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The Village Idiot

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Central L.A
American, Bar, Pub
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7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
+1 323-655-3331
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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161 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a most unusual night: watching election results. In spite of the very large crowd, the service and food were excellent, and the place is a lot of fun. I remembered it from 30 years ago, one of my favorite Italian restaurants called Chianti. Same paint job outside, but inside has changed...now a bar, party place, fun.

Thank Easyg1
Santa Rosa, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great fun place to go either before or after the Groundlings Comedy Show. A short walk . Great wines by the glass and the food is tasty.

Thank MarionAuld
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a local neighborhood place where I can grab a delicious workday lunch or rowdy weekend game day beer. Ample bar space and creative cocktails wth a solid menu of standard fare. The Cuban sandwich is smashed as I like it. Ask for a side of yellow mustard to enjoy the South Florida specialty as it was intended.

Thank DudeSteven
Balgach, Switzerland
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I tried a few salads along our trip around LA but this one was certainly the best. They fill the bowl with the good stuff (kale, chicken etc.) and do not just through tons of onions at you. I guess this place can serve both business lunches and casual pub crawls. The interior is definitely a weird must-see that comes... More 

Thank Pascal O
Sydney, Australia
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4,904 reviews
2,757 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,795 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spacious and good pub atmosphere - as others say, better for lunch with light and Melrose environment. Ordinary food - enjoyable but just pub food.

Thank RonWamberal
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with a colleague. Good pub items on the menu. Ordered the half chicken. Tough and tasteless. Like it was cooked partially, cooled down and then poorly reheated. Served sitting on a barely cooked tomato saucy thing. Beer was fresh though. Atmosphere at night is not so good. Lunch, when the windows are open and the street scene... More 

Thank Bruce10700
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Was traveling in from East Coast and had no idea where to go for late lunch and some drinks. Found Village Idiot and met the nicest bartender. Wish I remembered her name! Blonde from Michigan.... she gave us so many tips that helped make our short trip to LA/Hollywood a great success. Tips on how to avoid the highway to... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Gavi, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner with family , we experienced a kind service , decent food choice and quality and a not excessive price. Suggested.

Thank Stefano G
Melbourne, Australia
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238 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

this is a great place to go when you are looking for something tasty that wont break the bank....simple well crafted food......great service and great atmosphere.....unpretentious and alot of fun

Thank Mathew M
Annapolis, Maryland
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Seems like a locals favorite. Incredible burger with curried carrot side dish. Allowed changes to the menu to accommodate preferences and diet restrictions. Looked like all fresh sourced ingredients. Good happy hour prices and food choices.

Thank poipoi29494

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-3331

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?