Recommended by : Susan Feniger (Contestant, Top Chef Masters), David X Prutting (BFA)

Cuisine:American, Global. Price: $$. Location: .

The upscale mess-hall style of A-Frame creates a unique dining experience in Culver City that is not to be missed. Utensils are optional; diners share a long communal table; the menu is a creative display of Korean-style dishes, and the house-made drinks range from fresh-pressed juices and herb infused concoctions to a “brainy-but-earnest selection” of wines, scotches and vodkas.