In an area of town that mostly consists of fast-casual spots for college students, Fundamental LA is a welcome addition. The wine bar and restaurant would make for an ideal first date location, with a big, modern space, plenty of wines by the glass, and good food (get a chicken torta and a cookie).
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TLT’s brick and mortar location in Westwood is a popular Mexican spot that serves great food to mostly UCLA students.
The Apple Pan
The Apple Pan is an LA institution serving up no-frills, old school burgers in the best space in town to eat them.
Espresso Profeta is a solid Westwood coffee shop without the hoards of UCLA undergrads.
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Art's Table is like a best friend in a time of need. A dependable neighborhood spot where you always know what you're going to get.
Hinoki & The Bird
Hinoki & the Bird is cooler than most options in Century City, and an ideal spot for your next power lunch. Even if you won’t remember the food.
The Fountain Coffee Room
The Fountain Coffee Room is a classic morning counter service spot in the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Marvin is a neighborhood French restaurant/wine bar where you’ll want to hang out all night.
You’d think that a place like Bar Covell that so thoroughly holds your hand through the ordering process would feel a bit condescending. But as much as LA pretends not to need it, the crowd at Covell every night proves otherwise.
Wally's Beverly Hills
Wally's Beverly Hills is a wine shop and restaurant perfect for after-work drinks.
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