You'll swear you stepped off the streets of Los Angeles and into Marrakech at Dar Maghreb Restaurant in Hollywood. Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Dar Maghreb Restaurant. Be sure to complete your meal at Dar Maghreb Restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Dar Maghreb Restaurant would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Dar Maghreb Restaurant is come-as-you-are. Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Dar Maghreb Restaurant for catering.
You can easily find street parking near Dar Maghreb Restaurant or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
For cultured Moroccan classics, head to Koutoubia. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Koutoubia's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Koutoubia guests can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. At Koutoubia, kids of all ages are welcome. Got the whole gang with you? Koutoubia is a great pick for large parties.
Catering is also available if you'd like serve Koutoubia's tasty dishes at your next party.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
An average meal at Koutoubia will set you back about $30. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Vivid scarves trail the movements of a belly dancer, who is herself echoing the vivacious rhythms of a North African tune. The spectacle serves as a multi-sensory spice alongside a feast of Moroccan cuisine at Mamounia, a thrilling eatery that evokes the mystique of Marrakech with traditional foods served in immersive environs. As they take in the candlelit scene, guests can share hot or cold mezzes of fattousk salads and phyllo dough chicken bastilla pastries, or feast on main courses of quail kebab, slow-cooked wild salmon, and sweet lamb-shank couscous.
Special occasions call for a three- or five-course dinner of lamb and chicken stews, baklava and mint tea, while off-site catering rings in birthdays and court dates with fragrant soups, fresh salads, and savory kabobs.
Chef "Ben" Benameur has cooked for a variety of palates, including Hollywood celebrities. But his culinary career began a bit more humbly—first learning to cook alongside his mother while growing up in Morocco. Chef Benameur eventually immigrated to Los Angeles and brought along his mother’s recipes and his own distinctive culinary style. He passionately embraces the flavors and techniques of Moroccan cooking while adding his own modern interpretations whenever possible. At one particular catered meal, his sophisticated iteration of homespun cooking caught the attention of award-winning actor Ryan Gosling. The rising-star, who was 24 at the time, reached out to the chef and eventually agreed to co-found a restaurant—Tagine—alongside Chef Benameur and sommelier Chris Angulo, according to Lifestyler magazeine. Above all else, the Zagat-rated eatery remains committed to the cozy warmth of Moroccan home cooking, even as the chefs demonstrate their gourmet talents and inclination for upscale touches. In its 2006 review, the Los Angeles Times noted that, "at Tagine, Chef Benameur subtly varies his spicing from dish to dish and skillfully weaves flavors through the set meal with a light, sure hand." He continues to rely on his mother's hummus recipe and lamb entrees marinate is an many as seven different Moroccan spices. However, Chef Benameur also looks to the flavors of his new home by finishing dishes with vegetables straight from the day's farmers markets. With its dark-olive walls and earth-toned banquettes, Tagine's intimately sized dining room also puts diners at ease with a warm, inviting ambiance. Gentle jazz plays over the speakers. Exposed Edison bulbs dangle from the ceiling and gently light the space. Handmade mirrors dominate one wall opposite a collection of framed black-and-white photographs. To help readers picture the setting, the Los Angeles Times review gives one piece of advice: "think Rick's place from 'Casablanca' updated for the 21st century."
Chef Nicolas T. Peter is something of a magician. Though he acquires ingredients from local farmers' markets, his seasonal menus produce meals that feel like they were plucked off tables at a Mediterranean bistro. The farm-to-fork philosophy means the selection is ephemeral, but previous menus have included dishes such as mustard-grilled rack of lamb with madeira wine, and oxtail tagine with baby turnips, chickpeas, and tomatoes. Seasonality extends to a rotating selection of cocktails, and the diverse wine list includes varietals from Israel, Slovenia, South Africa, and Mars. The fresh, colorful food fits right in with the Little Door’s bucolic dining spaces. On the Patio, a tiled fountain bubbles into a koi pond, and the scent of bougainvillea floats into the sun-drenched open air. A bamboo ceiling offers shelter in the Winter Garden, where cerulean chairs and lush greenery add color to an otherwise whitewashed room. Inside, a pianist sets the mood in the smaller Piano Room, which absorbs light from the adjacent Patio, while beautiful stained-glass windows and exposed beams give the Blue Room a more rustic vibe and a reason to not be so sad.