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Otium, roughly meaning leisure time in Latin is a great way to describe this contemporary restaurant. Bringing great food and fun vibes to the neighborhood, Otium is the ideal dining destination to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy a hearty meal. Serving an assortment of globally-inspired dishes, the restaurant offers patrons the chance dig into delicacies like Foie Gras, Falafel and Tai Snapper under one roof. The delectable meals can be complemented with cocktails, beers or wines. Once you are here, consider sitting at the counter to see the chefs work their magic on the ingredients. If you are in the mood to try some extraordinary food, head to Otium for a meal that you are unlikely to forget for a long time.
Tease your taste buds with delicious Vietnamese cuisine at the Au Lac LA while in the city. On the menu are dishes like Mad Flax, Crimini Pesto, Yellow Noodle Soup, Chinoise, Cali Roll, Claypot Fish, Grilled Pork Chop and much more that have been listed. Complement your meals with drinks such as Hawaiian Blend, Hemp Mac Milk, and Hibiscus Chamomile. The grand decorated restaurant is the perfect ambiance to share a meal with friends or family.
'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.
Looking for an elite, one of a kind, bar? Look no further than Le Néant on South Spring Street. Open only for four hours during the week, you will be served special cocktails with secret ingredients by the bar director himself! The decor looks like something straight out of an early 20th century film set with plush sofas, wooden ceiling and flooring, statues of bronze angels and other knick-knacks. It is a luxurious experience that is really sought after, with the bookings going on months in advance, so make sure you book your appointment right away.
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.
Housed within the Spring Arcade building, Gelateria Uli is the creation of its namesake Uli Nasibova. On offer here is an array of vibrant and colorful flavors, available as artisanal gelato as well as frozen sorbets. While a round-the-year menu is available, a seasonal menu with seasonal fruity highlights is featured as well. Try the Salted Caramel, Coconut Lemongrass, Stracciatella and Chocolate Sorbet, or simply ask to pour some delicious drip coffee over a plain ice cream flavor.