We arrived at the Walk of Fame hungry and didn't know where to eat. I saw a huge Hard Rock Cafe sign in front of us and decided to give it go. The Hard Rock Cafe is almost always good, and this one was no exception. The place is huge once you get inside despite the somewhat small storefront. It's full of rock'n'roll paraphernalia like guitars and and stage costumes of famous groups. The service is great and the waiters and waitresses are all unbelievably attractive. It's one of the only places in the area that serves meat not in burger form. I ordered steak with mashed potatoes and veggies. Good as always.
The Sidewalk Grill is great to stave off hunger while taking a walk along Venice Beach. We ordered a couple of pizzas and some snacks to share, pure American style. There's a good atmosphere and artists that brighten up the food with their dances and music. I recommend it, however if you're looking for the best price the cheapest pizza is along the promenade.
I recently stayed in Los Angeles, just briefly. It's nothing like New York, it's a very quiet and pleasant city and best of all it doesn't smell! The food, however, is like it is in New York! They say it's the most polluted city in the US, but I don't see it that way. We didn't see as much traffic as they say there is, and the amount was normal for a big city. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the series Big Bang Theory, but one of the lead characters, Penny, works in the Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena, and so we decided to go to breakfast to eat one of the best Cheesecake Factories in the world, and it was good indeed! Don't miss it! Other than desserts and breakfast, there are also different kinds of food, like burgers and steaks and salads. But the best are the desserts! The waitresses are super kind and helpful, as they work for tips. I forgot, while you're waiting for your food, they bring you really good warm bread with butter, and coffee just the way you want it, on the house.
This restaurant chain can be found throughout the USA, its main claim is that the waitresses wear tight fitting hot pants. Regardless of that strangeness of the place, it's a very good place to eat, in LA there's one and in Santa Monica if you're visiting. The burgers are awesome, I was living in LA and this was the place I went back to the most often. The price is right in line with this kind of restaurants like the Hard Rock.
Located in the heart of Downtown, the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and its amazing bar are not to be missed if you're out exploring the area. What a pleasure indeed pass through a beautiful lobby with fountains and flowers before entering a glass elevator and climbing to the very top to discover a cozy and comfortable bar complete with sun loungers so you can relax and contemplate the view as the light changes in the evening. The drinks are expensive but the view of the city is breathtaking. A must!
My parents are bakers, so when I saw that there was bakery called Le Pain Quotidian just a few steps from our Los Angeles hotel, we didn't hesitate for a second! So we went there to grab some pastries to accompany our coffee and hot chocolate from the Starbucks across the street.
This is an elegant restaurant in the Beverly Wilshire hotel that serves breakfast from 6:30am until 11:30am. Lunches is served from 11:30am to 5:00pm and dinner until 11:00pm. We went there for breakfast and had a great meal of eggs, bacon, coffee or tea, fresh juice and bread (choice of those offered the house). Priced: $34.00.
As the name says, CREPES! The French Crêpe serves delicious crepes, calzones, and quiches. We ordered a portion of quiche and a sandwich, both of which came out hot and crispy. The portion of quiche was huge and a bit gooey, just how I like it. For dessert, we ordered a crepe with chocolate and bananas. All the names of the dishes are references to French culture (the "Marie Antoinette," for example). The restaurant is located inside the Dolby Theatre complex in Hollywood. It's a small place but it has a few tables for customers.
The Milky Way is a small restaurant with a warm, family atmosphere. It is decorated with posters and merchandising of Spielberg movies and family photographs. The food is homemade and kosher but they also serve other international dishes. The average price per person is around $ 15.
Excellent Japanese restaurant in the Hollywood Hills. If you visit the ecclectic Hollywood district (with love, in my opinion, but it is a little weird), you should eat there or at least consider it if you also want the mix of fabulous views, and, of course if you love Japanese food you have to get a reservation at this restaurant. (Best dinner, and the night views are nice.) The ingredients are fresh, they have an original menu (try the "oyster shot"), it's comfortable and the surroundings are beautiful. It looks like an ancient Japanese Palace. I give it a 8 out of 10 as far as the food goes. My photos were taken with my phone, so they're terrible. They don't do it justice, it's better to pop onto the website.
First, I have to admit that whenever I go to Lucky Devils it makes me sad to see my favorite childhood burger, the Roquefort, is no longer on the menu. Now I was in Fosters, but in Hollywood yes. In fact we were right on Hollywood Boulevard and we decided to check out this restaurant that seemed to look nice. Upon opening the menu, we saw that for just 3 more dollars you could upgrade any burger to Kobe beef. The waiter recommended the Blue Bacon so, of course, I ordered one. It had: gruyere, blue cheese, smoked bacon, caramelized onions, arugula and a hint of aioli; all of this on top of an exquisite perfectly cooked kobe patty (done on the outside and red on the inside, as I like). Impossible to forget. I sincerely don't remember nor care about the other one we ordered. When trying the Bacon Bleu, I felt I had found an even better version of my favorite childhood burger. We were forced to go back the next day. But this time we didn't share or try anything else, we just went directly for the Kobe Bacon Bleu and two pitchers of beer.
A few weeks ago, I had to return to Los Angeles for work .. My birthday was coming up, so this was a perfect place to meet and to receive a nice little "Happy Birthday!" while enjoying a delicious meal .. If you like sashimi, spicy food, seafood cooked in a non-traditional way, mai-tai cocktails, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and, of course, if you're in Los Angeles ... don't pass this place up. Do not miss the plate of delicious "butterfish" ... it's one of my favorite fish, and usually it's not so easy to find .. unless you go to an upscale Japanese restaurant. Enjoy!
Panera Bread is kind of like the Starbucks of sandwiches. They have a lot of options ranging from set menus to plates you can customize according to your tastes. I especially liked the ginger ale and the hot chocolate...perfect for a cold day!
Cairo Cowboy is without doubt the most delightful and friendly place to eat in Venice Beach! It's a really charming restaurant decorated with object from the belle époque, which I love! The restaurant also has a beautiful courtyard where you can have a drink and watch the amazing Venice sunset! The service is impeccable...they really go out of their way to please you! The house is famous for its grilled meat, but as a vegetarian I found plenty of tasty options like salads, falafels and a delicious serving of feta cheese! I saw burgers, seafood, and even burritos on other tables, so I suppose there's something for everyone. Oh, and don't forget to try one of the flavored sodas.
Enjoy a nice meal while surrounded by panoramic views of Downtown Los Angeles at Perch, a rooftop restaurant right in the heart of the City of Angels. From the 15th floor of the building you’ll get an especially nice view if you’re there while the sun sets and when the sky is completely dark, so that you can see Pershing Square and all the lights peering out of the windows of the skyscrapers. The menu contains French-inspired items and portions are on the small side, so it’s more of an enjoy-your-meal-and-the-view rather than a place to get ridiculously full (although I didn't have a problem getting full). On the dessert menu, the white chocolate bread pudding on the dessert menu is pretty good. There’s also a bar and lounge on the 16th floor where you can further appreciate the views of the city while enjoying cocktails, beers, and wine.
If you’re looking for authentic Thai food, this is a great restaurant in Koreatown. The recipes are concocted by one of the owners’ dad, so customers get genuine family recipes at the table. The Tom Kha seafood soup is a must-try, especially because there’s real blue crab in it. The Naked Shrimp Salad is also nice. Those ve enjoy spice should request for their signature green sauce, which adds a blast of flavor to the entrees. The seafood is always so pleasantly fresh because they order it on a nightly basis. Dessert options are also satisfying and have catchy names like the FBI – Fried Banana and Ice Cream. No complaints about the service either – the servers are very attentive and accommodating toward customers.