Lucky Duck

[Silver Lake]

After years of wowing Angelenos with its brunch, the team behind Square One Dining is tackling dinner with the same farm-to-table fervor. Located next to a dry cleaner in a strip mall, Lucky Duck is the quintessential Silver Lake bistro, outfitted with Thonet chairs and decorative concrete blocks. Chef Bryan Stevens keeps things seasonal and simple: Pan-roasted chicken is marinated for maximum succulence; bouncy fettuccine gets a boost from mustard greens and bright, acidic pesto. The wine list, curated by local merchant and Los Angeles contributor Lou Amdur (see page 57), spans the gap between all-purpose and eccentric. » 2630 Hyperion Ave., Ste. 101, 323-686-6304.