FOOD

 

Silver Lake

El Condor

Casual but nice mexican food and margaritas. Located cross from the welcome party location, Cliff’s Edge.

 

SILVER LAKE

Stella

French restaurant and bar with a nice ambiance for dinner. The bar that gets pretty crowded on weekend nights so enter through the side door if you want to avoid pushing your way through a crowd. See reviews

 

SILVER LAKE

Kismet

All-day middle eastern restaurant. One of our favorites. See review

 

Silver lake

Botanica

All-day American / Mediterranean restaurant with a nice outdoor space. See review

 

Silver lake

Night + Market Song

Good Thai food in a casual, lively restaurant. We always write our name down then go across the street to Hachi LA for a beer while we wait for our table.

See review

 

Echo Park

Ostrich Farm

Great place for a nice dinner, although they also have a good brunch. Echo Park is minutes away from Silver Lake, where Cliff’s Edge is located. See Review

 

Echo Park

Elf

Mediterranean vegetarian staple. See Review

 

Downtown

Bestia

Italian food that is worth the advanced reservation. Good for dinner. See review

 

Downtown

The Restaurant at the NoMad

Lunch and dinner. Their rooftop is very beautiful for food or drinks. See review

 

Downtown

Grand Central Market

Good for lunch with large groups. Various restaurants and nice to walk around.

See the Infatuation’s guide

 

Downtown

PYT

A lot of vegetarian food, but does have a couple meat options for dinner. See review

 

Koreatown

Dan Sung Sa 단성사

Korean restaurant / bar. Very divey and fun. See review

 
 
 

Silver LAke

Sawyer

Also across the street from the welcome party location and has a nice outdoor space. Oysters and such here.

 

SILVER LAKE

Alimento

Nice Italian dinner. See review

 

Silver LAke

L&E Oyster Bar

Seafood. Great for dinner. See review

 

Silver Lake

Pine and Crane

A very popular Taiwanese food. Seems to be everyone’s favorite.

 

SILVER LAKE

Sqirl

Great brunch spot. There is always a line but it moves pretty quickly. All-Time and Botanica are a good alternative if you don’t want to mess with the wait. See review

 

Frogtown

Salazar

Mexican BBQ, great for happy hour and dinner with mostly outdoor seating. See review

 

Los feliz

All time

Good spot for brunch on the patio. See review

 

Downtown

Bavel

Middle Eastern food from the same Chefs who opened Bestia. We’ve been wanting to go. See review

 

Downtown

KazuNori

Really good hand roll sushi at a sushi bar. Good for casual lunch or dinner. Although the sushi bar is small they have a very efficient system and line is fast. See review

 

Downtown

Dama

Latin, Caribbean restaurant. See review 

 

Koreatown

Parks Korean BBQ

An activity and dinner at the same time! There are many other Korean BBQ restaurants with a better ambiance but Parks’ house marinated BBQ is the best. See review

 

KOREATOWN

Openaire

New restaurant on the second floor of the Line Hotel, where the Commissary previously existed. We haven’t been but the space makes it worth a try. See review

 
 
 

BARS

Downtown

Everson Royce Bar

It has a large outdoor patio which is good for large groups. See review

 

Downtown

Upstairs bar at the Ace

Lively, often music. See review

 

Silver lake

Stella

The cocktails are great and it is definitely popular on the weekends. One of our old go-tos and worth checking out if it’s not too crowded.


Echo PARK

Bar Bandini

Dark, little wine bar. See review

 

Silver lake

Covell

Cute wine bar, a neighborhood classic, owned by a fellow Oklahoman.








 
 

Downtown

Spire 73

Swanky bar on the 73 floor of the US Bank tower. Highest bar in the western hemisphere.

 

Koreatown

The Normandie Club

Below the Normandie Hotel. Nice bar with a speakeasy in the back. See review

 

Koreatown

The prince

Big red booths and fried chicken. Divey, landmark restaurant / bar. See review

 
 

Silver Lake

The Friend

Dancing and crowded but can be fun.

 
 

PLACES

Downtown

Dover St. Market

Something in between shopping and an art gallery.

 

Downtown

A Current Affair

This is one of the best places to find vintage. This show travels between SF, LA and NY. You’re so lucky it’s in town Saturday and Sunday – downtown nonetheless!

Their website


Downtown

The Bradbury Building

A historical architectural building near the Grand Central Market that you can pop in and take a look at.


Los Feliz

Griffith park and Observatory

Griffith has a lot of nice hikes, most are not too difficult. At the top there is a beautiful view and an observatory which is worth going inside.


Watts

Watts Towers

One of our favorite LA art pieces by an folk artist, Simon Rodia. He spent 30 years building towers out of trash and found items, and it’s beautiful!



 
 

Downtown

The Broad Museum

Really amazing collection of contemporary art, much of which used to be housed at LACMA.

Downtown

MOCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art, near the Broad.

Mid-city

Marciano Art Foundation

A newer museum with contemporary art.

Mid-city

LACMA

Huge collection of art from various time periods and cultures.