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1. Del Frisco's Grille1551 Ocean Ave. Suite 105, Santa Monica
2. Yaki's The Original Teriyaki Bowl904 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank
3. East Borough9810 W Washington Blvd, Culver City
4. North End Caffe3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach
5. Oliver's Prime Steakhouse8462 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
6. Tapenade11301 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles
7. Louie's of Mar Vista3817 Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles
Del Frisco's caters to a social crowd with food and drink items made to share, including ahi tacos, lollipop chicken wings, and more than 500 regional wines from California and across the globe. The chophouse space -- patio included -- is wide enough to accommodate large groups, and notably large entrees, like the deep-fried Philly cheesesteak, and multiple flatbread options.
Yaki's is definitely original with their menu. You've got the normal teriyaki bowls, but perhaps the most well-known item is the Bulldog -- a hot dog wrapped in a Spring roll with cheese and mustard. Yum?
This Vietnamese pho house is bringing the heat with delicious banh mis and grilled pork.
Sure, it’s tough to mess up a sandwich, but it’s also tough to come by a truly memorable one. North End Caffe’s are made with fresh, hearty, and made with quality ingredients, and the same goes for the salads, sandwiches, and burgers. NEC is best known for the Kahlua Pig Monte Cristo Egg Rolls, which got it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
With sleek, modern accents, Oliver's fills out their digs inside the Grafton with stainless steel detailing, leather booths, and hard wood floors. Once they get you IN one of said leather booths, they'll serve you up classic surf n' turf options, plus creative takes, like a bison filet with a side of tangerine-and-snap-pea quinoa.
This Mediterranean hotspot is known for their lamb, bacon-wrapped dates, and delicious desserts -- but also head there for their generous happy hour.
A neighborhood joint in Mar Vista, Louie's has dellectable dishes that won't make you any healthier, but WILL give you a healthy appetite for more. Fill up on some of their Monte Cristo rolls, stuffed with 12-hour-roasted pork shoulder, ham, and cabbage, fried in a lumpia wrapper, and served with spicy bang bang sauce.