If the words “Coastal Mediterranean cuisine” make your brain hurt, you’re not alone. But don’t overlook Marco Polo, a Silver Lake spot specializing in that particular brand of seafood-y Italian. The (very) big plate of Calabrian baked clams is a good bet, and the chicken crostone is fantastic - it’s moist and full of olives, and the crispy bread is flavored with delicious chicken drippings. Located at the new Silver Lake Pool & Inn, Marco Polo also benefits from having the one thing most good Eastside restaurants don’t: A great patio. We envision ourselves spending a lot of Saturday afternoons here, pretending we’re in Sorrento, ordering some pasta, and chugging a gallon of Aperol spritz.
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Spoon & Pork
Spoon & Pork is a former food truck turned casual Filipino comfort food spot in Silver Lake that’s preparing pork belly all kinds of excellent ways.
Mixto Comida Latina
Mixto Comida Latina might not be great restaurant but it's always good and right there when we need it. Nothing wrong with that.
Night + Market Song
Night + Market Song is the second location of LA’s best Thai restaurant, and it’s every bit as good as the original.
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Dan Tana’s is an LA classic and the kind of place where every night feels like a celebration.
Cecconi’s is the place for a power lunch in West Hollywood - plus the food is pretty good.
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Salazar is a Mexican BBQ restaurant in Frogtown that’s gone from excellent to average in just a few short years. The patio, however, remains great.
Alimento was one of Silver Lake’s first destination restaurants, and now it’s one of the best restaurants in the city.
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