Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution is the place to be. Like all of the celebrity chef's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that delicious food can be fun. The luxurious and intimate setting at this restaurant makes it perfect for an intimate meal and especially for special occasions. The wine and cocktail lists are comprehensive and provide the perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
Still commonly known as the "Rainbow Room," this fabled Sunset Strip institution continues to deliver a good time with live rock shows, fun finger food and late-night dining. The roomy interiors consist of a dining room, several bars, upstairs dance floor and patio decorated with kitschy rock 'n' roll memorabilia, Christmas lights, burgundy leather booths and even a vintage arcade game. The food offered is an Italian-American fusion of popular munchies such as pizza, sandwiches, steaks and a diverse vegetarian selection. Keep in mind that it is possible to reserve special seating above the stage.
Bottega Louie brings European panache to the streets of LA with a delicious contemporary Italian menu. Opt for the Farmers Market Breakfast at their weekend brunch, a platter of poached eggs, vegetables and parmesan, or relish small plates of raspberry beignets or portobello fries. Complement your meal with something from their extensive beverage list; flavored soda, beer, juices, lattes or heady cocktails to name a few. The sprawling high-beamed space is decorated with crisp white walls and marble counter tops for a classy, East Coast feel, and exudes an understated elegance. Head to the deli for food to go, as well as inspiration to experiment in your own kitchen.
Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Yo-Way is a famous sandwich eatery that offers tasty, fast and fresh meals. Located in the Gardena community, this eatery is known for its classic, fresh quality ingredients and their exceptional hospitality. Here, you get to choose from an assortment of salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Delivery service is provided with an extra charge. In case you're in a hurry, you can make a reservation or even carry away your meal. Grab some freshly made large sandwiches at an economical price.
This cool coffee bar next to the City National Plaza features a wraparound coffee counter and a breezy patio seating area. Resembling a unique jewel-box, the Nice Coffee Bar caters to early morning yuppies and the work-crowd in Downtown Los Angeles. While the coffee is a hit, the homemade donuts are the pleasant surprise here. Nice Coffee Bar sets up shop as early as 7a and keeps pouring steaming hot cups of caffeine till 4p.
A popular restaurant in Chicago, Girl & the Goat brings the Southern Californian flavors to the people of Los Angeles. The interior here is characterized by wooden decor and dim lights which gives this place a warm vibe. It is in such a comfortable environment that you savor some new as well as old recipes (from the original location). The specialty of this place is that this is the first time that restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm have ventured out of Chicago.