Hunger, unlike ambulance sirens, meningitis, and restraining orders, is not something you can safely ignore. Answer the mighty call of a bellowing belly with today's Groupon: for $35, you get $70 worth of sophisticated eats and drinks at The Foundry on Melrose, located in the Melrose District. This Groupon can be used for reservations in the dining room but not for dining at the bar.
Well-known executive chef Eric Greenspan tantalizes tongue buds with an inventive, chameleon of a menu that calls upon American, French, and Spanish influences. Start with the Foundry “tots,” served with cheese fondue and violet mustard ($5), or the beef tartare paired with blood orange, asparagus, and horseradish ($14). The jidori chicken "Viennoise" pairs goat-cheese cream with peaches and almonds ($27), while simple classics include the patio season burger, topped with cheddar and cradled between Hawaiian bread ($12). A five-course tasting menu is also available to please the varied personalities within a group or the multiple personalities within an individual ($80 per person, $110 with wine pairings).
Upscale yet relaxed, The Foundry boasts wood and steel accents, antique light fixtures, and colorful abstract art for a sophisticated setting. The ambience is just right for celebrating with family, friends, and well-heeled penguins. Snag a seat outside in the garden patio, or wet your whistle with specialty cocktails or a glass from the extensive wine menu while listening to live music. Call ahead for reservations.
The Foundry on Melrose
Executive Chef Eric Greenspan—who cut his teeth at restaurants such as Patina and Meson G—instills traditional American cuisine with a modern flair at The Foundry on Melrose, so named for its use of industrial designs to accent its art-deco décor. Featured in publications such as LA Weekly, the constantly evolving menu melds upscale dishes such as shellfish chowder with whimsical renditions of diner classics, including the signature burger stuffed between Hawaiian bread and onion-ring hula skirts. Often echoing with live music, the lavish dining room culls elements from the Machine Age to warm its space with antique light fixtures, sconces crafted from vintage heat registers, and colorful artwork. Outdoors, heat lamps protect diners from obnoxiously loud snowmen, and wicker chairs juxtapose the classic look of candles and white linens.
7465 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90046Get Directions