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AL GELATO

806 South Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 659-8069


We're partial to the mint-chip Italian gelato, but you can't go wrong with anything here.
 

FARMSHOP

www.farmshopla.com

225 26th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 566-2400


Locals line up for sweets and savories at this casual spot run by Jeffrey Cerciello. The chocolate cookies are divine.
 

Hamasakula

www.hamasakula.com

11043 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7636


Try the baked crab hand rolls at this favorite LA sushi spot.
 

IL RISTORANTE DI GIORGIO BALDI

www.giorgiobaldi.us

114 West Channel Road
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 573-1660


A romantic Santa Monica Italian spot that makes the best spaghetti with lobster.
 

MADEO

8897 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-0242


The penne Madeo is simple and sublime. Not to be missed.
 

M Chaya

www.mcafedechaya.com

7119 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 525-0588


Tasty, flavorful macrobiotic fare—order the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict or the Cranberry Walnut French Toast for brunch.
 

 

Michael’s

www.michaelssantamonica.com

1427 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-9634


The original location of the popular New York outpost. Dinner under the stars on the outdoor patio is well worth the splurge.
 

Milk

www.themilkshop.com

7290 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-6455


A great place for milk shakes. Locals also love the root beer float.
 

MR. CHOW

www.mrchow.com

344 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-9911


This Mr. Chow is as much about the scene as it is about the food. Reserve well in advance.
 

SPRINKLES

www.sprinkles.com

9635 Little Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 274-8765


It's hard to resist Sprinkles cupcakes, especially the Red Velvet. A box of a dozen makes a great gift for foodies with a sweet tooth.
 

STEFAN’S AT LA FARM

stefansatlafarm.com/

3000 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-4000


Top Chef finalist Stefan Richter's newest addition to his family of restaurants. Perfect for dinner and drinks with friends.
 

SWEET LADY JANE

www.sweetladyjane.com

1631 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 254-9499


The butter cream confections delicious at this old-fashioned bakery that also serves breakfast and lunch.
 

THE IVY

www.theivyla.com

113 North Robertson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 274-8303


The Ivy Gimlet—the West Coast version of the East Coast classic Southside—is everyone's drink pick here.
 

THE TOWER BAR AT THE SUNSET TOWER HOTEL

www.sunsettowerhotel.com

8358 Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 654-7100


Angelenos come here for dinner and drinks. Try the popular-for-a-reason steak frites with truffle French fries and the Southside Royale.