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The Village Idiot

7383 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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4.5 out of 5
5 member's reviews
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  • The Village Idiot
    Erin K
    4 Oct 16, 2013

    I haven't eaten here, just came for drinks, but based on the absolutely amazing cocktails we tried, I'll be the food is just as good. They really know what they're doing here!

    The Village Idiot has a ton of room, but it's decor and separated areas make it seem really cozy. We hung out at a table in the back, which was super comfortable, spacious, and perfect for a small group. Can't wait to come back here!

    Recommended for:Nightlife Lovers
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  • The Village Idiot
    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Aug 12, 2013

    I'd be an idiot not to give this place 5 stars. No wait on a Sunday (BJC a few doors down was packed and we were starving), a chill atmosphere, delicious pub grub and a super cool bartender named Pete... I don't care if the patrons here are here to be seen - because let's face it - who doesn't like some nice eye candy during brunch?

    I love the space - super open but still cozy with all the deep mahogany wood, exposed brick walls, edison lights - I mean, if I were to design a chic modern pub, it would probably look something like this.

    While there were several open tables, we opted to sit at the bar, where Pete took very good care of us. He served us up some mimosas to start, and when we asked him for his personal recs on the food, he spouted off and was honest about portions. I love that! I hate it when servers don't give you info like if the dish is on the heavy side or that it's a good idea to share. Pete even suggested a few things not on their brunch menu, but some of his faves from their dinner menu. We decided to go with his selections of the rock shrimp fritters, savory creamed spinach/artichoke/mushroom pie & mashers and a kid's portion of the fish 'n' chips (which he suggested and was not an option noted on the menu). When he found out from the kitchen that they couldn't make the fritters for brunch, he felt bad since he raved about them and gave us another round of mimosas on him. Now that's some awesome service! In place of the fritters, he suggested the crispy pork belly & fried green tomatoes - also from their dinner menu - and that turned out to be a winner as well. Everything was delicious. And the portions were perfect, though we did pig out a little more than we had expected to. Plus, it only came out to $50 total!

    No attitude, no wait, great food, great people watching. Now, if you don't think this deserves 5 stars, then you're an idiot!

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  • The Village Idiot
    Kyle Peters
    4 Jan 17, 2013

    Surprisingly great food to go along with a vibrant bar scene. Try one of the burgers with a Saison Dupont, can't go wrong. Getting a seat can be difficult during happy hour, but worth a trip.

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  • The Village Idiot
    Risa Yanai
    5 Sep 07, 2012

    I came back here on a Saturday night (busiest night of the week) for my friends birthday. We got a booth area that seated 14 people comfortable right next to the bar. It took a while for us to get seated since we had so many people and Village Idiot is a first come first serve no reservation place. Everyone was completely fine with the wait because we just sat at the bar and bought drinks for the birthday boy before we got seated. So here are some of the yummy foods you can get @ the village idiot!

    Pub Burger with a choice to include fried egg!: http://www.yelp.com/biz_…

    Fish and chips. Very delicious: http://www.yelp.com/biz_…

    Baja Style Fish Tacos. Doesn't look too good in the picture but it was very fresh and light: http://www.yelp.com/biz_…

    gnocchi (starter, but pretty big portion): http://www.yelp.com/biz_…

    Second time here~ and I still love it :)

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  • The Village Idiot Pro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 23, 2013
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