West

Perched atop the Hotel Angeleno (formerly the cylindrical Holiday Inn), this lively place attracts a mixed crowd of older Brentwoodites, younger Westsiders, and hotel guests of every ilk. Maybe it’s the city views or the lights of the nonstop traffic on the 405 below. Or quite possibly, it’s the grazing-friendly menu, which offers the likes of an antipasto of white anchovies, almonds, and crisp celery; sea scallops with micro cilantro and lime juice; and small portions of homemade pastas such as pillowy porcini gnocchi. If you must, there’s a gluttonous 20- or 36-ounce grilled T-bone.