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Angelenos love sandwiches (they're practically burgers!), the more involved, the better. This east coast import is a throwback (that's just plain mayo on the bread, not aioli or anything) but peopl... read more
Fabio was way, way up in the Valley, now he's firmly in the city-adjacent, ritzy part. He heads up a Tuscan, but very California-influenced, kitchen. Beef carpaccio, ossobuco meets pear salad, whea... read more
Brazilian churrascarias follow their own set of rules. No regular restaurant-going here. Order off a menu if you must, but the real deal is all-you-can-eat. Grab some sides from the buffet, turn th... read more
Name is mysterious until you try the dish with the same moniker: mantee is, essentially, oven-baked garlic-powered ravioli. Universally adored. Armenian cuisine (with Lebanese accents) is a Los Ang... read more
LA, as a whole, loves fancy pubs. Kick back, watch some sports, eat some comfort food -- just like mom makes it. That is, if mom serves Niman Ranch meat and Humboldt Fog cheese. Surroundings are ce... read more
Uechi-san's latest endeavor sends him back to his original Studio City stomping grounds. Opening quietly (eclipsed in coverage by the new Katsuya at L.A. Live) on Ventura Boulevard, this one is the... read more
Some will drive forever (and ever), deep into Orange County to get the authentic stuff. Others are less obsessed, but still want some pho. This is it, San Fernando Valley-style. This is good. Prett... read more
Huge plates of fish, meat, fun stuff like artichoke ravioli and lobster pot pie. It's resort food, but better. And with stronger drinks. Watch out for the sweet ones. It's a new level of sugary. Bu... read more
Like a your favorite pair of jeans. Comfortable, dependable, and cheap. At Robbie Mac's, you know exactly what you're getting, and that's why you keep coming back. Baked ziti is a goopy treat, and ... read more
Relatively new, and going to have to work hard to play with the big boys. Studio City is the center of sushi in LA. Mostly nondescript little strip mall joints with endless fishy pleasures tucked w... read more
Two sweet girls once had a dream--to open a neighborhood bakery as warm as their out-of-oven Red Velvet cakes (note: cream cheese gets swapped for buttercream). Decadent cupcakes are worthy add... read more
Gail Silverton runs this locals-friendly gelato shoppe in Studio City. That's Gail, not Nancy, the bread-loving Mozza owner. Still, the sisterly affiliation gives it cred. Product not made in-house... read more
Big Spanish tiles that might as well have come straight off the floor of mom's kitchen; a counter lined with wood siding - true Valley chic. That being said, mom never had the sense of complete utl... read more
Encino lucked out with this one. The chef is kind of famous, see. And rightfully so. All the traditional stuff, plus fancy, artsy plates with crispy rice, confetti shrimp, what have you. This north... read more
Can't go wrong ith this tiny menu. Shwarma, falafel, kebab. As a plate, a wrap, or in a pita. No messing around. Grape leaves and hummus, baba ganoush and tabouli as sides. Best to take home (sure,... read more
Don't panic, its organic. California crunchy meets Scandinavian efficiency at clean and airy Topanga eatery. Carrot avocado soup, Norwegian meat loaf, and daily specials nourish hoi polloi of neo-h... read more
Studio City is famous far and wide for the Japanese restaurants here: sometimes the best, always the priciest. Katsu-ya hasn't been around the longest, but it is an elder statesman of raw fish. The... read more
Blend of Californian and Mexican classics -- Cal-Mex? Seafood heavy on the menu. Not to say it's the way to order, necessarily. Freeze-dried servings, so might as well stay simple. Beans, rice, che... read more
Serves a full range of breakfast, lunch and dinner, but pastries always were and always will be the reason to arrive. Not made in-house, but exceptions can be made. Good stuff. The backyard is stre... read more
Hoping to build on the success of Baco Mercat, chef Josef Centeno b...
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
We love things that are retro like Reebok Pumps and telephones, so ...
This restaurant in Beverly Hills is so casual, there's no need to p...
This trendy spot by celebrity chef Michael Cimarusti may serve the ...