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Fundamental L.A. (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The first Fundamental opened in Westwood, where it served as a veritable oasis in a part of town not known for adventurous menus. A second, in DTLA, opened in 2017. Both specialize in thoughtful comfort food like Jidori chicken, smoked duck breast with braised fennel, and steak tartare...Read Full Story

Gjelina (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Gjelina is to Venice what République is to LA Central, a vital culinary engine feeding Venetians from 8 a.m. until midnight. Travis Lett’s densely worded menu features intensely flavored, Mediterranean-themed, sneakily complex comfort food: Smoked mozzarella pizza, for example, would seem to him...Read Full Story

Hippo (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Anchoring a courtyard complex in Highland Park, Hippo is a partnership between two Mozza alums, Matt Molina and David Rosoff. Molina serves up Mediterranean comfort food—roasts, pastas and homey braises. Rosoff pulls from his long resumé as a sommelier for a list strong in Spanish, French...Read Full Story

Jon & Vinny’s (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal fame run this bustling Italian pizzeria on Fairfax, offering bruschetta, antipasto, pasta and pizza in large quantities. Tucked away in the back is Helen’s, a wine shop the size of a closet, with an unexpectedly massive bottle selection, all...Read Full Story

Majordomo (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Majordomo is David Chang’s entrée into the LA dining scene, set in the industrial hinterlands between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights. You can get Chang staples like short ribs and bo ssam, but his California explorations should be why you’re here: preparations like...Read Full Story

Margot (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Margot opened in December 2018 on a rooftop in the Platform complex, a multiuse mall of sorts near the Culver City metro stop. Michael Williams’ menu has an easy California feel, with crudo, pasta, whole fish and small plates to share. Kyley Jacoby manages the wine list that...Read Full Story

Marino (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

With his brother Mario, Sal Marino reinhabits the Hollywood ristorante he grew up in, under the wing of his father, Ciro. Sal prepares pristine seasonal Italian dishes and oversees an eclectic, deeply personal wine program especially strong in Barolo and Chianti. It’s the sort of list where you...Read Full Story

Marvin (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Marvin is a wine-themed Mediterranean restaurant decked out in shabby chic, its ceiling lined with tin cans, its walls covered in colorful plates. The French-inflected menu is unfussy and authentic; it’s a place where you can dine on tasty standards like octopus salad, roast lamb neck...Read Full Story

Mozzaplex (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Mozzaplex is the favored catch-all term for three adjacent restaurants run by Nancy Silverton. While they all have differing wine and food menus, Silverton’s assured hand runs through all three, perfecting the pizza dough, kneading the mozzarella into myriad menu variations and overseeing wood-fire grilling at ...Read Full Story

NoMad LA (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The Los Angeles branch of this NY-based restaurant is set in the historic Bank of Italy building, an opulent space of marble, wrought iron and velvet. Chef Chris Flint broadens menu notions developed by NoMad’s founders, Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, with a California bounty of...Read Full Story

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