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About The Hungry Cat - Hollywood

Located in the Sunset & Vine Building in the heart of Hollywood, Chef David Lentz & crew have been serving up quality seafood since 2005. The focus is on high quality fish paired with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often from nearby farmer's markets. The raw bar showcases Pacific and Atlantic oysters, Santa Barbara sea urchin, raw and marinated fish dishes, crab and lobster.

the hungry cat bar specializes in seasonal, market driven cocktails, craft brews and an eclectic wine list .

the hungry cat is open daily serving lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends. The Veranda is an amazingly calm respite from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. the hungry cat - it's a lifestyle!

1535 Vine
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch -Monday thru Friday 12pm-3pm
Happy Hour -Monday thru Friday 3pm-6pm
Dinner -Monday thru Thursday 5pm-10pm,
Friday thru Saturday -5pm to 11pm,
Sunday -4pm-10pm
Brunch Saturday and Sunday -11:00am - 3pm
Midday Menu Saturday and Sunday -3pm-5pm

Cross Street:
Sunset

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 462-2155

Website:
http://www.thehungrycat.com/

Catering:
Let The Hungry Cat cater your next party. From small intimate affairs to large scale events, The Hungry Cat covers food, cocktails and wine. Give us a call at 323-462-2155.

Parking Details:
The Sunset and Vine parking lot is located on Morningside Court off of Sunset. the hungry cat validates for the first hour.

Public Transit:
We are 1.5 blocks south of the Metro Red Line.

Executive Chef:
David Lentz

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit www.thehungrycat.com for more information.

The Hungry Cat - Hollywood Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for a Date (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always delicious, and good cocktails and wine list. Very reliable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Spicy, Special Occasion, Organic, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The atmosphere is nice and it has a chill vibe. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our server didn’t hear about an item I ordered & forgot it completely, and he also gave me a little attitude when I asked about another part of the order.

The seafood and drinks were tasty, and we enjoyed the happy hour as well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice sitting outside

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner started promisingly with basil cocktails. Highlight was two-tier seafood platter--excellent quality and presentation (better than Water Grill, my previous standard). Unfortunately, the entrees were pretty grim, each for a different reason. The steamed crabs legs were delicious, but the meat was scanty (unlike the legs served at the next table, which were impressively meaty). And the skate was simply nauseating--mushy fish served with mushy vegetables and a pumpkin rice that didn't taste like pumpkin. Worse yet, it was presented (through "presentation" is too strong a word) as a mealy mixed-together mash. Dessert was a chocolate bread and butter pudding with very little bread and very little butter. A closing amaretto sour was delicious, though. My recommendation: come for cocktails and seafood platters, and stay away from everything else.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had an amazing meal for my husband’s birthday!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Spent 45 minutes waiting for our entry and left without ever receiving it because the service was horrible. The wait staff was apologetic but the restaurant is simply out of control.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Inside lacked ambiance, the outside patio was really nice. The skate dish we had was absolutely delicious as was the salad and rose. Or drinks were really slow to come and forgotten twice, although they made up for it by giving us an extra on the house. The service was friendly but confused and spotty. We did end up making it in time to Pantages however. Good pre-show dinner. My friends didn't care for the Pug burger.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent plateau de fruit de mer. Also great was the chocolate bread and butter pudding dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've been going here for years, but it's sad. This was once a really good restaurant, but the chef doesn't seem to care about it anymore. Food quality is highly variable but more often disappointing than good. Got some not very fresh shellfish last time. Service is decent but used to be quite good. Feels like they're just waiting out their lease.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice outdoor seating area to enjoy dinner. Fairly limited menu but filled with good food. Small wine list. Service was good.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Oysters by the dozen.... grilled cheese kale oysters ...yummy .....

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Portion Size is lacking. Hard to spend 100.00 on two people and having to hit a fast food spot right after because you are still hungry. For the price they could provide bread on the table? Starch and Veggie/Fruit on plates?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Once again we returned with the friends who insisted that Hungry Cat be crossed off their bucket list before they left town for Ohio, and yet again we weren't disappointed. They were to head off to a matinee of Hamilton, so Hungry Cat seemed like a no brainer beforehand for brunch. A Little Gem Lettuce Salad, Benedict, oyster shooter, Maryland Mary, Kamachi, grilled oysters and two fried squash blossoms with crab and a Sandra Oh sighting later, amazingly we still had room for apple beignets which were phenomenal! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

My only complaint was lack of refined finesse in the service. The waiter overexplained things and left things open in such a way as to make it seem as if the order was uncertain. It would have been nice if he'd confirmed the order as a whole.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We received a confirmation call from the restaurant with advice to come 15 minutes earlier because we were going to see Hamilton. They wanted to ensure that we would have time for our dining experience. Our waiter was Joseph, who was attentive and knew not only the menu but the craft beers we love! He made me a pomegranate cosmopolitan that was amazing., Because two, in our party of six, were going to be late, he made sure each of our guests were attended to. The food was exceptional. I had the squash blossoms with crab, my husband had the baby lettuces, others had the gnocchi, trout with spaetzle, and the lobster roll. Each was delicious with an excellent visual presentation. We will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A tasty, quick lunch spot pre-show meal before heading to the Pantages. Very fresh Santa Barbara sea urchin, delicious grilled octopus, the ever reliable Pug burger and a nice selection of draft beers make for a satisfying meal for the entire family.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

great place to for delicious dinner before movie at Arclight. Great fish dishes, oysters, mussels etc.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great for fresh seafood. Live lobsters, sea urchins, oysters and scallops. If you want to eat fresh
Seafood cooked well. This is the place. Restaurant manager working that afternoon was marvelous. I was running late and she informed me that one of my guest is there already. She offered her a glass of water and a magazine while she waited for me. We had a party of six, the steamed lobsters were so sweet and their claws were huge that we had to take pictures of it to share with our friends. The lobsters were very fresh. Manager recommended the sea urchin and said they were walking when they were brought in that morning. The whole sea urchin was the best that we have tasted, even better than what was served in many notable sushi restaurants. Of course I can never leave the restaurant without ordering my standby favorite, fish taco. Whenever I want great seafood without all the fancy sauces. This is the place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Cute spot. Food was good...not great, but decent value. Service was kinda slow...the place was not busy, so not sure why stuff took so long.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

The Hungry Cat is a go to before shows at the Pantages. The food is always fabulous and the staff knowledgeable and accommodating. I grew up spending summers in Maine, so a lobster roll is a nostalgic thing for me... I think the Hungry Cat has the best one in LA.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Awful awful service, terrible food!! I WILL NEVER BE BACK! Shut your doors now and go grab McDonald's- way better

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

First time here, very cozy and perfect for a date night. But the only down fall was... too salty in our opinion.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Seafood tower is delicious. Nice patio dining atmosphere

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice quiet patio seating. Service was excellent. We enjoyed the lobster roll. Perfect casual dinner before the theater.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great staff and menu - was seated next to high seated stools/bar area so was not great for ambience. The other side of the outdoor area was a lovely area to dine in. The other side a little forgotten and our waiter forgot about us at one point too.
Chilled shrimp/lobster roll very tasty.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I've been to the Hungry Cat several times. This was a pre-theater brunch with a friend. I've had good experiences before. This time, I didn't love my dish. I ordered a lobster roll, which did not have the punch of flavor I would expect, and the amount of lobster meat was underwhelming. My friend had the egg sandwich. She ordered her egg over medium and it looked overcooked. her sandwich was extremely messy and dripped everywhere. The fries were also lacking flavor and I wondered why the server didn't recommend a substitute. The brunch menu is very limited. The bright spot was the "Hamilton" cocktail I ordered on a whim. Perhaps it was an "off" day.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I was here on a Friday night before a concert my first clue should have been that of all the places on OpenTable for that evening this was the easiest to get into for a 5pm sitting. I've been here once before and had a great meal, service was great, and tried some new things on that visit back in April 2016. This time the menu appeared to be really limited with very few entree choices. When I asked the waiter for a recommendation he immediately went for the most expensive item on the menu for the evening, a lobster roll with fries (I passed). I would highly recommend looking at the menu online before coming here and if you see something you're interested in then try it. I tried the squash blossoms stuffed with blue crab. It was outstanding albeit on the small side for an entree. I ended up pairing it with two fish tacos (they were good) and a glass of wine.

Service was just okay. The first person who was assisting me seemed like he didn't care nor want to help me (perhaps it was because I was dining alone and he didn't think I would tip I don't know). Then for some reason he disappeared and another waiter started assisting. He was good. I would say go for the food (the two times I've been here it has been outstanding) and expect mediocre service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Found this place while searching for good seafood near Hollywood Bowl. It was delicious and fresh. Super nice staff - it's a bit back off street not much to look at from outside but food well worth it! Super casual and fun!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always love the hungry cat. I think the portion size is a little small.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 18, 2017

There were eight of us and none of us would go back. Perhaps it would have been nicer on the patio but the service was spotty and we had to send a few dishes back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was excellent, need to get bigger glasses, my martini was good but glass way to small

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Cant believe this got a good rating on your site. Makes me think the whole process is bogus

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Fabulous. One of my favorite restaurants. The menu is always changing, so there's always a new wonderful dish. This time it was the Manilla clams. Yum.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food is great and the waiter was very friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Pre theater

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Joseph had the best play list going.... awesome. Food was incredible too... from oysters and snowcrab legs to mussel meal and lobster roll plus peppers... can't wait to go back to try the burger.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food here was delicious and so were the drinks! My husband and I both had a grapefruit/gin fiz and it was delicious! The only reason I didn't rate everything five stars is because our waitress just left in the middle without telling us! We sat around waiting for the check for half an hour before finally just grabbing another waiter!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I'm sad. I've been going to this Hungry Cat for years, always a favorite of mine. Well, the jig is up... every single thing about the other night was OFF. From the harried hostess (who told us an 8 top was coming so we couldn't sit inside, it was 91 degrees on the patio), to the absentee waiter, to the POORLY shucked oysters (stuck in the shell, filled with pieces of oyster shell), the wet martinis, when we asked for dry. Everything was just AWFUL. And not cheap. 4 Starters, some cocktails and a dozen oysters, over $200. Fine if it was amazing... it was NOT. So... it's the end of an era... no more Hungry Cat... We'll probably go back to Laurel Point in Studio City, not as nice an ambience but far superior on everything else, seafood, and otherwise...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Went at 2PM on a Sunday afternoon and the place was empty. The tables and chairs were very beat up and there were flies (inside the restaurant) landing on the table next to us. Had some mussels served on a bed of ice with some cocktail sauce that appeared to be out of a bottle. My husband had some fish tacos that were nothing to write home about. I had heard the food was supposed to be good here. Very mediocre overall experience and we would not go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

After reading the reviews we planned brunch at The Hungry Cat prior to a theater performance. The service was great and the cocktails were fresh and tasty. My husband ordered a virgin Bloody Mary and I had a Screwdriver. The juice in both cocktails was freshly squeezed. My husband had a Cobb salad and I had the lobster roll. The portions were not large but big enough to fill you up. All the dishes being served looked great.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Been a few times before and loved it, but found the food a bit lackluster. For the price I expected to be much more impressed as I have been previous occasions. Nothing was executed poorly but a week from now I won't remember a single dish. That would be okay at $20-$30 a person...

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching
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