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Paley, a Gorgeous Mid-Century Dining Room, Opens Today in Hollywood

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A classy establishment in a former studio dining hall opens for lunch

Nicolas Fanucci and chef Greg Bernhardt at Paley
Nicolas Fanucci and chef Greg Bernhardt at Paley
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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.

Outside Paley Hollywood

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.

Paley 
6115 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA

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