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25 Of LA’s Most Weekend Worthy Restaurants

We've all been there, stuck on the "Where should we eat?" or "Where should we host a dinner party?" question. With countless dining, venue and drinking options in LA, it's easy to find yourself either stuck in a rut or without a clue of where to begin. Here are 25 of Los Angeles' most noteworthy, foodie approved brunch, lunch and dinner venue spots from a rooftop bar owned by a Swedish House Mafia member to a local favorite of Reese Witherspoon. Cheers to discovering, celebrating and eating your way through LA in style. 
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Fig Restaurant

FIG, a Mediterranean inspired bistro, features dishes from the wood burning oven and wood burning grill. By working with local farmers and purveyors, FIG sources the freshest local and organically grown ingredients straight from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.
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Redbird

Redbird is carved into one of the city’s most historic architectural gems, inside the former rectory building of Vibiana – the cathedral-turned-event-venue. Menu features seasonal small and large format plates ranging from snacks or “kickshaws” to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. An extensive cocktail menu features well-balanced, bespoke renditions of the classics.
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Commissary

Commissary is a greenhouse set beside a shimmering pool. It's got all the amenities of a private club but created for the public. Come sunbathe in carrot juice, mack on a salad, or grab some eggs and toast. The hotel’s setting on Wilshire and Normandie is a true epicenter of metropolitan Los Angeles, just minutes from Beverly Hills, Hollywood and downtown.
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$319 - $800 avg. room rate
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Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm Restaurant is located at the beginning of the pier. Malibu Farm Restaurant and Bar is the newly opened table service restaurant from Malibu Farm with a fresh and inspired menu from Helene Henderson.
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E.P. & L.P. Los Angeles

Pick up a regular habit of good times at this sprawling West Hollywood eatery. Try the eating house, private bar, or rooftop lounge on for size to see what fits you best. Hint: The rooftop has spectacular views of the well-known Hollywood Hills, and it’s spectacular.
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Broken Spanish

Broken Spanish offers an experience that is Unique, Characteristic, and Beautiful in the heart of DTLA. The cuisine is expressed in bold yet refined flavors. Preparations demonstrate elements of long-established tradition, while finished dishes are showcased with modern appeal.
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Perch LA

Fete at this fabulous, French-inspired 15th floor restaurant, bar & lounge with an additional 16th floor private event space. Delight in the detailed woodwork and be inspired by the intimate boho interior while you cuddle around the campfire (aka fabulous fire pits) and dine on delectable French cuisine.
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Au Fudge Los Angeles

Owned by Jessica Biel, Au Fudge provides LA with it's very first premium social club for families. The food, atmosphere and marketplace are so divine, it will be loved by all. Perfect for birthday bashes, a kiddo night out on the town and private events.
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Eveleigh

Inspired by the freshness of California cuisine, with strong undertones of rustic, southern European traditions. The picturesque country garden setting is adorned with rough hewn picnic-style dining tables, tufted banquets, reclaimed Oak panels, lime and olive trees, and a flanking herb and vegetable garden make a perfect backdrop for a weekend dinner spot or private party.
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Gracias Madre

Say thank you to Mother Earth at this organic, locally sourced, vegan eatery in West Hollywood’s trendy Design District. Celebrate a birthday bash, company celebration or holiday get together with bold Mexican flavors, delicious drinks and incredible ambience.
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Plant Food + Wine

Plant Food + Wine proposes a beautiful selection of locally sourced fare in a seasonally crafted menu, enriched by an extensive wine list of organic and biodynamic varietals. Designed as a communal gathering place, Plant Food + Wine offers a unique experience around delicious, health-conscious food. Host a bridal shower, dinner party, birthday party or social event in this stunning space.
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AOC

Give us friends, food, and a 99 point pinot and you’ll have the happiest bunch at brunch you’ve ever seen. If you’re lucky enough to get a table, the fabulous floor-to-ceiling wine collection and gorgeous gourmet plates coupled with effortlessly chic design will make a festive feast for any famiglia.
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L.A. Chapter

L.A. Chapter is a lively brasserie just off of Ace’s lobby. Rooted in a fresh, thoughtful focus on locally sourced ingredients, the chef's presents a menu that introduces nuanced flavors to traditional culinary technique.
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$269 - $449 avg. room rate
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Baltaire

Meat eaters and lobster lovers will rejoice in this carefully curated menu by Executive Chef Travis Strickland while admiring the expert wine list by the in-house sommelier. For a light outdoor event, the expansive terrace will allow you to gorge beneath the stars, while the restaurant and private dining room lets you host an intimate, exclusive fete, no matter the occasion.
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Salt Air

Eclectic tapas style cuisine, inventive cocktails, and a soothing sea breeze will tickle your senses at Salt Air. Gather with a small group at this Venice Beach gem to enjoy fresh-as-can-be seafood fare, minimalist décor and a casual cool atmosphere. 
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The Springs

Organic juice bar? Check. Yoga studio? Check. Wellness center? Check. Raw vegan restaurant & wine bar? Check, check! This hub for health-conscious celebrators and foodies is an eco-vegan-mind-body-one-stop-shop, ideal for gatherings, retreats and social events.
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Madera

This gorgeous hot spot serving up new American cuisine beats loud and beautifully in the heart of Hollywood, complete with three indoor/outdoor areas for party levels ranging from private dinner to big-time company holiday party.
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B.S. Taqueria

B.S. Taqueria demonstrates elements of long-established tradition, paired with contemporary approaches and local flavors. The fare is authentically inauthentic, representing a city of migrant-rich flavors through the lens of a native. The Taqueria provides the ideal backdrop for chef Ray Garcia’s rift on convention, a casual, counter service environment for lunch, and bustling full service dinner.
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Toca Madera

Who can say no to Mexican food, especially when this particular place emphasizes the importance of organic and locally farmed food, and even offers up a vegan menu with gluten free options! This spot is an ideal destination and delivers a memorable experience, so instead of giving in one day a week, we say live everyday like it's Taco Tuesday.
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Faith & Flower

Located in Downtown LA and named for the streets that have fundamentally shaped the Downtown Los Angeles community. Feast among modern design with hints of antiques; the floors are beautifully distressed from the 1920's and the walls adorned with modern-day street art.
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Tavern

Tavern is a beautiful yet casual neighborhood meeting place, open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as providing pastries, coffees and prepared food to go for the hungry locals designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks. Bringing together a trio of concepts under one roof – a full service dining room, a marketplace and a bar with craft cocktails and artisanal wines.
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Hinoki and the Bird

A culinary cache for both chic and casual occasions, Hinoki & the Bird occupies both rarefied and down-to-earth dining space. Choose from the fabulous private dining room, patio or buyout the entirety of the restaurant for a beautiful bash with your bests.
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Pistola

Paying homage to the iconic Italian restaurants in mid-20th-Century New York City, this west coast eatery serves up culinary masterpieces with unique twists. It’s the past, present, and future of Italian cuisine.
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The District by Hannah An

Sit, enjoy, linger & feel as though you are part of Hannah's family at this "culinary answer to happiness." Unique and unlike any Vietnamese restaurant in the U.S., upon entering guests are awestruck from the street by the Hoi An room, where Edison lights emit a welcoming glow reminiscent of the bustling "Lantern Town."
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Republique LA

Built in 1928 by Charlie Chaplin and designed by architect Roy Sheldon Price, it was initially conceived as a mixed-use space -- with shops on the ground floor and office space above -- surrounding an idyllic tiled courtyard.
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