L&E Oyster Bar

Silver Lake residents demanded romantic streetside-patio seating, premium shellfish, and sparkling wine, and budding restaurateur Dustin Lancaster supplied it. Waltz to the upstairs bar for the “daily dozen”—maybe a mix of Naked Cowboys, Hama Hamas, and Kumamotos—and a glass of bubbly. Or grab a table to experience the talents of chef Spencer Bezaire, who knows that chorizo-smeared toast is the ideal vehicle for smoked mussels and that sometimes Dungeness crab begs for a serious dose of Louie dressing.