Eating out with friends is more enjoyable than many obligatory activities that accompany friendships, such as helping a pal move or remembering their social-security number. Share a bite with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of cocktails and New American fare at Luna Park.
Luna Park's chefs boast an extensive menu stocked with upscale bar fare. Starters such as the warm goat-cheese fondue ($10) or the Hawaiian Tuna Poke with fried wonton chips ($13.50) warm up taste buds for main courses, such as the penne arrabiata ($15.25). The Creekstone Natural Tasty burger is accompanied by a helping of fries ($15.25) and can be swapped for the vegetarian-friendly, house-made veggie patty. Drinks include the crowd-favored mojito ($10) and the Ice Breaker ($10), a vodka- and rum-laced concoction named for simple ways to introduce yourself to someone, such as saying hello with a preventative spray from a fire extinguisher.
Drawing crowds with its elegant amalgamation of cozy, chic surroundings, Luna Park’s welcoming interior blends dark woods and maroon walls with gold-leafed mirrors and sparkling light fixtures. Weekend brunches motivate guests to leave hammock-laden breakfast nooks, and Luna’s personable staff can help recommend dishes to first-time diners.
Luna Park offers an eclectic menu of French and Italian eats accented by notes of American and Asian cuisine. From within the warm, jewel-toned eatery, satisfying, house-cooked meals of rigatoni with spicy lamb ragu and pizzas topped with wild mushroom and brie arrive to tables artfully plated. Ample seating at the bar invites perusal of the drink menu, which overflows with local and international wines, frosty beers, and chandelier-swirled signature cocktails.
672 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90036