Photograph courtesy crossroads.com
Forget showing up in Birkenstocks, folks. You won’t find this many celebrities all in one place outside of Craig’s. The A-listers are lured by vegan—oh, sorry, “plant-based”—cuisine, which is executed by Tal Ronnen, onetime chef to Oprah Winfrey and gourmet guru to restaurant partners Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. No black bean burgers here: Set atop white cloth-covered tables are fried oyster mushrooms in an artichoke leaf “shell” and pappardelle bolognese with surprising depth. The city’s sceniest spots seldom boast its finest food, and this one is no exception. But considering the extra dietary challenge, Crossroads is a treat. So is the full bar. » 8284 Melrose Ave., 323-782-9245 or crossroadskitchen.com.