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An Art Deco Stunner Opens on Melrose Avenue

Harkening to Hollywood's Golden Age

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Welcome to the return of the Pretty Places era in Los Angeles, where form begins to retake the lead from hard-backed chairs, searingly sunny white walls, and other stiff bits of pure function in our restaurant scene. Welcome to The Edmon.

With soaring ceilings, a tall, glittering back bar, and chandeliers galore, this is the glorious playpen your grandparents might have taken in during their heyday, complete with Art Deco touches and lots of muted gold accent work.

If you haven’t heard of The Edmon until now, that’s okay — the rather impeccable space along Melrose has actually been trying to keep a low profile for the past week or so, while working out opening jitters and settling into a menu of throwback dishes like straightforward caesar salads and steaks. But now the heavy doors are flung wide, which means there’s room for everyone to grab a classic cocktail and enjoy the show.

And what a show it is. Beyond the live music stage set to one end, the room itself is a symphony of dark woods, mood lighting, and shiny metalwork. There are two and four-tops spread over wide room, while tall red booths and an immaculate marble bar fill in the rest.

The Edmon is now open inside the Hollywood Historic Hotel on Melrose, keeping daily evening hours from 6 p.m. to midnight, with that timeline stretching to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday night.

The Edmon
5168 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

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