Figaro Bistrot offers Los Angeles diners an amazing menu of French delights. From the décor to the menu, Figaro Bistrot is an ode to the gorgeous eateries of Paris. Kick off your meal with one of Figaro’s amazing cheese plates, pairing beautifully with a glass of wine or other adult beverage.
Other great starter items include the salmon and tuna tar tar duo, potato cake infused with artichokes and drizzled in truffle dressing, as well as foie gras with cognac and fig bread. Entrees are just as pleasing to the palate and eyes. Couscous royal comes with succulent lamb and assorted vegetables, while flat iron steak features delectable béarnaise sauce. There are also quite a few tasty vegetarian selections as well.
1802 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
If you’re looking for tasty Peruvian cuisine, head over to Los Balcones de Peru. Locals know that this is a casual spot for classic food. The dining room is bright and comfortable, with authentic decorations that will get you ready to try some truly interesting menu items.
Peruvian cuisine is heavy on seafood, and all of the ceviche appetizers will hit the spot. As for entrees, the pollo and loma saltado platters are both big hits. Don’t forget to complement your meal with a house-made sangria, and be sure to try the sweet potato chips with spicy dipping sauce.
Los Balcones de Peru is open Sunday through Friday for lunch, and every night for dinner. Everything is available for takeout.
Los Balcones de Peru
1360 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
Hollywood's Kitchen 24 serves classic America diner fare with an elevated twist. Once a popular jazz club, you’ll always hear hot tunes while there. The decor is modern and cool, with big leather booths and cool chandeliers. Whether you come for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late night bite, you can be sure that everything you get is made with high quality ingredients.
Start you morning with eggs and hash browns in a skillet, then come back later in the day for a sandwich or a burger. (The Brie Burger and After School Special of soup and grilled cheese both get high marks.) The menu also includes options for vegetarians.
Best of all, Kitchen 24 lives up to its name, open 24 hours a day. So bring your friends for a bite after a night out.
Le Poubelle Bistro has brought Los Angeles quality French cuisine since 1969. A staple of old Hollywood, Le Poubelle has retro charm in its interior and the menu of classic French dishes. Happy hour runs daily from 4 to 7 p.m., while the after hours menu offers an array of dishes perfect while enjoying something from Le Poubelle’s extensive wine list. Flash fried brussel sprouts are seasoned with truffle oil and sea salt, while the classic crème brulee is infused with local lavender.
Dinner offers a great selection of more substantial dishes made in the French tradition. Coq au vin features braised organic chicken with assorted vegetables in a burgundy sauce. The namesake burger comes topped with burratta cheese, bacon, and truffled frites, while short ribs are apple wood smoked and served with pomme puree.
Le Poubelle Bistro
5907 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
When you come to Hollywood’s Griddle Cafe, you check your diet at the door. Here, some crazy concoctions get mixed in batter, thrown on the griddle, and come up tasting good. Where else are you going to find specialties like the “Black Magic” pancakes, loaded with Oreo cookies? The rest of the breakfast menu is big and tasty too, with all your favorite egg and omelet platters; the eggs benedict stands out as a favorite among regulars.
The Griddle Cafe is open Mondays to Fridays, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on the weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Griddle Cafe
7916 W. Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90046
For over three decades, the Cat & Fiddle Pub has been a fun place in Hollywood to meet up with friends. Located in the heart of Hollywood, the Cat & Fiddle was founded by a couple with backgrounds in music and fashion. Today, it remains a family-run business with deep ties to the neighborhood.
The pub and dining area has a casual Southwest ambiance, and you can’t beat the beautiful outdoor patio seating. The bar selections, especially the beers on tap, give off a real English pub vibe, and you'll also find a couple of local micro-brews to try. As for food, don't miss the Fish and Chips and the Scotch Egg.
Check the calendar for cool events, like Monday Movie Night, Tuesday Trivia, and Saturday's live Jazz on the Patio.
The Cat & Fiddle Pub
6530 W. Sunset Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
This cheerful cafeteria-style restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring creative spins on California cuisine, using seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients to create tasty, filling dishes. Ordering here is simple – you’re charged by number of portions from the marketplace menu.
Some favorites include the salad of avocado, cherry tomato, pine nuts and lime, as well as the sunchokes with fennel, orange and pickled red onions. Another favorite among regulars is the soba noodles with kimchi marinated vegetables, which pack a spicy kick. For hot dishes, the white truffle macaroni and cheese is a can’t-miss. It also offers a solid variety of high-quality sandwiches and a great pot roast served in a sourdough roll.