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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?


In-N-Out Sherman Oaks

Recommended by: Teague Moriarty (Chef/Co-Owner, Sons & Daughters), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef), Nev Schulman (Host/Executive Producer, Catfish

Originally started in SoCal, this delicious burger chain has engendered a cult-like following for its mouthwatering burgers, fries, and special sauce that’s slathered over the patties, and also fries if you choose. Although the chain has expanded outside of SoCal, it still largely remains in America’s Southwest, where it services a huge crowd of fans [...]


Recommended by: Jeannie Mai (TV Personality)

Upscale tavern meets hip watering hole at Murph’s, an American eatery and bar that serves hand-crafted cocktails and comfort food. If beer is your thing, then you’re in luck, because 20 varieties are offered on tap, some of which are produced by the finest of local brewers. Food options include a board of house-cured meats, [...]


On the Thirty

Recommended by: Lilit Caradanian (Makeup Artist)

A Sherman Oaks favorite, On the Thirty is a go-to local spot for drinks and delicious food (it’s known for it’s creative pizzas). Committed to serving local and organic ingredients, it’s a perfect place to splurge. Makeup artist Lilit Caradanian recommends the Filet Sriracha Pizza, Bacon Wrapped Dates and Mac & Cheese.


The Harvest Bar

Recommended by: J.J. Totah (Actor)

The ultimate place for nourishment, Harvest Bar calls itself a “superfood cafe” and serves up some stunning bowls and beverages. A great spot to tailor the perfect concoction, there are so many ingredients to choose, from bee pollen to spirulina to chia seeds. The beautiful, modern interior serves as a great backdrop for those protein-packed [...]


The Local Peasant

Recommended by: Sarah Colonna (Comedian)

The Local Peasant reminds us of Cheers, because it would seem like a bar where everyone should know everyone’s names. With fun cocktails and a bevy of beers on tap, as well as a slew of unhealthy (yet delicious) bar food, it’s great for a casual after-work hang out or even a wild Saturday night. [...]

Tipple & Brine

 Recommended by: Camilla Luddington (Actress)

Tipple & Brine is an oyster bar with a gastropub feel, adorned like an old-fashioned saloon. Ingredients are all local and sustainable, combined in surprising ways to make up the creative shared plates. For more of their edgy cocktails after dinner, head to the speakeasy upstairs. Make a Reservation.