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26 Beach

3100 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-823-7526

At this family-run neighborhood favorite, you can choose between the whitewashed patio and the more formal dining room…

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A-Frame

12565 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90066

310-398-7700

Situated in a former IHOP, Roy Choi’s A-Frame is the street food king’s manifesto for the sit-down-restaurant world that declares plates should be passed, hands should get dirty, and meals should feel like carnivals.

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Bashan

3459 N. Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91208

818-541-1532

Appropriate to the résumé of chef Nadav Bashan (Michael’s, Providence), the seafood at this neighborhood find is superb…

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Belmont Brewing Co.

25 39th Pl., Los Angeles, CA, 90803

562-433-3891

One of the best of the local brew pubs, unique not only for delicious beer but also for suds-friendly dishes: pizza, pasta, salads, burgers, steak…

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Bistro Provence

345 N. Pass Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91505

818-840-9050

This café may be set in a strip mall next to a Starbucks, but chef Miki Zivkovic, ex of Pinot Bistro, presents a fine Cal-French menu…

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Blair’s

2903 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

323-660-1882

On a quiet stretch in Silver Lake, Blair’s fills candlelit tables and casual bar stools with regulars and first dates…

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Breeze

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA, 90067

310-551-3334

This restaurant, which includes a sushi bar, is spacious and quiet and the food is stellar…

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Café Habana

3939 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu, CA, 90265

310-317-0300

The funky café pours caipirinhas as strong as the chili oil is hot.

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Cafe Pinot

700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-239-6500

This kitchen has perfected its high-protein lunchtime salad (the hanger steak is a favorite)…

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Cafe Rodeo

Luxe Hotel, 360 N. Rodeo Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210

310-273-0300

It can be noisy at this tiny alcove, but there’s some nice bubbly by the glass and the food’s good…

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California Pizza Kitchen

207 S. Beverly Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-275-1101

CPK continues to redefine the word pizza and agrees pretty much anything goes with a disk of dough and cheese…

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Cook’s County

8009 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90048

323-653-8008

A partnership between restauranteur couple Claudio and Adria Blotta (Barbix) and chef couple Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat (formerly of Ammo), Cook’s County is market driven and market tested.

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Danny’s

23 Windward Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-566-5610

The owners of James’ Beach and the Canal Club have turned the beachfront space under a youth hostel into a cheery…

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Eveleigh

8752 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069

424-239-1630

A former Sunset Strip cottage-turned-Kenneth Cole store is now a chic bastion of California cuisine.

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Farmshop

225 26th St., Santa Monica, CA, 90402

310-566-2400

Farmshop has something for every time of day.

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Fig

101 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

(310) 319-3111

Native Angeleno Ray Garcia imbues what could be just another hotel restaurant with a sense of place.

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Forage

3823 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

323-663-6885

You fetch your own water from a cooler, meals are served buffet style, and the food comes from a network of certified local growers.

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Four Cafe

22122 1/2 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041

323-550-1988

Do not underestimate the power of a good sandwich-and-salad spot. This breezy new Eagle Rock venture provides gourmet lunch fuel like a crispy pancetta and fig salad with Point Reyes blue cheese…

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