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1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038


Restaurant years work a bit like dog years in this town. That makes Ammo—celebrating its 14th birthday—very old indeed…

Website: http://ammocafe.com

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Apple Pan

10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064


The conventional wisdom is that this little shack has burgers like God intended…

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Auntie Em’s Kitchen

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


his Eagle Rock spot specializes often organic comfort food–soups, potpies, salads–served on retro plates.

Website: http://auntieemskitchen.com

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Bedford & Burns

369 North Bedford Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90210


The Burns family has a long history in the L.A. restaurant scene, dating back to 1918 with the Robert Burns Pharmacy and soda fountain in Beverly Hills. The clan’s latest is this simple American bistro.

Website: http://bedfordandburns.com/


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7450 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


Neal Fraser and the team at Grace have a new concrete-casual operation just up the street…

Website: http://bldrestaurant.com

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Bourbon Steak

237 S. Brand Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91210


On the one hand, this is a steak house in a mall. On the other, it’s a fine-tuned Michael Mina operation where the overall experience adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Website: http://www.michaelmina.net/restaurants/southern-california/bourbon-steak-los-angeles/


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Busby’s (Mid-Wilshire)

5364 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

(323) 525-2615

Surrounded by dozens of plasma TVs, twenty- and thirtysomethings play Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, and billiards.

Website: http://busbysonline.com


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Busby’s (Santa Monica)

3110 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90404


Surrounded by dozens of plasma TVs, twenty- and thirtysomethings play Trivial Pursuit, Scattergories, and billiards…

Website: http://busbysonline.com

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Cast & Plow

4375 Admiralty Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90292


It doesn’t get much more picturesque than the marina-adjacent fire pit tables atCast & Plow, the Ritz-Carlton’s new iteration of its hotel restaurant.


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Chez Jay

1657 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401


Chez Jay may be the perfect L.A. restaurant: sawdust on the floor, Dino on the jukebox, and beachcombers…

Website: http://chezjays.com

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Chez Mélange

1611 S. Catalina Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90277


This is the only place we know of to find spicy meat loaf with red beans and rice, sashimi samplers, and Mexican tapas all under one roof.

Website: http://chezmelange.com

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Chianina Steakhouse

5716 E. Second St., Los Angeles, CA, 90803


His popular restaurant and pizzeria make Michael Dene the dean of Italian dining in Long Beach.

Website: http://www.chianina.com/


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Chili John’s

2018 W. Burbank Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91506


At Burbank’s family-run Chili John’s, the generous bowls of red are of the most elemental Texas variety: nothin’ but high-quality beef suet, garlic, and a proprietary spice blend that favors cayenne’s stiff kick.

Website: http://chilijohnsca.com


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Cole’s Original French Dip

118 E. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90014


Nightlife impresario Cedd Moses has revamped (read thoroughly cleaned) Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet…

Website: http://colesfrenchdip.com

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222 S. Glen-oaks Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91502


The “global small plates” field is a crowded one, but this is Burbank’s first real taste of today’s dominant restaurant trend.

Website: http://restaurantcw.com/


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Connie and Ted’s

8171 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


The rustic charm of fried clam bellies and a loaded lobster roll have New England transplants (including chef Michael Cimarusti) feeling homesick.

Website: http://www.connieandteds.com/


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