Think of this as the calm before the storm. February and March will be filled with restaurant openings, which you'll find in the weekly Dish, so until then, just a few nibbles. Have a hefty serving for us? More, please.
SANTA MONICA: Last month Il Dolce on Montana Ave. looked completely shuttered, but according to the new owner, it was only closed for renovations. Yes, we said new owner, so all you haters should go back. Il Dolce reopens tomorrow, Tuesday, for breakfast, lunch, dinner. (1023 Montana Ave, 310.458.4880) [EaterWire Inbox]
WEST HOLLYWOOD: We told you about The Hall at Palihouse last week, and even although it's been serving a limited menu during DineLA restaurant week, it officially serves the full dinner menu tonight at 6pm. Breakfast and lunch will start by Feb 11. A tip: Because this is an extended stay hotel, it's semi-residential and the front door locks by keypad. Don't let that deter you: When the restaurant is open for business, that door is open. No keypad punching necessary. (8465 Holloway Dr, 323.656.4100) [EaterWire]