Plan Check is one of the finest restaurant/bar combos in the city, and it also happens to be one of the best first date spots on the Westside. The Sawtelle location is much the same as the others around town - an ideal spot to grab a burger and a beer after work, or to head to if your visiting family finds the thought of non-instant ramen challenging. The fried chicken sandwich at Plan Check is as good as anything else you’ll find on this street.
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No longer just a lowly service road off the 405, Sawtelle is one of the best streets for eating in Los Angeles.
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Nong Lá Cafe
With a casual atmosphere and a reasonably-priced menu, Nong La is one of our go-to’s for a Vietnamese lunch on Sawtelle.
Marugame Udon is a casual, cafeteria-style spot to get your weekly (daily?) noodle fix on Sawtelle.
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Met Her at a Bar
Met Her At A Bar in Mid-Wilshire is a casual neighborhood breakfast spot, and a good place to get work done.
Malibu Farm Cafe has simple, crowd-pleasing food at the end of Malibu pier, and is perfect for entertaining your third cousin when he’s in town.
Otium is the crowded restaurant next to the Broad in Downtown LA that tries a little too hard to be something for everyone.
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The Father’s Office burger (in Santa Monica and Culver City) is amazing. If you don’t know that, you don’t get it.
Elephante is a rooftop bar/restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Monica with great views and a crowd of bankers.
Sari Sari Store
A Filipino rice bowl stand in Grand Central Market from the people behind Republique. Sari Sari Store lives up to expectations.
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