Dinner Plan: Sunset Strip to Hollywood Blvd.

We’re going from Tesse to Madam Siam

By Reuben Brody

A Carnival-Themed Nightclub This Way Comes
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10 July 2018

From the driving, to the parking, to the not knowing where to drive or park, dinner in L.A. is harder than it should be. That’s why we created Dinner Plan — your itinerary to a damn good time. This week, we’re getting after it with a rich dinner in WeHo followed by late-night dancing at Hollywood’s new carnival-themed bar.  

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Dinner: Tesse
West Hollywood

Tesse has all of the sceney trappings of a sexy Sunset Strip restaurant: confusing entrance, supermodel hostesses, amuse-bouches. But it does so in the best way possible. On top of that, Chef Raphael Francois’s French-Cali style food is rich and addictive. You’re going to be hitting the town, so err on the side of less is more. That being said, they do a mean meat board, including housemade pate that goes great with their fresh chutneys. The bone marrow bucatini is buttery and a great base layer, too.

8500 Sunset Blvd. (map)
Website
Photo credit: Wonho Lee

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Late-Night Dancing and Games: Madam Siam Sideshow Emporium
Hollywood

The Houston Brothers are back with a new concept, Madame Siam Sideshow Emporium, a carnival-themed club that’s in the basement beneath Black Rabbit Rose (also next to Dirty Laundry). Think bird cages, carousel ponies and big bulbs. But also think games: there’s an alley lined with booths of classic carnie games, like a shooting gallery and bag toss (the latter contemporized with Trump and Kim Jong-un’s angry mugs). Plus: the cocktails are strong and the dancefloor doesn’t quit.

6533 Hollywood Blvd. (map)
Website
Photo credit for Madame Siam: Jakob Layman

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