Fig's airy patio is the ideal summer setting for happy hour.
Father's Day is just around the corner, so treat your dad to an indulgent dinner and delectable drinks at one of L.A.'s best restaurants.
Executive chef Travis Strickland balances classic dishes—the bone-in rib-eye and lobster mac and cheese—with California seasonality, making this just as much a local haunt as a destination. And don’t miss the resto’s weekend brunch with highlights including prime New York steak and eggs and king crab biscuits and gravy. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., 424.273.1660,
Wolfgang Puck said he was going to reinvent the steakhouse, and he has. With the help of acclaimed designer-architect Richard Meier, Puck has created a bright, airy and casual steakhouse with a glorious exhibition kitchen. The steaks are, hands down, the best on the West Coast, and possibly the world. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), 9500 Wilshire Blvd., 310.275.5200, wolfgangpuck.com $$$$
The all-day bistro at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows takes its name from the 120-year-old tree out front and draws daily inspiration from the famous farmers market around the corner. New chef Jason Prendergast is including more heritage-inspired dishes, shareable plates and tableside offerings, while continuing the restaurant’s tradition of offering ingredient-driven food in a relaxed Santa Monica setting. Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd., 310.319.3111, figsantamonica.com $$$
Since reopening in June 2018, the beloved Italian restaurant has been booked every night with patrons such as Beyonce and Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, Larry King and more notables. The menu and daily specials feature the freshest foods flown in from Italy, including white truffles from Alba, white mullet bottarga from Sardinia, fish from the Mediterranean, as well as lamb from New Zealand and beef from Montana and Wyoming. 362 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.888.8782, madeoristorante.com $$$$
This diminutive French bistro is the sophomore effort from dream team Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (who also own and operate Trois Mec next door). The James Beard-nominated eatery is lauded for its perfectly simple, straightforward French fare, like garlicky escargot, steak frites and a to-die-for omelet. 718 N. Highland Ave., 323.468.8916, petittrois.com $$
Co-owners Chris Phelps and Zak Walters proudly source ingredients grown and raised in California. The duo’s philosophy: Seek out great meat; season it right; and cook it perfectly. That being said, proteins like Stemple Creek grass-fed steaks and homemade sausages are not to be missed. For breakfast, try the magnificent griddle cakes ard thank us later. 1155 N. Highland Ave., 323.465.7258,
The Royce: Wood-Fired Steakhouse
This latest iteration of The Royce, inside Pasadena’s Langham Hotel, brings fine dining flair to the classic steakhouse with prime cuts of beef sourced from across the globe. The modern, bright space has floor-to-ceiling windows for a side of scenery to go with your rib-eye. 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., 626.585.6410, roycela.com $$$$
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