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504, a New Orleans-style bar and restaurant, to occupy former Melograno space in Hollywood

Daiquiri Prolific Hollywood designer Kris Keith's Spacecraft group has announced work on a New Orleans-style bar and restaurant called 504 (after the New Orleans area code) that will open in the former Melograno space on Hollywood Boulevard.

The release promises a lush outdoor space along with plenty of fresh daiquiris, beignets from the Café du Monde for breakfast, lunch-time jambalaya and catfish po’ boys for dinner. 

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: A lime daiquiri mixed by Lu Brow at Cafe Adelaide's Swizzle Stick Bar in New Orleans. Credit: Lee Celano / For the Times

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This dump is a disgrace. New Orleans should sue. Terrible service, lousy food, weak drinks and dirty from floors to ceilings. If you cherish NOLA, avoid 504.

I really really really hope they hire a new chef or replace the menu b/c this place needs a TON of work. I'm from New Orleans and recently went to this restaurant with a number of New Orleans friends that were in town. The service was pretty bad, but the restaurant hadn't officially opened, so we totally understood. The food, however, needs a LOT of work if the name is going to continue to be 504. I'm not a huge fan of the restaurant "South" on the Westside b/c I think it's a bit of an L.A. version of NOLA food, but they do it a lot better than this place. My shrimp were fried in cornmeal - we don't do that. My red beans and rice were done completely wrong. I could taste they were made in the same roux as the gumbo and the whole thing looked more like chili. I asked for sausage in my red beans and I got small small small pieces. In NOLA you have red beans in a sauce over white rice with big pieces of andouille... and we don't pay $3 extra for it. My meal was gumbo with red beans. The beef in the roast beef poyboys were of poor quality and we ended up not even eating them b/c they weren't made in any way we'd make them. They just didn't even look appetizing. The french fries were good, the Abita was on tap, and the Saints won... but other than that, my NOLA friends and I were very very disappointed. Even with a place that is such a pain to get to, I was really excited for the opening. I really hope they revamp soon!


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