Los Angeles
  BlogSoop Blog Soop Directory About BlogSoop
 
 
Hollywood Restaurant Reviews

545 results             showing 0 - 100         |   next

sort:         alpha

price

rating

reviews

excerpt from a recent review

Pizzeria Mozza
641 N Highland Ave.
b/w Clinton St. & Melrose Ave.

$$$$$

2.3

23

Lots of feedback on the butterscotch budino recipe, with requests that I be a completist: What about that rosemary-pine nut cookie that goes with it, huh? Lest I be branded a tease.. >

The Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St.
b/w W Sunset Blvd. & Selma Ave.

$$$$$

3.2

16

Yep, cell phone. We forgot the camera. Here we have a review of brunch at Hungry Cat, provided by guest blogger/erstwhile Knife partner D.R. Stewart. He was only too happy to help... >

M Cafe de Chaya
7119 Melrose Ave.
b/w N La Brea Ave. & N Detroit St.

$$$$$

3.1

12

I have been hearing of M Cafe de Chaya for a couple years now, and finally made it out there for lunch last week. I loved it. A part of the Chaya Venice/Brasserie group, this is th.. >

Alcove Cafe & Bakery
1929 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Franklin & Clarissa Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

11

This was a return visit to The Alcove - the first time, I had brunch, and this time, it was all about dindin. The location is oh-so-cozy - lots of brick accents, and a very warm an.. >

Boule
420 N La Cienega Blvd.
b/w Rosewood Ave. & Oakwood Ave.

$$$$$

3

10

I stopped by Boule the other day, David Myers' patisserie, just across the street from his fab restaurant Sona. They have some great new items for fall. They were already sold ou.. >

Scoops
712 N Heliotrope Dr

$$$$$

3.2

10

Summer's almost over, and it's still hot. The only good thing about this heat is how much better it makes certain things, like icees, smoothies, and of course - ice cream! So it wa.. >

Joan's on Third
8350 W 3rd St.
b/w La Cienega Blvd. & Fairfax Ave.

$$$$$

2.6

9

Don't you hate waiting in line for breakfast? Most weekend eateries open by 10 am but that hangover keeps you in bed ‘til 11 am. And of course by then the line for a table is out .. >

Malo
4326 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w Fountain Ave. & Bates Ave.

$$$$$

3.6

9

Malo's Matthew Dickson updated Eating L.A. on a few recent developments...a new chef, Eric Ritter, has arrived although the menu won't be changing, "just the quality," says Dickson.. >

Providence
5955 Melrose Ave.
b/w Wilcox Ave. & Cole Ave.

$$$$$

3

9

Providence walks a fine, but assured, line between molecular gastronomy techniques and simple, tasteful preparations. Dishes range from a Pierre Gagnaire-ish trout belly with many.. >

Square One
4854 Fountain Ave.
b/w Catalina Ave. & L Ron Hubbard Way

$$$$$

2.9

9

EatingLA is sorry to hear that Phil, Robert and Hayden at Square One Dining have completed the sale of the restaurant, and will be moving on to other endeavors. But the good news i.. >

Cube at Divine Pasta Co.
615 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Melrose & Clinton St.

$$$$$

4.6

8

Once upon a time, I conjured up an idea of how the perfect diet would go. It involved everything fresh and bright: lots of vegetables, even more fruit -- particularly figs, ripe .. >

Osteria La Buca
5210 1/2 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Wilton PI & N Van Ness Ave.

$$$$$

4.8

8

While Osteria La Buca's remodel has been open off and on for several months, restaurant designer Kris Keith of the Spacecraft Group was finally ready last night to unveil the finis.. >

Ruen Pair
5257 Hollywood Blvd.
at Harvard Blvd.

$$$$$

5

8

A few years ago I suggested Ruen Pair as a spot for a first date. As we were sitting down to a delicious meal of morning glory stems and papaya salad, the gentleman in question cur.. >

101 Coffee Shop
6145 Franklin Ave.
at Gower St. and the 101 Fwy

$$$$$

2.5

7

I remember watching this hilarious movie about a guy and his actor friends trying to make it in Hollywood. My girlfriend and I laughed as Mikey blundered over his newfound single-d.. >

Breadbar
8718 W 3rd St.
b/w S Amaz Dr. & S Hamel Rd.

$$$$$

2.8

7

chicken liver mousse, green apple gelee An impromptu dinner at Breadbar with six wine-loving peeps seemed like a good plan for a Friday night, at least until they lost our reservat.. >

Lucky Devils
6613 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w Whitley & Cherokee Ave.

$$$$$

5

7

Much to my doctor’s disdain, second on my list of food I constantly crave are burgers. I’ll shell out almost anything for them too, from 99 cents for a Jr Bacon Cheeseburger at Wen.. >

Yuca's
2056 Hillhurst Ave

$$$$$

2.7

7

Here's a fun idea: Talking and munching at Yuca's new Food for Thought night, the fourth Friday of each month. The first one is this Friday, Jan. 25, from 6-8 at Yuca's on Hollywoo.. >

Ammo
1155 N Highland Ave.
b/w Lexington Ave. & Santa Monica Blvd.

$$$$$

3

6

We were meeting friends Shannon and Akhil for the first time in a while, and wanted to hit a Hollywood restaurant before going to a show at the Roxy. It was a toss up between Ammo .. >

Los Balcones del Peru
1360 Vine St.
b/w De Longpre Ave. & Afton Pl

$$$$$

3.1

6

I don't know how it happened, but it seems I've found a way to eat seafood someway somehow every day for as far back as I can remember. And as soon as I noticed it, I really have .. >

Lucques
8474 Melrose Ave.
b/w N La Cienega Blvd. & N Croft Ave.

$$$$$

6

You really want to eat everything they serve at this L.A. eatery, but you can't, can you?.. >

Pink's
711 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Melrose Ave. & Waring Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Every time I’m driving up La Brea and I see that line of hungry hot-dog cravers snaking up the street, I gotta shake my head – seriously, people? You’d wait in that line? For a hot.. >

Bowery
6268 Sunset Blvd.
b/w Vine St. & Argyle Ave.

$$$$$

5

5

1. Pressed-tin ceilings, white-tiled walls, black-leather barstools. 2. Excellent hamburgers and homemade onion rings. 3. An eat/drink bar where they're genuinely happy to have you.. >

Doughboys Cafe
8136 W 3rd St.
at S Kilkea Dr.

$$$$$

2.7

5

Doughboys: Ok, the Third Street location may have a slight health dept. mishap; and their service may not always be consistently good (even for a casual place) -- but my experience.. >

Grub
911 Seward St.
at Barton Ave.

$$$$$

5

5

Grub 911 Seward St Los Angeles, CA 90038 323-461-3663 On one side of the side are movie studios and sound stages. The other side of the street are houses with the corner house a re.. >

Lou
724 Vine St.
b/w Melrose Ave. & Camerford

$$$$$

3

5

DJ Olsen at Lou makes the most wonderful zucchini tarte. He starts with a pate brisee, adds a layer of a ricotta mixture, sliced zucchini and goat cheese. Wonderful, buttery, chees.. >

Magnolia
6266 1/2 Sunset Blvd.
b/w Vine St. & Argyle Ave.

$$$$$

5

Finding myself on the corner of Sunset & Vine at Hollywood and absolutely starving, what better thing to do than to check out some diners & restaurants... >

Red Corner Asia
5267 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w N Harvard Blvd. & N Serrano Ave.

$$$$$

4.8

5

My favorite Thai eaterie Ruin Pair in Thai Town is remodeling in an indefinite state...T__T So we're going to its neighor Red Corner Asia... >

Zankou Chicken
5065 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w N Mariposa & N Normandie Ave.

$$$$$

3

5

If you live in LA, (I hope) this isn't a newsflash: Zankou Chicken rocks. But did you know that the original Zankou was opened in Lebanon in 1964? Or that one of the original owner.. >

The Kitchen
4348 Fountain Avenue

$$$$$

5

There has been a lot of buzz lately about a fairly new player in San Gabriel dim sum scene, The Kitchen. The Los Angeles Times has featured this place twice - once in March, then .. >

Carney's
8351 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w N Sweetzer Ave. & N Kings Rd.

$$$$$

3

4

On this blazing hot Labor Day I had no intention of joining the un-air-conditioned masses as they fled westbound towards the slightly cooler oceanfront climate. Instead I satisfied.. >

Cat N' Fiddle
6530 W Sunset Blvd.
at Schrader Blvd.

$$$$$

4

4

just before the holidays, i met up with a close friend and spent the day with her and her lovely family. we hadn't seen each other in years, and we fell in like old times, only thi.. >

Fred 62
1850 N Vermont Ave.
at Russell Ave.

$$$$$

4

4

1850 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323)667-0062 Always open Fred 62 is a 50's style diner on a corner in Vermont in Los Feliz has miles of persona to it. Oddly enough it .. >

Little Next Door
8164 W 3rd St.
at S Kilkea Dr.

$$$$$

4

  My mom was in town this past weekend and I took her to Little Next Door, the spawn of its popular parent restaurant, The Little Door. I went when they first opened and was very d.. >

Simon LA
8555 Beverly Blvd.
at La Cienega

$$$$$

4

Last night, Celeste and I went to Simon LA for dinner, against many people's better judgment on the DineLA lunch being better than the dinner. This would be our first foray into Si.. >

Skooby's
6654 Hollywood Blvd.
at N Cherokee Ave.

$$$$$

4

After a night of margaritas in Hollywood (at L'Scorpion) on a weekday, there are few places better than Skooby's for cheap, greasy, late-night grub to sober up to . . ... >

Solar de Cahuenga
1847 N Cahuenga Blvd.
b/w Franklin Ave. & Yucca St.

$$$$$

3

4

Just about every time I'm winding my way over the hill into Hollywood I pass by Solar de Cahuenga at the corner of Franklin and Cahuenga and think, "Man, I need to check this place.. >

Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave.
at N Kings Rd.

$$$$$

1

4

A while back I saw Mario Batali on Iron Chef whip up an English Trifle. It seemed like the most basic thing -- layers of fluffy cake, cream and berries -- but it was one of the mo.. >

Trattoria Farfalla
1978 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Finley Ave. & Clarissa Ave.

$$$$$

4

I've been craving pasta these days, so I went back to the rustic little Italian corner at Los Feliz... >

Pioneer Chicken
4376 W Sunset Blvd

$$$$$

5

4

The second stop on my Pioneer Chicken run. The Echo Park location is just off Sunset Blvd... >

Yai Restaurant
5757 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

4

It's always great to hear about another restaurant in Thai Town, and that's especially the case when the recommendation comes from well known local Thai chef Jet Tila. In fact, Yai.. >

Cactus Taqueria
950 Vine St

$$$$$

1

4

Freshness and Value Draw the Crowds 5642 College Ave., Oakland Rockridge neighborhood PH: 510.658.6180 Open Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Credit cards accepted w.. >

Bin 8945
8945 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w Robertson & San Vicente Blvd.

$$$$$

3

This doesn't come as too much of a shock considering David Haskell made it clear he's working on a new concept, but he confirmed that Bin 8945, which he opened in June 2006, has be.. >

Cha Cha Cha
656 N Virgil Ave.
b/w Melrose Ave. & Clinton St.

$$$$$

3

3

Sunday brunch is best when you're not hungover. That's probably a good rule of thumb in general, but after a perfect confluance of different events falling on the same weekend, I .. >

Cheebo
7533 W Sunset Blvd.
b/w N Sierra Bonita Ave. & N Gardner St.

$$$$$

3

The sky still has it's fresh layer of orange thanks to the fires that have crisped the south land. All that orange has reminded me of our very own Cheebo restaurant here in Hollywo.. >

Citizen Smith
1600 N Cahuenga Blvd.
at Selma Ave.

$$$$$

2

3

The reigning champ is the pug burger at The Hungry Cat, but all good champs are able to withstand oncoming challengers. Today I was in the mood for a burger and with the wonderful.. >

El Carmen
8138 W 3rd St.
b/w Crescent Heights & La Jolla

$$$$$

1

3

1. Walk to El Carmen, step through the thick red curtain, and immediately make believe you are in the movie Desperado. Dim red lighting, paintings of Mexican wrestlers on black vel.. >

Fabiolus Cafe
5255 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Ridgewood Pl & N Van Ness Ave.

$$$$$

4.8

3

My mom and sister were coming up to see Wicked at the Pantages last weekend. They asked for a dinner recommendation. I suggested Fabiolus. I had been there for a friend’s birthday .. >

Lala's Argentine Grill
7229 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Alta Vista Blvd. & N Formosa Ave.

$$$$$

3.2

3

It's odd... when summertime comes around, I find myself compelled to buy more clothes and spend more than I'm actually worth. Maybe it's seeing all the beautiful people we have in .. >

Memphis
6541 Hollywood Blvd.
at Schrader Blvd.

$$$$$

2

3

Housed inside a windowless structure that looks like a seedy roadside truck stop, Memphis is as anti-Orange County as it gets. Appropriate, since its next-door neighbor is that sup.. >

Palms Thai
5900B Hollywood Blvd.
at N Bronson Ave.

$$$$$

4

3

A dozen wooden Siamese cats peer down at you from along the ceiling while waiters with headsets scurry between tables refilling water glasses and barking commands into their mouthp.. >

Sona
401 N La Cienega Blvd.
at Westmount Dr.

$$$$$

4.5

3

Nancy of Living LArge and I had a plan of attack. We’d meet up at Boule Atelier at 6:30 before they closed at 7, get some treats, then head over to Sona for cocktails and then to C.. >

The Trails
2333 Fern Dell Dr.
at Red Oak Dr.

$$$$$

3

3

This tiny, hidden, wooden, snack shack has homemade treats for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Best of all it's in beautiful Griffith Park, with convenient and ample parkin.. >

The Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave.
b/w Martel & Fuller

$$$$$

3

The Village Idiot may have to be my new “local.” When I was just out of college, I went to live in London on a work permit for a little while. One of the things I really loved abou.. >

Zeke's Smokehouse
7100 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N La Brea Ave.

$$$$$

3

After experiencing some good and some bad restaurants in the the Bay Area, we returned to the LA area and went to Zeke's Smokehouse in Montrose. I've read some mixed reviews abou.. >

KP's Vietnamese American Deli
2616 Hyperion Ave,. Suite B

$$$$$

3

3

Yes, apparently KP's Deli is closing...their lease was not renewed. Very sad news since the people there were so nice, and it's not easy to find a decent bahn mi in this neck of th.. >

Electric Lotus
4656 Franklin Ave

$$$$$

3

I'm finally recovering from last weekend at Coachella. Had a chance to pop into Electric Lotus with a buddy and forgot that with just the two of us I need to order accordingly. Man.. >

Bhan Kanom Thai
5271 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

3

Right next door to Red Corner Asia is this Thai sweets heaven. I forgot to take photo of the amazing wall-packed full of Thai candies and goodies interior. There're many Southeast .. >

Mario's Peruvian & Seafood
5786 Melrose Ave

$$$$$

3

I wish Mario's Peruvian was closer to me. I always have such long periods in between my trips there for one reason or another. Maybe it's the location. Maybe it's the wait you some.. >

Sushi Ike
6051 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 105

$$$$$

3

Looking for a lunch spot in Hollywood, and after hearing great things about Sushi Ike -- and jonesing for some -- we decided to check it out. They stipulated: It's in a strip mall.. >

Red Pearl Kitchen
6703 Melrose Avenue

$$$$$

3

Red Pearl Kitchen has heard the bitching. Owners Tim & Liza Goodell have hired Tyson Ophaso from Chinatown Brasserie in NYC as the new "corporate chef for the Domaine Restaurant Gr.. >

Famima!!
6759 Hollywood Blvd

$$$$$

2.7

3

Famima is like the Fast and the Furious of mini marts; on the surface it's slick, with Japanese roots and a little extra kick in the food department, but ultimately it's just a sou.. >

25 Degrees
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

$$$$$

4

2

Up until I realized that I'd been cheated by them, I enjoyed 25 Degrees -- particularly Maria's excellent burger and the overall ambience. Now, I'm a tad miffed... >

3rd Stop
8636 W 3rd St.
at S Willaman Dr.

$$$$$

2

With Liz attending business school at UCLA on the weekends, there's easy opportunity for she and I (and Matty J, too, I suppose) to all grab dinner. This time around, I wanted to t.. >

Angeli Caffe
7274 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Poinsettia Pl & N Alta Vista Blvd.

$$$$$

3

2

Since I'm a longtime fan of KCRW's Good Food, hosted by Evan Kleiman, I had long been dying to check out her restaurant, Angeli Caffe... >

Atch-Kotch
1253 Vine St., #5
b/w Fountain & La Mirada Ave.

$$$$$

2

I did an entry on this Japanese place long time ago. I always get the half-size miso ramen (with egg and seaweed added) even it's just taste ok, I don't know why I keep getting it... >

Barney's Beanery
8447 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w N Olive Dr. & Holloway Dr.

$$$$$

2

Barney's Beanery is a great place to watch a game, grab a beer, and get some good food. Look this isn't some gourmet restaurant. If you are expecting that, you're a moron. But .. >

Bastide
8475 Melrose Pl,
b/w N La Cienega Blvd. & N Alfred St.

$$$$$

2

Bastide, post-Chairgate. First up! Irene Virbilia reviews Bastide. And it's a flat-out, full-throttle rave. It's Bastide, unbuttoned. ...Service is as good as it gets in Los Angele.. >

Bossa Nova
685 N Robertson Blvd.
b/w Santa Monica Blvd. & Melrose Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

One of the guilty pleasures of my recent insomniac trend is that at least I get to partake in Los Angeles' late-night dining scene. I convinced my brother (sick again -- I told hi.. >

Brasserie Vert
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
at Highland Ave.

$$$$$

2

In Hollywood, lunch is not a meal; it's a problem. People have them every day, yet they're often taken aback when assistants ask, "What's good for you?" That's because it's often a.. >

Chado Tea Room
8422 1/2 W 3rd St.
b/w S Croft Ave. & S Orlando Ave.

$$$$$

5

2

Much to dismay, I have realized that all of these "specialty vodkas" that are either flavored or infused with fruit do not have the same health effects as eating a piece of fruit. .. >

Chateau Marmont Restaurant
8221 Sunset Blvd.
at Hayvenhurst Dr.

$$$$$

4

2

Though I've eaten at the Chateau Marmont restaurant (not to be confused with the Bar Marmont) dozens of times, I've never taken any photos of the food as cameras are generally frow.. >

Chaya
8741 Alden Dr.
b/w George Bums Rd. & N Roberts Blvd.

$$$$$

2

2

Looking for a business lunch spot in the area -- but wanted to avoid the usual power lunch suspects, like The Grill (which I can't stand) (Flickr pic by jenster181.) What we ord.. >

Dolce
8284 Melrose Ave.
b/w N Sweetzer Ave. & N Harper Ave.

$$$$$

1.1

2

Welcome to my first foodventure post (in the past I've posted my food reviews in my other blogs, but it looked too out of place in midst of my other non-food posts--plus I've alway.. >

Dominick's
8715 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N George Burns Rd. & N Sherbourne Dr.

$$$$$

2.5

2

It's easy to overlook WeHo promotions like Dominick's Sunday Supper. Paying $15 for three courses sounds questionable at best, the Olive Garden at worst. Last week it was $15 for t.. >

Don Felix Restaurant
4435 Fountain Ave.
b/w N Virgil Ave. & N Commonwealth Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

After the holiday break(oops sorry Bill O'rielly, I mean Christmas)I was back on the taco hunt. It's funny how before this taco hunt I was always hesitant to go to westside taqueri.. >

Eat Well
8252 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N Harper Ave.

$$$$$

2

Met up with a friend for Brunch at Eat Well which we blogged long time ago. This neighbourhood diner is always crowded and is especially packed on Sunday brunch time. I was 10 minu.. >

El Gran Burrito
4716 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w N Vermont Ave. & N New Hampshire Ave.

$$$$$

2.3

2

I have a problem. I am addicted to late night fast food. It is practically a given that if I go out for a drink, on the way home, I will stop at a greasy drive-through, order somet.. >

Geisha House
6633 Hollywood Blvd.
b/w N Cherokee Ave. & Whitley Ave.

$$$$$

2

2

I know, I know -- after my last (mis)adventure at Dolce, why am I taking a gander at Geisha House (which is in the same restaurant group), well, 2 reasons:.. >

Genghis Cohen
740 N Fairfax Ave.
b/w Melrose Ave. & Waring Ave.

$$$$$

2

Big dinners are a pet peeve of mine, because there are so few restaurants that can easily handle a table of twelve. Ordering is a stressful chore, busboys can't keep up with reques.. >

Grand Lux Cafe
121 N La Cienega Blvd.
at 3rd St.

$$$$$

4.3

2

My boy PR (I call him Punk Rocker) needed a keen woman's eye on his latest shopping spree, and I was all a-flutter. He's an ex-internet boyfriend from way back, and he's also the i.. >

Hamburger Hamlet
9201 W Sunset Blvd.
at Doheny Rd.

$$$$$

3.1

2

Hamburger Hamlet. That name brings back a lot of good memories. As a kid Hamburger Hamlet was a treat for doing good in school or special occasions like birthdays. There used to.. >

Hirozen
8385 Beverly Blvd.
b/w N Orlando Ave. & N Kings Rd.

$$$$$

1

2

I had begun to feel it. Burnout. Burnout from all the food hopping. I thought that by appropriately mixing up the restaurant cuisines and locations that I would be able to fulfill .. >

Home
1760 Hillhurst Ave.
b/w Melbourne & Kingswell Ave.

$$$$$

2

There's a lot to be said about a place that calls itself home. Some say it's where you hang your hat, while some say it's a place you can never return to and even some, like Bon Jo.. >

India's Grill
428 S San Vicente Blvd.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

2

What a strenuous week this has been! My apologies for taking so long with this post but it was my 5 year anniversary on Friday and we just took off to the Santa Ynez for wine tasti.. >

Jar
8225 Beverly Blvd.
at Harper Ave.

$$$$$

2

Let's start the morning off with some mathematical logic, shall we?.. >

Marouch
4905 Santa Monica Blvd.
at N Edgemont St.

$$$$$

5

2

I usually go to Marouch for big group dinner and we would get their courses. This time a few collegues and I came here for lunch. I absolutely love their Warak-Inah-Bizeyt (Grape l.. >

Mel's Drive-In
8585 W Sunset Blvd.
at Sunset Plaza Dr.

$$$$$

2

2

There are little choices for eateries that still open past midnight in LA, so I took my overtly-exhausted friend to this fancy parody of the retro 50s diner (with valet parking!). .. >

Miceli's
1646 N Las Palmas Ave.
b/w Hollywood Blvd. & Selma Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

Sorry for the lack of update, Freda and I didn't have the chance to try new restaurants recently (is that even possible? ^^;;). This is an old entry I forgot to put up, a large par.. >

Mustard Seed Cafe
1948 Hillhurst Ave.
at Clarissa Ave.

$$$$$

2

Mom tells me that when I was a wee one, I judged a 'rant by its bathroom. Well, old habits die hard. I almost always take a peek into the ladies room, whether or not I'm in need. T.. >

Norman's
8570 W Sunset Blvd.
at Londonderry PI

$$$$$

5

2

About 2 weeks ago, a beloved foodie on the Chowhound LA boards named JBC kindly asked me if I would review one of his favorites - Norman's. Never one to refuse a food challenge, I .. >

O-Bar
8279 Santa Monica Blvd.
b/w N Sweetzer Ave. & N Harper Ave.

$$$$$

2

Every other time I'm in or passing by the WeHo area w/o other dining plans, O-Bar's on my mind, and usually I cave and visit, tonight being no exception... >

Palermo
1858 N Vermont Ave.
at Russell Ave.

$$$$$

2

One of these days, I will travel to the beautiful country of Italy, with its famed vineyards, its deliciously delectable dishes, and its old world romanticism... >

Santino's
1253 Vine St.
b/w Fountain & La Mirada Ave.

$$$$$

2

I was driving down Lincoln Blvd. near Navy, figuring out where to have lunch today, and I saw a red awning that said "PANINI BEER TAPAS WINE." I pulled over immediately! It is a li.. >

Silky Smooth Frozen Custard
8500 Beverly Blvd.
at N La Cienega Blvd.

$$$$$

2

In my previous post about Silky Smooth Ultra Creamery, I accidentally implied that their product might not be real frozen custard. I would like to correct that - because they use .. >

Table 8
7661 Melrose Ave.
at N Stanley Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

There are girls who cry at the drop of a $95 Juicy Couture straw sun hat. They dab their waterproof-macara’d eyes for every episode of Oprah. They weep as they flip the pages of a .. >

Taste
8454 Melrose Ave.
b/w Clinton St. & N Croft Ave.

$$$$$

2

I already wrote about Taste on Melrose last year, but last night’s experience called for another writeup. I picked Taste as the restaurant where I wanted to celebrate my and my bf’.. >

The Pig
612 N La Brea Ave.
b/w Clinton St. & Melrose Ave.

$$$$$

2

Beef Brisket Plate apple-wood-smoked beef slices served with "world championship" sweet mustard sauce. I got sides of potato salad, cole slaw and corn bread. The beef brisket is so.. >

The Spanish Kitchen
826 N La Cienega Blvd.
at Waring Ave.

$$$$$

2

With all this bustle to get ready for Thanksgiving I'm offering a reprieve right before the battle throwdown. A tradition of sorts, that for me at least is very Californian, is Tac.. >

Tiger Lily Restaurant & Bar
1745 N Vermont Ave.
at Kingswell Ave.

$$$$$

2

I'll try not to hold it against the new Los Feliz restaurant Tiger Lily that they stole the name of a perfectly good Woody Allen movie (ok, my dad produced it, but still). Kathy an.. >

Toast
8221 W 3rd St.
b/w S Harper Ave. & S La Jolla Ave.

$$$$$

2

Favorite. Can the word “favorite” even exist in a plural form? A “favorite” is one thing that is preferred above and beyond the rest. Maybe I am being too picky, but if a favorit.. >