Saddle Ranch Chop House allows diners to put together a feast from a menu loaded with steaks and salads, then rock and ride with the restaurant's "rock meets Western" theme. Chow on a sizzling steak, such as the charbroiled, marble-cut rib eye ($24.99), or chomp into the pineapple teriyaki burger, served with a wasabi cream sauce ($11.99). To wash down a full order of barbecue baby back ribs ($21.99), take part in the Texas Tea Party, a stiff concoction of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, sweet-and-sour mix, and Coke. Saddle Ranch Chop House's seasoned chefs also cook breakfast and brunchy grub, such as cinnamon swirl Texas toast ($9.99) and buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit ($8.99), until 3 p.m.
SunCafe puts a healthy spin on traditional foods, creating each of its dishes from scratch with organic, plant-based, and dairy-free ingredients. The restaurant has collected numerous awards and extensive press acclaim for its raw and vegan specialties, the most popular of which include kale shakes, supreme pizza, and gluten-free cookie-dough pie. To help others become comfortable with preparing raw and plant-based food, SunCafe offers themed classes every week that share recipes and cooking methods.
Since 1992, California Canteen has bridged the culinary and cultural gap between Californians and Francophiles with its tasty twist on French bistro Mediterranean fare. French favorites populate the menu. Sample the nicoise salad with tuna steak ($14), beef bourguignon ($17.50), or lamb shank osso bucco ($18.25). Meanwhile, enterprising diners and triumvirates can customize comestibles in the three-course Paris Bistro Menu dinner ($20.50 4 p.m.–7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday). Alternately, the lunch menu spins a lighter, two-course remix of the prix fixe ($12.95). The Hollywood Bowl picnic dinners ($44.95–$64.95) help concertgoers combine culinary and musical enjoyment with such offerings as roasted whole rosemary chicken and smoked salmon salad. These baskets must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
Customers can slam their days into gear at 7 a.m. (8 a.m. Sundays) by examining the menu’s extensive breakfast options, which include savory choices such as the sausage omelette—a gourmet chicken-sausage-infused turbocharger for belly engines that features sautéed onions, mushrooms, and tomatoes and is served with homefries and toast ($9.50). Try a breakfast special such as the New York steak and eggs ($11.95), or sample a stack of the café’s trademark banana pancakes ($7 for two, $8.50 for four). Those who would rather lunch can opt for a bacon cheeseburger with a choice of sides ($8.95) or a plate of meatloaf embellished with mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, and garlic toast ($8.95).