Best farm-to-table fare: Farmhouse
8509 W Third Street
Pick any trendy restaurant in LA nowadays, and you’ll spot the phrase “farm to table” somewhere on its menu. That said, this magnificent restaurant in the Beverly Center -- helmed by second-generation farmer Nathan Peitso -- truly takes the philosophy to heart. The menu highlights ingredients at their peak each month (October included grapes, mushrooms, cabbage, and squash), and grain for the delicious pastas, pizzas, and breads is harvested directly from Peitso’s family farm. Meanwhile, meat, poultry, and seafood are responsibly farmed. Despite all of this, the setting is far from rustic; Farmhouse boasts a sleek, sophisticated space with five distinct dining areas, a greenhouse-inspired room with floor-to-ceiling windows, and lush plant life everywhere you turn.