I was treated to a dinner there a few weeks ago, and wrote it up for LA.com. My picks? Definitely the Arrogant Bastard onion rings, and the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches (can you tell what a horrible diet I have!?). For more, take a look at my review.
Even amongst the slew of new "gastropubs" taking Los Angeles by storm, the new Essex Public House on Hollywood Blvd. has been generating the most buzz, and has garnered quite a few reviews in the month since it's opening.