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1. Harlowe7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood
2. Terrazza Santa MonicaOcean Ave, Santa Monica
3. Tunnel Bar14633 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles
4. Cavatina1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood
5. Stafford + Mathis1020 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles
6. Wexler's Deli317 S Broadway, Los Angeles
7. Paninoteca225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills
8. Malibu Pier Restaurant & Bar23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu
This WeHo haunt sports a sophisticated interior with antique decor, brown banquettes, and an intricate, handmade tile floor, plus a killer cocktail program designed by beloved NY bartender Dushan Zaric. Sip on innovative cocktails like the Aye Poppy (Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, Grand Poppy, house-made strawberry basil syrup, lemon, and egg white), alongside a cheese & charcuterie board, while you salute Hollywood's Golden Age -- the theme of this classy spot.
Squirreled away inside the Casa Del Mar Hotel, this Italian resto and lounge slings seafood-focused dishes like steamed mussels with blood sausage while pouring Sicilian Smashes (Amaretto with bourbon, citrus, mint, and bitters). Out of the panoramic window, you'll be staring out onto gorgeous views Santa Monica beach.
This speakeasy necessitates smart casual dress: no tees, sandals, shorts, hats or jerseys. Once you're in though, they'll be sliding boozy punches, Hurricanes, and the Elder Fashioned your way as you relax in '70s-throwback decor behind the blue light-marked entrance.
The Sunset Marquis' Cavatina is plying West Hollywood with upscale surf and turf (slow-cooked salmon with cous-cous, a killer burger with horseradish-black pepper sauce) in their decked-out garden spot.
Tucked into the Luxe Hotel, S&M Kitchen (... wait) is serving some of Downtown LA's trendiest eats, from chicken liver terrine to beef culotte and garden green gnocchi, with killer outdoor seating.
This Grand Central Market deli features traditional Jewish deli eats like house-cured beef and pastrami on plush rye bread and house-made pickles as well as black/white cookies.
From the dude behind Scarpetta comes Paninoteca, which is tucked in back of the resto and serves up wild, three-day roasted porchetta and pastrami sandwiches in Beverly Hills.