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Vibrato

2930 Beverly Glen Cir., Los Angeles, CA, 90077

310-474-9400

This jazz club boasts Herb Alpert as a founder. A quartet starts playing at 6:30, and the food hits all the right notes…

Website: http://vibratogrilljazz.com

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Vibrato Grill Jazz

2930 N. Beverly Glen Circle, Los Angeles, CA, 90077

310-474-9400

Catalina Bar Grill in Hollywood is fabulous and attracts a stellar lineup, and the Jazz Bakery in Culver City is edgy and reliable. But for the whole supper club package…

Website: http://vibratogrilljazz.com/

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Viet Noodle Bar

3133 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90039

323-906-1575

Where other neo-Vietnamese restaurants dumb down the traditional, this swank little joint riffs, adding complexity to some standards while nudging the emphasis in others…

Website: http://vietnoodlebar.com

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Vietnam Restaurant

340 W. Las Tunas Dr., Los Angeles, CA, 91776

626-281-5577

The generically named Vietnam Restaurant in San Gabriel is equal to anything the O.C. has to offer…

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Villa Piacere

22160 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91364

818-704-1185

This elegant hideout with a romantic garden specializes in California cuisine, including seared ahi, duck, pastas, giant salads…

Website: http://villapiacere.com

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Villains Tavern

1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90013

(213) 613-0766

Big top-striped curtains, colored-glass medicine bottles, gothic wooden arches, and pew seating give a carny-church quality to Villains Tavern. Bluesy-folksy bands take the stage on the patio every night, and seasonal drinks are strong and come by the mason jar.

Website: https://villainstavern.com

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Vincenti Ristorante

11930 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90049

310-207-0127

Nicola Mastronardi’s cooking is intelligently robust. He muscles up butter lettuce with warm polenta croutons or bastes a spit-roasted pork shoulder as it slowly turns.

Website: http://vincentiristorante.com

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Vinotéque

7469 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

310-860-6060

It was a hit in Culver City, and now Vinotéque has reopened on a food-centric stretch of Melrose Avenue…

Website: http://vinotequela.com

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Vitello’s

4349 Tujunga Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 91604

818-769-0905

It’s a restaurant; it’s a social club; it’s got a life-size model of Vito Corleone…

Website: http://vitellosrestaurant.com

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Wabi Sabi

1635 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90291

310-396-8857

This is a neighborhood restaurant with an extensive sushi menu…

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Wako Donkasu

2904 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90006

(213) 387-9256

Little wire stands are placed beneath panko-crusted cutlets to drain any specks of grease, but they are for form’s sake only. There isn’t any oiliness.

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Wako Donkasu

3377 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 112, Los Angeles, CA, 90010

213-381-9256

Wako’s specialty is shaggy-coated, deep-fried everything: pork cutlets, chicken, shrimp, fish, beef…

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Warszawa

1414 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-393-8831

The boxy facade suggests a backcountry bar, but inside is a romantic jumble of charm…

Website: http://warszawarestaurant.com

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Water Grill

544 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90071

(213) 891-0900

The tablecloths are gone, beer comes by the pitcher, and nautical bric-a-brac adorns the walls at the completely revamped Water Grill…

Website: http://www.watergrill.com/santamonica/

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Water Grill

1401 Ocean Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90401

310-394-5669

This is one of the best formal fish houses on the Westside…

Website: http://oceanave.com

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Water Grill

544 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90071

213-891-0900

The seafood platter with a lip of iced Wellfleets, the aproned garçon pouring sauvignon blanc.

Website: http://watergrill.com

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