St. Felix

By Shontel Horne

St. Felix
If Valentine is the saint of love and Patrick conjures up good times in green, then Felix must be the patron of funky chic dining at its best. At least that’s the impression you get after popping into six-month-old St. Felix, a stunning loft-like Hollywood restaurant (a new outpost of the one in West Hollywood) with a rock-star-worthy crowd. The menu plays it cool, though, with a seamless blend of salads, entrées, and sliders that all complement the restaurant’s kick-back vibe. The Boulevard chopped salad piles sweet papaya, pine nuts, and feta on romaine with a sweet-yet-tangy blush vinaigrette. A filet mignon with cognac cream is every bit as rich as it sounds, and tender braised beef short ribs show how seriously executive chef Brian Vaccarella takes his bistro grub. But it is his sliders—including curry chicken, spicy seared ahi, and Kobe beef flanked by caramelized onion and a dollop of bleu cheese—that will give you religion. Ultimately, they steal the show, even with serious competition from a fishnet leg lamp and vintage video clips of scantily clad women from a bygone era.

sweet seats

The dining room is spacious and can easily accommodate large and intimate parties comfortably. Come spring, the outdoor alley seating will be the hot spot to try for.

chew on this

The owners looked at Saints’ name-days according to their birthdays and liked Felix’s the best. Felix also happens to be the name of one of the owner’s father.

hours

lunch: Mon–Fri 11 AM–3 PM
dinner: daily 5 PM–2 AM

price range

$8 (grilled veggie sliders) to $18 (filet mignon)
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