Village Idiot

7383 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Best Of
Village Idiot +

Star Foreman


  • Daily 11:30am-2am
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Private Party, Takeout, Wifi Access
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
The Village Idiot, housed within the scraped, hollow bones of the former Chianti, is the biggest gastropub in town at the moment, a vast place dominated by the surging throngs around the bar, a pub where you can get fish ’n’ chips, pints of hand-drawn cider, but also seasonal crunchy cornmeal-crusted catfish, grilled chicken with bread salad, and a delicate goat-cheese tart served underneath a refreshing fennel salad. Are there salads with candied nuts and blue cheese, braised pork, and a version of the Father’s Office burger? Of course. The shouted, ale-lubricated conversation is probably half the reason for coming here — the ratio of great-looking women to shaggy indie boys may be the most impressive in all of Los Angeles.

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