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Village Idiot

Map & Directions 7383 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
  • American, English
  • Daily 11:30am-2am
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express
  • Private Party, Takeout, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Valet Parking


LA Weekly's Description

The Village Idiot, housed within the scraped, hollow bones of the former Chianti, is the biggest gastropub in town at the moment, a vast place dominated by the surging throngs around the bar, a pub where you can get fish ’n’ chips, pints of hand-drawn cider, but also seasonal crunchy cornmeal-crusted catfish, grilled chicken with bread salad, and a delicate goat-cheese tart served underneath a refreshing fennel salad. Are there salads with candied nuts and blue cheese, braised pork, and a version of the Father’s Office burger? Of course. The shouted, ale-lubricated conversation is probably half the reason for coming here — the ratio of great-looking women to shaggy indie boys may be the most impressive in all of Los Angeles.

Member Reviews

  • Hayleybelle wrote a review for Village Idiot
    on 11/08/10

    The Bacon wrapped dates are amazing : )

  • siennag wrote a review for Village Idiot
    on 08/04/09

    that's all i have to say

  • laweeklybestof wrote a review for Village Idiot
    on 05/06/09

    And, why wouldn't you rather be in London? Cute boys, great curry, high fashion, public transportation, sexy skies of gray and drizzle, and the chance at a chance run-in with Thom Yorke. But you've got obligations keeping you stateside — your book proposal's (over)due, your bandmates would freak, and your most high-maintenance private yoga client swears she'd slit her wrists... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • AskMen on 05/21/10

    Locals flock here to share a few pints with their mates & dine on classic pub fare, from fish’n’chips to mussels. The nights are packed, making for a lively atmosphere. So grab a barstool & have fun.

  • LogoTV on 03/29/11

    "I am a sucker for a good ol’ pub and this is the only one I haunt on Melrose Avenue. There’s nothing better than steamed mussels and fish & chips (or is that just mussels – hmm)."-Curt, Pretty Hurts

  • Showtime Network on 05/31/11

    Love the sunchokes that comes with creamy sour cream condiment (I LOVE condiments) -Francine, The Real L Word

  • Dina S. on 07/08/10

    I could spend all day at this place - great location and great food.

  • Jennifer F. on 04/24/09

    Go to The Village Idiot on Melrose and order a pint of 1903 (lovely pre-prohibition craft brew) and a mashed potato. Its a side dish, yes, but there aren't any appys.

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