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Soul Hollywood, A Taste of the South with the Flair of Hollywood

By Esther Tseng

December 27, 2017

Hollywood, with all its glitz and glam, might be the last place you’d expect to find soul food, but thanks to the newly opened Soul Hollywood, that’s exactly where you can find eclectic interpretations of the southern food you’ve been craving. Chef Giulian Jones takes international influences and infuses them into an extensive menu that’s all his own.

Louisiana Fried Chicken Sandwich from Soul Hollywood. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Step into this modern, multi-level dining room with plenty of natural light, pale wooden hues and tinges of yellow. The second half-level in the back is perfect for private parties or just a meal with a little privacy. The elongated bar in the front sits opposite a handful of high tops, perfect for that casual meal out with friends.

At weekday lunch, you’ll find salads, sandwiches and other southern specialties making up the bulk of the menu. Whether you’re in the mood for chicken or brisket, barbecue or catfish, Soul’s got plenty of comfort food to satisfy your mid-day appetite.

Cocktails from Soul Hollywood. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

On the weekend, they’ve got a brunch menu that includes chicken and waffles, soul cakes, biscuits and gravy, and brisket hash — perfect for making the most of your days off. It’s also the perfect time for perusing their cocktail menu, which is a dozen drinks in all, plus six fun, frozen cocktails. It’s never been so fun to drink on Hollywood Boulevard.

At dinner, you’ll find a more extensive selection of small bites including oysters and puff pastries filled with goodies. And the selection of flatbreads are perfect as the main event or snacking on after a salad and before your entree. Mary’s organic chicken is used for their Jerk Spiced Chicken as well as their Soul Fried Chicken, so you know they use the utmost in quality ingredients. The big dish here is their Smoked BBQ Platter, but their Hanger Steak is also popular. The ultimate comfort dish, however, is their Deep Dish Pot Pie, which you can get with either chicken or smoked brisket.

Pan Seared Hangar Steak from Soul Hollywood. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

As for libations, they’ve got 12 beer taps but also 76 wines by the glass, making it the perfect place to stop in no matter what the occasion. If you can’t decide, you can get a flight of any four beers for easy sipping. Their cocktail list also runs the gambit, with a variety of spirits and flavors to choose from.

Stop into Soul for that soul food craving you’ve been keeping at bay. It’s great for lunch, brunch or dinner — as well as happy hour, which has a selection of appetizers perfect for pairing with whatever you happen to be drinking.

Wild Halibut from Soul Hollywood. (Photo by Esther Tseng)

Soul Hollywood
7046 Hollywood Blvd.

Esther Tseng is a freelance food and drink writer. She has contributed to Eater, Thrillist, LA Tourism, Visit West Hollywood, Serious Drinks, and more. She practices Pilates, spins and snowboards to counter all the calories she consumes and loves to travel, whether for work or leisure.

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