Suzanne Goin's California style is always a slam-dunk, and if you haven't yet made it to her most recent restaurant in Brentwood, book a table STAT. With a menu filled with homey favorites like Devil's Chicken Thighs and bistro classics like Boeuf Bourguignon, Tavern is a total winner. Plus, a homemade "Snickers" bar is on the menu—need we say more?
Tavern, 11648 San Vicente Boulevard (At Darlington Avenue); 310-806-6464.
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