Fundamental LA is an American-style sandwich shop and restaurant in Westwood with minimalist decor. At lunch, sandwiches are elevated versions of American favorites, like grilled cheese with caramelized onions and crispy shallots, and a fried chicken sandwich with honey mustard aioli and apple cider slaw. The potato chips are fried to order and the potato salad is “dirty,” loaded with bacon, egg, dill, and mustard. At dinner, California-influenced cuisine takes flight with dishes like a kale market salad, roasted root vegetables with grapes and spiced honey, and, naturally, a burger with American cheese. As for beverage, wine is king, with fortified wine and wine-based cocktails to support the extensive list.