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Anaheim White House — 714.772.1381
Italian & Seafood — www.anaheimwhitehouse.com
887 S. Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim, CA 92805
In 1987, Italian immigrant Bruno Serato took over the ownership of the restaurant, which now features Northern Italian cuisine. His award-winning excellence and signature entrees befit the establishment, now Anaheim White House Restaurant, and his philosophy is simple: to treat each and every one of his patrons as a distinguished guests in his home. Simple as it may be, Anaheim's once "hidden treasure" is now recognized worldwide, and is now a "home" to many.
Numerous celebrities such as Danny De Vito, Andrea Bocelli and even former president Jimmy Carter have graced the home's threshold. Likewise, Anaheim White House has also graced catering events for many, including Madonna, and has even traveled as far as Bora Bora, to delight dinner guests with our magnificent fare.
Antonio’s Restaurant — 323.658.9060
Fine Mexican Dining — www.antoniosonmelrose.com
7470 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Antonio's Restaurant has served for over thirty years the best Mexican cuisine in all of Los Angeles. Its specialties range from all parts of Mexico, giving it a unique quality all its own. There are dishes from Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Vera-Cruz. Not to mention from the hometown where the owner Antonio himself hails from; Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
There is a special atmosphere as you walk in, you feel as if you are walking into a hacienda, then there is other rooms to have a large gathering or celebration. Every room has an individual style, even a large banquet room called "The Cathedral room", with murals of all the cathedrals in Mexico.
Arroyo Chop House — 626.577.7463
American Steakhouse — www.arroyochophouse.com
536 S. Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105
Situated next door to its sister restaurant, the acclaimed Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House is located just off the Pasadena Freeway, making it not only a Rose City favorite, but also a convenient destination for discriminating diners from throughout Greater Los Angeles. A sophisticated mural by acclaimed artist R. Kenton Nelson, depicting the sporting and social life of the 1930s leisure class, is painted above the bustling open kitchen and sets the scene for the clubby feel of the Craftsman stylings of the dining room.
The cuisine at Arroyo Chop House is reminiscent of the legendary steakhouses of New York or Chicago, with USDA Prime beef, dry-aged for six weeks and hand-cut daily, sharing the stage with lobster, tuna, and other seafood delivered daily from the finest purveyors. While the perfectly seared steaks—quickly broiled in a 1,500-degree oven—hardly need any embellishment, the kitchen prepares superb sauces to further enhance the experience. Traditional steakhouse side dishes include creamed spinach, gargantuan baked potatoes, massive asparagus spears with hollandaise sauce, and Arroyo Chop House's famous onion rings.
Bella Cucina Italiana — 323.468.8815
Italian Dining — www.dolcegroup.com
1708 Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
This Italian trattoria combines great Italian dishes with service and an atmosphere that can’t be beat. Executive Chef David Moreno cooks up savory dishes of both classic and contemporary Southern Italian cuisine. Bella Cucina offers antipastas, salads and soups that will wet any Italian lovers appetite, along with pastas, risottos, entrees and desserts that make that this Los Angeles restaurant a true gem of Southern Californian dining.
Billy's Delicatessen — 818-246-1689
Deli/bakery — www.billysdeli.com
216 N Orange St
Glendale, CA 91203
The City of Glendale will be celebrating its Century of growth. Billy’s Glendale has been a part of that history for over a half century.
Billy’s Delicatessen has been a Glendale landmark since 1948. The signature storefront is still a local attraction. The “Wall” is made of ceramic, hand sculpted blocks of cheese, bread loaves, sticks of salami and wine casks.
To insure freshness, the full service delicatessen baked it’s own breads. The bakery expanded into pastries, pies, cookies (do we even have to mention the Brownies?) and cakes. The “deli slash bakery” added a full sit-down restaurant. That wasn’t enough. So catering became a big part of Billy’s. Now the company is really full service: Delicatessen, Restaurant, Bakery, and Catering.
Bistro LQ — 323.951.1088
French Contemporary — www.bistrolq.com
8009 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90048
“My Fall Menu will roll out on September 17 - I can't wait for you to sample the new dishes I have created for this wonderful time of year. Everyone's already talking about my new Escargot Pizza, and the Corn Profiterolle Maine Lobster dish is an exciting overture that started out as a dessert recipe and ended up as a savory! Also, we are working on a new Duck Breast Sliders plate that should be ready by Christmas.
My biggest surprise will be the introduction of special menus two days each month that will replace the regular menu on those days. I invite you to follow me on Facebook - or you can sign up elsewhere on this web site to receive email updates - to see when each month I will be preparing these amazing menus.
It is an exciting time here at Bistro LQ, and I am thrilled that you are planning to share these great times with us! I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your support and enthusiasm.
- Laurent Quenioux
Bono's Restaurant — 562-434-9501
Italian Dining — www.bonoslongbeach.com
4901 E. 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803
Welcome to Bono's Restaurant, located in Long Beach's seaside community of Belmont Shore. Bono's is the aspiration and latest commitment of owner Christy Bono, daughter of the late Sonny Bono. Her first restaurant in Long Beach, Zagat winner, Christy's Ristorante, continues to be one of Los Angeles area's favorite Italian Restaurant. Ms. Bono's passion, inspired by the eclectic lifestyle of Southern California, is evident in our menu by our Chef, which features a combination of classic California and contemporary coastal cuisine. Our restaurant's decor incorporates both the tropical atmosphere of Miami's South Beach and the architecture of an open-air pavilion.
Capitol City — 323.465.1750
Sports Bar — www.capcitysports.com
1615 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Carousel Restaurant — 818.246.7775
Middle Eastern cuisine — www.carouselrestaurant
304 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
Choppe Choppe — 310.558.3400
867 Hughes Avenue
Culver City, CA
CHOPPE CHOPPE COOKING CLASSIC CULVER CITY SANDWICHES
Formerly known as Skratch, Chef Jeffrey Price has updated and retooled his menu and has renamed his tasty sandwich shop Choppe Choppe.
The new, fresh chef-driven restaurant is loaded with all of the ingredients that made Skratch a neighborhood cult favorite - fresh, locally sourced, and artfully crafted sandwiches, salads, wraps and fresh baked desserts - all prepared to order fast. The new Choppe Choppe menu features complex flavors and seasonally appropriate ingredients normally only found in the city’s fine dining restaurants and boutique food markets.
All items are hearty, savory and affordable, and prepared fast. A favorite lunch spot for Sony Studio employees, expect a line but believe me, it’ll be worth the wait. (Review continued)
Cecconi's — 310.432.2000
Italian — www.cecconiswesthollywood.com
8764 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 0069
In February 2009, Cecconi’s opened in West Hollywood at the corner of Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard on the former site of the iconic Morton’s restaurant. With a focus on sourcing the finest quality ingredients and maintaining affordability, Cecconi’s West Hollywood features a menu of simply prepared, Venetian influenced food and drink. An entirely new dining experience in West Hollywood.
Checkers Downtown — 213.784.6594
American Cuisine — www.hiltoncheckers.com
535 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90071
Award-winning Checkers Downtown restaurant features American cuisine with French and California influences, served in intimate surroundings. Gourmet Magazine ranked Checkers Downtown as one of the top 20 restaurants in Los Angeles and L.A. Epicurean Rendezvous raves about Checkers Downtown's "dynamic, inventive, modern American Cooking."
Chez Jay Restaurant – 310.395.1741
Steak & Sea Food — www.chezjays.com
1657 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica CA.
Chez Jay on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, California has been serving locals, celebrities and visitors for over 48 years. Known as a celebrity "dive" or hangout throughout its history, Chez Jay is one of the premiere steak and seafood neighborhood restaurants in all of Los Angeles, offering a unique and friendly atmosphere, as well as those famous faces that have and still do frequent the restaurant and call it their favorite spot.
Church & State — 213.405.1434
French Bistro — www.churchandstatebistro.com
1850 East Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Housed in the former loading dock of the 1925 National Biscuit Co. building, Church & State specializes in French bistro fare. Walter Manzke, renowned for his stellar French-California cuisine at Bastide, Patina, and L’Auberge Carmel, heads Church & State’s kitchen with gusto.
Circa 55 — 310.887.6055
California Classic — www.circa55beverlyhills.com
9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Dine and discover a toast to the fine art of living. The Beverly Hilton has always been one of the premier places to see and be seen. From Circa 55 Restaurant with the 1955 inspired resort-like atmosphere with the prime pool view, to Trader Vic's Lounge where the island allure comes alive, business merges with pleasure like nowhere else.
Ciudad — 213.486.5171
Authentic Latin Restaurant — www.ciudad-la.com
445 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Ciudad is a Latin restaurant that produces bold and authentic dishes from South America, Central America, Cuba, Spain, and Portugal. This restaurant is located in the heart of Downtown LA and owned by chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger from Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales.” The restaurant has a jazzy Latin feel in a cosmopolitan downtown space. Ciudad features unique cocktails, tapas-style appetizers, homemade dessert and one-of-a-kind entrees. Every Sunday from 5-9 p.m. the restaurant has Tapas Sundays and Spanish wines by the glass.
Cut @ Beverly Wilshire — 310.276.8500
Elegant Dining — www.wolfgangpuck.com
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90212
There is strength in numbers and the June 2006 opening of Southern California’s most anticipated restaurant in years – CUT and ultra lounge – sidebar, the triad of master chef Wolfgang Puck, renowned architect Richard Meier and the acclaimed Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, became the most excited and talked-about restaurant and lounge threesome in the 21st century. A chic spot in the heart of Beverly Hills, CUT has become the place to see and be seen and has garnered high praise from prestigious outlets and publications including the Los Angeles Times (Three Stars), Wall Street Journal and Wine Spectator, to name a few. Additionally, noted food critic John Mariani awarded CUT “Restaurant of the Year” in Esquire
Dal Rae Restaurant — 562.949.2444
1950’s Classic Restaurant — www.dalrae.com
9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660
The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis.
Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment and a dance floor. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world.
Dan Tana’s – 310.275.9444
Culinary Delights — www.dantanasrestaurant.com
9071 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
OLD SCHOOL HOLLYWOOD FARE DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER
When someone recently asked where I wanted to go to celebrate a milestone birthday, my answer, without any hesitation, was Dan Tana’s, hands down the best old school joint in town.
Sure you can make an argument for Musso & Frank, since it’s the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, but personally, I don’t think anyone does it better than Dan Tana’s who celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2004. A tiny restaurant next to the Troubadour, its 20 tables are always packed, often with notable entertainers and Hollywood power players (Phil Spector dined there right before he allegedly shot actress Lana Clarkson). The red-walled Italian favorite is adorned with Jerry West and Vlade Divac Lakers jerseys, and features waiters dressed in tuxedos. Most of the delicious menu items are all named after celebrities who frequent the place, most recently George Clooney who has the Veal Cutlet Milanese named after him. (Review continued)
Dolce Enoteca E Ristorante — 323.852.7174
Italian Dining — www.dolcegroup.com
8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046
The Dolce Group formed in 2003, opening their first restaurant in West Hollywood, Dolce Enoteca e Ristorante. The owners felt there was a need for a hip and sexy restaurant, yet comfortable and consistent in quality service and food. With a state of celebrity investors Dolce serves a high profile crowd, in addition to the restaurant elite that only frequent the best restaurants in the city.
Drago Ristorante — 310.828.1585
An Italian Jewel — www.celestinodrago.com
2628 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Just when you thought there were too many Italian restaurants in Los Angeles, here comes one worth waiting for. "Drago isn't just another Italian restaurant" gushes the Los Angeles Times. Chef Celestino Drago has been cooking up some of the best Italian food in Los Angeles…Reviewed in Zagat 2005..."excellent service...always surpasses expectations."
This jewel in Santa Monica has been wowing critics and locals alike since 1991, winning accolades and awards for Master Chef/Owner Celestino Drago. Drago has consistently been rated in the top 5 Italian restaurants in Los Angeles since its opening. Conceived by Drago and executed by the late, well-known interior designer Brent Saville, Drago radiates understated, casual elegance.
El Cid — 323.668.0318
Flamenco Dinner Theater — www.elcidla.com
4212 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
El Cid was built around 1900 by D.W. Griffith and converted into a mini-theatre and in 1961 into what you see today. The building was converted into an authentic replica of a 16th century Spanish Tavern. El Cid offers a romantic blend of dining, history, and entertainment that is unique, mystic, and beautiful-hidden in the heart of Hollywood.
Engine Co. No. 28. — 213.624.6996
Traditional Firehouse Cooking — www.engineco.com
644 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Engine Co. No. 28 has been putting out appetite fires with classic American dishes inspired by the regional cooking of firehouses across the country. Opened in January of 1989, Engine Co. No. 28 is an American restaurant reminiscent of the classic grills of San Francisco and New York - mahogany booths, granite bar, pressed tin ceilings and brick floors - set in a beautifully restored 1912 downtown Los Angeles firehouse. The restaurant's atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed with a staff that is both friendly and attentive.
Italian Classic — www.celestinodrago.com
410 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Celestino Drago has set new standards in the evolution of Italian cooking in America. With a Los Angeles restaurant empire under his belt and enough stars to merit his "celestial" name, Celestino is still found every morning rolling out giant mountains of dough to make fresh pastas and breads for his restaurants or at local farmer's markets scouring for fresh produce. At Enoteca Drago, a lifetime of culinary exploration culminates in seasonal menus based on the simple joy of discovering a new favorite in the oldest, most beloved flavors of Italy.
Fleming’s — 213.745.9911
Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar — www.flemingssteakhouse.com
800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
YOUR DOWNTOWN DESTINATION FOR A SAVORY STEAK & FINE WINE
Downtown Los Angeles has really turned into quite the cool place to hangout and now with the addition of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at LA LIVE, there’s a first rate place for fine dining walking distance to whatever it is you’ll be doing. Whether you’re making a night out of it attending an event at Staples Center or one of clubs at LA LIVE, if you want a quality steak and a good drink then Fleming’s is your destination.
I went on a Wednesday night for a 7PM dinner before an event at the Convention Center and found Fleming’s packed. Those heading to the Kings’ game at Staples were finishing, and anyone attending a concert or another downtown event were just arriving. (Review continued)
Fogo de Chao — 310.289.7755
Traditional Brazilian Steakhouse — www.fogodechao.com
133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Welcome to Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. In 1979, Fogo® began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 15 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service.
We invite you to enjoy the delicious preparations of our gaucho chefs along with our gourmet salad bar, authentic Brazilian side dishes, and award-winning wine list. Welcome to Fogo de Chão.
Gale’s Italian Restaurant and Bar — 626.432.6705
Fine Italian dining — www.galesrestaurant.com
452 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
The bustling bistro features the most comprehensive selection of Northern Italian cuisine this side of Tuscany. But to owner Gale Kohl, her namesake restaurant also represents a higher calling. It is a tribute, a memorial and a reason to celebrate life each and every day.
The walls are brocaded with genuine artwork stretching from the floor to the ceiling. Everything from the marble tabletops to the crystal chandeliers to the dominating bust of Michelangelo’s David standing sentry over the open kitchen inspires visions of authentic Italy, and the resulting ambiance is truly special.
Gale’s is all about great food, and what sends the eclectic collection of northern Italian offerings sailing into the culinary stratosphere actually seems simple to the owner.
“The one area where we are totally committed and where we never compromise is using really great ingredients that are as fresh as possible,” says Gale. “We buy some of our produce from the farmers’ market and try to pick up organic produce whenever it’s appropriate. We also are always looking for purveyors that carry great quality and unusual product.”
Geisha House — 323.460.6300
Traditional Japanese — www.dolcegroup.com
6633 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Geisha House is a Modern Japanese Restaurant, Sushi Bar and Sake Lounge that embraces the flavor of traditional Japan while catering to the hip, sophisticated clientele of Los Angeles. Taking a cue from Japan’s popular sake bars and traditional Geisha Houses of entertainment, Geisha House serves Japanese cuisine as well as fresh sushi and sashimi dishes with a contemporary spin. Whether it’s a wrap party or a simple dinner for two, Geisha House is a destination point for groups of all sizes.
Ike Sushi — 323.856.9972
6051 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA
La Serenata De Garibaldi — 323.265.2887
Fine Mexican – Several locations — www.laserenataonline.com
1842 East First Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
"La Serenata" means to serenade, and to celebrate the joy of life with our unique and rich taste of food that will satisfy your palate. We have been preparing our food the same way as we started twenty years ago in our humble place in Boyle Heights.
Our three restaurants, in Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and West L.A., serve up some of the best fine Mexican dining you'll find in Southern California.
Le Marmiton Brasserie — 310.773.3560
4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Le Marmiton Brasserie, located in Marina del Rey, offers traditional brasserie fare that showcases Chef Jean Marc’s unique blend of classic and country French cooking. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Marmiton Brasserie’s casual elegance provides the perfect backdrop for a dinner date, Saturday brunch with the girls, a business lunch or a drink after work.
Liberty Grill — 213.746.3400
1037 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Welcome to Liberty Grill. Our menu features a cross-section of cuisine taken from rural, roadside, and out of the way eateries in classic American cities that span across the United States and delve straight into our hearts. Our convenient location across from Staples Center makes us the perfect location for your special event. Ample parking is always available.
Library Alehouse — 310.314.4855
Gastropub — www.libraryalehouse.com
2911 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
COMBINES TASTY BEERS, DELECTABLE FOOD AND A FUN, CASUAL ATMOSPHERE
For the last 14 years, The Library Alehouse has been a bustling fixture on Main Street in Santa Monica, attracting beer lovers, a.k.a. “Cerevisaphiles” both locally and from around the country. Offering 29 unique microbrews and select imports on tap as well as many hard-to-find bottled beers from around the world, The Library Alehouse travels throughout Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and Europe in search of of the finest handcrafted beers in those regions. Offering more than just "pub food," diners, which range from surfer types to suits, can enjoy a wide selection of entrees, including grilled fish tacos, wild salmon enchiladas, and pumpkin ravioli.
The Library Alehouse also supports a number of non-profit organizations by donating 15% of sales from the last Tuesday of every month. Recently the restaurant has gone "green" by becoming one of the city’s first businesses to complete the Green Business Certification program meaning they buy most of their most fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets, they offer 100% grass-fed beef from small ranchers, and are a Zero Waste restaurant ensuring that waste is diverted away from landfills as much as possible. (Review continued)
Locanda Veneta — 310.274.1893
Italian Cuisine — www.locandaveneta.net
8638 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
You are invited... ...to one of LA’s best Italian restaurants, Locanda Veneta, where our aim is to transport you to Venice, Italy. Where the freshest and often deceptively simplest ingredients are combined and cooked into art.
The Locanda Veneta – Wine Club
As a VIP Club member we are able to offer you an exclusive selection of fine wines that are available at heavily discounted prices. Stocks are limited so please enquire about pricing and availability.
Madeleine's Restaurant and Wine Bistro — 626.440.7087
American Bistro Wine Bar — www.madeleinesrestaurant.com
1030 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106
Madeleine’s Wine Bistro includes the Bordeaux Room, the enclosed outdoor patio and the Wine Bar.
Full menu service is available in the Bistro and the Wine Bar. A fully stocked liquor bar is available in the Bordeaux Room. There is also a wonderful fireplace in the Bordeaux Room that is especially nice during the cooler months.
The enclosed outdoor patio is a wonderful place to eat during the warm, summer months. The outdoor patio is located between the Bordeaux Room and the Wine Bar.
Mario's Italian Deli & Catering — 818-242-4114
Italian deli — www.mariosdeli.com
740 E Broadway
Glendale, CA 91205
Mario's Deli has been voted Glendale's Best Italian Deli and LA's Best Italian Deli for Years. That's because our selection is great and the quality of our food is second to none.
We also feature a large assortment of vintage Italian wines and hard-to-find imported items, coffee and olive oils. We are a family business serving the Glendale area for 47 years.
Melody Bar & Grill — 310.670.1994
American — www.melodylax.com
9132 S. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
A DINING GEM READY FOR TAKEOFF
A true gem tucked in the heart of Westchester (where?), that’s by the airport in case you don’t know, the Melody Bar & Grill may not look like much from the exterior but that just makes this truly cool haunt an even cooler secret to know about.
From the outside, in front of busy Sepulveda Blvd. in Westchester, right by the airport, Melody Bar & Grill looks like a sports bar dive (and I say that fondly). Even the art deco neon sign doesn’t completely light up. Inside it looks like a barfly haunt with its Bordello red walls and giant gaming room with pool table, dart boards and cigarette machine.
But, then you notice the impressive fireplace and the elegant dining room. Sure, they pour stiff drinks, as any good bar should, but sit down and gander at their savory menu and you’ve just landed at your destination: culinary heaven. (Review continued)
Newport Tan Cang Seafood — 626.289.5998
Chinese Seafood — www.newportseafood.com
518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Noé Restaurant & Bar — 323.356.4100
Elegant Dining — www.noerestaurant.com
251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
An elegant dining oasis in the midst of downtown. Progressive American cuisine blends perfectly with a gentle Japanese aesthetic. Noé Restaurant is open nightly for dinner.
The bar a relaxing spot featuring a full menu of signature Martinis and a humidor with 16 varieties of quality cigars. The outdoor patio has been designated a cigar friendly spot.
O-Bar Restaurant — 323.822.3300
American Cuisine — www.obarla.com
8279 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
Welcome to O-Bar, our extraordinary ambience will delight and enchant you as you enjoy our "familiar with a twist" cuisine. Located in the center of West Hollywood, O-Bar is an ideal destination to start or end your night. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, O-Bar is open from 6pm daily with a full dinner menu until 11pm and a lounge menu available all night.
Ocean and Vine — 310.576.3180
California Dining — www.santamonicaloewshotel.com
1700 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401
Treat your senses to an entirely new vibe, where the warmth of the coast meets the cool sophistication and style of a retro lounge. Farmers-market-inspired ingredients are paired with wines, carefully chosen to provide extraordinary value.
Osteria La Buca — 323.462.1900
Fine Itaian — www.osterialabuca.com
5210 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038
Osteria La Buca is the expression of what Italian food is! We create a true Italian experience in the middle of Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles. With a family atmosphere, Osteria La Buca creates an ambiance filled with warmth and lightheartedness of the Italian spirit. Buon Appetito!
Osteria Mozza — 323.297.0100
Modern Italian Trattoria — www.mozza-la.com
6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Los Angeles. With the devout commitment to product, environment and hospitality, the two unique but equally engaging concepts provide dynamic templates for displaying the group's profound passions.
Patina — 213.972.3550
Walt Disney Concert Hall
141 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012
Located in the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, our flagship restaurant Patina expresses the highest culinary ideals of Master Chef Joachim Splichal. This Relais & Chateaux property pampers its guests with seasonal tasting menus, gourmet cheeses, caviar service, and an award-winning wine list. The recipient of a prestigious Michelin star, Patina's elegant al fresco dining, stylish late night cocktail bar and always-impeccable service, define luxury dining on the West Coast.
Porto's Bakery — 818-956-5996
Bakery/diner — www.portosbakery.com
315 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203
Porto's Bakery is a family-owned and operated business that has served Glendale and its surrounding communities for over 35 years. Our expert decorators create exceptional wedding cakes and specialty cakes for all occasions.
We have made quality the cornerstone of all our efforts because our customers are an extension of our family. We serve our community best by ensuring that our customers' special celebrations become extraordinary memories. This place is always packed with happy customers.
President Thai — 626.578.9814
Thai — www.president-thai.com
498 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
Providence — 323-460-4170
Fine Dining — www.providencela.com
5955 Melrose Ave. (Hollywood) Los Angeles, CA 90038
Inspired by the natural abundance of coastal living, Providence is a fine dining destination offering an array of the world’s premium wild seafood and shellfish presented in their purest form. The restaurant has been redesigned into a sleek and modern dining destination with subtle nods to its ocean heritage.
Red Fort — 310.316.8500
Culture Cuisine of India — www.annapurnacuisine.com
22231 Palos Verdes Blvd. Palos Verdes, CA 90505
Red Fort offers traditional Indian Cuisine in a sophisticated and intimate environment. Red Fort is one of the liveliest Indian Restaurants in the city: The décor, murals, the paintings on the wall and the superb cuisine.
At Red Fort we observe the traditional Indian approach. We use natural ingredients, fresh herbs and spices; the only things old about this place are the recipes, which we are very proud of. NO artificial additives, NO preservatives and NO food coloring. The food is, for the want of a lesser word, Utopia.
Come and experience the love, the flavor and the legendary hospitality of Red Fort Culture Cuisine of India.
Red Restaurant & Bar — 626.854.2509
Upscale Dining — www.redrestaurant.net
Pacific Palms Conference Resort
1 Industry Hills Pkwy. City of Industry, CA 91744
High on a glorious setting hilltop, overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains, you’ll find the area’s hottest new restaurant and coolest bar, RED. This is an upscale dining experience where only the finest steaks, freshest seafood and stunning cocktails are served. RED is perfect for power lunches or passionate evenings. Here you can dine inside or lakeside. Enjoy a Kobe burger and microbrew following a round on one of Pacific Palms’ legendary golf courses… or lounge under the stars warmed by our massive stone fire pit. For those looking for something special – it’s time to paint the town RED
Redwood Bar & Grill — 213.680.2600
California Pub — www.theredwoodbar.com
316 W. Second Street LA, CA 90012
The Redwood Bar & Grill is a fresh concept delivering the best in gastro pub fare. Gastro pubs provide an atmosphere, which is relaxed and a focus on offering a particular cuisine prepared as well as it is in the best restaurants. www.theredwoodbar.com
Reel Inn Restaurant — 310.456.8221
Seafood — www.reelinnmalibu.com
18661 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu, CA 90265
Rustic, casual, place to grab some fresh fish and a brew after a day at the beach, that’s what the Reel Inn is all about. We’ve been here at Topanga Beach for 28 years serving the freshest fish and our epic Fish Tacos to surfers and beach-comers alike. We are famous for the best fish in the ‘bu (Malibu for locals) as well as our witty signs.
We are closely located to all the famous Malibu beaches, just north from where Topanga Canyon comes to the Pacific Coast Highway. Parking is always available with a valet on the weekends.
Ruth's Chris Steak House — 626.583.8122
American, Steakhouse — www.ruthschris.com
369 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Visit Ruth's Chris Steak House in Pasadena, California. Whether it's a romantic steak dinner for two, an important business meeting, or a private party, Ruth's Chris Steak House can accommodate your needs. Our Pasadena steakhouse provides guests with a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
Saladang Song — 626.793.8123
Thai — www.saladangsong.com
363 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Shin — 323.464.4100
Korean BBQ — www.shinbbq.com
1600 N. Wilcox Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028
WHERE KOREAN BBQ GOES HOLLYWOOD
Korean BBQ has been the craze about town for a few years now (long before the Korean BBQ taco truck phenomenon) and BBQ guru Simon Shin has raised the bar a notch and gone Hollywood with the concept.
Opening his Korean BBQ restaurant in Hollywood on the corner of Wilcox and Selma a year ago, Shin, and his celebrity investors including music mogul Steve Aoki, actors Gerard Butler, Chris Masterson, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, and touted music figures Mark Ronson as well as The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, has succeeded with his east meets west approach. (Review continued)
Spago — 310.385.0880
Ultimate Fine Dining — www.wolfgangpuck.com
176 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Spago Beverly Hills, the flagship restaurant of the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, continues to set the standard for cuisine, service and style, and is consistently recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. Managing Partner and James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Lee Hefter creates imaginative seasonal menus that showcase the best of California’s produce and products. The menu includes Spago classics and a daily-changing selection of fish and produce of the season. Sommelier Christopher Miller's comprehensive wine list and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard’s outstanding dessert menu complete an incomparable dining experience. Enjoy lunch, dinner and people-watching in a sophisticated, elegant, warm environment designed by Barbara Lazaroff. The kitchen – viewed through a giant wall of colorful, etched glass – is center stage for the art of dining. Original artwork and jeweled details surround the dining room and a beautifully landscaped garden patio is available year round.
Stoney Point Restaurant — 626.449.9715
Continental cuisine — www.stoneypointrestaurant.com
1460 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Take a drive west across the Colorado Street Bridge and nestled in the San Rafael area you'll find a hidden treasure, Stoney Point Restaurant.
Stoney Point Restaurant specializes in Continental cuisine and is a marvelous place to come and enjoy amazing food, outstanding service and piano entertainment.
Sunset Marquis — 310.657.1333
California casual — www.sunsetmarquishotel.com
1200 Alta Loma Road West Hollywood, CA 90069
Even though we cater to A-listers, Executive Chef Guillaume Burlion hates pretension. He believes the food should speak for itself. So we thought: why not the entire RESTAURANT?
The vibe is California casual, the cuisine is market fresh, the service second to none. If you’re looking for four-star ambiance in a stylish restaurant setting, dine indoors. But if you’d rather enjoy eating al fresco under the sun or stars, you can’t beat the garden view from the patio of RESTAURANT at the Sunset Marquis.
Susan Feniger's STREET — 323.203.0500
Global — www.eatatstreet.com
742 N. Highland Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038
SERVING SENSATIONAL, SAVORY STREET FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT WILL MAKE YOU SAY ‘WOW!’
Celebrity chef Susan Feniger has outdone herself with her latest restaurant, STREET, that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.
An L.A. culinary staple for nearly 30 years, Feniger, and her longtime collaborator Mary Sue Milliken, the dynamic duo known as the “Two Hot Tamales” from their Food Network series, first opened City Café on Melrose Ave back in 1981. In 1985 they debuted Border Grill followed by Ciudad in downtown Los Angeles in 1998. Most recently, in part due to the onset of the gourmet food truck phenomenon, they unleashed the Border Grill Truck on the streets of Los Angeles. And just last year, Feniger went solo with her first self-opened restaurant STREET where her love of travel and her insatiable appetite for the foods from other world cultures delectably comes to life. (Review continued)
Tam O’Shanter — 323.664.0228
Fine Food — www.lawrysonline.com
2980 Los Feliz Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90039
Delighting diners for over eight decades, the Tam O'Shanter is Los Angeles' oldest restaurant operated by the same family in the same location.
It has been said that our customers are willing to dance a jig for the fine food and old world atmosphere of this cozy Tudor inn. If you've got some Scottish ancestry, you might even find your family tartan among the extensive collection, which decorates the walls of our several dining rooms.
The Bazaar by José Andrés — 310.246.5555
Tapas Spanish — www.thebazaar.com
465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90048
Welcome to SBE’s The Bazaar by José Andrés, a vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine and playful lounge spaces where dining transcends into fete extraordinaire. Experience a collection of magical dining experiences, entwined in a modern-day, European- inspired “indoor piazza” – savor pioneering culinary creations, delicacies from roving carts and delicious liberation by chef José Andrés.
The Little Door — 323.951.1210
Romantic Dining — www.thelittledoor.com
8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
As you enter The Little Door, you’ll discover a hidden paradise, colorful crowd, romantic courtyard, and elegant displays of rustic Mediterranean cuisine. Winner of the "Best Romantic Restaurant of LA" and the industry’s favorite secret garden has been unveiled naturally over ten years.
The Pig ‘N Whistle — 323.463.0000
English Pub — www.pignwhistle.com
6714 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Pig 'N Whistle offers a feeling of classic Hollywood with a vaulted ceiling, detailed mahogany woodwork and cozy booths. It is a Hollywood landmark that hosted both the first Oscar after-party and Judy Garland's 15th birthday. After a complete renovation in 1999, the Pig 'N Whistle provides a delightful taste of old Hollywood for patrons.
The lunch and dinner menu offers an array of delicious dishes - everything from spicy calamari, juicy steaks, gourmet sandwiches, healthy salads and English pub favorites like Fish & Chips.
The Raymond Restaurant — 626.441.3136
American fine dining — www.theraymond.com
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Pasadena’s most beloved restaurant is experiencing a renaissance that celebrates its considerable charm.
We’re preparing inventive seasonal menus - each with a deliciously eclectic bent. Classic Raymond recipes are newly inspired with the freshest, locally grown ingredients. Even the Raymond wine list is more full-bodied, offering superb selections from top West Coast and international wineries.
Renowned Interior Designer, Matthew White, has revitalized the look of The Raymond, complimenting its historic cottage personality with a stylish new level of comfort.
Come rediscover The Raymond - where the fine dining is the finest it’s ever been. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. And the impeccable service is a long-standing tradition.
The Stinking Rose — 310.652.7673
Garlic Restaurant — www.thestinkingrose.com
55 North La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
It's cool, it's hip, and IT STINKS! It's The Stinking Rose, LA's exciting tribute to garlic gastronomy and the latest dining and entertainment attraction to rival any Tinseltown extravaganza.
Like the original San Francisco restaurant, The Stinking Rose in Beverly Hills has become a star on the famed Restaurant Row and THE eatery for celebrating the culinary euphoria of garlic. Our star - quality menu features delectable California-Italian cuisine, including our famous garlicky signature dishes prepared with as much - or as little - as you like of the pungent herb, depending on each diner's palate. This is the place for ingenues and veteran garlic connoisseurs alike to see and be seen. To eat, drink and STINK!
Traxx — 213.625.1999
Historic Restaurant — www.traxxrestaurant.com
800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The landmark Union Station, located on the eastern edge of downtown Los Angeles, is an impressive sight. The structure fuses the Spanish colonial, Art Deco and streamline Modern Architecture that represent California's heritage and future ambitions. Traxx is where the romance of the past and the spirit of the future seamlessly merge.
Twist Restaurant — 323.491.1000
Fine Asian Dining — www.marriott.com
1755 N. Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028
Twist, is Hollywood's newest taste sensation and boast dishes featuring the season's most intriguing ingredients. Ready for a totally new dining experience? At Twist, our California-eclectic menu was designed with sharing in mind, so guests can sample as many flavors of this exciting cuisine as they like.
Located on the Mezzanine Level of Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, Twist's ultra-stylish, mid-century modern décor provides a unique setting for both intimate parties and larger events. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails in the lounge area, then experience innovative culinary creations in our dazzling main dining area.
Upstairs 2 — 310.231.0316
Unique Wine & Dine — www.upstairs2.com
2311 Cotner Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90064
The Wine House, LA’s largest wine store, has opened a unique restaurant and wine bar. As you would expect, we have created a list of wines by the bottle that is exciting, eclectic and affordable. In addition, our wine experts have constructed a free flowing, entertaining and extensive “Wines by the Glass” program.
We offer diners a unique perspective rarely experienced at other restaurants – one in which the selection of wine and its marriage to food comes first and foremost.
Zumaya’s Mexican Café — 562.698.5442
Fine Mexican Dining
7317 Greenleaf, Whittier, CA 90602