Palihouse

Bar / Brasserie / Hotel / Lounge / Restaurant
Palihouse A chic hotel with suave European style, Palihouse attracts a moneyed clientele of business people, fashionistas, and foodies who flock to the venue's various lounges, bars, and brasseries to hobnob over delectable dinners and... Los Angeles United States 34.0907535 -118.3754464
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Party Earth Review A chic hotel with suave European style, Palihouse attracts a moneyed clientele of business people, fashionistas, and foodies who flock to the venue’s various lounges, bars, and brasseries to hobnob over delectable dinners... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Lobby/lounge: daily 8am–midnight
    Courtyard Brasserie: Tu–F 8am–3pm and 7pm–midnight, Sa–Su 11am–4pm and 7pm–2am
    Rooftop: open to public Su noon–6pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Palihouse Review

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A chic hotel with suave European style, Palihouse attracts a moneyed clientele of business people, fashionistas, and foodies who flock to the venue's various lounges, bars, and brasseries to hobnob over delectable dinners and...

A chic hotel with suave European style, Palihouse attracts a moneyed clientele of business people, fashionistas, and foodies who flock to the venue’s various lounges, bars, and brasseries to hobnob over delectable dinners and drinks.

Well-dressed guests who make it past the fickle door are ushered into an elegant lounge featuring a small oyster and cocktail bar catering to the attractive globetrotters chatting each other up around the tables or flirting with the other posh patrons in the amber glow of the fireplace.

Couples tend to prefer the airy courtyard brasserie, whose candlelit minimalist design makes it a hip date spot, while music lovers and entertainment industry types gravitate to the piano lounge to meet and mingle or sink into antique Chesterfields to listen to everything from cool jazz to DJ remixes.

Those looking for a touch of decadence can escape to the Astroturfed rooftop, where Moroccan pillows and rugs offer a place to get cozy with a new friend or party picnic-style with sociable groups under the stars.

A hidden gem with a sophisticated atmosphere and cosmopolitan clientele, Palihouse offers an exclusive getaway without the members-only stamp.

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Tip from Jonah:

Spend your Friday writing in the brasserie – and make sure you have The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder album on hand for the Vinyl Lovers Lounge later on, when the DJ spins crowd picks.

  • Crowd

    Posh hotel guests, Europeans, entertainment professionals, foodies, jet-setters, designers, writers, musicians, and occasional celebs, 20s to 50s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Random lineup of events, live music, and DJs featuring everything from mellow jazz to experimental. Email Palihouse for info on current schedule.

    Weekly cinema nights on the rooftop in the summer. Eat/Play Brunch on Sundays includes meal and unlimited drinks in the courtyard and games like bocce ball and badminton on the rooftop. Foosball table and grand piano in the main lounge. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Lunch and dinner menus. Extensive wine list. Brunch Sa–Su 11am–4pm. Happy Hour Tu–F 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    Snacks $6–$7, appetizers $9–$19, soups/salads $9–$12, sandwiches $12–$20, entrées $15–$28. Eat/Play Brunch $25/Sa–Su.

    Beer $6–$15, wine $10–$25/glass and $38–$100/bottle, cocktails $12–$16. Valet $10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Expensive but not overdone designer wear and avant-garde style.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday nights for weekly themed events where DJs spin all genres of music. Check the website for changing schedule.

  • Close By

    Sunset Marquis (1200 Alta Loma Road) offers dinner, drinks, great service, and a trendy vibe.

Palihouse User Reviews

Average rating:
Palihouse=Absolutely!
Samantha N. Jun 19, 2013
LOVE this hotel! Love the little cafe and the dj/bar area! My friend stayed in a suite here and it was very posh and very fresh. The prices are standard LA prices, but the atmosphere is worth it. Caters to a very trendy young LA crowd. Will be back often for drinks and such.
An Average
Gerard Nash G. Jun 3, 2013
Sadly, for a cafe, it seems really average. It's definitely high-end, but that doesn't justify some of the prices at this cafe. Furthermore, some of the drinks, aside from the wine, beer or champagne, are a little bit questionable. There is also a common snootiness among the staff that's just pitiful; you're staff at a bar not royalty. On the plus side, you get a really feel like royalty due to the atmosphere this place provides. Furthermore, the valet is often friendly, but the price is a little on the high side. This place is more for high-end people, if anything.
Hip hotel/bar
Nisha S. Dec 7, 2012
The few times I’ve been to Palihouse, it has never been packed with people. It’s always pretty quiet actually when I walk in. The boutique hotel/bar has a cool, trendy vibe to it, I just don’t know if it gets that much foot traffic. Or maybe I’ve just been there on off nights. The lack of people at Palihouse has never deterred me though. The hotel has a cute atrium area set up for dining that’s really pretty when lit up at night. The pan-roasted chicken breast, squash ravioli, and bacon roasted brussels sprouts are very tasty. When I went to Palihouse for drinks one night I met up with a group of friends. Again, the bar was not crowded, so it felt like we had our own private party going on. We essentially had the whole bar/lounge area to ourselves. The bar is great to just sit and catch up with friends, but probably isn’t great for meeting people given that there is hardly anyone there. Aesthetically, the bar/lounge has a very unique and eclectic décor and is filled with random knick-knacks. The bar serves specialty cocktails and mixology drinks. I particularly like Tommy’s Margarita and The Mistress, which has a mix of vodka and champagne. The hip crowd and chill urban atmosphere at Palihouse make it a spot that I’d gladly go back to. I’d especially love to check out their cinema night on the roof next summer.
Great Spot
Ross S. Nov 30, 2012
I love this hotel! Stayed here twice and the room looked like an apartment in London. The bar downstairs is super swanky & the restaurant has a great selection. They have a second location on Melrose but I haven't been there yet!
An interesting story at worst.
Ali Z. Aug 17, 2012
The elegance and curves of the Palihouse bar are only rivaled by the beautiful women surrounding it. Palihouse attracts a large demographic of people, from the rich and powerful to the well...more rich and more powerful. Don’t think you’ll fit in? No worries. Just wear raggedy clothes and try to pass as a wealthy hipster. If all else fails, find a man in a suit and call him an elitist (using fancy words like that are a sure fire way to prove you belong). That is of course if you can get in. Long lines outside the door are normal for this trendy L.A. spot. Also don’t try greasing the doorman. They frown upon that. No, literary. I tried slipping him a ten and he looked like I shot his dog. Of course my mood changed once I actually got inside the lounge. I was greeted with a wonderful smell that lifted me off my feet like a cartoon character and slowly drew me in. I followed the smell until I accidentally interrupted a couple, it was their anniversary (he bought her a cable knit sweater, I was disappointed for her). They were celebrating with a bottle of vino from the Palihouse’s extensive wine list and that wonderful smell was the Duck Confit from their dinner menu. I will give Palihouse a pat-on-the-back for their happy hour options and affordable priced menu. Palihouse is definitely worth a visit. It has an interesting crowd (that may not talk to you, but interesting nonetheless), great food and an awesome patio. Come for a movie night on the rooftop or just bum the free Wi-Fi they offer. Whatever the reason may be, give Palihouse a shot.
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