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The Hollywood Roosevelt Goes Public with Its New Public Kitchen and Bar

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February 25, 2011 at 8:31 AM | by | ()

Right in time for the Oscars, Hollywood Roosevelt just opened its newest restaurant, Public Kitchen and Bar. The lobby restaurant, which replaces Dakota, will be the perfect setting for an Oscars dinner, since the hotel hosted the first awards ceremony.

Then there's the contemporary American fare from Executive Chef Tim Goodell, the man behind the hotel's upscale burger joint 25 Degrees. The under-$30-a-dish menu includes chicken liver terrine with kumquat marmalade and grilled rustic bread; chicharrones with chilis and lime; gnudi with brown butter, chanterelles and bacon; and crispy oxtail galette.

For adventurous palates, Public offers blackboard specials, like trotter—yes, as in pig's feet—and black truffle sausage. If you just want some nibbles, there's a cured meat and cheese bar with oysters and shared plates along with traditional cocktails, a moderately priced wine list, and beers by draft or bottle. Public Kitchen & Bar will look to offer a lunch and brunch menu in spring.

If you want to hang there for the Oscars, the red carpet and awards show will be on view on a few flat-screens. You can sit on one of the plush banquettes near the restored mural or the caricatures of frequent Hollywood Roosevelt guests and gawk at the celebs. Apps and drinks offered in the late afternoon and reservations are still available for dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m.—but they are going quickly, so RSVP pronto.

[Photo: Public Kitchen and Bar]

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