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Green Street Tavern

69 W. Green St., Los Angeles, CA, 91105

626-229-9961

This 30-seat addition to Old Pasadena offers some of the neighborhood’s better cooking…

Website: http://greenstreettavern.net

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Huckleberry

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90404

310-451-2311

Zoe Nathan, Rustic Canyon pastry chef ex­traordinaire, has opened this cheery café and bakery on Wilshire…

Website: http://huckleberrycafe.com

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Inn of the Seventh Ray

128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 90290

310-455-1311

Sit by a crackling fire and dine on succulent roast duck with papaya-mango puree…

Website: http://innoftheseventhray.com

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Joe’s Restaurant

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-399-5811

Joe’s has been true to its ingredient-driven vision since 1991.

Website: http://joesrestaurant.com

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La Bohème

8400 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

323-848-2360

Chef Christine Banta (Granita, Michael’s) has livened up the menu at this old-timer…

Website: http://boheme.globaldiningca.com

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Larchmont Grill

5750 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038

323-464-4277

Restaurateur Jay Fagnano (Indigo) has spruced up the old House space with olive print banquettes, a new bar, and cheery aquamarine chairs…

Website: http://larchmontgrill.com

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Little Dom’s

2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90027

323-661-0055

At this spin-off of the West Hollywood fixture Dominick’s, Los Feliz locals come for high-end basics with northern Italian and California influences.

Website: http://littledoms.com

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Local

2943 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

323-662-4740

On a noisy stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake is chef-owner Jason Michaud’s sidewalk café dedicated to all things organic and locally sourced…

Website: http://silverlakelocal.com

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Mariposa

Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90212

310-975-4350

This in-store café on the ground floor of Neiman’s is lush and comfortable, with surprisingly good food…

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Marmalade Café

14910 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91403

818-905-8872

This cottage has a menu chock-full of comfort food, like fried chicken with gravy…

Website: http://marmaladecafe.com

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Michael’s

1147 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA, 90403

310-451-0843

When Michael McCarty opened his restaurant in 1979, he was intent on introducing the farm-to-table aesthetic that came to be called California cuisine…

Website: http://michaelssantamonica.com

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Ocean and Vine

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-576-3180

A swath of tall tables look out on the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier…

Website: http://oceanandvine.com

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One Pico

Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90405

310-587-1717

With its ocean view, high ceilings, and fireplace, this light-filled restaurant gets almost nothing wrong…

Website: http://shuttersonthebeach.com

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Orsa & Winston

122 W. 4th St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-687-0300

In this minimalist venture, chef Josef Centeno gives us his most austere yet farthest-reaching restaurant.

Website: http://orsaandwinston.com/contact.html

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Patina

141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-972-3331

The current incarnation of Joachim Splichal’s 25-year-old flagship, burrowed in a corner of Walt Disney Concert Hall, is under the watch of chef Charles Olalia.

Website: http://patinagroup.com

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Peach Café

141 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91016

626-599-9092

The old-time vibe of Monrovia permeates this newcomer, where everybody seems to know somebody and pastries are baked in-house…

Website: http://thepeachcafe.com

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Pedalers Fork

23504 Calabasas Rd., Los Angeles, CA, 91302

818-225-8231

Finally—a one-stop shop for a quinoa burger, an old-fashioned, and fixing that wobbly wheel.

Website: http://www.pedalersfork.com/

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Petrossian

321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90048

310-271-6300

At this caviar boutique and cafe, chef Giselle Wellman (Bouchon Beverly Hills) works modern-day wonders with such Russian standards as chilled borscht and cured salmon…

Website: http://www.petrossian.com

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