Paley, a glorious homage to the dining days of the mid 20th century in the heart of Hollywood's studios, opens today for lunch from chef Greg Bernhardt (Church & State) and Nicolas Fanucci (The French Laundry). Situated on Sunset Blvd in the former CBS Studios, the iconic building was repurposed into a beautiful dining hall for nearly two hundred diners (once the full patio debuts).
A sweeping bar sits to the right facing the street while a multi-facted design from Bishop Pass and hospitality group Plan Do See (an outfit from Japan who's looking to make inroads in the American market,) has strong Art Deco and mid-century motifs. Toward the far back wall, a massive inventory of carefully curated wines by the bottle, with a heavy bent toward New World and Californian varieties.
The kitchen is almost completely open, churning out refined, globally infused fare such as beef tartare with miso, grapefruit and gochujang, or a dry-aged hangar steak with potato puree and calcot onions. Opt for a pork longanisa sandwich on a pretzel roll, or a chicken confit sandwich with avocado and chipotle. The intentions are certainly grand and high-minded, but everything is pretty approachable, with prices running $12 for appetizers and up to $24 for that hangar steak. Once the place opens for dinner, it'll definitely lean toward a finer dining angle, something sorely needed in Hollywood.
For those who need to get in and out for under $30, check the radio center lunch, a three course prix fixe that runs $25 on the menu. Paley opens today for lunch, with dinner service slated for the next few weeks.
6115 Sunset Blvd