The LA Restaurant Horoscope Guide
Your curated August restaurant recommendations are here, based on the zodiac.
Hello and welcome to August. The end of a season is always a big deal, cosmically, and as summer draws to a close, expect some significant shake ups. We’ve got a full moon in Aquarius, tons of Leo in the stars, Virgo season at the end of the month, and whatever the hell is happening on The Rehearsal. Anyway, here is your August restaurant horoscope, curated by ~the stars~.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
LA Rose Cafe
We hate to burst your bubble, Aries, but if you thought August was going to be some easy, breezy sail into the summer sunset, think again. This month is filled with so many ups and downs, it could be a ride at the county fair. The stars are urging you to take a step back and cool off a bit… perhaps with a delicious frozen treat? The halo halo and buko pandan at long-running Filipino spot LA Rose Cafe are wonderfully chilly and topped with tons of ice cream, plus you’ll get to dine in a charming East Hollywood building and listen to the owner describe what it was like to cater a Francis Ford Coppola party.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
photo credit: Jakob Layman
Taurus, good news: August is the luckiest month of 2022 for you. Mars remains in Taurus until the 20th, which means the wave of power, connection, and manifestation you’ve been riding flows all the way to September. Celebrate that intoxicating energy at Saffy’s, a Middle Eastern restaurant in East Hollywood run by the people behind Bavel and Bestia. It’s essentially a glamorous skewer house that serves a range of creamy dips, fluffy breads, and wood-grilled meats presented on two-foot-long skewers. The food—and gorgeous energy—is so good, you’ll be plotting your next visit before the check arrives.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 21)
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photo credit: Jakob Layman
When Venus, the dreamy planet of love, enters your third house of communication on August 11th, prepare to be the most popular person in your friend group. Invites will ping your phone, dinners will need to be arranged, and yes, your love life will skyrocket. Whether you’re in a relationship or looking for something new, take a chance and bring a cutie to Capri Club, an aperitivo bar in Eagle Rock that has the buzz of a block party packed under a single roof. There’s a slight chaotic feel here, but that’s exactly what you ordered—red leather booths, glamorous penchant lamps, and espresso martinis with a lover.
CANCER (JUNE 22-JULY 22)
photo credit: Matt Gendal
Although most of the month will be hectic, by the end of August your instincts will signal to you to take a break. Mercury will enter your fourth house, which rules the home, family, peace, and safety, and ushers in a time filled with relaxation and rest. And what better place to do that, than poolside with a drink in hand? We like Calabra, a rooftop Mediterranean spot at the Santa Monica Proper Hotel that has the confident swagger of Whitney Houston’s vocal coach. The pool chairs look like modern sculptures and you’ll snack on baba ganoush, pita bread, and spicy tuna rolls.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
Cobras & Matadors is permanently closed
photo credit: Jakob Layman
With both the Sun and Venus in your native sign, it’s full-blown Leo season and you don’t care who knows it. The cosmos are giving you the go-ahead to live your best, most courageous life. And they’re telling you to dine at Cobras and Matadors, a Spanish bistro in Beverly Grove that doesn’t play by the rules—because it doesn’t have any. It’s a neighborhood spot with no website or reservation system where people go to hang for as long as they want, eat buttery gambas and chickpea flour-packed socca cakes, and sip on glasses of wine.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)
photo credit: Maxim Shapovalov
Tail O' The Pup
This upcoming Virgo season will be unlike any other—it’s a jam-packed maiden festival, and not just because of Beyonce's new song. Your life will be infused with newfound wisdom and rejuvenation, thanks to the new moon and sun in Virgo at the end of the month. Enjoy that revelation at Tail O’ The Pup, a historic establishment in West Hollywood that recently reopened and sold out of hot dogs on its first day. It’s a literal life-sized hotdog stand from 1946 brought back to life, where you’ll order hot dogs that come in charming little boats, plus maybe a burger and some soft serve.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)
photo credit: Malibu Cafe
You are an angel, a social butterfly, and August is a fantastic month for you to spread your wings. Venus enters your 11th house on the 11th (how very fitting), which means your realm of connection, social image, and friendship will shine even brighter. Take the crew on a journey into the Santa Monica mountains for a meal at Malibu Cafe, a unique dining experience where you’ll find a sprawling 5,000 acre property filled with waterfalls, tree groves, and a surprisingly nice crab salad.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)
photo credit: Canopy Club
A full moon in Aquarius is game-changing for you, Scorpio. On August 11th, the moon enters your fourth house of home and family, where you’ll find the strength to protect your peace, draw some boundaries, and relax. You need a place to recharge your battery, and Canopy Club in Culver City is a great place to do just that. It’s a rooftop bar for people who hate rooftop bars, a pleasant poolside restaurant where you’ll eat shrimp cocktail and crispy fish sandwiches while tanning in a lounge chair. Go ahead and put your feet up—you deserve it.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)
Venus teams up with Jupiter, your home planet, in Aries on the 18th, throwing you into a groove of good times and passion. People are noticing you, Sagittarius, so lean into it. Go on a hot date, buy a new outfit, or gather all your closest friends for a night of paella, cured meats, and sangria at Dos Besos. The Spanish restaurant in Old Pasadena is charming and lovely in a delightful late-summer kind of way. It is the perfect place to toast the end of the season.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
When Mars mingles with Pluto in your native sign on August 14th, expect the emotional floodgates to open, Capricorn. We know that doesn’t happen often for you, but instead of fighting it, just let it happen. Take yourself out on a self-care date, specifically one that involves as much pasta and natural wine as possible. We recommend La Poubelle in Hollywood, a loosely French bistro with a very nice sidewalk patio that’s perfect for clearing your head and people watching. Order the handmade pappardelle with shaved truffles or gnocchi topped with mushrooms.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)
Trini Style Cuisine
Congrats, Aquarius: there’s a supermoon on the horizon and it’s got your name on it. On August 11th, the full moon in Aquarius (also known as the Sturgeon Full Moon) is the last supermoon of the year, and will thrust you into the spotlight. This is a time to make moves, dream big, and journal your little heart out, so head to Trini Style Cuisine in Inglewood. It’s a weekends-only spot that serves some of the best Trinidadian food in town, like curry goat bowls, stewed oxtails, and a fried shark sandwich. Trini Style is takeout only, but there’s a peaceful umbrella stand nearby ideal for inhaling that glorious sandwich while manifesting your deepest goals.
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)
photo credit: Jakob Layman
As the last sign in the zodiac, you’re mystical by nature, Pisces, and you’ll be feeling those powers in full effect in August. On the 27th, a new moon in Virgo will light up your seventh house, the place where relationships, commitment, and respect go to thrive. Return to the sea (Pisces’ symbol is the fish, after all) and dine beachside at Dudley Market. This neighborhood restaurant in Venice is located just steps away from the boardwalk with excellent views of the ocean and serves giant platters of seafood. Get an order of fries and stare off into the horizon.