Happy Hour: The Belmont
747 N. La Cienega Blvd.
(Between Melrose and Santa Monica Blvd.)
Here’s the Deal
Happy Hour: daily from 4pm to 7pm with drinks and appetizers all half off (except the crab legs!).
What to Drink: Belmont serves great martinis for $6 and selected red or white wines are each $5 (and very good!)
What to Eat: The Happy Hour Shrimp Cocktail is a fantastic Healthy Happy Hour choice. It comes with four large shrimp for $6. Also on the happy hour menu, the Tuna Tartare for $7 -without the chips is a great option mixed into 1/2 a mixed green salad for $7. (Caesar salad is also available). Off the regular menu, a caesar salad (without croutons) with salmon is a good choice for $16.
Bartenders to Meet: We recommend the very atttractive, nice and competent Meredith, who is an actress. She and the other attractive bartenders make great drinks and know the menu.
Parking: Valet for $7, however, if you circle the block once or twice you’ll probably find a meter, particularly on the east side of the street slightly north of the restaurant. The bartender also told me that there are a number of spaces to park on the side streets east of the restaurant.