Last night, the Figueroa came to you in a dream again, in its new form. You were transported to one of the new signature suites—the evocatively named Parador, Casablanca, Figueroa, Cabaña, El Rey, La Reyna and Mirador—homages to the hotel’s Spanish Colonial wood beams, arches, and columns.
Wine bars in Los Angeles run the gamut from intimate spots with a few tables to large rooms filled with shelves of wine to full-service restaurants. From novice to oenophile, there's wine for all tastes and budgets—with a penchant for European fine wines, vintage bottles, or those from biodynamic small producers. Menus cross styles as well, from simple cheese and charcuterie to more elaborate cuisine. While there are dozens of wine bars and restaurants from which to choose, check out this sampling of 12 wine bars and restaurants in Los Angeles.
New York restaurants and bars are in a Los Angeles state of mind these days, with numerous Michelin-starred and James Beard Award winning chefs from the Big Apple opening locations in the City of Angels. And there's more on the way, with Milk Bar opening soon on Melrose, Five Leaves in East Hollywood, and award-winning cocktail bar, Employees Only in West Hollywood. Read on for New York chefs that have recently headed west to cook in Zagat's "most exciting food city in America."
Romance is everywhere in the Los Angeles dining scene. Legendary stars of Hollywood's Golden Age wined and dined at landmark restaurants, and lovers of all ages continue to find inspiration in restaurants both classic and modern. From spectacular city and coastal views to luxury destinations and hidden gems, read on for the most romantic restaurants in L.A.