On Monday, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel launched “Dinner on The Bridge,” featuring a completely new menu each week served on the property’s Marilyn Monroe Bridge, which is now its own separate entity, having formerly served as an al fresco extension of Dakota steakhouse. This not only gives guests the chance to gaze at the pool’s David Hockney mural and all the pretty people gathered around it, but offers a large list of new dishes that keeps changing. The bounty of our markets serve as the inspiration for summer recipes like grilled radicchio with pesto goat cheese, fried pig cracklings, burrata with cripsy artichokes, ribeye with bone marrow butter, wild mushrooms on toast with veal jus, and rhubarb strawberry tarts with lavender ice cream for dessert. And what’s to drink here?
While entrees are typically priced around $20, everything goes down a little easier with bottomless, self-served, spiced sangrias made from black mission figs, white peaches, and apricots for just seven dollars. Cocktails put a fruity twist on tradition like a blueberry Tom Collins and watermelon smash with rosemary. And if you finally feel yourself worthy, dinner also grants you entrance into Tropicana, once the toughest velvet rope to cross in town and currently, sans the legion of d-bags, provides an enchanting setting of firepits and open sky to grab a drink at. Unless it’s Thursday night, when promotional pool parties bring back the hooting and hollering.
Dinner at The Bridge happens every night from 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. and until 11:00 P.M. on weekends. Reservations are recommended at 323-466-7000 and you can see the first week’s full menu below.
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood.
Menu Week of July 12th
Pickled Vegetables 4
Piquillo Peppers feta 4
Fried Pig Cracklings 4
Chilled Tomato Soup 5
Burrata & Crispy Artichokes 6
Colossal Shrimp Salad oranges & hazelnuts 7
Steak Tartar grilled ciabatta bread 11
Hearts of Palm spanish salami 9
Mushroom on Toast veal jus & cipollini onions 7
Ricotta Gnocchi basil butter 7
Pork Sausage chanterelles & arugula 8
Monkfish Medallion ham hock risotto 17.
Wild King Salmon rhubarb 19.
Fried Chicken biscuit 16.
Grilled Market Vegetables queso fresco 15.
NY Sandwich sweet onions & Gruyère 21.
Hanger Steak crushed potatoes & gremolata 21.
Garganelle pork ragout 16.
Meat Balls pine nuts & parmesan 15.
Apricot Galette 5
Viennese Chocolate Cake 6
Berry Trifle 6
Selection of Sorbet & Ice Cream 5
Freshest Margarita: silver tequila . juice . agave nectar 11
Blueberry Tom Collins: gin. lemon juice. agave syrup. blueberries. thyme. club soda 11
Watermelon Smash: citrus vodka . lemon juice . agave syrup . watermelon . rosemary 11
Ingenue vodka: peach schnapps . grapefruit juice 11
Palooka: house-infused apricot bourbon . sweet vermouth. bitters 11
Pear Ginger Drop house-infused pear & ginger vodka . lemon 11
Bottomless Sangria 7