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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.
One of Hollywood best-kept secrets, Off-Vine is nestled in an endearing yellow house, reminiscent of quaint eateries from Europe. Distinctive from the urban restaurants of Los Angeles, Off Vine exudes a spectacular countryside charm, unlike its counterparts. Very much in keeping with the ambiance, the menu here is comprised of straightforward home-style recipes made from the freshest local market ingredients. Salads, sandwiches, and steaks are some of the delicious American staples to try from the menu. An extensive wine menu offers a wide assortment of wines to select from. From enjoying brunches in the sun-bleached patio or a cozy dinner in the comely interiors, the restaurant is an ideal spot to enjoy any meal.
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.
Here you will find a romantic European-style hideaway where the food is always good and the atmosphere is tranquil. You can't go wrong when you are seated in the lovely outdoor dining garden, heated by gas lamps for year-round dining. Once you settle in, enjoy one of the many wines offered by the glass and get ready for a dreamy dining experience. French classics like the chicken and beef dishes are consistently well-prepared and the pastas and nightly specials will ensure that there is something for everyone. If you have been wishing that you could rendezvous in Europe with the one you love, this place might just tide you over until you can get there. Late-night dining is available.
Il Cielo is a beautiful Italian restaurant where you can enjoy a flavorful dinner with your loved one. The warm fireplace, dim lights and intimate ambience make it a perfect spot for some lovely romantic memories. Enjoy the fine spread of the tasty Tuscan cuisine in the glow of candle-lights and with rose petals strewn on the table. Dine outside to enjoy the fine weather. Private rooms for banquets are also offered.
Villa Blanca's completely white and cream decor projects class and elegance. They offer an array of Mediterranean, Italian cuisines and specialize in seafood. The understated ambience is perfectly juxtaposed by the bright and green plants that are placed around. The food is carefully curated by their expert chefs, who promise to deliver the best. Frequented by the rich and famous, Villa Blanca has managed to carve a niche for itself.
Mantee derives its name from a traditional American dish, which also happens to be one of the signature dishes here. This intimate restaurant has a warm setting, perfect for a romantic meal, with an indoor and a garden dining area at the back. The menu features crunchy salads like the traditional Fattoush and Armenian Salad and cold appetizers like Hummos with Soujuk and Kebbe Naye. Choose from a variety of lunch special combos which consists of three to four dishes to make a perfect meal. Have them cater your next party, call ahead for more details.
Located inside the Beverly Hills Hotel, this long-time favorite of the 90210 crowd (the city, not the show) is a great place to people watch. Celebrities and other well-heeled people hang out here and enjoy its rich atmosphere. The room inside is lovely and tasteful, and the outside patio is tree lined and great for smokers who can't do without their fix. Not for the T-shirt set - gentlemen are required to wear jackets.
This eatery is regarded as the best places to sample American-French cuisine in Los Angeles. Authentic French recipes are blended with modern day American sensibility resulting in some innovative dishes. The menu is regularly updated and there are some specialty items, which you must get a bite of. The desserts are simply scrumptious- try the pistachio Crème Brulée. If you are a nature enthusiast, you may want to take your seat in the Garden Room which has a retractable glass roof. There is also a lounge where you can enjoy an intimate dinner by the fireplace.
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.