Photos (clockwise from left): Via Hotel Bel-Air, Eveleigh, Providence, Lazy Ox Canteen
Fancy (And Fun) Restaurants
This is the perfect patio to take your tastebuds on a test drive in a mellow atmosphere. Culinary innovation collides with art at this Silver Lake eatery, and your palette will thank you for this refresher from the norm. So, say “cheers!” to the fact that you stuck it out for another year with a handcrafted cocktail and one-of-a-kind dining experience.
Cliff’s Edge, 3626 West Sunset Boulevard (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 323-666-6116.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Put on your fancy pants for this resto! By and far one of the most luxurious spots to dine in town, the newly renovated illustrious Bel Air Hotel will surely not disappoint even the biggest birthday diva. Wolfgang Puck brings the the CA farmers' markets straight to your dinner plate. A celebration in the private dining room (equipped with over 2,400 bottles of wine) is all you need to forge a lasting memory with friends and family.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road (near Tortuoso Way); 310-472-1211.
Ring in a new year (or drown your sorrows) in a pseudo-farm house right on bustling Sunset Boulevard! Eveleigh offers fresh European and American "country" inspired meals in rad rustic environs where you're bound to run into a friend your two (we always do). Nosh on a chicken schnitzel sandwich or satisfy your sweet tooth with warm chocolate-chip cookies and mint chocolate-chip ice cream.
Eveleigh, 8752 West Sunset Boulevard (at Sherbourne Avenue); 424-239-1630.
For all you seafarers, Providence has just what you need to whet your appetite on your special day. Offering an extensive selection of wild seafood and shellfish, Providence redefines the term “freshly prepared” with its pure and simple approach to preparing fish. Savor every morsel because every bite at Providence is a bite you won’t soon forget.
Providence, 5955 Melrose Avenue (near North Cahuenga Boulevard); 323-460-4170.
Lazy Ox Canteen
This spot is the pinnacle of fresh and wholesome. Local wine, local ingredients, and a passion for creating exceptional fare make Lazy Ox a notable spot for every self-proclaimed foodie. Celebrate with exotic renditions of your favorite meals (think burgers and braised short ribs) all bursting with new and unexpected flavors.
Lazy Ox Canteen, 241 South San Pedro Street (at East 1st Street); 213-626-5299.
Cleo Restaurant, 1717 Vine Street (at Hollywood Boulevard); 323-962-1711.
Gladstones, 17300 Pacific Coast Highway (near West Sunset Boulevard); 310-454-3474.
Hatfield's, 6703 Melrose Avenue (at North Citrus Avenue); 323-935-2977.
WP 24, 900 West Olympic Boulevard (near Georgia Street); 213-743-8824.