By: Samira Murphy
With as many restaurants as there are Bird scooters, we’ve decided to simplify your options of the week by dishing out the best places to grab a bite from power lunches to elegant fare. Read below for our nosh worthy eats throughout L.A.
“Breakfast is the most important deal of the day…”
Having likely made your dinner hot spot list, be advised that Republique is serving a breakfast worth taking note. Republique is said to be the former home of Golden Era Comedian Charlie Chaplin. Brimming with rustic chicness and delectable eats, the french eatery superbly succeeds. From their outstanding example of French toast to poached egg-topped kimchi fried rice, whats not to j’adore.
Breakfast by Salt’s Cure paints a story of unsupervised adolescent cooking turned career solidified by the success of its Chef and star Chris Phelps. Chef Phelps opened Breakfast as an homage to his already famous Griddle Cakes, a family recipe that serves as the highlight of the menu. Meant to offer diners the simplicity of building their own breakfast, nothing could be more perfect to start your day. Indulge in their Chocolate Chip Griddle cake made with 60.5% TCHO DARK COUVERTURE. And no worries if your in a hurry, the fast-paced eatery is bustling, with enough time for you to make it to that 9am meeting your already dreading.
Lunch, Brunch, 2nd Breakfast!
Find yourself seaside or merely wish for a bit of ocean breeze to start your day? 1 Pico is idyllic. Forbes recommended and located in Shutter’s on the Beach, a Cape Code style hotel brimming with nautical charm. Most noteworthy is the setting. Guest are treated to quintessential california cuisine while sitting within view of the nearby ocean. Try the Wagyu Burger sandwiched between a brioche bun, Caramelized onion, tomato, and truffled cheese. On the lighter side is their refreshing Watermelon Salad or Grilled Branzino. No matter, your midday preference, nothing’s more perfect than an afternoon at the beach.
New to the L.A. brunch scene, Ocean Prime unveiled over the weekend a menu worth savoring for. Located at the perfect corner spot within the Golden Triangle, the restaurant is already most notable for their seafood selection. Combing that with brunch time classics proves to be quite the culinary success. Start off with Bottomless Blood Orange Mimosas and indulge in the Chef’s Omelette selection of the day paired with crispy arugula salad and fresh fruits. Or try The Lobster & Avocado Toast, Butter Poached with a Sunny Side Egg, Sweet Pea Avocado Spread, Preserved Lemon & Arugula Salad.
“Whats for dinner?”
New to the already bustling West Hollywood restaurant scene, Barbette is a bonded star. A mixture of regionally sourced ingredients and delicacy of Southern France cuisine, Barbette delivers a magnificent dining experience. Having began his career at the Michelin starred Spotted Pig, in NYC, Executive Chef Robert Flaherty shines. The Moules Mariniere is the perfect course to pair with their signature Barbette Sourdough. Or opt for the classic french entree, Steak Frites drizzled in chimichurri sauce. If you leave room for dessert the Buttermilk Panna Cota is a perfect ending to your Parisian fete.
Offering unparalleled views 950 feet from the ground, DTLA’s 71 Above is a highflying hit near Pershing Square. Chef Vartan Abgaryan‘s take on modern American cuisine is served in three unique dining settings. Chose between the buzzing bar, lively main dining area, or chefs table with front row view to the culinary action. After taking your seat, indulge in their three course menu with offerings that include a tantalizing Fois Gras or spiced Diver Scallops. Take your night and taste buds to new heights.