As always eating my way through places with good food is always a must while on holiday. Thanks to my awesome friends and my better half for all the wonderful dining experiences. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to all the places given the limited time in LA but here are the 5 I did try and would recommend the next time you are in LA if you haven't already tried them.
1 . The Ivy
This is by far my favorite place! Managed to swing by for a late lunch on the 4 July. Upon arrival I was greeted with a glass of bubbly on the house and given a quaint spot on the inside by the window. The decor was an eclectic mix of things with beautifully colored roses on each table. The outside was just as spectacular with guests patiently waiting 40min+ for a table outside. So if you plan on going and sitting outside, it might be best to book.
By far my favourite dish of the holiday was at The Ivy. Oven roasted lobster stuffed with Alaskan crab. Words cannot even begin to describe this dish. Cooked to perfection... it was a little slice of heaven on a plate. If shellfish ain't your thing, then would highly recommend the grilled swordfish. Incredible flavours... I almost felt like I was back in Italy.
If you can only go to one restaurant on this list, this would be it. Loved it so much that I went back 3 times in a week.
For the fellow gluten free peeps, they unfortunately don't have any gluten free bread but they do have plenty of gluten free options!
2. Ivory on Sunset
If you want a champion breakfast and you love lobster, then this is the place! The outside tables have a beautiful view. The lobster scramble is beyond yum! I loved it so much that I went back for this brekkie twice. Plus to add to my joy, they have gluten free bread! And the gluten free bread actually tasted great compared to the usual sad cardboard taste I've sadly become accustomed to.
Yearning for a little piece of London, this place was a must on my to hit list given Cecconi's is one my hot spots in London. The menu however is different and not quite like London to be honest. However the great thing about this Cecconis though is that they had gluten free pasta and I got to indulge in one of my favorite dishes and yes it involves lobster yet again... Spaghetti, maine lobster, chili saffron and basil! Need I say more?
Located in Malibu, it's a bit of distance to get there in my opinion but definitely worth it. I would highly recommend requesting to sit outdoors as the view is just spectacular. I would go there for the view alone! It's a nice relaxing and romantic place. The food in my opinion did not quite match up to some of the places on this list but was still good. For the gluten intolerant peeps, there are gluten free options but they aren't plentiful and sadly they don't have any gluten free bread.
5. Chateau Marmont
This place was one place I was super hyped up to see and experience. I could easily see why based on the decor and the ambience. Food was ok but service was probably the worst. Definitely not a luxury 5 star experience in my opinion. That aside the place is beautiful, hence it earns a spot in my LA dining hot spots.
Which are your LA dining hotspots? Let me know by popping a comment below