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12 Fine Dining Destinations in Los Angeles for Takeout

Claire Harper & Addison Aloian & Lara Dreux | November 6, 2020 | Food & Drink Travel Food & Drink

5 Fine Dining Destinations in LA for Takeout

Always a popular option, food delivery and takeout in Los Angeles has become a critical lifeline for foodies during this year's COVID-19 pandemic.

Let’s be honest – sometimes nothing’s better than splurging on some quality takeout, cuddling up on your couch and devouring a meal from the safety of your pajamas. So, we’ve selected some of our favorite restaurants to order from during this time.

If you’re in the mood for sushi, you might be interested in sashimi of Japanese kinmedai snapper torched on a cedar plank, a specialty dish from Spago. For more sushi options, check out Sushi Roku Pasadena, where you’ll be offered some of the finest assortments of in all of Los Angeles.

If you're craving classic American steak, enjoy a five-star meal from BOA Steakhouse while watching your favorite movie under your favorite blanket. Crustacean Beverly Hills servies up the Vietnamese-influenced dishes of your dreams, plus there's seafood, noodles, italian and more, and it all supports our local restaurants and their staff in this time of need.

LOS ANGELES

Fig at The Fairmont

101 Wilshire Blvd. / Website

Located in Santa Monica, this stylish restaurant is committed to offering the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. Their delicious dishes from the Southern California Bounty perfectly balance comforting food with elegant presentation; all sourced directly from farmers' markets. While availability varies in accordance with each season, you'll be sure to always find Fig's perennial favorites such the Lobster Cobb Salad or Mary’s Chicken.

BOA Steakhouse

9200 Sunset Blvd.; 101 Santa Monica Blvd. / Website

If you’re looking to impress even the most refined gourmands, the BOA Raw menu option is the way to go. The West Hollywood- and Santa Monica-based hot spot offers its premium steak cuts from Creekstone Farms—think American wagyu ribeye, petite filet, bone-in—to prepare at home. Complete your meal by ordering additional side items to grill alongside your juicy meats. Remember: A chef never reveals their cooking secrets.

Sushi Roku Pasadena

33 Miller Alley / Website

Never fear, sushi connoisseurs, you can still get your fix of the city’s best raw fish—and you can make it, too. The Pasadena eatery offers a DIY hand roll kit ($120, serves four-plus), complete with ingredients and a step-by-step guide. For already prepared options, opt for the signature sushi family pack ($178, serves four) featuring an assortment of sushi-grade fish, plus shishito peppers, edamame, carpaccio plate and spicy cucumber. Complete your decadent at-home feast with a DIY Moscow mule or margarita kit, and you’re set.

Porta Via

424 N Canon Dr. / Website

Beverly Hills hot spot Porta Via pulls out all of the stops with its to-go menus. Order the neighborhood bistro’s signature dishes, like grilled Ōra King salmon, roasted Lake Superior whitefish and brick-pressed citrus herb-roasted chicken—plus more from its extensive list of haute cuisine—via delivery service Postmates for ultimate convenience. The online to-go menu also features the eatery’s wide range of caffeinated sips for those extra-sluggish work-from-home mornings.

Crustacean Beverly Hills

468 N Bedford Dr. / Website

Cleverly dubbed the “An the Go” menu—for its namesake founders, restaurateur and hospitality giants the An family—Crustacean Beverly Hills features a slew of Vietnamese-influenced dishes exceptionally curated for at-home dining. The menu also comes with some enticing offers and options, including 15 percent off all items; exclusive takeout dishes, like crispy orange peel chicken, misoyaki butterfish, dumplings and more; plus plenty of choices from its famed secret kitchen. With new rollouts, plus daily and weekly specials, the buzzy eatery has us coming back time and again.

ORANGE COUNTY

Anqi

3333 S. Bristol St. / Website

This elite restaurant is notorious for its exclusivity, led by the acclaimed Chef Helene An. This sophisticated restaurant's philosophy centers around a gourmet bistro and noodle bar concept. Combining Asian tradition with California flair and a contemporary twist, Chef An and her professional staff create an irresistible Modern Asian cuisine. Among their diverse delivery menu, you can find the exquisite Mongolian lamb chicken with Shiitake mushrooms and golden curry sauce, and an aromatic Misoyaki butterfish dressed in Thai herbs.

INSIDER TIP: If you want to be truly dazzled, look out for their Secret menu items.

Il Barone

900 Bristol St. N. / Website

Founded by Milanese Chef Franco Barone, this venue will impress you with its elevated Italian regional dishes. Prepared with precision, heart and experience, these authentic chefs d'oeuvres will transport you to their country of origin with a single bite. Indulge in their sweet-and-savory pear carpaccio antipasto, or their unique cavatelli alla Norcina with black truffle and grana padano.

Tavern

2369 S. El Camino Real / Website

Tavern is just one of those essential go-tos. With Hispanic influence and timeless american favorites, expect to be served the best of both worlds. Treat yourself with their award-winning New England clam chowder, or their mouthwatering Casa-made stuffed jalapeños for a delightful sense of satisfaction.

Louie's by the Bay

2801 West Coast Hwy. / Website

Set up by the beautiful waterfront of Newport Beach, Louie's is an unmissable destination. This top-tier modern Italian steakhouse will romance all meat-lovers with their grilled and charcuterie items, all magnificently presentated with glamour. Order the delicate prosciutto di Parma charcuterie board for a light starter, and spoil yourself with their sizzling Cotechino grigliata for a generous treat.

A Restaurant

3334 West Coast Hwy. / Website

"Classically hip since 1926," this venue will forever be trendy. Since opening as a roadside diner, this restaurant has flourished with time into a refined dining destination. While A is recognized for expertly prepared steak, seafood and a celebrity clientele, you simply must try their contemporary American items such as the octopus and pork belly starter with chorizo picante emulsion, and their famous Maine diver scallops sprinkled with California red chillies.

Cannery of the Pacific

3010 Lafayette Ave. / Website

Nearly 100 years old, Cannery of the Pacific is a sea-food lover's bestfriend. Freshly-fished delicacies can be found at this sophisticated restaurant. Order delivery and savor their fine dining delights, including the scarlett prawns with black bomba rice and whiskey saffron butter, and the New Zealand John Dory with maitake mushrooms drizzled in bonito beurre blanc.

Spago

176 N Canon Dr., Website

Celeb chef Wolfgang Puck makes takeout look and taste like a five-star culinary experience. Spago Beverly Hills—his flagship restaurant—offers
a full to-go menu, from salads and starters, like the early harvest corn agnolotti and risotto with Maine lobster and uni; to mouthwatering pizza fresh from the wood-burning oven; to creative entrees like Austrian veal wienerschnitzel, Scottish salmon Hong Kong-style and pan-roasted Jidori chicken. Also featured on the menu are the Spago retail liquor collection and retail wine cellar, boasting top-shelf spirits. You can’t go wrong with the Château Mouton Rothschild, 2003 ($650) and WhistlePig 12-year single-barrel rye whiskey ($150)—plus cakes and bake-at-home goods. What’s better than capping the evening with delicious chocolate fudge brownies?



Photography by: Courtesy of Spago