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The Mosaic Hotel, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, is conveniently located to the many unique attractions, nightlife and shopping destinations.

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10899 Wilshire Blvd, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-443-7000
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The Raymond Restaurant

1250 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105 626-441-3136

Description: PASADENA. In the caretaker's cottage on the grounds of the old Raymond Hotel is a hidden treasure: a jewel of a restaurant simply named The Raymond. Start your experience with a fig appetizer whose main ingredients were fresh-picked from The Raymond's own trees. Brunch and lunch are elaborate affairs, and the well-heeled clientele opt for French toast with sliced bananas or maybe fresh fruit or sliced avocado on a bed of mixed greens. Desserts include a delightful crème brulée and an old-fashioned chocolate cake, both of which are, thankfully, offered at every meal.
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The Lobster

1602 Ocean Ave, at Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-458-9294

Description: SANTA MONICA. This long-standing seafood restaurant - first opened in 1925 and now reborn in an impressive new structure - specializes in fresh-from-the-sea catches and affords a prime location for observing the pier and marveling at the sunset. Try anything offered, from lobster to crab Louis or white sea bass. The menu changes daily, so the variety of finfish and shellfish is always in delicious flux. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or to meet after work for drinks and appetizers.
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Shiro

1505 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030 626-799-4774

Description: SOUTH PASADENA. At this popular eatery, chef-owner Hideo Yamashiro combines Californian and Asian influences with fresh fish to produce the menu's most popular item ­ catfish with ponzu sauce and fresh cilantro. Regulars can't seem to stay away from this dish! If it's not to your fancy, try ravioli stuffed with shrimp and salmon mousse or ginger-dusted snapper carpaccio on a bed of mashed potatoes. Dedication to excellence also shines through in the dessert and wine lists, both of which are highly regarded by area critics.
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Sam’s By the Beach

108 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402 310-230-9100

Description: SANTA MONICA. The owner of this local favorite near the water lets his Syrian roots inform the menu, which irresistibly blends Mediterranean and Californian flavors. Popular entrees include roasted lamb shank, seafood risotto, and smoked quail stuffed with apple and goat cheese, resplendent in a port wine sauce. You'll always find plenty of fresh fish on the menu ­ consider the ever-changing tasting menu to try as many as possible. While a Middle Eastern streak runs through entrees, the desserts ­ including crème brûlée ­ are definitely French.
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Pinot Bistro

12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 818-990-0500

Description: STUDIO CITY. Much-celebrated by critics and diners, this Patina offspring is a popular spot for California-French feasts in the Valley. Its classic bistro fare is served amid warm, stylish surroundings and includes fresh oysters, coq au vin, and grilled ahi tuna. Although you're guaranteed to enjoy the fabulous cuisine, make sure to save room for dessert. You'll thank yourself for the foresight.
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Pace

2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 323-654-8583

Description: HOLLYWOOD. This cozy spot ups the charm factor with a predominantly brick interior, art-glass light fixtures, and folksy art that recalls the '60s. There's nothing retro about the menu, however ­ Pace's pizzas are up-to-date with gourmet ingredients and creative taste combinations. Try the Poseidon Pie, with chopped clams, jalapeno, garlic, and chili flakes, or opt for something more traditional with the basic Peace Pie tomatoes, mozzarella, and oregano. Hera's Pie, with pesto, mushrooms, arugula, and fontina cheese, is another popular choice. Appetizers, pastas, and meat dishes complete the menu.
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JiRaffe

502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-917-6671

Description: SANTA MONICA. JiRaffe specializes in Californian-French cuisine as interpreted by chef-owner Raphael Lunetta. The two-level dining room is elegant yet comfortable, perfect for feasting on a seasonal menu that may include starters like roasted tomato tart with caramelized onion confit or roasted rabbit with herbed polenta. Entrees often include several seafood selections: pepper-crusted ahi with soba noodles or crispy salmon with parsnip puree, for example. For dessert, try Meyer lemon soufflé with blackberries. Knowledgeable, courteous service is a plus.
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California Pizza Kitchen Studio City

12265 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 818-505-6437

Description: STUDIO CITY. California Pizza Kitchen is synonymous with gourmet pizza and is the chain that put designer pies on the map. Barbecue pizza, tandoori chicken pizza, and seafood pizza are all available, hot, quick, and for a reasonable price. For something that doesn't come in slices, choose portobello mushroom ravioli, jambalaya, or a grilled rosemary chicken sandwich. CPK is a godsend for families with kids and business people looking for lunch on the run. There are several locations throughout the LA area.
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Off Vine

6263 Leland Way, Hollywood, CA 90028 323-962-1900

Description: HOLLYWOOD. This cheery yellow Arts & Crafts cottage opens its heavy oak door for a hearty brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast buffs are thrilled by a shrimp, tomato, and basil frittata and vegetarian eggs benedict with artichokes, while lunch-lovers appreciate a caesar salad with warm pecan-breaded chicken and a turkey burger of the day. Choices abound, and the menu changes between days, so don't be embarrassed to show up twice in a row.
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Joe’s

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 310-399-5811

Description: VENICE. Chef-owner Joe Miller's restaurant consistently tops the lists of LA hot spots thanks to a modern, sleek dining room, a patio for al fresco dining, and a separate bar for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Inventive Californian cuisine features fresh seasonal produce prepared with skill and creativity. Highlights include soft shell crab with morels and corn, porcini mushroom ravioli, roasted salmon with yellow squash risotto, roast beef with crispy artichokes, and crepenette of pork.
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Campanile

624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 323-938-1447

Description: WILSHIRE. Built in the 1920s for Charlie Chaplin, the building that now houses Campanile is distinguished by soaring ceilings, arched doorways, and a lovely tiled patio. The menu includes a number of fish dishes along with entrees like grilled duck with polenta and artichokes, or braised veal short ribs. The wine list is extensive, and breads and desserts both earn raves. Try to arrange for a table on the lovely patio.
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The Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077 310-472-5234

Description: BEL AIR. [The restaurant is closed until mid-2011 during hotel renovations.] Boasting elegant style and service in a world-class hotel, this LA favorite is a top choice for any meal. The beautiful dining room is a relaxed, serene spot in which to start the day, or you may prefer the lush terrace for your morning meal. Breakfast and brunch menus offer excellent traditional options, along with more opulent choices like lemon soufflé pancakes with raspberries, and omelets with smoked salmon and asparagus.
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Lemon Moon

12200 W Olympic Blvd, Westside Media Center, Los Angeles, CA 90064 310-442-9191

Description: WEST LOS ANGELES. Light, healthy, and quick, Lemon Moon is popular with local office workers for its Mediterranean-inspired salads and sandwiches. Opt for an exotic soup, like butternut squash puree, to accompany your choice of savory salads ­ Madras curried chicken, roasted beets and orange segments, rock shrimp ceviche, and roasted eggplant with feta and kalamata olives, for example. Don't forget about breakfast, when treats like herb-roasted vegetable omelets and an Italian egg bake with mozzarella, eggplant marinara, and basil are made evident.
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Coast

1 Pico Blvd, Shutters on the Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-587-1707

Description: SANTA MONICA. Located directly off the beach, this lovely hotel restaurant draws folks with its stellar location and a striking decor that features abundant light and windows, not to mention a fresh, white-painted interior. Blue accents, framed black-and-white photos, and a relaxing patio also help set the scene. The restaurant, open all day, treats diners to a raw bar and plies them with sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. Main course fare includes broiled or grilled fish, a flat iron steak, baby back ribs, pan-fried pork chops, and pastas. An à la carte brunch offers lots of fresh options too.
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Chinois on Main

2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-392-9025

Description: SANTA MONICA. One of culinary superstar Wolfgang Puck's many SoCal restaurants, Chinois on Main is a perennial LA favorite. The menu features Asian-inspired cuisine prepared with French flair and California sensibility. Notable menu items include roasted squab with pinot noir-huckleberry sauce, wonton-wrapped sea bass with Riesling sauce, and Shanghai lobster with ginger-curry sauce. Enticing desserts include a caramelized apple spring roll with ginger ice cream, lemon tart with lemon gelato and blueberry compote, and macadamia nut tart with roasted pineapple and rum raisin ice cream.
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Spago Beverly Hills

176 N Cañon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-385-0880

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. As the home of the "gourmet pizza," Spago has a certain reputation to live up to. If you're lucky enough to snag dinner reservations, Wolfgang Puck's hot spot of California-French cuisine will fulfill. While pizza is still on the menu, you may want to be a little more adventurous ­ try the caramelized veal chop or Cantonese duck with blood oranges. Alternatively, opt for something from "Wolfgang's Childhood Favorites," such as beef goulash or Wiener schnitzel. Desserts are worth the calories, too.
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Poquito Más

2215 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-474-1998

Description: WEST LOS ANGELES. For a quick, healthy, inexpensive Cali-Mexican meal, this mini-chain is one of the best options around. Favorite menu items include ahi tacos, vegetarian burritos, huge quesadillas, and famous tostadas, all of which include fresh, house-made tortillas. Don't forget to complement your choice with a freshly prepared salsa from the salsa bar. Tortilla soup is in high demand on cooler days, and there's a special children's menu, too.
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Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-655-6277

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. This one-time carriage house now houses a charming restaurant, and a patio out back takes advantage of California's sublime days and nights. Inside, exposed brick, aged timbers, and a comfortable bar set the scene. The menu changes with the seasons, although favorites like watercress and butter lettuce salad with bleu cheese and tuna are usually available. A good number of entrees are braised or grilled, including beef short ribs with sautéed greens, pearl onions, and horseradish cream. On Sundays, Lucques serves a four-course prix fixe dinner for $40, a fine-dining bargain. Reservations are required several days in advance, or you can choose to eat at the bar.
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Clementine

1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-552-1080

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. If you find yourself in this part of the city in the a.m., Clementine is the place to go. On-the-clock regulars love breakfast pastries and the Clementine breakfast sandwich ­ poached egg, shaved ham, and cheese on a biscuit. If you're in the mood for a more leisurely meal, then homemade granola, eggs Benedict, or a bagel with cream cheese and house-cured gravlax suit quite well. A variety of freshly baked cookies, scones, and muffins are available for take-out, as are a range of dinner entrees to heat up at home. Afternoon tea is $18.95 per person.
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A.O.C.

8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-653-6359

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. Featuring a clean, spare aesthetic that still manages to be cozy and inviting, this wine bar and bistro is rapidly gaining popularity for its succulent small plates and its superior selection of wines offered by the flight, bottle, and glass. Choose from over 15 cheeses as an appetizer of sorts before sampling and sharing tastes of smoked trout in beet vinaigrette, pan-fried chicken with parmesan pudding, and brioche with prosciutto, gruyère, and egg. Try a pumpkin parfait with sassafras mousse and gingersnaps for a rich after-dinner treat.
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