7373 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Located on Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Strip and derived from the Latin word for ‘fragrance‘ is Aroma Bakery and Café. Whether you’re looking for a quick shot of espresso, a fresh mug of mint tea, a full 3-course meal, or just some dessert, Aroma café offers a little bit of the Mediterranean in the heart of Los Angeles. The café’s authentic and flavorful dishes, drinks, and atmosphere transport each diner to the European coast for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. The focus is great service and delectable food. Their menu showcases everything from breakfast to dinner, and the daily specials are ...
454 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Ready for a bit of old world European charm? Look no further than Il Tramezzino. The quaint Italian café is a genuine place of culinary mastery and excellence. The restaurant distinguished itself amongst its Beverly Hills neighbors on “Restaurant Row” by preparing custom baked goods and traditional Italian cuisine. They have an extensive menu that is every bit as creative as it is delicious. Il Tramezzino invites guests to enjoy a temporary European vacation as they dine in a familial, laid back atmosphere with superb service. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, delivers and caters. Head out to one ...
108 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA 90402
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With nearly every new restaurant offering some sort of fusion cuisine today, Sam’s by the Beach rises above the rest and delivers fresh, smart food in an intimate neighborhood setting just off Pacific Coast Highway. The seasonal menu includes traditional California basics that seem familiar until the taste reveals unique Mediterranean details. The unassuming outside belies the quiet romance waiting inside. Dedicated staff members cater to your every dining need, implementing a special menu if requested and treating each patron as a regular. Visit this surprising getaway to relearn all your old favorites.
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
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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.