What to Eat at Sadie, Opening Tonight in Hollywood

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Sadie: We gave her everything we owned just to sit at her table. Photo: Sadie

Sadie is basically Les Deux Two Redux. Last year, the once hot Hollywood dance spot shifted gears to become yet another entry in the city's roster of market-blazed, gastro-pub-influenced, cocktail-exalting restaurants, with cuisine like cider brined pork chops and Jidori chicken with brussel sprouts under former Buffalo Club chef Dave Schmidt, cocktails from Giovanni Martinez, and the watchful eyes of owners Rick Selby and Joe and Faris Simon. After closing less than four months later last April, the team is rebooting, calling the space Sadie after the Simon family's confectioner ancestor and tweaking the menu, in the same style but with completely different dishes. Tonight Sadie officially opens on Las Palmas, bringing most of the Les Deux Part Two crew back under the new title. What will the menu look like?

The space has a bunch of promising elements, a press release informs us, like an outdoor courtyard where guests can eat and behold the romantic light pollution, a mahogany bar in a drinking-specific section called The Parlour, and exposed brick, vintage neon, and antique chandeliers.

Schmidt is sticking to the style seen at the restaurant's last incarnation, ditching any trendy stuff for a short, sweet, straight-forward selection of new yankee cuisine. Dishes include Cali cheese and "American" charcuterie, flatbreads with duck confit and wild mushrooms, and almost as many salads as there are main courses like Scottish salmon with asparagus and leeks, roasted chicken with spaetzle, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and brussels sprouts, and a grilled prime pork chop with roasted apples and kale, which is also served as a side along with simple dishes like carrots in maple and dill, and roasted red potatoes served with chimchurri. How refreshing not to find even a particle of pork belly for a change.

Sadie opens tonight at 5:30 and will serve Tuesday through Sunday. See the full dinner, beer, and cocktail menus below.

Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, 1638 N. Las Palmas. Hollywood. 323-467-0200.

Menu

FOR THE TABLE

California Artisanal Cheeses - fiscalini cheddar | crottin terra goat | shaft’s blue | quince jam | sliced apple |fruit bread 15

Mezze - hummus | garden tabbouleh | roasted eggplant | warm flatbread 14

American Charcuterie - chicken pâté | la quercia prosciutto | fra’ mani sopressata | pickled vegetables |grain mustard | grilled ciabatta 14

FLATBREADS

Roasted Mushroom Flatbread wild mushrooms | goat cheese | white truffle oil 13

Sopresatta Flatbread - smoked mozzarella | roasted red pepper | fresh basil 12

Duck Confit Flatbread- arugula pesto | caramelized onions 14

GREENS
Whole Leaf Caesar Salad - baby romaine | shaved egg | parmesan | croutons 9

Market Chop - kale | beets | cucumber | peas | carrot | radish | quinoa | lemon vinaigrette 11

Gem Salad - mixed leaves | tarragon | chives | sherry vinaigrette 8

Duck Confit Salad - frisée | pistachios | blackberry gastric 14

PLATES
Dry-Aged Prime Top Sirloin - shallot puree | roasted artichokes | thyme jus 24

Roast Chicken Breast - spaetzle | brussel sprouts | heirloom cherry tomatoes | mustard sauce 19

All-Natural Scottish Salmon - asparagus | leeks | peas | herb butter 23

Balsamic Glazed Beef Short Rib - soft polenta | orange gremolata 22

Grilled Prime Pork Chop - kale | roasted apples | parsnip puree | sherry 22

Pan-Roasted Idaho Trout - olive oil crushed potatoes | capers | kalamata | tomato | lemon 21

SIDES

Kale - garlic | lemon 5

Carrots - maple | dill 5

Roasted Red Potatoes - chimichurri 5

Polenta - parmesan 5

SWEETS

Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream Sandwich 8

Black & White - warm flourless dark chocolate cake | white chocolate ice cream 10

Homemade Donuts & Irish Coffee Cream 9

Apple Berry Cobbler - vanilla bean 8

Orchard Lime Tart 8

Cocktails

Aperitif

Pantera Rosa - Aperol \ Beefeater 24 Gin \ homemade vanilla syrup \ shaken with fresh lemon juice & egg whites $12

The Green Beast - Pernod Absinthe \ fresh lime juice \ castor sugar \ cucumber \ water shaken & served over crushed ice $12

Blueberry Hill - Beefeater Gin \ fresh blueberries \ tarragon \ simple syrup \ fresh lemon juice $12

Shaken

La China - lychee black tea-infused Avion Silver Tequila \ fresh lime juice \ organic agave syrup \ Velvet Falernum \ shaken & served up $12

Kentucky Ninja - Japanese Single Malt Whisky \ Bourbon Whiskey \ fresh lemon juice \ lavender-infused wild honey \ shaken & served in a Peychaud’s Bitters rinsed glass $13

Gran Prix - Chrysanthemum-infused Beefeater Gin \ honey syrup \ fresh lemon juice \ shaken & finished with Racer 5 IPA $13

Stirred

White Monk - white pepper & cardamom-infused Dolin Blanc Vermouth \ Silver Tequila \ two dashes of Castilian bitters \ Benedictine rinse $13

Pontchartrain - Bourbon \ 10 y.o. tawny port \ house-made grenadine \ a dash of fresh lemon juice \ served in an Absinthe-rinsed cocktail glass $14

Oaxacan through Italy - Pechuga \ Cocchi Vermouth di Torino \ Cynar \ served in a coupe with a singed orange peel $14

Winter

Velvet - Aged Guatemalan Rum \ a touch of raisin-infused balsamic \ house-made lemon clove syrup 14

Double Black Diamond - Green Flash Double Stout \ Blackwell Jamaican Rum \ cream \ sugar \ whole egg \ shaken & served with fresh grated nutmeg (Daniel Eun, 2010) $12

The Nautilus - Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum \ Martell Cognac \ Rabarbaro Zucca \ heavy cream $12

Classics

Vintage Cosmopolitan - Beefeater Gin \ fresh raspberries \ lemon juice \ triple sec (Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars, 1933) $12

Bramble - Old Tom Gin \ fresh lemon juice \ crème de mure \ fresh blackberries (Dick Bradsell, 1980’s) $12

Armillita Chico - Silver Tequila \ grenadine \ lime \ pomegranate juice (Charles H. Baker, 1939) $13

Beer

Bottle

Racer 5 - Bear Republic \ IPA \ Cloverdale, CA \ 7abv $8

Levitation - Stone\Red Ale \ Escondido, CA \ 6abv $8

Double Stout - Green Flash \ Stout \ San Diego, CA \ 5.7abv $8

Tap

Heffeweizen - Golden Road Brewing \ Heffeweizen \ Los Angeles, CA \ 5.2abv
$8

Nautical Nut - Alesmith \ English Brown Ale \ San Diego, CA \ 4.8abv
$8

Tripel (White) - Chimay \ Tripel \ Belgium \ 8abv
$10