jenniferg

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was dead.
  39. AW

    AllisonW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I really wanted to love this place. It was beautiful inside, but it left something to be desired. The service wasn’t very warm and i felt a little lost on where to be. It felt a bit like the staff wished we weren’t there, which is silly because it was a group of industry people who tip well and have manners. We maybe didn’t look wealthy enough to the staff or something so they sort of ignored our presence. Poor choice on there part, they missed out on a lot of sales by ignoring our group and making it hard to get another round
  40. t

    tiare

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to the great bartenders who made sure we got happy hour pricing right before 7 pm and accommodated some order/drink changes as well!

FAQs

Paley - Permanently Closed does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Paley - Permanently Closed also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (323) 544-9430.

Paley - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 608 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gower St and El Centro St

  • Neighborhood

    Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Underground Parking Structure, entrance both on Gower and El Centro.Valet Fees with Paley. validation:$3.00 ………. First two hours +$3.50……… Every 30 min after

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gene Sohn

  • Entertainment

    Come celebrate with us! Paley is the perfect place to host your special events and gatherings. We can customize a menu and beverage parings to suit any celebration. Please contact us to plan your next special event.Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies)$35.00 per bottle1 bottle per couple

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (323) 544-9430

  • Private party facilities

    The 150-seat restaurant with bar and cocktail lounge, is a stylish space for gatherings including meetings, lunch celebrations, cocktail parties and seated dinners for 20-150 guests.

  • Private party contact

    info@paleyhollywood.com: (855) 995-3875

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