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Santa Monica’s popular beer and burger institution has opened—to much hype—in the Helms Bakery complex. The cavernous spot has 72 taps, plus wine, and a classic crowd-pleasing menu. Owner Sang Yoon... read more
Serving almost 40 varieties of cereal, Flake is pretty much the best place by the beach to take your kid for breakfast or lunch. If you don't want to deal with the sugar rush and crash of offerings... read more
Gus’s neon sign was always famous; closed and reopened, now maybe famous for food. Start with drinks, end with red velvet cake. In between, it’s meat. Memphis, St. Louis, Texas, Carolina style. Or ... read more
If you've got the cash to spare, this is the perfect date spot. Sand under your feet on a beach that's almost considered private. David Geffen, the mogul owns the hotel and finally let the restaura... read more
You might think it’s all about the salads (made to order). You might think it’s about the soup (made every day, in-house). But no. It’s the desserts. Peanut butter sandwich cookie. Carrot cupcake. ... read more
A spin-off on the original hip NYC location, this LA outpost provides the same high-style fine dining with a modern, edgy twist. Tom Colicchio (of 2006 Top Chef fame) is responsible for the regiona... read more
The Other Greenspan raises our interest rate in the Miracle Mile movement of passionate gourmets pushing real food in artful directions far beyond freshness and form. French wine pairings and techn... read more
Truly fine cuiz from the former chef of Maple Drive and L'Orangerie, and over-the-top club whimsy courtesy of legendary '70s kids' show producer Sid Krofft. The product: a gay (and occasionally str... read more
Leave it to the upper cresty Westsiders to show everyone else up with their moody, fashionable dark wood and cream take on the ubiquitous neighborhood wine bar. Seamen, ranchers, and farmers on the... read more
Bright red vinyl booths and white Formica tables make it seem low-key, but the food is serious business. Special attention given to special pastrami, Belgian fries, and ube (purple, sweet taro) mil... 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
Switched flip-flops for Manolo's? It's Whole Foods gone Sex and the City. Cafe and market, both sophisticated, smart, luscious, and good for you. Just like the one that got away, working downtown a... read more
Culver's cool but would Han Solo eat here? Gastro-pub of Old School cool and egotistical service. Crammed with pretty people who had never heard of the Western city, drawn by so-so overly rich "I'm... read more
When it opened, sans signage and went by just three simple letters, many were confused. Word quickly caught on and its been a fledgling Bev. Blvd. classic ever since. Breakfast, lunch and (you gues... read more
Superb spring-fresh grill tastes make us question how the hell it's comfort food. But with this amount of flavor, we'll shut up. Come for the spicy garlic shrimp, beef tenderloin pizzita, and kille... read more
Donald Trump's contribution to California is large, ornate, and highly controversial. Something about protected wildlife or marshes or something. But people need to golf! Brunch buffet is a sport, ... read more
Darkly illuminated by mood-ring lighting, redwood and stone-strewn wine bar draws the kind of sophisticated smart-dresser you can throw Bright Eyes/Dylan comparisons out to. Humungoid salads probab... read more
Burger obsessed control freaks and hot bods, unite! Choose from beef, bird or veggie, a slew of toppings, homemade bun, artisanal cheese, and prepare for the juiciest burger this side of In n' Out,... read more
Local farms, winemakers, and dairy artisans set this hotel restaurant menu on fire, kind of like what that pinstriped suit with the wandering eye is doing for the bar. Smooth, contemporary setting ... 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 ...