Ain’t no sissy shit here! You better be a bold person if you’re walking into Jones because its the type of place that will knock you on your ass and I’m not talking about the cocktails. A cool wave of darkness will surround the booth in which you sit while you stare up at a wall above the bar that is full of magnum bottles of untouched Jack Daniels. Do you know what that means? It means, sit down, shut up, and don’t fuck with Jones because hes been around the block and back and knows what’s up. In fact, Jones bold atmosphere kinda makes me feel like 10% more of a pussy than I really am. It’s the type of place whose front door tells a youngin like myself that there is a lot to learn before you can walk in here and appreciate me. And for that reason, I feel like I am not worthy of Jones yet and sure as hell cant claim it. But I look forward to building a long term relationship with the place so that one day I can …because it’s that good.
The food at Jones is as bold as it’s atmosphere. Everything I’ve tried has been pretty raging, especially the burger. This is easily one of the best burgers I’ve had in LA. Thick and juicy, you know…like Oprah. Woops. Ew. The Turkey Rapini, meatball hero, spaghetti and meatballs, carbonara, and the procuitto pizza are all favorites of mine as well. I guarantee that you couldn’t order one thing that isn’t great at Jones. However, amidst all the great appetizers, cocktails, and entrees there is one thing that is heavenly. Supremely off the charts raging, the Apple Pie might as well just be called retarded. In my life, I have never had a better dessert. That statement is almost as bold as the apple pie itself. This huge piece of God (yes it is a piece of God that fell off of him onto a skillet) comes out warm, sugary, and with a huge scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. It is so good that I already put the Lap Band on my Christmas wish list for 2011, and then a second Lap Band for 2012. Nothing will be able to teach me to resist it.
Jones gets packed on a weekend night with a late 20′s early 30′s hip crew of Hollywood goers. This is probably because the place is well kept, has a great bar, and a classy dark setting. Don’t go in there looking like a jackass with some goofy I’m trying to be a celebrity hat on or you’ll probably get glared at. However, if you are a food goer or a “cocktail connoisseur” looking for a bold restaurant with some raging flavors hit up Jones Hollywood. You won’t be disappointed.