You go to Mel’s Diner for milkshakes, wet omelettes, and a kitschy-retro vibe that will make your current pain disappear. And is there any better era to escape to than 1950s California when swimming in the ocean was still appealing and blatant Hollywood sexism was referred to only as “show business” followed by a wink?
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Lucques is a West Hollywood industry staple, but one that ultimately feels pretty boring.
Electric Owl is a mostly outdoor space on Sunset that looks and feels like a vintage train station where drinking is heavily encouraged.
Greenblatt’s is good. You can still walk in, get a hot pastrami sandwich, and walk out happy. It’s the ordeal along the way we aren’t so keen on.
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Cassell’s is a retro diner in the Normandie Hotel in Koreatown with great pies and a life-changing patty melt.
Faith & Flower
Faith & Flower is a Financial District restaurant where everything is over the top, but done right. Use it for pretty much anything, from date night to dinner with your boss. And whatever you do, get a cocktail or two.
The Rooftop Grill
Beverly Hills has no shortage of hotel rooftop pool bars, but The Rooftop Grill at The Montage is far and away the best one.
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Night + Market West Hollywood
Night + Market West Hollywood is LA’s party restaurant. A party restaurant with some of the best Thai found in town.
El Compadre is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Hollywood that’s one of the best and most consistent parties in town.
Breakfast By Salt’s Cure
Breakfast By Salt’s Cure is one of the best, affordable breakfast spots in West Hollywood.
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