GUIDE: Los Angeles

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    The Independence

    205 Broadway

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: American

    $$

    On the corner of Broadway and Second Street, The Independence beckons all comers from a glass-fronted space that houses a marble bar, cushioned booths and banquettes, and a colorful cartoon cityscape from local artist John Park that encourages diners to “Eat! Drink and Be Merry.” READ REVIEW

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    The Morrison

    3179 Los Feliz Blvd.

    Atwater Village

    Cuisine: American, Pub

    $

    Tapping into the city’s hamburger market is no easy task, but The Morrison is well on their way to curating a burger bible that is all their own. READ REVIEW

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    The Pie Hole Los Angeles

    Multiple Locations:
    Downtown, Pasadena, Hollywood

    Cuisine: Bakery

    READ REVIEW

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    The Roof on Wilshire

    6317 Wilshire Blvd.

    Mid-City West

    Cuisine: Bar, Fusion, New Mexican

    $$

    Enter the lobby of the Hotel Wilshire and head to the top, where you’ll find a stunning restaurant with panoramic views of the city—and a menu by chef Eric Greenspan to match. READ REVIEW

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    The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse

    1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.

    Pasadena

    Cuisine: Steak

    $$$

    At The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, follow an elegant hallway to reach The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse, where sumptuous seating, views of the impeccable grounds, and an overhead design element resembling the starlit sky above a racetrack all invite you to enjoy a taste of the good life. READ REVIEW

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    The Tam O'Shanter

    2980 Los Feliz Blvd.

    Atwater Village

    $$$

    Behind gigantic, fortress-like wooden doors, this storybook-like place of Scottish themes and comforting meals is rumored to have been a favorite spot for Walt Disney to spend countless hours sketching. But Tam O’ Shanter offers more than just atmosphere. READ REVIEW

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    The Village Bakery and Cafe

    3119 Los Feliz Blvd.

    Atwater Village

    Cuisine: Cafe / Coffee Shop / Tea Shop, Bakery, Sandwich

    $

    The stretch of Los Feliz Boulevard that slices through Atwater Village has been more of a destination for big-box shopping than food, but with spots like this cropping up, the area’s starting to change for the gastronomic good. READ REVIEW

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    The York

    5018 York Blvd.

    Highland Park

    Cuisine: Pub

    $$

    Stepping from forlorn street surroundings through the glass doors of The York is like stumbling into a hipster fantasyland. Inside, Highland Park locals down microbrews READ REVIEW

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    Thyme Café and Market

    1630 Ocean Park Blvd.

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Deli, Sandwich

    $

    The longtime caterer, a veteran of prestigious kitchens including Chez Panisse, brought her personal style to Santa Monica’s Sunset Park in fall 2009. In the airy space at Thyme, you’ll find concrete flooring, walls lined with white subway tiles, and an oversize clock near the entrance, a play on the restaurant’s name. Blackboard menus tell part of the story, including breakfast and lunch options, and a marble countertop hosts dozens of irresistible baked goods. READ REVIEW

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    Top Round Roast Beef

    1000 S. La Brea Ave.,

    Mid-City

    Cuisine: Dessert, Sandwich

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    This unassuming spot perched on Olympic and La Brea only looks like it’s been there forever. Peddling good food, served quick, casual, and affordable, it’s actually a slice of a bright future. READ REVIEW


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