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dretceterini
dretceterini

01/02/2005

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Trendy and pretentious

Yet another place with overpriced, average quality food. Portions are big, but it doesn't make up for the average quality and price. Simply a place to be seen.

malisaya
malisaya

11/29/2004

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Love the food!

chicken salad sandwich is to die for. Love the pancakes!!!

Gets crowded on weekends with long wait.

rednyellow
rednyellow

08/10/2004

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big average food

Ive heard about the place a long time, but always had a line. I wont wait in a line to eat, and they dont take reservations. Finally went on a tues at 11 and no line. I guess the draw is pancakes, which i'm not too wild about, and huge portions. Looking around, nothing looked like good cooking, just big. I decided to try a sandwich. I wondered how you could put grilled spinach on a sandwich and not have a soggy mess. Evidently you can't. Huge side of great fries though. Menu seems to be geared towards breakfast, but nothing looked inspiring. I tried 3 different chilis. all were bland, and one dimentional. One was just plain awful. Hip, hollywood type, or trying, crowd,lots of condiments on the table. Totally hot and friendly waiters. too crowded.

brookelyn327
brookelyn327

06/10/2004

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'tis the season!

Yes, the service at The Griddle can be a little slow at times. But it is only because they are always jam-packed with people! This is my favorite place to grab breakfast! I love the 'Tis the season pancakes that have pumpkin pie mix in them! The Saturday morning fever pancakes with kahlua and bailey's are great too. The Griddle is definately worth trying, especially for pancake lovers. I've seen a few celebs in my visits too, which is always fun. Great place to eat!

alisonacaster
alisonacaster

07/11/2003

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Hip Joint

The much hyped Griddle Cafe is a place to be seen. Get there early or expect to wait. The food was good and the waiters were cute. Next to the Directors Guild so expect to see a lot of people with scripts out hoping to be seen.

Fun place

SNOWCAPS
SNOWCAPS

06/11/2003

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the best

I have just recently visited LA and my favorite part about it was teh GRIDDLE VAFE, the place had everything the serivice was good the food was so rich in flavor and if you are worried about value no need to you get more for you money . The pancakes are as big as a pizza and you get three to a serving i rate this place a 10.. it should come to long island..

jinkim10001
jinkim10001

04/27/2003

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not bad

this place was packed when i arrived....waited 1 hour to seat...portions are huge and the food is not bad...i wouldn't wait for an hour to be seated though...it's not that great...

jtfwrite
jtfwrite

04/12/2003

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Best Breakfast in LA Hands Down

Nobody serves a better breakfast. Nobody. Frequent alot of breakfast joints. This one tops them all, in all food categories: omelettes, scrambles, pancakes(whoa!!), coffee; you name it they offer it and serve it fresh. Food is clean, tasty, and the portions are HUGE! Worth the dough. Only issue... CROWDED. And a scene. A scene. If you like watchin the young in hollywood, or don't, but want really good food and can endure them... go!!!!!

davidmoser7
davidmoser7

03/30/2003

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Disappointed

Heard great things about this place so my wife and I finally went there for breakfast this morning. We got there at about 8:30 AM on a Sunday and we were seated right away, no problem, even though it was pretty full already. And it was a nice, lively atmosphere. However, I would give the food and service mixed results. The hoagie omelette I got was OK, nothing special. However, my wife's bacon was cold, her toast was white instead of wheat as she asked for and they forgot her home fries. Then, after paying with a credit card, they couldn't give me my own copy of the receipt. Might give them one more chance again in the future but definitely a disappointing first visit.

leti93
leti93

03/29/2003

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The best!

I think the host is a New York import, he keeps everyone in line and gets you to a table where you can enjoy a french press of coffee and do yourself a favor try the Papas Benidict. The bluderry pancakes are amazing but HUGE Loud 60-70's rock in the background, mostly college crowd.

skidog326
skidog326

02/02/2003

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High Energy

Highly recommend, lots of fun and good vibe.
Excellent food with Huge Proportions!
Wonderful people.

homestar
homestar

01/13/2003

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Incredible - haters go away!

I've been eating breakfast around the country for over 10 years - The Griddle has no equal. Thick cut bacon, fluffy eggs, apple-smoked sausage - it's all good, baby! You won't find a better breakfast location and LA seems to know it - get there early if you want a seat. Waiters could use a little work - they're a bit aloof.

hagbeard
hagbeard

01/04/2003

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Dayum. The Griddle Rocks.

The french press coffee was a surefire way to impress the first time there, and the food also impressed. A very tasty breakfast and lunch joint. The wait starts building after 9.30 on the weekends, so go early. The only complaint is it's pretty noisy inside so it may not be the best for the severely hung-over.

miadmilo
miadmilo

11/24/2002

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Got taste buds?

If you love inferior, mediocre food that's been another subject of press-hype and spin-then this place is for you! I will say that the interior is fun and cool, so it's worth the time to get a cup o' joe and check out the place.

amy_zahnow
amy_zahnow

11/15/2002

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da bomb

It is the best breakfast ever. Worlds greatest chili omlette.

gabriellar
gabriellar

10/31/2002

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too much

It's almost too much food, go and split your order with many friends. Lots of options for what to put in your pancake or waffle. A bit of a scene but fun to people watch

audreyd
audreyd

10/30/2002

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Tasty with good service

Although this is a popular place, I've never had to wait too long. The meals are large and varied, although the pancakes are the big draw here. Also, the coffee is great and served in an individual French press. This is a nice bonus if you're having a leisurely weekend breakfast.

arb44
arb44

10/30/2002

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Creative & Tasty cakes

There is no reason why someone shouldn't go to the Griddle Cafe. If you enjoy pancakes or french toast this place is the #1 place to go. There is a wide, creative and flavorful variety of pancakes which you can't just find anywhere. Although the atmosphere is nothing special, the Bailey's/Kahlua pancakes make up for it. You can even catch a celebrity sighting too!

jazsdando
jazsdando

10/07/2002

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Saturday Morning Fever anyone?

The most original, and yummy pancake creations of any breaky restaurant ive been too. The Saturday Morning Fever pancake (pancake batter swirled with baileys and kahulua!) is my favorite!

mizoka
mizoka

10/05/2002

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My worst breakfast experience

I simply can't believe and understand why anyone think this is the best breakfast place in Hollywood, West Hollywood. The food is appalling and comes out cold, the service is disastrous. It's my worst breakfast experience I've ever had. They don't even have a very imaginative menu. So, what's the fuss about?

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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: 323-874-0357

Payment method
all major credit cards
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Central LA, Hollywood Hills West, Hollywood, Central La
AKA

The Griddle Cafe

The Griddle Cafe Inc

Categories
Pizza, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Sandwiches, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Good For Groups: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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