9Olives Chaplin House

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Drinks at Chateau, Dinner Here

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Your secrets are safe with Chateau Marmont.

They didn’t tell anybody about that night with the triplets, the upended minibar and the waterslide you made from the sheets.

Still. Next time maybe fuel up with a filet and some duck-fat truffle fries across the street first.

Welcome to 9Olives Chaplin House, the Chateau’s new neighbor that’ll bring your steak out to a secret courtyard, opening Thursday.

It all starts with a bar. As things do. You’ll find a long, welcoming one here, with swaths of deep red, a fireplace and some lamb burgers and Billionaire cocktails (bourbon, lemon juice, absinthe bitters). If you’re just popping in for a quick industry drinks thing—sometimes the Chateau is just too Chateau-y—that’ll do just fine.

We suggest keeping this in mind for a dinner date, though, maybe one before a penthouse party later. Because if you keep working your way back, you’ll find a candlelit dining room with a more formal menu involving filet, risotto and pan-seared duck breast. Simple enough. But you’re not sitting here either.

No, you’re going all the way back to the secret courtyard downstairs. It’s got four tables and warm night air. And nobody has to know you’re there. If that’s still not discreet enough, you can squeeze a couple dozen people onto the crimson couches in the private cabana just beyond.

Let the casting commence.
Note: 9Olives Chaplin House, hoping to open by this weekend, pending permits, call first at 323-848-2100, see the menu and the slideshow

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