Lunch or dinner in Miracle Mile or Park La Brea
- iamgirlfriday Aug 13, 2010 11:40 AM
I'll be coming from out of town and I need some ideas for a casual lunch or dinner in the area. I will have a car, but I'd prefer not to drive too far. I've seen Unami Burger pop up a bunch on the boards. Anything else I should consider? Thanks!
there's not too much in the area, but if you go a little north you'll hit 3rd (west), then Beverly (east or west), and then Melrose (east or west). Lots of dining options there. my faves for casual dining are Caffe Angeli on Melrose near La Brea (Italian/Farmers Market Driven), Antonios for Mexican on Melrose, Fish Grill on Beverly (not open Fri night or Saturday- huge portions), Bulan Thai on Melrose (vegan options), Joom Thai on Beverly (near Fairfax), Pita Bar and Grill on Fairfax, Joans on Third (however it's always a huge scene), Wahoos fish Tacos in Miracle Mile- Wilshire/Crescent, that's about all i can think of on Wilshire even worth trying.
7226 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
7825 Beverly Blvd Ste 2, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Pita Bar and Grill
519 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Isn't Luna Park around there? Then there's the Farmer's Market at Third and Fairfax with lots of options. Campanile isn't exactly casual, but that's around there too. If you pop in at weird times, it's easy to snag a spot at the Pizzeria Mozza Bar, but that's up in Melrose territory. India's Oven on Beverly used to be good when we lived around there about 5 years ago. There was a Thai place on Fairfax we used to like - Chao Krung, I think.
oh i forgot all about GENWA. it's korean bbq. it's casual, it's delicious, and adventurous! they give you a ton of food and it's a lot of fun. It's on Wilshire in between La Brea and Highland. I highly recommend it!
Lunch: Black Dog Coffee on Wilshire. Susina on Beverly. Dinner: Ca Brea on LaBrea.
Better burger in my opinion is Golden State Cafe on Fairfax and they have beer.
Joan's on Third is good for lunch too, on 3rd St.
The Golden State
426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Black Dog Coffee
5657 Wilshire Blvd Ste 150, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Highly recommend Yuko Kitchen, a small kind of hidden Japanese cafe just South of Wilshire on Dunsmuir (5484 Wilshire Blvd). The owner is adorable and the food is very good. She's got bowls and plates with fresh veggies and different proteins, sushi, delicious desserts, and refreshing infused waters. It's not the *best* Japanese food in LA by far, but it's a great neighborhood place and definitely worth checking out.
5484 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036