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.
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.
Castaway Restaurant, situated atop the hills of Burbank, offers an unparalleled dining experience to its guests. Rustic and elegant at once, soft and muted tones of beige, brown and grey dominate the dining hall area and the lovely floor to ceiling windows offer splendid views of the surrounding hills. Outside, a beautiful patio calls out to you to soak up some sun and treat your eyes to the panoramic views of the rest of the city. With their own dry-aging room and the dedication to serve you the highest quality beef, the menu has been crafted by Chef Perry Pollaci and are sure to engage all your senses at once. An extensive and elaborate wine list that includes more than 150 wines imported from different parts of the world will please the wine lover in you. An ideal place whether it be a romantic meal with your loved one or celebration of an event, Castaway Restaurant does not disappoint.
Continue your dreamy vacation at Downtown Disney with a visit to Catal. Fine Mediterranean cuisine served here has hints from France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Get into the groove with paella a la Valencia, duck leg confit and spinach tortellini. The bar serves innovative, themed drinks, tapas, sandwiches and salads. And if you feel like it, you can request a table outdoors. The management announces events seasonally.
'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.
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.
The main dishes are not all that is attractive about Noé; the place has a serene, elegant atmosphere, with a terracotta-stained floor, starched white linens, and Gustave Klimt paintings that lend it this distinction. Also, there is a lovely lounge ideal for a pre- or post-dinner drink, a charming patio, 100 varieties of wine on the wine list, and a perfectly hospitable staff, so you are sure to enjoy your meal.
Hana-Ichimonme is one of the best Japanese noodle houses this side of the Pacific. Located on the top floor of the Little Tokyo Square, it serves up huge steaming bowls of noodles combined with fresh seaweed, chicken or pork. Fresh ginger, hard-boiled eggs and exotic dessert selections are offered here as well. The atmosphere, service and even the view help make this a great experience. There are several views to choose from and during the winter months, the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains are visible while you dine.
High up on the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower, California's tallest skyscraper, 71Above is among the most sought after restaurants in town. This stunner with its chic circular dining and bar areas is enclosed by floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and offers unrivaled vistas of the ocean, mountains, city and beyond. Besides getting wowed by the views and swank environs, you will also be charmed by the contemporary American fare by chef Vartan Abgaryan. The seasonal menu is laden with creative dishes to tantalize your palate. Enjoy happy hours, a nightcap or afternoon cocktails at the bar or the sky lounge with scenic landmarks at the backdrop. Whether it is a romantic meal, a business lunch or a special occasion, you can choose to dine in any of their dining areas depending upon your situation. Reservations are highly recommended.
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.
For a quiet romantic evening, Bonavista is just the right place to be. Sip cocktails from the interestingly shaped mugs, and enjoy the light fare that is served here while you hold those quiet conversations. The interiors may not be rather hip or happening, but the drinks and the view make up for it. It's location in the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites gives stunning views of the downtown while it rotates 360 degrees in an hour!