Are you hungry, but also sort of want to go to Medieval Times? Skip the trip to Anaheim and go to The Tam O’Shanter, an LA classic and one of the oldest restaurants in the entire city. Operating since 1922, this place feels like a Scottish travelers lodge that a Stark could walk into at any point. The prime rib (it’s the same people as Lawry’s) is the obvious move here, but it’s hard to go wrong with anything. Whether you’re here getting drunk with a big group of friends, by yourself for a sandwich at lunch, or simply stopping in to experience some strange, Tam O’Shanter always delivers.
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The Morrison is a solid neighborhood bar/restaurant and one of the most dog-friendly spots in LA.
Wax Paper is a tiny sandwich counter in a shipping container by the LA river, and yes - it’s as cool as that sounds.
Village Tavern’s not fine dining but if you pick your dish right, you can still have a good time. And even if you pick your food wrong, this place is just too damn likeable for you to get <i>too</i> upset.
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Commerson is a generic-looking seafood restaurant on La Brea with food that’s actually pretty interesting.
Big, bustling, and once a gamechanger for DTLA. Unfortunately, unlike most of LA’s residents, Bottega Louie is not aging well.
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Hail Mary Pizza
Hail Mary is LA’s version of a NY slice shop or a Chicago deep dish tavern - an ideal neighborhood pizza spot built for this city.
All'acqua has solid, if slightly underwhelming cocktail and salad menus, but they set the course for some absolutely magical entrees. When taken as a whole, it makes for a more than solid meal.
Dune is a tiny Mediterranean spot in Atwater Village and home to some of LA’s best falafel.
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