Still commonly known as the "Rainbow Room," this fabled Sunset Strip institution continues to deliver a good time with live rock shows, fun finger food and late-night dining. The roomy interiors consist of a dining room, several bars, upstairs dance floor and patio decorated with kitschy rock 'n' roll memorabilia, Christmas lights, burgundy leather booths and even a vintage arcade game. The food offered is an Italian-American fusion of popular munchies such as pizza, sandwiches, steaks and a diverse vegetarian selection. Keep in mind that it is possible to reserve special seating above the stage.
Since Lawry's The Prime Rib specializes in prime rib, come with a hearty appetite. Seat yourself in the elegant dining room complete with polished mahogany and art decorated walls. Choose from the different cuts of prime rib available. Go for the Diamond Jim Brady cut—all prime rib dinners are served with salad, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, fresh whipped cream, horseradish, and a choice of vegetable. Make sure you arrive in formals.
Wolfgang Puck's Beverly Hills institution is the place to be. Like all of the celebrity chef's ventures, the atmosphere at Spago Beverly Hills emphasizes that delicious food can be fun. The luxurious and intimate setting at this restaurant makes it perfect for an intimate meal and especially for special occasions. The wine and cocktail lists are comprehensive and provide the perfect accompaniments to your rich food.
Porto's Bakery is a family owned bakery and sandwich shop that extremely popular with locals and tourists alike. Don't let the long lines phase you, they move quickly and the service is friendly and fast. There is a wide selection of bakery items, including breads, cookies, cakes and any pastries you can dream of. There are also amazing sandwiches, both traditional Californian and Cuban sandwiches. Everything is moderately priced and delicious!
The flagship of this charming chain looks and feels as good as ever. Designated as a State Point of Historical Interest, this is the first Bob's Big Boy! Take a moment to admire the huge Big Boy statue before you head inside this child-friendly spot. Enjoy classic American diner food that feels like the type of dishes Fonzie would approve of. There is even car-hop service on the weekends. Friday night brings loads of car enthusiasts showing off their hotrods.
Established in 1946, only a well-worn spot could offer such specialties like steak with all the trimmings. Forget the diet, you're eating well tonight. Right across from the Warner Bros Studios, the most famous item on this menu isn't meat related—it's the cheesy garlic bread. Try the early bird specials for a great discount. No matter when you arrive, however, you'll get a great meal that is worth the price.
Bathe in the light of elegant chandeliers, chat with your friends at the bar, or enjoy a glass of wine at the outdoor tables—La Boheme in West Hollywood has it all. Make intimate meals more special at this Gothic-inspired restaurant. A Californian-French menu featuring the likes of sweet pea ravioli, orange marinated lamb, caramelized sea scallops and more tantalizes the taste buds. Ply your date with to-die-for desserts and cocktails by the giant fireplace and you will definitely score some brownie points at the Cafe La Boheme. Check website for details.
Hamburger Mary's bountiful variety of burgers includes turkey, veggie, ostrich, buffalo, salmon and beef with a diversity of toppings. The best burger in LA is the Kobe burger made with tender flavorful Japanese Kobe beef and guaranteed to melt in your mouth. The extensive menu includes salads, pizza, sandwiches, fajitas and more. Mary's has almost 50 types of Martinis, wine and a variety of draft and bottle beer. For dessert, try S'mores. Diners make their own over a mini-grill. Drop by for the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch or enjoy nightly live entertainment including talent shows, karaoke and bingo.
The place opens its doors early for breakfast, a feature well appreciated and exploited by a few local early birds, and then stays open late. A full-fledged restaurant, Basix Café is a good spot to grab a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner when in the mood for a tasty and balanced bistro meal. The menu is fully loaded with all traditional items – thin-crusted pizza, juicy sandwiches, sizable salads, flavorful omelettes and nutritious soups. Both the spacious interior and the sunny porch make for a pleasant mealtime. The cafe is located away from the epicenter of WeHo’s major hubbub so diners can always count on a quiet and mellow meal. Easy street parking is available in the neighborhood. -Jamie Zum
Earth Bar offers health-infused smoothies, juices, and foods. The menu is divided into fresh juices, basic smoothies, power smoothies which are a mix of vegetables and fruits with detox powders, vitamins, proteins, and more. They also serve healthy salads and wraps. The bar also provides condition-specific foods and drinks. Visit this quintessential Los Angeles establishment for a true taste of LA.
Norah is all style with plenty of substance to back it up. This trendy eatery on West Hollywood's Santa Monica Boulevard exudes a sleek industrial charm with a marble bar, over-sized windows, and reclaimed wood accents and furniture. The menu is eclectic, rooted in Southern flavors, with an international spin. Shared small plates ideally accompany crafted drinks and set the mood for an evening of good food and conversation. The wood-fired grill infuses main dishes with a robust flavor that keep your senses engaged from the grilled duck breast to the prime ribeye. The ambiance itself is bright and breezy with ivory walls carrying contemporary, monochrome art pieces, adding a refined yet modern touch to the surroundings. Overall, it's a great place to enjoy a good meal without too much fuss.