We always have to be in tune with the hottest spots in LA so when we wine and dine you if you come visit, it’ll blow you away. Check out our list of “go-to” hot spots. Go ahead and start planning your trips!
Cassia – (Santa Monica) New and delicious. Vietnamese fusion and share plates. Connected to a wine shop/bar called Esters (same building) that serves meat and cheese plates. Same family as other popular westside staples Rustic Canyon, Milo and Olive, and Huckleberry.
Scopa – (Venice) Hippest restaurant that’s close to the office. Italian inspired and full bar. Communal tables are the best seat unless you want privacy.
Gjelina – (Venice) Hard reservation and bad service, but the food is delicious. Beer and Wine only.
Gjusta – (Venice) Coolest place to get a $12 coffee. Same family as Gjelina.
Superba (Lincoln Blvd – Venice) – Second coolest place to get a $12 coffee.
Salt and Cast & Plow (Marina del Rey) – Salt (pictured above) is in the Marina Del Rey Hotel and Cast & Plow is in the Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey. Good food and place where you can sit outside and have a drink on the water. Not much of a scene, but good food.
Toca Modero (West Hollywood) – Have to be super cool to go here 😉 Need a reservation to enter the restaurant. Stays open until 2am for people to drink after dinner.
Bestia (Downtown) – Hardest reservation in LA, but they do take walk-ins if you want to wait 1-2 hours. Great food and cool scene. Nothing else around to walk to, so Uber accordingly.
Café Vida – Great lunch spot. Two locations (Culver City and Pacific Palisades). Balance bowl is the best thing on the menu.
Misfit – (Santa Monica) – Fun spot, but the bar area is a little tight if you don’t have a seat. Great drinks and happy hour everyday until 7pm. Best time to grab a seat is around 730p as the happy hour crowd disappears.
Stella Barra – (Santa Monica) Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group. Great pizza and the purple kale salad with dates is also worth trying.