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Perched atop the imposing Pershing Square Building, Perch is a gem of a French bistro. The splendid alfresco setup accentuated by a fireplaces and fire pits sets you up for what's in store in the kitchen. The restaurant serves delicious classic French cuisine in LA's scintillating atmosphere. Featuring separate menus for brunch, dinner, and late nights, it offers an unforgettable culinary journey. The regular delicacies like Ahi Tuna Tartare and 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.
Located at the second floor of the Luxe Hotel, this cool restaurant in LA's Downtown has a interesting concept: it offer two different menus - the Sttaford, which is more conventional and classic (far from average) and the Mathis, that is is audacious and creative. In both you will taste fresh, flavorful and delicious ingredients. Make sure you try the Sttaford short rib - tender and tasty - and the Mathis tartare - well seasoned and delicious. The staff is attentive and friendly. The decor is trendy and clean and you have the option of outdoor seating, where can enjoy your meal on the patio with a great view of LA's Downtown and Staples Center.
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.
This celebrity hangout has been visited by beautiful people for years and shows no signs of slowing down. If you don't have a reservation or a studio deal, however, don't even try it. The decor is simple and focuses your attention on the crowd and the menu, which are both out of this world. The crab cakes are a favorite, and the fried chicken is also excellent. If you can afford it, The Ivy is a great place to hobnob with the movers and shakers. If not, you can always order a drink at the bar. Be sure to make a reservation.
Located on West Sunset Boulevard, Eveleigh is a flamboyantly rustic yet comfortable eatery that features sumptuous American and European dishes. Eveleigh gets its name from a suburb in Sydney, where Eveleigh was first started. Feel laid back with their wooden furniture and enjoy the amazing Old European style dishes and American delicacies and pair them with a wine from their extensive list, which will take you through the evening.
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.
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.
26 Beach offers a variety of different cuisines for lunch and dinner as well as an enormous breakfast menu. For starters, 26 Beach serves exceptional Nu'Awlins Chicken Gumbo and Coctel de Ceviche. There is an entire menu page dedicated to "Marvelous Main Course Salads," ranging from an Oriental noodle salad to a garlic shrimp Caesar. For dinner, enjoy a N.Y. Strip Steak or Mary's Rack of lamb. 26 Beach is also known for its huge selection of "giant" hamburgers served on freshly baked buns; wheat or brioche. Sit outside on the patio to bask in the California sun and mingle with the locals.
One Pico is the sea-facing eatery at the Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica. Elegant period furniture and chandeliers serve to create a handsome ambiance of elegance, while the highlights on the dinner menu are Grilled King Salmon, Colorado Lamb Loin, Alaskan Halibut, and Kobe Flat Iron Steak. There is also a lunch menu featuring salads and light entrees. It is best to visit the restaurant at twilight and enjoy the sunset over a drink or two before moving on to dinner.