marmontGuys, guess what—the restaurant at the beautifully historic 1920’s hotel and celebrity hot spot, Chateau Marmont, is totally vegan friendly.

We stopped by for a quick lunch and some wine in the garden last Friday with our friend from Brooklyn, Suzanne, and had a really lovely time.

For those who don’t already know, the hotel (to the right) was built in 1927 by a prominent Los Angeles lawyer—Fred Horowitz—in an effort to bring a little European class to LA. From Chateau Marmont’s site:

“Hotels are the stuff of stories, of mini dramas, a world unto themselves – we leave our lives behind and become who we want to be. Arriving at Chateau Marmont you surrender yourself to a grandi-loquent environment, an infamous hideaway and the perfect getaway in the center of one of the world’s most exciting cities.

Modeled after an infamous royal residence in France’s Loire Valley, Chateau Marmont is a fantastical folly in the land of make believe. While in residence you become part of a highly discriminating, international clientele desiring an experience at once luxurious and unique.”

It’s like Wes Anderson himself wrote that up.

Clearly, you don’t have to be a guest to visit the restaurant or bar.

Marmont asks that you “refrain from taking photos and smoking.” Being the grammar contrarians we are, we thought it’d be fine to take a quick photo since we weren’t smoking at the time—above, their Chickpea Panisse with Kale, Quinoa, Walnuts, and Beets, which is honestly exquisite and highly recommended.

To the right, Katie + Suzanne in the garden looking classy.