This shaved ice bar in Brentwood takes its cues from its Asian predecessors, concocting their stuff from milk and water-based sheared ice in flavors like Earl Grey, peanut butter, and grapefruit gi... read more
This secret garden patio stowed away in Brentwood proffers some of the best Italian food in the city. The pretty stucco walls, fragrant potted herbs and gently whispering trees around your tables... read more
Open all day for your snacking needs, provided said needs are somewhat healthful. Fruits, granola and eggs are always available, if you're not in the mood for a salad, wrap or soup. Pared-down shop... read more
If you have to pick a look, you might as well have fun with it. The decor at this Fluxus, with mid-century airplane paraphernalia and bright colors mixed with white, has nothing to do with the clot... read more
One could spend all day eating at Tavern. Maybe that's the idea. Nothing tavern-esque about the setting, except a lunch menu slightly reminiscent of pub grub. Everything done up quite fancy. For di... read more
Fat wallet intellectuals purchase their favorite pieces featured in Britain's Monocle mag. Premiere United States location offers highly selective and exclusive luxury products. Think Valextra le... read more
General Katsuya's Japanese innovation breaks through Brentwood's Italian front. Non-native cool countered by delicate sushi and open robatayaki bar. Good, fresh fish in wacky Western styles beside ... read more
No more chilling at the Holiday Inn. Now we're moving on up to the Westside! Sub-Getty tower-in-the-round hovers over northbound afternoon traffic. Banquets and dark wood recall our Old World vende... read more
This is the westside's most urban hotel, perhaps, and with maybe the seediest history: used to be a Best Western, the kind that hipsters had ironic birthdays at. Now it's perfectly lovely—the... read more
The decor is subdued in the rooms and in the many inside-outside public spaces: neutral colors, big seashell prints on the walls and windows that actually open! Amenities include a spa, pool, bar a... read more
Brick walled band of happy Italians cook for you, serving osso buco, chicken parmigiana and smoked mozzarella pizza with warmth and smiles. The cooking isn't newfangled, just the sort Mama used to ... read more
Ultra-popular! Daily specials promote game, minus crazy Compton adventuring. Want oven-roasted rabbit? Kick in their door. Barry Manilow lovers, back lot despots, cougars and daddies, plus desperat... read more
Co-ed dominated drink-ery putting the Senor Frogs in Brentwood, making this more like Cancun Cantina. Jam-packed with sexy student bodies literalizing 1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila...floor, getti... read more
Bruce Marder's unofficial swank supper club for charming couples celebrating silver wedding anniversaries and less charming couples celebrating paper-thin affairs. Neighborhood regulars love manly ... read more
Impress a date, without defaulting on student loans at this hood-style Italian trattoria that just might win the San Vicente Italian bloodfest. Chestnut-floured castagna pizza of garlic, roasted pe... read more
Hot shot staple for deft and deffer steaks, homemade pastas, and risotto. Skip the others, head straight here, after waiting six years for the reservation. Tasty slabs of meat perfectly charred in ... read more
Homey, huge Italian kitchen that still imbues the air with a touch of romance. Savvy grandma and her sneaky minions fatten us up with insanely creamy risotto and homemade porcini gnocchi. Wood-burn... read more
Slurping is considered good manners when you inhale awesome soba and udon noodles like the ones in these bowls. Your little brother will be stoked, your mom embarrassed, slouching lower in her desi... read more
Bare bones atmosphere with refined cuts and cooked dishes. Sushi the way it was meant to be—tiny bites direct from the land of the Rising Sun with a big bill chaser. Caterpillar rolls need not appl... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
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Meant to decisively invoke all the sensual allure of its namesake d...