Need alternatives to Animal!
So I was looking to make a reservation at Animal on June 30 for a special occasion, since I have never been and am dying to go, but they are having a special dinner that night and are not serving their normal menu! I'm so bummed!
What are some alternatives that are in a similar price range and have equally awesome and inspired food? The food being incredible and satisfying is what matters the most, not the scene, ambiance, etc, etc.
Perhaps Eva or Hatfield's.
6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
7458 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
THIRD'd. Lazy Ox is the more global spiritual sibling to Animal. They both embody that loose, fly-by-the-balls attitude -- glutinous, fun, adventurous cooking. If you go, make sure to give the chalkboard a thorough once-over as they have a bounty of daily specials. The pasilla soup mainstay is fantastic too, as well as the beef paleron.