The Front Yard!
- By Pam Bushman
- Photo By Paige Petrone
The Front Yard at The Garland Hotel is a gem in North Hollywood. The space features a lovely patio complete with a fireplace while the inside is divided into an inviting dining room and a trendy lounge. The feeling is relaxed yet refined.
We started our lunch with the Chorizo Deviled Eggs. They were creamy with a little kick and left us wanting more. Next up was the Tuna Tartare. The fish was bright, fresh and served with a delicious avocado mousse and plantain chips. The Kale Caesar and the Chop Shop Salads were large enough to share. The Caesar was simple but finished with zippy garlic Parmesan dressing. The Chop Shop featured an array of tasty ingredients. It was packed with marinated artichokes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, nicoise olives, smoked white cheddar, salami, and toasted pistachios. These were tossed with romaine lettuce and red wine vinaigrette, making for a hearty yet healthy dish. Lastly, we had Mary’s Chicken Club Sandwich. Be sure to ask for extra roasted garlic aioli. It was the perfect foil to the salty bacon and tangy marinated tomato.
I recommend visiting with a few friends so you can share several dishes. There are too many amazing choices to be limited to one or two. The Front Door is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and serves brunch on the weekend.
The Garland is located at 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood.