Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?
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 [...]
Bucato is what Camilla Belle called her perfect ‘chic Italian night out.’ It is – in fact – the quintessential Italian restaurant with two outdoor patios, long tables, Italian wines to strike any fancy, and delicious pasta dishes that are both innovative and classic. www.bucato.la
A favorite food spot of Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, this Culver City bar and restaurant is designed to feel like an old school tavern, with 22 California craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and classic comfort foods. A computerized beer system – the first in the city – allows patrons to pour their own craft beers at [...]
Father’s Office kickstarted the gourmet burger trend when it first started grilling patties almost 15 years ago. The legendary Office Burger features a dry-aged beef patty topped with Gruyere and Maytag cheeses, caramelized onions, applewood-smoked bacon and some leafy arugula, all inside a soft French roll. They’re specialists when it comes to pairing craft beer with pub-style food, and [...]
A taco eatery is a dime a dozen in LA, but this Mexican eatery stands out for it’s inexpensive yet high quality food. The Anaya brothers added a fun flair (think hanging sombreros and vintage Mexican posters) and use the freshest ingredients, hand picked by their father Miguel every morning. www.pinchestacos.com
This vegan, organic bistro manages to achieve atmosphere and innovative delicious food (that’s ultra-healthy) all at the same time. A gem in Culver City, with menu items like spinach basil ravioli pomodoro, white wine herb reduction linguine, and spicy pineapple fried rice, you’ll forget you’re at a Vegan spot. www.sageveganbistro.com
Tender Greens offers farm to fork food fast in a relaxing, modern setting. With a focus on sustainable farming, the salads, sandwiches, and large plates are all made with seasonal, fresh ingredients. Their easy online ordering system makes this the perfect spot to grab something healthy and fulfilling on the go. “If I’m in a [...]