People Watching Restaurants

109Cafe D' Etoile

Address: 8941 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Cafe D' Etoile
RecommendedEditor's Pick
Serving West Hollywood for over 33 years, Cafe D'Etoile is located on the famous Santa Monica Blvd strip in West Hollywood. From almost anywhere in the restaurant you can enjoy plenty of eye-candy and entertainment on the boulevard. There is never a dull moment. Enjoy year round dining indoor and out 7 days a week. Enjoy a drink at our full bar with a large selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Don't forget to try our very popular homemade Sangria and Bloody Marys. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday with Brunch being served Saturday and Sunday. Learn More »

108Cafe La Boheme

Address: 8400 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Cafe La Boheme
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La Bohème rhapsodizes with a quintuplet of dazzling crystal chandeliers looming majestically overhead in a large, yet intimate two-tiered dining space. The semi-private booths downstairs and the rock star booths upstairs, along with the opulent ruby-red décor glimmering softly under the glow of two huge open fireplaces make this seductive bistro one of the a romantic destinations in L.A. Guests are also welcome to dine on the Garden Patio, Café La Boheme’s own al fresco paradise, where they can bask in the warmth of a beautiful fireplace framed by roses and greenery. For more casual diners, the bar lounge offers ... Learn More »

107Cafe Sevilla Long Beach

Address: 140 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA  90802   Make a Reservation
Cafe Sevilla Long Beach
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Rogelio and Janet Huidobro opened the first Café Sevilla in 1987, honoring their homeland with a Spanish restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. After finding additional success in Riverside, they launched in downtown Long Beach in 2006. Mid week, the old-world setting draws business types. Weekends attract a younger crowd for upstairs dancing and dinner shows. Café Sevilla specializes in pans of paella and traditional Spanish tapas. The reasonably priced wine list is especially strong on full-bodied Spanish reds like Tempranillo and Torre Oria. Learn More »

109Pacific by NoRu

Address: 394 East Main St, Suite B, Ventura, CA  93001   Make a Reservation
Pacific by NoRu
Top 10RecommendedNewEditor's PickPrivate Room
WE ARE NOW OPEN, please come dine with us!!! Pacific by NoRu offers a fresh, balanced, coastal-inspired culinary experience that explores what local flavor truly is. Founded by residents who have lived and understand that what this area represents is an opportunity to share good nature, great people, and amazing food with its patrons. Please visit, dine, and enjoy Pacific’s balance of excellent food, a love for nature and great people. See you soon at Pacific by NoRu. Learn More »

109Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House Inn

Address: 6602 Old Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA  93001   Make a Reservation
Shoals Restaurant at the Cliff House Inn
RecommendedEditor's PickPrivate RoomViewOutdoor Seating
While culinary temptations beckon from Santa Barbara to Ventura, some of the area's finest dining takes place right at The Shoals Restaurant. The innovative cuisine features the freshest of seasonal American ingredients, its flavors, and textures matched only by the beauty of its presentation. The Shoals presents an ever-changing menu specializing in fresh local seafood and produce and offers both indoor or alfresco seating beside the blue Pacific. And for those special business meetings and banquets, the Shoals provides an unforgettable venue. The Shoals is open every night for dinner and almost every day for lunch, with brunch available on ... Learn More »

108The Palm - Downtown

Address: 1100 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA  90015   Make a Reservation
The Palm - Downtown
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The Downtown Los Angeles location of the esteemed Palm empire of restaurants offers fine steaks, seafood, and Italian specialties in a posh setting. Located at 1100 Flower Street in an enormous space, formerly a Packard car dealership, the Palm Downtown is the largest in the country. Since 2002 The Palm Downtown has managed to execute the same stellar food that original owners Pio Bozzi and John Ganzi started serving three generations ago in New York City. Today, The Palm Restaurants are still a family business run by the original owners’ great-great-grandsons. Learn More »

108Fish in a Bottle Sushi & Grill (Cypress)

Address: 10205 Valley View St, Cypress, CA  90630   Make a Reservation
Fish in a Bottle Sushi & Grill (Cypress)
RecommendedNewEditor's Pick
We offer modern and Classical Sushi along with Fusion dishes influenced by Japanese/Western cuisine in a vibrant and upscale yet casual environment. Learn More »

109Claud & Co. - tap & kitchen

Address: 488 N Allen Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91104   Make a Reservation
Claud & Co. - tap & kitchen
RecommendedNewEditor's PickSpecial Offer
tap & kitchen, inspired by the taverns, gastropubs, brasseries, and bistros from around the world. Claud and Co.welcomes you to the newest Pasadena destination to gather and enjoy "pints & bites". Learn More »

107The Stinking Rose

Address: 55 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
The Stinking Rose
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If your idea of a great meal is garlic, garlic, and more garlic, head to Restaurant Row on La Cienega and visit The Stinking Rose. Executive Chef and owner Andrea Froncillo has created a garlic lover’s paradise, featuring great food in a wildly fun, garlic-themed atmosphere. Fantastic for large parties, the restaurant boasts a varied menu with specialties including roasted crab, prime rib, pastas, and giant tureens of steamed clams, all bathed in garlic. Don’t forget to visit "Dracula’s Grotto," one of many ornately decorated rooms, and to try Gilroy’s Famous Garlic Ice Cream. Learn More »

107Locanda Del Lago

Address: 231 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Locanda del Lago serves authentic cuisine from Bellagio and the Lake Region of Northern Italy. This Santa Monica locale overlooks Third Street Promenade and brings a taste of Italy to this coastal town. Since its opening in April of 1991, Lago has provided some of the tastiest dishes to foodies, celebrities and locals alike. Their warm décor and seasonal menu along with an air of casual class enhance the dining experience. Come out to Lago where Europe meets the West Coast and enjoy the outdoor patio for people watching and genuine California sunshine as well as some of the most ... Learn More »

107Il Cielo

Address: 9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Il Cielo
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In this confection of a restaurant, Il Cielo presents a wondrously elegant and stunningly romantic setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons. Owner and Executive Chef Pasquale Vericella has meticulously created a destination restaurant where guests can bask in the charms of Il Cielo’s visual beauty and revel in its exquisite Northern Italian cuisine. Nestled in a residential area of fabled Beverly Hills a couple miles east of Rodeo Drive, Il Cielo beguiles guests with a captivating romantic beauty created by its casually elegant décor, twinkling lights, and lush foliage. Learn More »

108Monsoon Cafe

Address: 1212 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Monsoon Cafe
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Dining at the Monsoon Café is a relaxing, spiritual experience provided by a unique atmosphere and fresh food. Even before diners walk through the door they are hypnotized by a pair of soothing yet intriguing eyes that adorn the front of the restaurant. The restaurant itself looks like a two story Eastern temple high ceilings and dazzling lighting fixtures, with lots of gold trim adorning columns and walls alike. There is plenty of seating in an open courtyard, with plenty of shade for even the sunniest days. Night is an exciting time at the Monsoon Café, with Salsa lessons and ... Learn More »

108Cicada

Address: 617 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA  90014   Make a Reservation
Cicada
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Adelmo Zarif’s restaurant has occupied a dazzling Art Deco space in downtown’s historic core since moving from West Hollywood in May 1997. Cicada fills the bottom two stories of the Oviatt Building, featuring towering mahogany pillars, plenty of gold, and pristine white tablecloths. Cicada is a fine-dining establishment that’s especially popular for birthdays, weddings and the occasional marriage proposal. Tokyo native Suzay Cha prepares northern Italian cuisine with Asian accents. The menu changes twice a year, but typically includes Ahi Tuna Tartar with Avocado, Piquillo Peppers and Wasabi Caviar and Pappardelle with Filet Mignon Bolognese Sauce. Learn More »

106Moonshadows

Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA  90265   Make a Reservation
Moonshadows
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Moonshadows has been a Malibu institution since the 1960s, primarily due to the sweeping views of the Pacific. On weekdays, the restaurant is popular with locals and beachgoers. On weekends, the lounge and patio fill with a glitzier crowd that’s craving nightlife. The menu found new life in 2003 with the addition of Chef Joachim Weritz. The native German infuses Asian and Mediterranean influences in contemporary California dishes like sake braised short ribs and crispy panko fried oysters with mirin-passion fruit mignonette. Managing Partner Andrea Bullo fine-tuned a 130-bottle wine list and garnered a 2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence." Learn More »

106The Cannery

Address: 3010 LaFayette Road, Newport Beach, CA  92663   Make a Reservation
The Cannery
Housed in an old canning building overlooking the Newport harbor, the Cannery is a historical landmark reminiscent of the days when Newport harbor became a hub of the fishing industry. Along with an extensive seafood selection, the menu features traditional steaks and chops, along with a sushi and raw bar. The Cannery has five different dining areas which offer stunning views, including a outdoor patio and an Asian dining room with a full Japanese menu. Learn More »

106Pitfire Pizza Company

Address: 108 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012   Make a Reservation
Pitfire Pizza Company
Editor's Pick
After seven years of success in the North Hollywood Arts District, Paul Hibler and David Sanfield took their Pitfire Pizza concept downtown in 2005. Across from St. Vibiana’s Cathedral and in the shadow of skyscrapers, office workers flood this modern Italian café at lunch for thin-crust pizzas, hearty pastas, and market-fresh salads. At night and on weekends, the rush subsides and Pitfire offers a more relaxed dining experience with the same value. Order at the counter, where a board lists seasonal specials and fresh-baked desserts are on display. To drink, there’s fresh sangria and watermelon lemonade, plus wine and beer. Learn More »

106Catch

Address: 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA  90405   Make a Reservation
Catch
Santa Monica Beach sprawls out beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround Catch’s elegant dining space, and serves up awe-inspiring sunsets nightly. The restaurant’s crisp décor incorporates colors one might find along the beach, and marries them seamlessly with the glistening mother of pearl sushi bar that invites diners to stay a while and indulge on the exquisitely fresh seafood selections Executive Chef Michael Reardon proudly showcases. Land and sea converge on the menu to offer an invigorating array of flavor. The Octopus Salad is and ode to the sea’s vibrant fare and the Hand Made Ravioli are a hearty gesture ... Learn More »

106Katsuya

Address: 11777 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90049   Make a Reservation
Katsuya
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Your senses may revel in the stunningly engaging décor and modern Japanese cuisine menu presented at Katsuya. Executive Chef Katsuya masterfully crafts traditional sushi rolls and distinctive specialty dishes to please more seasoned and fresh palates alike. Dishes like the Crispy Rice and Spicy Tuna and the Kobe Filet with Foie Gras have developed their own loyal following. Chef Katsuya’s artful menu is complemented and heightened by the truly innovative and equally satisfying décor of designer Philippe Starck. Striking contrasts of black and white capture snippets of moments for patrons to muse over as they dine in the appetizing “wooden ... Learn More »

106Wilson Harding Clubhouse

Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027   Make a Reservation
Wilson Harding Clubhouse
This historic clubhouse, built in 1937, displays a fusion of Spanish Revival Architecture and classic California design styles. Complete with large windows, rustic wood floors, and vaulted high beam ceilings, the clubhouse and its conjoining outside patio can accommodate up to 350 guests, and the view of Griffith Park in Los Feliz is breathtaking. Owned by the Monterey Concessions Group, this events venue can host an cater any event for any season, including Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Business Meetings, Baptisms, and much more. The cuisine for events, though upscale American cuisine, can be altered and created especially for your specific event. ... Learn More »

106Beso

Address: 6350 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA  90028   Make a Reservation
Beso
Special Offer
Famed Chef Todd English pairs up with Hollywood darling Eva Longoria Parker to introduce us to Beso, a glamorous and refined restaurant serving up fine fusion cuisine with a side of glitz nightly. Step into Beso and be seduced by the lush and invocative palette of deep crimsons, rich wood tones, and alluring leather upholstery. The menu infuses Latin-inspired flavors with Middle-Eastern flare for a tantalizing array of meat and seafood selections. Eva’s Tortilla Soup is a comforting bowl of spice and the Beso Paella is an invigorating melding of surf and turf. Every bite glistens like the crystal chandelier ... Learn More »