Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. Petit Trois718 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles
2. Maude212 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills
3. Faith & Flower705 West 9th Street, Los Angeles
4. The Anchor235 Main St, Los Angeles
5. Pine & Crane1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles
6. Pistola8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles
7. Cofax Coffee Shop440 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
8. KazuNori | The Original Handroll Bar421 South Main Street, Los Angeles
9. Tipple & Brine14633 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles
10. POT3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
This Hollywood bistro from Ludo Lefebvre and the Animal dudes has no phone number, no reservations, only 21 seats, and one of LA's most acclaimed chefs making French classics like steak frites and confit chicken, as well as lunch -- with only 20 servings of two sandwiches offered.
This intimate and stylish resto by Curtis Stone features a different monthly ingredient that is used in nine tasting plates for a truly unique culinary experience.
A beautiful Downtown restaurant -- from a Michelin-award winning chef and the guys who founded the Pebble Beach Food & Wine fest -- Faith and Flower serves up a menu of seasonal dishes, classic staples, and a raw bar. The aphrodisiac seafood, vintage touches, and romantic décor, including hand mirrors and candles throughout the eating area, establish this as a prime date night spot.
The Anchor is a cozy, Main St eatery where you can satisfy your cravings for East Coast-style seafood favorites (their lobster roll, with barely-there mayo on toasted King's Hawaiian rolls, may be the best in the city) along with an intensely curated beer list.
This ultra-casual, ultra-affordable Taiwanese cafe in Silverlake is the kind of restaurant you eat at once and crave forever. A solid player in LA's fast-casual scene, P&C offers up airy wontons, beef rolls, and noodle and vegetable dishes in a homey and modern space. The counter-service restaurant also features a wide variety of teas sourced from Taiwan, and a rotating list of craft beers and wine.
Vic Casanova's massive Italian steakhouse on 3rd St is a sleeper hit that consistently serves up juicy-in-all-the-right-places steaks and chops. Though prime steaks (shout out to the 40oz Bisteca Fiorontina) are undeniably the highlights of the menu, the pasta dishes and speciality veal parmesan are must-orders as well. Pistola will set your wallet back a chunk but, hey, doesn't everyone deserve a solid steak?
Although Cofax began as a coffee shop, it quickly became a big name in the donut game when it hired a next-level pastry chef, who's churning out creative flavors like honey sea salt, lemon pistachio, and spiced crumb.
The Sugarfish guys bring you this insanely casual handroll-only spot, which's great for quick lunches or drive-by dinners.
This Sherman Oaks seafoodery not only doles out quality fare from the sea (oyster bar!), but they also mix up tasty 'tails in a sophisticated and comfy ambiance.
POT is a group-meal spot for sure. Try as many of the pots as you can but the dirty secret of Roy Choi's excellent Korean menu is that the best stuff is actually NOT in the pots -- rather its side dishes like this gooey, savory, creamy uni-and-rice dish.