Haute Secrets: Jonathan Goldsmith’s Guide to Los Angeles

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WHERE WERE YOU BORN: New York City, New York

HOW LONG IN LOS ANGELES: On and off for 45 year

NEIGHBORHOOD: Marina del Rey

OCCUPATION: Actor

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Water Grill in downtown

BEST SUSHI: Boss Sushi

BEST ETHNIC FOOD: Cuban breakfast at Mercedes Grill

BEST ITALIAN: Sapori in Marina del Rey

BEST PLACE FOR LATE NIGHT DINING: Cafe del Rey

BEST DESSERT: Pecan pie from Baby Blues BBQ

BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DATE: Il Cielo in Beverly Hills

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH: The Peninsula Hotel

COOLEST CLUB/LOUNGE: Edison Lounge

BEST PLACE FOR A POWER BUSINESS MEETING: The Grill on the Alley

ALL-AROUND FAVORITE SPOT IN LOS ANGELES: Sitting on my sailboat at sunset

IF YOU HAVE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS, WHICH HOTEL WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

FAVORITE SHOPPING VENUE/BOUTIQUE: Domenico Vacca, Beverly Hills

BEST PLACE TO BUY JEWELRY/WATCHES: Jewels by Raffi

BEST SPA: Four Seasons Hotel at Beverly Hills

FAVORITE CHARITY EVENT: Free Arts for Abused Children

FAVORITE CULTURAL EVENT: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

FAVORITE CULTURAL INSTITUTION: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles

BEST ASPECT OF LOS ANGELES: The diverse population

BEST STEAKHOUSE: The Grill on the Alley

BEST PIZZA: i Cugini in Santa Monica

BEST LUNCH: Baby Blues BBQ in West Hollywood

BEST GYM/ATHLETIC FACILITY: Sports Club/LA

BEST MASSAGE: Ramone at Esprit Marina Del Rey

BEST MUSEUM/EXHIBIT: LACMA Impressionist exhibit

FAVORITE HISTORY/LEGENDARY PLACE TO SEE OR EXPLORE: Botanical Gardens

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