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1634 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, California
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  • Lunch: Mon.-Fri., noon-2:30; Dinner, daily 6-11 p.m.; Brunch, Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
In a sea of shared plates, kale salads and foraged ramps, there might be no restaurant in town as hot as Birch, Brendan Collins' sleek restaurant a few feet from the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Cahuenga. There are edible flowers in the cocktails and foams on the pastas; the menu is practically bursting with what we in the business call \critic bait.\" Some of the dishes here seem as though they might have been created to parody our current restaurant-world state of being. Baby octopus ragu and foie gras butter and house-made pasta and bone marrow and rabbit and caramelized sweetbreads? Not all in one dish. But almost ... Read our full review."

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