Food & Drink

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Hearing something “New York-style” is opening can turn you off.

You envision skyscraper posters, taxicab-checker borders, and a sad excuse for a slice of pizza.

But Bowery gets it right.

Next door to newcomer Magnolia, the new bistro mixes NYC brasserie warmth and food with a laid-back L.A. agenda. Subway tiles, dark wood, a tin ceiling, and bar stools hauled in from Brooklyn make for a sleek neighborhood spot that doesn’t feel like it’s trying too hard.

They start serving the French/American menu at 11 a.m. with omelets, salads, and sandies like the roasted turkey club. Meatier fare like the charcuterie plate and Belgian beer-battered shrimp show up later. Bowery Burgers (grilled sirloin on a freshly baked English muffin) are served all day, as are the pan-roasted chicken breast French dip and hand-cut regular and sweet potato fries.

The focal point is the impressive bar, stocked with high-end liquors, a hand-picked wine list, and a selection of beers that ranges from Chimay to PBR.

And for the skeptics who are wary of something so New York being well received in Los Angeles?

Give them a piece of cheesecake.

And fuggedaboutit.

Bowery, 6268 Sunset Boulevard, between Vine Street and Argyle Avenue, Hollywood (323-465-3400).

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6268 W Sunset Blvd
bt Vine St & Argyle Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028