Culture | August 19, 2014 9:00 am

Line Dance

By The Editors

From the driving, to the parking, to the not knowing where to drive or park, dinner in LA is harder than it should be. That’s why we created Dinner Plan — your three-step itinerary to a damn good time.

This week: A Roy Choi throwdown and damn good cocktails. Here’s your plan.


Okay, let’s just assume we’re getting sideways tonight. And staying put is easy when you can stumble a few floors up to one of The Line Hotel’s raw, artsy rooms. You can rest your purty head on their neat, fluffy beds, and set the curtain to auto-open when you’re ready to rise — which is easy once you see the Hollywood Hills pop in those magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows.

Here’s your plan.


You’re dining in a greenhouse tonight. On The Line’s pool level. Commissary is Chef Roy Choi’s take on the poolside BBQ. On order: grilled lettuces, carrots, a Wagyu and pork burger, and succulent scallops. Matthew Biancaniello’s drinks are served in Tupperware — as though that bourbon and blueberry is making it to tomorrow. Methinks not.

Here’s your plan.

Drink. Late.

After dinner, head downstairs to the Lobby Bar, another creation of Choi/Biancaniello. Scantily clad travelers mingle beneath a bar with gold balloons on the ceiling. The beat is Biggie Smalls and the banquettes sit like islands amid the throngs. Plan on dancing. And drinking a Scotch with grapefruit bitters.

Here’s your plan.

The Line Image Credit: Adrian Gant

Commissary Image Credit: Audrey Ma

Lobby Bar Image Credit: Carrie Shaltz