12081 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
Building on the success of casual Literati Café, Tony Kouba and wife Paty opened Literati II next door in March 2005. Chef Chris Kidder, a long-time believer in seasonal cooking, delivers the couple's vision for a market-inspired neighborhood restaurant. The literary-themed interior celebrates writers, with portraits of authors and hardcover books ingrained in the structure. Chef Kidder prints a new menu daily, based upon what he scores at the market, but always includes crisp-skinned rotisserie chicken, his signature pork chop, and burger. Chris’ wife, pastry chef Kim Sklar, contributes desserts like churros with bittersweet chocolate dipping sauce.
624 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick Special Offer
Campanile opened in 1989. Since then both Campanile has been the recipient of numerous awards and nominations, including Los Angeles Culinary Master of the Year. Campanile offers a friendly atmosphere with plenty of menu options to please almost any palate. Enjoy such dishes as the Pan Roasted Stripped Bass and Kabocha Squash and Ricotta Ravioli. Campanile is great for family and friends to come together and enjoy a good meal and the company of one another. Try Campanile today and your taste buds will thank you.
9411 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
As its name implies, Fraiche is an ode to the pleasures of fresh ingredients. Executive Chef Jason Trevi has built a skillfully paired-down Mediterranean menu around the seasons, with simple, masterfully prepared dishes that change subtly with the time of year. Tracking these flavor transformations is like anticipating the turning of autumn leaves, a welcome dose of seasonality in the perennial spring of Los Angeles. Glowing from the warm open kitchen and the Culver City sunlight filtering through street front windows, Fraiche creates an inviting atmosphere that delights in the simple subtleties of the passing of time.
300 S. Doheny Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90048
In this elegant yet comfortable restaurant located at the Four Seasons hotel, the outdoor seating is surrounded with lush foliage on the garden terrace. The dining room exhibits the red and gold dramatic decor with four large 18th century Italian paintings on two sides of the bright windowed room. The regional and seasonal ingredients accented by Asian flavors in the menu can be complimented by Gardens extensive wine list.