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The Village Idiot

7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
+1 323-655-3331
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pies” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice atmosphere and decor but a tad dark. Full bar and decent beer selection and food ranging from starters to salads to mains. Service was good and we got our food and drinks fast. Food was good but not great. I got the burger and...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had to wait a few minutes for a table. Our waiter came and took our order right away. My husband had the roast beef, I had the fried chicken and my son got the grilled cheese. We also got drinks, excellent all around...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice brunch in a nice place : good food, nice service and an incredible Dj. Not to talk bloody marks perfect, strong and cheap.

Thank Gaetanomansi
Reviewed 11 April 2017

i've frequented the place for happy hour and late night bites over the years and it's remained a familiar favorite with our group of friends. whether we're watching football, futbol or the election results - this place never disappoints. my friends and i recently hosted...More

Thank Lillian A
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was a most unusual night: watching election results. In spite of the very large crowd, the service and food were excellent, and the place is a lot of fun. I remembered it from 30 years ago, one of my favorite Italian restaurants called Chianti....More

Thank Easyg1
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great fun place to go either before or after the Groundlings Comedy Show. A short walk . Great wines by the glass and the food is tasty.

Thank MarionAuld
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a local neighborhood place where I can grab a delicious workday lunch or rowdy weekend game day beer. Ample bar space and creative cocktails wth a solid menu of standard fare. The Cuban sandwich is smashed as I like it. Ask for a...More

Thank DudeSteven
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I tried a few salads along our trip around LA but this one was certainly the best. They fill the bowl with the good stuff (kale, chicken etc.) and do not just through tons of onions at you. I guess this place can serve both...More

Thank Pascal O
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spacious and good pub atmosphere - as others say, better for lunch with light and Melrose environment. Ordinary food - enjoyable but just pub food.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with a colleague. Good pub items on the menu. Ordered the half chicken. Tough and tasteless. Like it was cooked partially, cooled down and then poorly reheated. Served sitting on a barely cooked tomato saucy thing. Beer was fresh though. Atmosphere at...More

Thank Bruce10700
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7526
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-655-3331
  • E-mail