I have recently become obsessed with and addicted to short ribs, and I've noticed that not a lot of places have them - I'm sure that's because (having made them myself) it takes a good part of your afternoon to prepare. I've had them at Tam O'Shanter (v. good) and Shutters (good) - any other places of note? I live in SFV, but would travel for fantastic short ribs.
I just had the shortribs with cauliflower gratin at Mercantile in Hollywood and they were awesome (actually, the whole meal was).
Lucques on Melrose in WeHo has typically had killer short ribs on their menu, but check first if you plan on driving over to specifically get that one dish. Also, Josie on Pico Blvd. in Santa Monica does wonderful short ribs.
2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
I’ve enjoyed supremely elegant examples (braised, Kurobuta, Berkshire) at Josie, Craft, Lucques, Hatfield’s and Pinot Provence among others.
I’ve also chowed down on some dynamite soul food preparations at Bertha’s Soul Food, Flossie’s and M & M’s Soul Food.
Agora Churrascaria and Fogo de Chao offer excellent Brazilian style presentations.
When done properly I really love Galbi Jjim, Korean braised short ribs. Most often, I find them either too tough, too sweet or, worse, both. Chilbo Myun Oak serves up a very respectable dish. The best that I've ever had though was at a now-defunct restaurant inside the Oxford Palace Hotel. Amazing but, alas, no more.
Years ago, Sherman’s BBQ on Slauson and Crenshaw would smoke up (low, slow and long) some short ribs that were literally heart stopping. "Yo, Sherm! Where you at, man?"