It’s been about a week since the sexy red and black stylings of House of Macau set up shop at 1600 Vine, and feedback is mostly positive. The restaurant/lounge from music mogul Manny Halley serves the Chinese/Portuguese tastes that make up Macanese cuisine; executive chef Christoffer Binotto (Japonais and Graham Elliot) oversees everything.
With two stories of indoor and outdoor seating, two cocktail bars, and a raw bar, House of Macau fits in well at Hollywood and Vine (Little Vegas?). The food is “modern” Chinese, with items like Caviar Canapés with Golden Blini, Yuzu Crème Fraiche, Shallot and Egg White and Crispy Rice with Uni, Sweet Soy and Chocolate on the menu. Sip on The Macau: light & Dark rum, Campari, handmade simple syrup, pineapple juice, and mango puree.
“We wanted to offer multiple dining experiences that cater to locals, visitors and late night crowds,” Halley says in a statement. “The food and cocktails represent the energy and flavors of Macau as translated to L.A.”
House of Macau, 1600 Vine St., Hollywood