Best of 3rd Street?
- EarlyBird Aug 2, 2012 06:29 PM
Please help me come up with an eating itinerary for 3rd Street, between Fairfax and La Cienega. There are a lot of different places for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I would like to know what not to miss, and what to avoid. Has anyone tried Faux Pas Bistro yet?
My favorite is Son of A Gun. Wonderful seafood and more from the guys from Animal. Really liked their linguine and clams, uni aglio-olio, chili, breadcrumbs & also the brandade, soft egg, arugula, grainy mustard and don't forget that great fried chicken sandwitch too.
For lunch there is a new Mendocino Farms for great sandwiches on the corner or 3rd and Fairfax.
I love their Steak BLT with Carved steak, applewood smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomatoes, herb aioli, caramelized onions on toasted rustic white bread + blue cheese crumbles
Great Burgers at Golden State (on Fairfax just north of Beverly Blvd. across the street from Animal). Beer floats with Scoops ice cream too.
Good sausages at Curry Wurst on Fairfax.
and good pancakes and pie at Du-par's in Farmers Market. Open 24 hours.
for breakfast (not a sit down, cooked food breakfast, but grab-n-go or grab and hang out)---short cake @ farmers market. i like their baked goods and they serve verve coffee.
also in the quick/fast casual lunch vein---a mendocino farms just opened on 3rd & fairfax. very good sandwiches.
I've been to Faux Pas, which reminded me a little of a high end chain restaurant. Nothing that special.
Mendo sandwiches and salads are really good, but it's hard to spend less than $10-15 for lunch.
Son of a Gun was great, but too loud.
While not paying strict attention to the geographic parameters as prescribed by the OP I would throw in Jar http://thejar.com/ just a little S on Beverly Blvd. and go a little outside the Fairfax as an eastern boundary (also on Beverly) to visit Angellini Osteria http://www.angeliniosteria.com/ as these are two fine restaurants within close proximity to the area requested.
For inexpensive Japanese food try Mishima. Their tofu salad is delicious. They offer complimentary toasted wheat tea. The buckwheat noodles are great too. Kaocha squash....udon, etc. Great place to take kids because the kids meals come in cute bento boxes.
SimpleThings sandwich and pie shop!!! get the avacado melt, especially if you're vegetarian, you will LOVE IT. great soups & Salads too.
Mortadella sandwich at Joans on thIrd. I used to rec the chickpea salad but the last three times I've had it was like the Salton Sea. Plus peanut butter cupcake.
Son of Gun
The new Italian Gusto I think is supposed to be good.
The service is terrible at Little Next Door but the food is often good. And the fois gras terrine was the best in the city. Boo hop.
Definitely go to Magnolia's and grab a few banana puddings to go or eat there. Best I have ever had.
I also recommend Short Cake as posted above. Excellent coffee and great pastries. I love the almond croissant.
Also stop by Joan's on 3rd and get more desserts and pastries. They have breakfast but I have never been, lunch is average to good. I had a short rib sand at it was tasty but overly greasy.