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'Perched' atop the 13-story tall Pershing Square Building, is a gem of a French bistro, that's hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the historic square. The splendid alfresco setup accentuated by a couple of fireplaces and fire pits, sets you up for what's in store in the kitchen. The connoisseur behind the kitchen walls, Chef Shawn Davis promises to take your dining experience to a different level by serving delicious classic French cuisine touched by his signature style. The regular French delicacies like Ahi Tuna Tartar and Classic Caesar Salad are dished out with flair, and so are the traditional dishes like Bouillabaisse and Duck Confit. In the end, a glass of Armagnac or Calvados from its bar, is enough to round off a fine dining experience. The bistro is also a perfect spot to relax in the lounge area and enjoy the live gigs and cabaret performances which are held here throughout the week. With a location that matches the best in the city, Perch is a perfect place to dine with your loved ones. Call or visit their website to book a table.
Located at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, L.A. Prime, A New York Steakhouse is a fabulous place to have a hearty New York style steak meal while enjoying the panoramic view of the city from the rooftop. The steaks come drizzled with sauces such as bearnaise—a tart-sweet house sauce and pepper. If you would prefer something less heavy, the restaurant also serves fresh seafood. Indulge in appetizers such as Lettuce Wedge Salad with blue cheese and Potato au Gratin. On the wine front, the restaurant has over 500 bottles with an extensive number of California Reds.
Takami Sushi & Robata Restaurant is an upscale restaurant that combines breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley with a contemporary twist on traditional Japanese cuisine. The signature soju and sake-based cocktails, featuring names like Wasabitini and Pamasake, are a treat for the eye, as well as the palette. Make reservations early if you want to enjoy your meal on the patio, the only experience of its kind in downtown Los Angeles. Also enjoy drinks and appetizers at the adjoining Elevate Lounge.
Gaze over the Los Angeles skyline while devouring tastefully prepared Asian dishes. The menu boasts a fusion cuisine comprising of Crispy Suckling Pig, Maine Black Cod with Ginseng Honey, Grilled Lamb Chops with Korean Gochu Jang Chilli and General Tso Glazed Wolfe Ranch Quail. With over 400 wine labels and an equally extensive sake list, the lounge also scores easily over its competition. The venue is elegant and upscale, a little on the expensive side but best suited for intimate dinners and cozy meals. The lounge is also a lively place to relax and enjoy.
Located within the Hollywood Hotels & Apartments, the Yamashiro Hollywood, one of the most unusual restaurants around gives a dazzling view of the city while allowing patrons to enjoy authentic Japanese meals at the same time. Specializing in serving sumptuous Asian fusion flavors, the restaurant is quite popular among the locals as well as the tourists alike. You can opt for delicacies like Spicy Salmon & Scallop, Truffle Hamachi, Asian BBQ Baby Back Ribs and lots more from the extensive menu. The flavorsome food can also be enjoyed with a glass of wine to balance the savory flavors. You can also feel free to take some time off and stroll through the eight acres of lush green gardens just below the bar as you wait for your order to arrive. Suitable for a romantic date, the Yamashiro Hollywood must definitely be tried during your time in the city.
The Getty Center's restaurant is the place to go when visiting the area on an empty stomach. Good views and an elegant setting prove to be a nice prelude to the Mediterranean-flavored Californian cuisine served within. Fresh local produce is imbibed in the creations, keeping them simple, yet interesting. A well-chosen wine list and bar provide the accompaniment. The venue caters to private parties and paid parking is available a tram ride away. For more information, drop in!
Add excitement to an otherwise mundane dinner routine by traveling 18 floors up to the The Penthouse Restaurant, situated on the rooftop of the Huntley Hotel. Panoramic views of the picturesque mountains, vast Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles city lights, are captivating and enthralling. The lounge features beach cabanas, open skies, silver bars and open flames, courtesy of Designer Thomas Schoos. The kitchen blends the flavors of the Pacific, Asia and the Americas to fuse together with local cuisine. Along with dinner, The Penthouse also offers breakfast and lunch, as well as weekend brunch and a lounge menu.
Located next to the ocean, the Strand House offers breathtaking views along with its outstanding cuisine. The sleek modern decor creates an elegant dining space, though you should make sure you reserve a table by the window so you can enjoy the beach view. The menu features contemporary American dishes created using fresh local ingredients. Complement your meal with a glass of wine from their impressive California wine selection. The weekend brunch is especially scrumptious.