We have lots of family and friends in L.A. which makes us very lucky. First we get a yearly visit to California in the middle of Winter, and Second we learn from locals where to eat.
Here are some restaurants we highly recommend...
NOVEL - This is one of my favorite places. Service is outstanding and informed
FARMHOUSE - You MUST go here.
FO THAI - Unbelievable.
TANNIN WINE BAR & KITCHEN - Value. Cool. Checks all the boxes.
LA BODEGA - We had a great time.
PONAK'S MEXICAN KITCHEN - Perfection in my eyes.
CAFE GRATITUDE - Wow Wow Wow
ANTON'S TAP ROOM - Unexpectedly creative, cool and delicious. I loved every meaty bite. Make sure you go see the Hydroponics near the bathrooms and look around the whole place. Weird & awesome.