Lunch place by Century City
I'll be in LA this weekend for a wedding and looking for a good place to eat Sunday brunch/lunch either close to our hotel or LAX. We're staying in Century City on Avenue of the Stars. Can you suggest some "must-eat" place near us? We love all types of food and price isn't a big deal.
John O Groat's is a great casual diner with typical diner fare done well, but it can get crowded during lunch hours, so go either early or late. It's maybe 3 minutes from your hotel. Just take Ave of the Stars south, make a right onto Pico, and it'll be a little ways down on your left.
I also second the Apple Pan if you're in a burger & especially fries mood (and apparently tuna sandwiches there are great so I've heard). It's been in LA for a long time, everyone sits at the long horseshoe counter, and the guys working there wear the little folded white hats like from the 50s. They open at 11am.
10516 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Close to LAX, for good comfort food, try Pann's. [If you're intent on trying In'n'Out, it's close to LAX too].
A good place for dinner would be Upstairs2.
If you are interested in ethnic, try Shamshiri for Persian.
If you'll head over to Westwood, you can get brunch/lunch at Napa Valley Grille or the Gardens on Glendon.