Reviewed by Jolene P.
"Walking past Bottega Louie is similar to walking past Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Located in Downtown Los Angeles it has an old fashioned and yet ..." more
700 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Party Earth Review Nearly as exclusive as Rodeo Drive but with a younger and hipper vibe, Robertson Boulevard features a two-block stretch of exclusive boutiques and restaurants that has become a shopping mecca for young Hollywood and reality star wannabes. Visitors are almost certain to catch a starlet or two flitting in and out of uber ... more
Robertson Boulevard (between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Party Earth Review Guests heading to La Poubelle (“trash can”) might think the name refers to a down and dirty dive bar, but the quaint French bistro with great food and a bustling bar scene is actually a hot date spot where Francophiles show up to drink wine and mingle with creative types and the occasional celeb. A red-canopied patio provides ... more
5907 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Party Earth Review Surprisingly situated amid the skate parks and artsy crowds that Venice is known for is the swanky High Rooftop Lounge, an open-air venue on top of the Hotel Erwin that offers panoramic views of the city. By day, preppy patrons and hotel guests relax on comfy cushioned banquettes in the shade of large green umbrellas, while ... more
1697 Pacific Avenue, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90291
Party Earth Review No matter the time, ’tis standard at O’Brien’s Irish Pub & Restaurant to find live Celtic beats blazin’ and a raucous young crowd knee-deep in Guinness and banger sandwiches. Sunny Santa Monica afternoons – all 360 of them a year – lure local business types and casual shoppers to the small corner patio, where they indulge ... more
2941 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
British Restaurant / Pub
Reviewed by John T.
"There are very few locals-only bars in LA that are not dive bars... actually this is the only one I can think of right now. I like a dive bar as much ..." more
6530 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Diner / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Amid the trendy Vermont thoroughfare, Fred 62’s lime green exterior and bright orange awnings are hard to miss, and present a modern-day twist on a retro aesthetic mirrored by the restaurant’s diverse and contemporary spin on traditional diner fare. Patio tables line the sidewalk, where breeze-seeking diners are lulled ... more
1850 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Party Earth Review Hidden behind one of Koreatown’s many cookie cutter strip malls is a world of craft brew, just waiting inside Beer Belly’s white, graffiti-covered building. A spinoff of the owner’s beer-collecting hobby, the bar features a drink menu offering a rotating range of budget-minded locally produced drafts and premium bottles ... more
532 South Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Party Earth Review Patrons in search of an island vacation without the jet lag should make their way to Duke’s Malibu, where an amazing ocean view, exotic cocktails, and a laid-back atmosphere make for a relaxing getaway. Named for Duke Kahanamoku, the Hawaiian father of international surfing, this bamboo beach venue with its sand-and-surfboard ... more
21150 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
Reviewed by Vivian L.
"Gjelina is located on the stretch of hip, upscale restaurants on Abbott Kinney Blvd in Venice. Upon entering, you immediately see a beautifully stocke ..." more
1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
Info Somewhat hidden on Alta Loma Road in West Hollywood, the Sunset Marquis is a hotel, resort, and spa that draws famous artists, filmmakers, supermodels, writers, actors, comedians, and more. The Hollywood hotspot was founded in 1963 and has gone through a number of changes over the years to keep up with the times, having ... more
1200 Alta Loma Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Mimosas or Bloody Marys? Steak and eggs, or oatmeal? Los Angeles brunch options are endless, with establishments all over town serving up a relaxed first meal.
Those seeking a continuous supply of orange juice and bubbly flock to Taste in West Hollywood, which offers bottomless mimosas for about $13. For endless Champagne (the OJ must be purchased separately) brunchers head to Overland Café in Palms, where all the sparkling nectar one can drink costs about $7.
For an extra boozy breakfast/lunch combo, Fig in Santa Monica has its own take on the Bloody Mary with its bacon-inspired Bloody Maria. Those who would like beer in lieu of liquor can opt for the “Keg and Eggs,” any brunch item on the menu with an endless pint of draft beer for about $35.
But brunch isn’t just about late-morning alcoholic pick-me-ups. For an inexpensive steak and eggs feast, The Original Pantry Café in Downtown L.A. has served up the all-American classic since first opening in 1924. For a French bistro feel, Café Stella in Silver Lake serves items like oeuf à la coque (soft-boiled eggs and sliced bread) and croque madame (ham and Gruyère sandwich with a fried egg on top).
Another great spot for brunch in Los Angeles is the Beverly Grove area, with celebrity haunts like Kings Road Café, Joan's on Third, and Toast Bakery Cafe.
Luckily, there are also plenty of brunch spots for Angelenos who prefer an organic, healthy start to the day. With locations in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Downtown L.A., Urth Caffé has organic coffees and teas, farm-fresh produce, and oatmeal options galore.
Los Angeles brunch is an experience that locals love to indulge in. Finding the right L.A. brunch spot is a great way to start the day off right.