Jason Nuttle Photography
Sayulita
Smoke.Oil.Salt.
Superba Food and Bread
Ritz Carlton
Fala Bar
Shiki
Open Air Kitchen And Bar
Manchego On Main
Art's Table
Hiatus Urban BBQ
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1. iPic Theaters Westwood 10840 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)

Get the first class of movie-going experiences; reclineable chairs, extra leg room and an attendant available at the push of a button. Better yet? An in-house italian restaurant and full bar makes it the perfect one-stop date-shop.

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2. Sayulita 8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

The latest addition to the SkyBar at Mondrian LA, Sayulita's serving up tacos and tequila with a side of sunrays. From beer battered shrimp and bacon tacos to never-not-what-you're-craving churros, the menu also features 40+ tequilas and health conscious-ish cocktails like Funky Beets (Herradura Reposado, beets, agave, water, salt). Plus, of equal importance: they've got foliage in the form of trees planted in oversized pots.

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3. Hiatus Urban Barbeque 1292 S La Brea Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301 (Mid Wilshire)

It's time to get creative. Is it a open faced, pulled pork and creamy brussel slaw topped with spicy peppers and horseradish sauce day? Or maybe a sweet sauced shredded chicken with kale and apple slaw one? That choice is up to you at this sandwich shop where seating is reserved to five lonely tables in what amounts to a bare-bones, focus-on-the-flavor barbecue operation. And with a strip mall liquor store next door, you'll get no complaints from us.

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4. smoke oil salt 7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Mid Valley)

Flan made out of sea urchin. Yes, this Spanish tapas and wine bar had it up on the menu. Expect paella and Iberico hams, and of course that general smokey aroma from the wood-fired grill.

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5. Superba Food + Bread 1900 S Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 (Venice)

Spearheaded by Bread and Pastry Director Carlos Enriquez, Superba is a bright and spacious spot offering up treats from an everything croissant (!) to kouign amann to avocado toast on house-baked bread. Don't roll your eyes just yet -- the avocado toast here is actually some of the best in the city. No matter what you put on Superba's bread, you'll find yourself craving more after each bite, so be sure to take some home with you. And don't forget to pick up a Nutella banana pop tart and a bag of bombolini, too.

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6. Fala Bar 7751 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Mid Wilshire)

This Mid-Wilshire take out-friendly spot might be all vegan and organic, but that doesn't mean it's lacking in quality. It means plenty of tasty Mediterranean fare like hummus, fresh salads (quinoa tabouli!) and assorted falafels, including sweet potato and one spiced up with jalapeño.

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7. Shiki Beverly Hills 410 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (Beverly Hills)

Located in Beverly Hills, this majestic Japanese spot serves up delectable dishes like cedar-seared Wagyu tataki, halibut sashimi w/ yuzu pepper salt, and sake-steamed fish collar.

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8. Open Air Kitchen + Bar 892 N. La Cienega, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

This West Hollywood haunt is never a bad option for drinks, with a menu loaded with numerous wines, beers, and cocktails; but the real treat is their edibles menu, featuring options like prosciutto, fig, and arugula salad and a kale and spinach pizza with Parmesan cream sauce.

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9. Cast & Plow 4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 (Santa Monica)

Located inside Marina del Rey Ritz-Carlton, Cast & Plow is a hotel restaurant that stands on its own. Aside from a picturesque view of the marina, you'll also get impeccable service and locally grown, organic food. Even if you don't eat carbs, you have to try the house-made herb brioche and sweet potato gnocchi -- they're worth every doughy calorie. The vibe is Southern California chic, but the place still feels upscale and refined.

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10. Manchego 2518 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 (Santa Monica)

This tapas joint is known for dishing up your favorite Spanish bites, like shrimp wrapped in ham and house-made pickle & charcuterie plates. Hit them up on a weekday, they've got a BYOB policy in place from Monday to Thursday each week.

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11. Art's Table 1002 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Santa Monica)

Brought to you by the highly skilled Chef Mark Mittleman, this Santa Monica resto dishes out New American cuisine and market-fresh seasonal specials.