Opening tonight on the corner of Ivar and Hollywood Boulevard is MainRo, the latest addition to the glitzy Cahuenga Corridor area of the city that already houses the nightlife-centric Grandmaster Recorders, Beauty & Essex, and Tao.
MainRo is the first Los Angeles venture for hospitality magnate Romain Zago who owns Mynt Lounge and Myn-tu in Miami. This newest operation is a supper club where dining, cocktails, and theater all weave together from inside a massive 7,500 square space. Frankly, the whole thing feels a bit like a throwback to the era where clubstaurants dominated Hollywood. At least the new MainRo takes things up a notch by applying modern technology alongside the velvet booths, with touch-sensitive electronic dining tables, 16 triangle-shaped chandeliers with moving digital screens, and reflective paneling on the walls.
The MainRo team characterizes the menu as having French, Japanese, and Vietnamese flavors, spread across familiar options like crispy rice caviar, creamy rock shrimp, pan-seared Chilean sea bass, hamachi with jalapeno, truffle wagyu bites, a Colorado rack of lamb, hot stone wagyu, and a day-aged 36 oz. bone-in tomahawk steak.
Operating hours are from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, with two dinner seatings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. before the entertainment — live music acts, performances, and DJs — arrives.
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