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Eater Inside: The Kress

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Continuing on with a look around Hollywood today, here we have The Kress in all its four-floor glory. From the basement lounge (pics 5-6) to the first floor restaurant (pics 1-4) to the rooftop lounge (pic 7), you'll see all the details and wonderment that Mike Viscuso put into the former Kress department store and Frederick's of Hollywood. Chinioserie? Check. A little Art Deco? Sure. Enlarged, backlit photos of half-naked women behind the bar? Of course. Cabanas and 360 views of Hollywood on the roof? Naturally. The restaurant has sushi and a pan-Asian menu from chef Troy N. Thompson who helmed Jer-Ne at the Ritz-Carlton in Marina del Rey for several years. The basement nightclub has a pretty steep cover ($30 unless your party orders entrees in the restaurant), and the rooftop lounge is list and bottle-service only. This is Viscuso's first project in Hollywood (he has places in San Diego and Long Beach), and he happened to open within shouting distance of three other Asian-inspired trendy resto-lounges, so it definitely needs to find its place. Too bad the rooftop isn't more accessible---even we'd go. Find full Kress coverage here.

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