Worth Every Penny – Restaurants You Must Try In 2013

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The Parish
840 S Spring St.
Los Angeles ,
CA 90015
(213) 225-2400

AMBIANCE
The Parish’s English gastropub-inspired setting is the perfect backdrop for its casual yet cool downtown feel.

WHAT TO ORDER
Chef Casey Lane received the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year award in 2012 for a reason. Favored dishes (though they’re all delectable) include grilledshrimp, bone marrow, rotisserie chicken, poached tuna and chicken potpie.

WHO COMES HERE
A young, hip and stylish crowd flocks to The Parish as much for Lane’s gastronomic delights as they do the eatery’s specially crafted cocktails.

SWEET TOOTH
Try the uniquely fashioned Rosemary Olive Oil Cake topped with whipped cream.

Stonehill Tavern
1 Monarch Beach Resort
North Dana Point ,
CA 92629
(949) 234-3318

AMBIANCE
You’ll find upscale tavern fare courtesy of Michael Mina in a sophisticated yet contemporary setting at the Stonehill Tavern, located at the picture-perfect St. Regis Monarch Beach resort.

WHAT TO ORDER
Don’t leave without ordering the Maine Lobster Pot Pie or the Ahi Tuna Tartare with bosc pear, pine nuts and habañero-infused sesame oil.

WHO COMES HERE
Tyra Banks, Ellen Pompeo and Elisabeth Rohm have all dined here.

SWEET TOOTH
Try the Chocolate Toffee Bar by Maren Anderson: there’s a reason it has a cult following.

FAT COW
189 The Gro ve Dr.
Los Angeles , CA 90036
(323) 965-1020

Ambiance
Award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay’s new LA restaurant, located at The Grove, is warm and rustic, with a deconstructed, industrial aesthetic.

WHAT TO ORDER
The most popular dishes on Ramsay’s menu include buttermilk-fried chicken, the burger and braised long ribs.

WHO COMES HERE
The Grove developer Rick Caruso counts himself as a fan of the establishment.

SWEET TOOTH
Order the Cookie Milk ice cream sundae, which is so nice you might need to try it twice.’


M.B. Post
1142 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach ,
CA 90266
(310) 545-5405

AMBIANCE
Dark, sexy and social. The perfect place to take a date, enjoy a dinner with friends or to celebrate a momentous occasion. The food is superb, the clientele relaxed.

WHAT TO ORDER
Standout dishes include the housemade cavatali, fleur de sel pretzel with horseradish sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash with garnet yam puree and seared diver scallops with bacon butter.

WHO COMES HERE
South Bay residents dominate the scene at this Manhattan Beach establishment, but it’s the real foodies who flock to Chef David Le Fevre’s James Beard-nominated eatery; Local gal Maria Sharapova is also a fan.

SWEET TOOTH
You’re sure to be all shook up about “The Elvis”, a sweet mess of chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse and bacon brittle.

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