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THE IVY

www.theivyla.com

113 North Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 274-8303


The Ivy Gimlet — the West Coast version of the East Coast classic Southside — is everyone’s drink pick here.
 

THE TOWER BAR AT THE SUNSET TOWER HOTEL

www.sunsettowerhotel.com

8358 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-7100


Angelenos come here for dinner and drinks. Try the popular-for-a-reason steak frites with truffle French fries and the Southside Royale.
 

M Chaya

www.mcafedechaya.com

7119 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 525-0588


Tasty, flavorful macrobiotic fare—order the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict or the Cranberry Walnut French Toast for brunch.
 

MADEO

8897 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-0242


The penne Madeo is simple and sublime. Not to be missed.
 

IL RISTORANTE DI GIORGIO BALDI

www.giorgiobaldi.us

114 West Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 573-1660


A romantic Santa Monica Italian spot that makes the best spaghetti with lobster.
 

Michael’s

www.michaelssantamonica.com

1427 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-9634


The original location of the popular New York outpost. Dinner under the stars on the outdoor patio is well worth the splurge.
 

MR. CHOW

www.mrchow.com

344 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-9911


This Mr. Chow is as much about the scene as it is about the food. Reserve well in advance.
 

STEFAN’S AT LA FARM

stefansatlafarm.com

3000 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-4000


Top Chef finalist Stefan Richter’s newest addition to his family of restaurants. Perfect for dinner and drinks with friends.
 

SWEET LADY JANE

www.sweetladyjane.com

1631 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 254-9499


The butter cream confections are delicious at this old-fashioned bakery that also serves breakfast and lunch.