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Delphine Eatery & Bar at the W Hollywood is perfectly situated

February 15, 2010 |  9:40 am
From the corner of the bar at Delphine at the W Hollywood, I can see the subway stop. The idea that you can be sipping a Manhattan or a glass of Prosecco one minute and slipping down the stairs to the underground the next is a delicious surprise -- nothing special in other cities, but thrilling here.

Delphine is the lead restaurant at the new W Hollywood hotel on Hollywood Boulevard just east of Vine. But with its own street entrance, it feels more like a free-standing restaurant, and a smart French one at that. The freshly minted bistro comes to us via Innovative Dining Group, the folks behind Sushi Roku, Katana and Boa Steakhouse, all of which are more scene than substance. Will Delphine be any different?

Read more here from Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila:

Photo credit: Escargot Persalliade served at the newly open French restaurant Delphine inside the W Hollywood Hotel. (Stefano Paltera / For The Times)