Finding good restaurants is a big hobby of mine and I always ask people their favorite restaurants in LA. In last few weeks, three people randomly recommended me about Animal and I thought I got to check it out.The restaurant opens at 6 p.m. nightly and we made a reservation at 6 p.m. on Sunday. We got there early to find a free street parking (they don't have restaurant parking but do have a valet) and walked around the neighborhood. The neighborhood made me a bit uncomfortable and out of place (there were many street kids hanging out and some homeless guys). The restaurant was hard to find since the restaurant doesn't have any sign; it's just all black in the front. The restaurant is very simple but nice and very small; so reservation is a must. Since this place is a tapas style restaurant, Including desserts, two of us ordered 7 dishes and here is the order of my favorites:1. pig ear, chili, lime, fried egg This was our favorite of the night! All my friends recommended pig ear and I'm glad that we tried it. I think what makes this dish so delicious is the sauce; the combination between the spiciness of chili and lime was amazing.2. flat iron, sunchoke hash, truffle parmesan fondueThis was the most expensive dish ($28) on their menu but it's so worth it! The steak was so soft and I loved it. This is more like entree size than appetizer. 3. chicken liver toastI heard that foie gras dishes were their signature dishes and I wish I tried them before the foie gras ban. Not as good as foie gras, but this still tasted good.4. marrow bone, chimichurri, caramelized onionsThis was my first time eating bone marrow and it wasn't my favorite. Chimichurri was good though. 5. melted petit basque, chorizo, grilled breadI love cheese so I had to try this dish. It was good but not as creative dish as others; nothing was particularly special. 6. huckleberry pavlova, lemon verbena ice cream, toasted meringueIt wasn't bad but nothing was special.7. bacon chocolate crunch bar, s&amp;p ice creamI've tired bacon chocolate at other restaurants before and I normally like it but this one was not good. It was too salty. They sprinkled lots of salts on the plate but bacon already has the saltiness so the extra salts are unnecessary. Also, I thought wine list was over-priced. The cheapest glass of wine was $11 and tasted like $5 bottle of wine from grocery store. Next time, I might bring my own bottle of wine and just pay $20 corkage fee. Overall, it was a good restaurant and I will definitely come back to try other dishes.
I have been there several times to taste their burgers and they are really good! Most spots don't bother to give their patty's flavor but they do. I took a friend there as well and he too said the same thing that their burger was tasty. I have also noticed that their ingredients are fresh and not dried out or discolored. I have yet to try out their other food items. Their customer service is pretty good. They aren't bad but aren't great. I would definitely recommend you give them a try as it is worth it.
Very fresh organic ingredients! Grass-fed beef. Free range chicken. So far everything I had never disappointed me. Cafeteria style, so you don't have to wait. It's great for a working mom who after a long day's work don't feel like cooking dinner. This is such a great addition to the Silver Lake neighborhood. One star less than perfect, because of the price. They serve pretty good portion, though. Even my ever-ravenous teenage son gets satisfied.
My family and I have been eating yees since we moved into this area in the 60"s..there is NO other restaurant that I can say matches these meals..I live outside of l.a.@ 1 hour,I still have friends in the area..BEST believe when I go visit them I WILL be stopping in to yees for my "pok fi ri"...this place hwre was many successful Saturday n Sunday meals when mom didn't want to cook..it has always been delicious and stays hot.♡♡♡♡♡
One of my biggest challenges my first year in college was the volume of work. It was a big change from high school, and standards were also much higher! I tackled this in a few different ways: I looked for opportunities to start or join study groups, met with my professors for advice on where to focus my attention, and set up a structured schedule to make sure I was putting in the required time studying
This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant that does a smart job of provisioning using local "foragers" - urban and semi-urban farmers that are licensed food producers (for instance Winetka farms). The food is very diverse and well prepared. Highly recommended if you want interesting food that's approaches "local" and sustainable practices.
This place is dangerously too close to my house. Seriously - it's less than a five minute walk to cupcake heaven. All of their treats are amazing - not just the cupcakes. They also make delicious ice cream plus other baked goods such as cookies and scones. I love their savory chive and spinach scones which are perfect with Sunday morning coffee.
Thank you, Groundwork Coffee!! Larchmont has several different coffee shops but there's finally one that opens until 10p! Shops close early here but it's nice to have a place to go to have a cup of coffee and company with plenty of outdoor seating. Did I mention their coffee is great? Try the cold brew; it's one of my favorites!
The best Greek food ever woooooooow. I work around Georges and go at least 3 times a week. They have a line out the door every day for lunch but it's worth every minute. The company that I work for also caters from them and its even better since it's buffet style and i get to eat an assortment of the tastiest food around in LA.
Fickle is not your run of the mill farm to table, California cuisine. The chef (James Ta) is a culinary genius that delights his customers with unique, mouthwatering flavor combinations.Fickle competes on the level of restaurants like Gjelina.Great happy hour, located right across the street from Little Tokyo square downtown.