Here we have The Hall at Palihouse Holloway, another new French brasserie (because we just can't get enough) in a fancy extended-stay-hotel-slash-condo property. Owner Avi Brosh says he was inspired by Balthazar and Pastis in New York, two places that most LA restaurateurs frequent whenever they hit Manhattan. The Hall might just become the antidote to the why-can't-we-get-a-table Comme Ca; maybe a little quieter, a little more hidden (at least for now) but with a similar French menu that seems to be hitting all the right notes. Chef Stephanie O'Mary worked at Olives and Fiamma in New York, and was most recently chef de cuisine at Dakota at the Hotel Roosevelt. The intimate dining room opens to a sizable enclosed courtyard, which we expect will see quite a lot of action this spring and summer. Inside, a lobby lounge for cocktails. And although the outside gate looks locked, it's not: The Hall is for hotel guests as well as the public.