Located on the 71st floor of the InterContinental Hotel in the Wilshire Grand Center building (the tallest building in the United States west of Chicago), La Boucherie is an elegant steakhouse with a French twist. This dining hot-spot features discreet, intimate private dining and VIP booths with floor-to-ceiling privacy screens offering panoramic views of the L.A. skyline to accommodate discerning guests. La Boucherie’s menu features reimagined French classics; premium steaks and seafood, all created with the finest ingredients from around the world. The dining experience is enhanced by a cheese atelier, charcuterie cave and an extensive, carefully curated wine list featuring up to 1,200 hand-selected international and American wines. An 18-foot long ‘Chef’s Table’ is located directly outside the cheese and charcuterie atelier and is perfect for large parties. The table is also the setting of the restaurant’s Wine Dinners and Art of Proper Pairing events.
900 Wilshire Boulevard, 71st Floor, Los Angeles; laboucheriedtla.com.
Located at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles in the flagship SLS Hotel, internationally recognized culinary innovator José Andrés has created a fanciful array of pioneering dining concepts which anchor The Bazaar. Bar Centro has inventive cocktails that integrate contemporary techniques and tools such as liquid nitrogen or olive and cherry spherifications; Rojo y Blanca features collection of inspired traditional and modern tapas dishes; the Patisserie provides delicate sweets and roaming carts which showcase edible delights throughout the restaurant; and Bar Blanca highlights a rotating afternoon menu of tapas and Spanish-focused beverages including unique and rare spirits, wines, ciders, and aperitivos on the restaurant terrace. While set in one open space, unique areas are given their own color palette, vibe and décor so dining experiences seamlessly weave together creating at once a memorable gastronomic journey.
465 S La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048; sbe.com/thebazaar-beverlyhills/.
The Royce at the Langham, a wood-fired steakhouse, features the finest selection of USDA Prime Cuts, authentic Australian and Japanese Wagyu. Each cut is expertly prepared over a wood-fired grill with White Oak and seasonal wood to sear in the maximum flavor and juiciness. Open Tuesday – Saturday evenings inside the renowned Langham Hotel in Pasadena, the menu also includes a selection of fresh, seasonal seafood and comforting side dishes. Enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks in the Red Wine Room or find a spot at the communal Chef’s Table for the best steak experience in town. The exclusive Chef’s Table seats up to eight guests and includes a personalized seven-course tasting menu featuring the finest cuts of steak, select seafood and other seasonal market provisions highlighting the wood-grilled flavor that has built The Royce’s reputation as a dining destination. All Chef’s table dishes are custom-created by the chef Dominique Shelton, who brings a straightforward culinary approach to the menu, emphasizing fresh, seasonal ingredients and natural flavors.
1401 South Oak Knoll Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106; roycela.com.
The Little Door
As soon as you enter The Little Door, you’ll discover a hidden paradise, colorful crowd, romantic courtyard, and elegant displays of rustic Mediterranean cuisine. Bordeaux-born brothers, Frederic and Nicolas Meschin, opened The Little Door nearly 20 years ago in order to provide guests with the essence of an authentic European dining experience. Fused with the Mediterranean influences of Chef T. Nicolas Peter, the restaurant captures the European spirit with rustic charm and enchanting ambience. Bar manager, Michael Gannon, leads the cocktail program with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create beverages that always compliment the menu. Guests are invited to walk through The Little Door and escape the outside world to a dining sanctuary in which the atmosphere is as divine as its culinary offerings. Whether you are planning a celebratory cocktail reception, a business meeting, or an intimate dinner with friends, consider one of the private dining options: The Garden Patio, Winter Garden, Piano Room or Blue Room. Soak in the ambiance and dine on soulful bites at The Little Door.
8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles; thelittledoor.com.
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