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Laurel Hardware

7984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90046


Other than the luxury cars at the valet stand, there’s little indication from the street that this place is any-thing but a hardware store.

Website: http://www.laurelhardware.com/


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9001 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90210


Did your high school cafeteria offer twelve-spice braised duck, quinoa-squash salad, ancho-chili pot roast…

Website: http://lemonadela.com

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Little Beast

1496 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


Whatever occupies this Craftsman bungalow turned restaurant will become an Eagle Rock favorite.

Website: http://www.littlebeastrestaurant.com/


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Lucky Strike Lanes

Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028


No need to be a bowler to pop in here. The food, thanks to Along Came Mary chef Bill Starbuck, is the best of its nostalgia category…

Website: http://bowlluckystrike.com

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Luna Park

672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036


A bar lines one wall, booths line two others, and simple tables fill the middle…

Website: http://lunaparkla.com

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6266 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90028


The folks who own the Bar down the street bring you low lighting and strains of groovy neo-jazz to establish the vibe at their bistro-style hot spot…

Website: http://magnoliahollywood.com

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Magnolia House

492 S. Lake Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91101


After a rocky start, Tom Colicchio’s L.A. spin-off of his Craft franchise has taken shape. Ordering is the trick…

Website: http://magnoliaonlake.com

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Mastro’s Ocean Club Malibu

18412 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA, 90265


Mastro’s may be a chain, but there’s a lot to be said for prime ingredients, a friendly staff, and consistency…

Website: http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/Locations/CA/71-Malibu-Main/Default.aspx


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


Every month Curtis Stone, the host of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, takes a long ingredient, like citrus, as the throughline for a nine-course prix fixe menu.

Website: http://www.mauderestaurant.com/


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Messhall Kitchen

4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90027


The historic Brown Derby space on Los Feliz Boulevard has housed a swing dance bar, a bank, and a Louise’s Trattoria. Now one-half of it is home to Mess Hall, a summer camp-themed restaurant offering comfort foods.

Website: http://messhallkitchen.com/


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20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Los Angeles, CA, 90265


The outdoor extension of the Blue Lounge, smack on top of the waves, is a great spot…

Website: http://moonshadowsmalibu.com

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Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90024


The lighting’s warm, and the food’s as delightful as you’ll find in Westwood…

Website: http://napavalleygrille.com

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453 N. Canon Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 90210


Larry Nicola has one cool supper club/martini lounge—not to mention the refrigerated VODBOX…

Website: http://nicsbeverlyhills.com

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Nine Thirty

W Hotel, 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90024


Sit back with a sidecar or caipirinha and relax awhile in the W’s hip dining room…

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Nook Bistro

11628 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90025


This groovy little place percolates with a mixed-age crowd, some of whom mingle at a central communal table…

Website: http://nookbistro.com

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2005 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90041


The best thing about this joint, owned by Max chef André Guerrero, is the pastrami. The beef is house cured for two weeks and applewood smoked…

Website: http://theoinkster.com

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On Sunset

Luxe Hotel, 11461 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049


The decor, which includes a nifty patio, is urbane and chic, in keeping with the rest of the Luxe’s smart renovation…

Website: http://luxehotelsunsetblvd.com

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Original Pantry Cafe

877 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90017


This landmark, owned by Richard Riordan, has been serving breakfasts and steaks since 1924…

Website: http://pantrycafe.com

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