We found Renaissance in Hollywood a very busy restaurant when we visited last week, with only one or two empty tables to be seen.
This was no surprise and fortunately we had made reservations in advance.
Executive Chef Phil Christodoulou's fame has spread far and wide and two years ago he was named Chef of the Year by the Southern California Restaurant Writers. Both his luncheon and dinner menus offer exciting choices and specials change daily.
As the dining room for the Manor Hotel, Renaissance is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. It is located at 5930 Franklin Avenue in the heart of Hollywood, Telephone 323 960-3222.
Greeting us as we entered was Maitre D' Gerald Marini who also is a Sommelier and responsible for the restaurant's outstanding wine list.
We opened with a most interesting Ahi tuna salad and followed with Coquille st. Jacques scallop with spinach in a cream sauce.
A dazzling array of desserts followed.
Showing once again why Renaisance has earned some of the highest awards of the Southern California Restaurant Writers for many years.