Lola’s bartenders are happy to whip together any one of their more than 50 different martinis, but they smile a bit bigger when they’re asked to make the concoction they invented: the apple martini. Their pride has caught the attention of various press outlets—including LA Weekly and Vogue— and spills over onto the menu, where martini-pairing suggestions accompany each plate of pasta, seafood, and signature mac ‘n’ cheese. Once encore chants finally subside, eaters can settle on the kitchen’s cocoa-centric desserts, such as flourless chocolate cake and chocolate bread pudding.
The chefs at Pi on Sunset aren't the master of just one cuisine, but nearly everything in the Mediterranean realm. They blend together classic Lebanese dishes alongside Italian favorites and update them with modern pizazz. Starting at lunch, they fuse the flavors and sauces of Mediterranean cuisines to make meals such as beef shawarma pizza, beef kafta wraps, and falafel with hummus. Their dishes can be eaten in the restaurant or delivered to houses and groups camping out for Rod Stewart tickets.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, The Den is outfitted with a peaked roof, fireplace, and other cozy touches furthering its lodge aesthetic. The warm interior resembles a transplanted Aspen abode complete with a laid-back attitude. Lay your skis and ski-goggle tan lines at the door and warm up with a selection from the menu's preamble such as bacon-wrapped blue cheese–stuffed dates ($8) or angry mac, which is punched and ornery with chorizo, chipotle, and pepper jack ($8). Visit a green scene with a market tossed salad of pomegranate, butternut squash, goat cheese, and candied walnuts ($11), or spring for the fan-favorite TV dinner with boneless crispy chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and a slab o' brownie ($13).
Today’s chic Groupon is packed with ambience, state-of-the-art fanciness, and food. For $25, you get a prix fixe three-course meal with wine pairing at hot spot O-Bar, West Hollywood’s visually arresting restaurant and lounge. Under the skillful watch of executive chef Aaron Robbins, you'll be treated to a sumptuous spread in a truly unforgettable environment that will live in your memory until it can be downloaded into a memory hard drive. Christopher Columbus Looking For: A faster route to India Found: America, plus an island near Haiti composed of a sentient gas cloud filled with evil mirrors
Twilight star Ashley Greene, True Blood lovebirds Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, and songstress Jessica Simpson are among the celebrities that frequent BOA Steakhouse. If that’s not enough reason to dine there, let the menu speak for itself—showstoppers include Maine lobsters and New York strips aged 40 days.
If Eleven were a drink, it would be spiked with a tall shot of history. Built in 1922, the Italian Revival building was a bank before it became Larrabee Sound Studio, where Prince, Donna Summer, and Cher all recorded music. Today, the two-story space is outfitted with stone fireplaces, exposed brick, and glass stairways.