Spice Resto Lounge

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Spice is a Brazilian cocktail lounge/restaurant/night club off of Young Circle in Hollywood. I went with a couple of former co-workers, "the ladies," for drinks & dinner.


What we had:

We lucked into half price drinks and appetizers (from 6-8), so we only ended up spending around $20 each.

Aside from our decent and strong drinks, we had:

Fresh fried calamari--light, perfectly-fried in fresh oil with marinara.

Grilled chicken and steak skewers--nicely seasoned and still juicy.

Beef mini empanadas--very well seasoned ground beef in lightly-fried non-flaky pastry with sour cream.

Chicken quesadilla--this was surprisingly tasty, with juicy chicken, nice onions, and not too much cheese served with guacamole and sour cream.

Fried plantain chips--fried long strips of plantain fried in fresh oil served with limey garlic sauce.

Some sort of Brazilian croquettes that started with a c--fried mashed potato dumplings stuffed with peas, cheese and something else served with a nice sweet and sour sauce.

All of the appetizers were tasty, and prepared from fresh ingredients with care.


D├ęcor:

Decent. Dark and clubbish. The servers, while not technically decor, are something else. All of the female servers were dressed in some variation of a white bra and hipster underwear with fish nets and comfortable boots; the male waiters were dressed in tight white shirts. Some servers were more successful than others with the outfit, of course. Our bartender/server was adorable and had I an ass that looked like hers, I'd run around in undies all day too.


Service:

We were served by the bartender, who was very friendly and managed to be attentive even when the bar got busy.


Overall impressions:

This is a vibrant and fun little place. On the loud side for serious conversation unless you scream, but a great place to grab a bite & a drink. From what I've heard, Spice erupts into a wild party every night. From what we saw early on the evening, I'd believe it.


Rating:

3.5 out of 5 salamanders





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