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The Penin­sula Sophisty Chalet 9882 S Santa Mon­ica Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 310 551 2888 / bev­er­ly­hills. penin­sula.com

Im­pec­ca­ble white-gloved ser­vice sets the Pen apart, with gar­den party tropi-chic decor, tran­quil spa, power diner

Belvedere, free­stand­ing vil­las for ul­ti­mate pri­vacy, and a pi­o­neer­ing 24-hr check-in and check-out pol­icy.

Chateau Mar­mont Tin­sel­town Leg­end 8221 W Sun­set Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 656 1010 / chateau­mar­mont.com

The staff have seen it all be­fore at this in­fa­mous fan­tasy cas­tle hide­away amid the Sun­set mad­ness. Spend the ex­tra for a retro-mod­ern cot­tage, lunch on the star-struck ter­race, and sip in the lounge or at Bar Mar­mont. Pal­i­house & Pal­i­ho­tel LA Pied-à-Ter­res 8465 Holloway Dr / WeHo / 323 656 4100 / also at 1001 3rd St / Santa Mon­ica / 310 394 1279 / pal­i­house.com

En vogue gal­li­van­ters take res­i­dence in th­ese roomy, con­tempo-eclec­tic ware­house-y apartho­tels with kitchens. Lim­ited ser­vice and fa­cil­i­ties, but Mardi wine n' diner is a shiner for Cali com­fort eats. Or, try bou­tique sis Pal­i­ho­tel / 7950 Mel­rose Ave / pali-ho­tel.com / with top shop­ping posi.

Ace Down­town Ur­ban Oa­sis

929 S Broad­way / Down­town / 213 623 3233 / ace­ho­tel.com

Span­ish Gothic meets Port­land hip­ster in con­crete n' mar­ble. Book a funky loft bower, strum your Martin gui­tar, tip­ples n' bites at Up­stairs, the lofty Mez­za­nine or pool­side, and peek into the hal­lowed, his­toric theatre.

Sun­set Tower Ho­tel Deco Doll 8358 W Sun­set Blvd / WeHo / 323 654 7100 / sun­set­tow­er­ho­tel.com

‘Where ev­ery scan­dal that ever hap­pened, hap­pened', or so it goes. She's a tad mel­lower th­ese days, with com­pact, Art Deco meets New Hol­ly­wood rooms, spiffy dips n' pa­tio,

Tower Bar and the gor­geous Cure Sa­lon + Spa.

Pe­tit Er­mitage Am­bi­ent Trys­ter 8822 Cyn­thia St / WeHo / 310 854 1114 / pe­titer­mitage.com

Diminu­tive by name, but this in­ti­mate, bo­hemian bower de­liv­ers big on charisma, with hum­ming soirées privées, rooftop pool, fire­places, yoga and buzzy But­ter­fly Bar.

The Line Nabe Haven 3515 Wil­shire Blvd / Kore­atown / 213 381 7411 / the­line­ho­tel.com

Rough-luxe, in­dus­trial but comfy chambers rep­pin' floorto-ceil­ing win­dows over K-Town and the Hol­ly­wood Hills, Roy Choi-helmed Pot, and holis­tic, veg-cen­tric green­house

Com­mis­sary + bitty pool deck and con­cept shop Poketo.

The Rose Bed & Beach 15 Rose Ave / Venice / 310 450 3474 / therose­hotel­venice.com

Once a den of de­bauch­ery for Den­nis Hop­per and Jim Mor­ri­son, now a peace­ful, nau­ti­cal paean to Cal­i­for­nia surfer charm. Hello sun-dap­pled suites, Mal­ibu views,

Stump­town Cof­fee and Moon Juice on tap + res masseuse.

Avalon Ho­tel Bev­erly Hills Old-Skool Stay 9400 W Olympic Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 310 277 5221 / aval­on­bev­er­ly­hills.com

Eames, Noguchis and other Mid-Century mod tributes inside, hour­glass pool and pas­tel can­teen Vi­viane out, and nos­tal­gic mo­tor inn vibes ev­ery­where. Just chillax. Shut­ters on the Beach Coastal Get­away 1 Pico Blvd / Santa Mon­ica / 310 458 0030 / shut­ter­son­the­beach.com

Smack-bang ocean­front situ, clas­sic beach style, spa tubs and mini bal­conies open­ing onto the sands. Pa­tio'd seafood stal­wart Coast, di­vine One Spa plus Pa­cific panora­mas. Lon­don West Hol­ly­wood Laid­back Lux­ury 1020 N San Vi­cente Blvd / WeHo / 866 282 4560 / th­elon­don­west­holly wood.com

Low-key ele­gance runs through this open-plan, bleached oak, green and greige all-suiter with swish white mar­ble bath­rooms, Box­wood sa­lon and sceney rooftop lap­per. Hol­ly­wood Roo­sevelt Ho­tel Soirée Cen­tral 7000 Hol­ly­wood Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 856 1970 / the­hol­ly­woodroose velt.com

Model n' sleb-sling­ing party an­i­mal with big post-surgery ego, but limp ser­vice. Hock­ney pool, Trop­i­cana bar, cock­tail par­lour Spare Room, plus 25 De­grees for more meat. SIXTY Bev­erly Hills 70s Kit­ten 9360 Wil­shire Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 800 441 5050 / six­ty­ho­tels.com

Grown-up stylis­tas flock to this sexy, clubby brunette belle, a vi­sion of mir­rors, chrome and dark leather. Add Steven Klein pics, roof pool and Caulfield's steak­house.

SLS Sur­real Trip 465 S La Cienega Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 310 247 0400 / slsho­tels.com

It's all about the glitz at Starck's OTT, mon­key-themed, de­sign-led prance pad. Dark digs, flash peeps n' José An­drés' tapas wonderland Bazaar. Bitty rooftop dip­per. Viceroy Beach­front Beauty 1819 Ocean Ave / Santa Mon­ica / 310 260 7500 / viceroysan­ta­mon­ica.com

Kelly Wearstler's Hol­ly­wood Re­gency siren sees plenty of bikini ac­tion. Siz­zly bar scene, and Cast pops with flavour.

Villa Delle Stelle Home From Home 6087 Harold Way / Hol­ly­wood / 323 876 8100 / vil­ladellestelle.com

Adorable, fab-value themed apts and du­plex bun­ga­lows with kitchen, din­ing and liv­ing ar­eas, but lim­ited ser­vices.

Ex­tended Stays

Tree House with 360° Views. Swing into this se­cluded, ar­chi­tec­tural canopy perch with un­ri­valled city views. Airbnb / prop­erty ID 822340 / Cres­cent Dr / Hol­ly­wood Hills / sleeps 6

The Char­lie. Chap­lin's for­mer home, now a charm­ing celeb gar­den hide­away of 14 re­stored bun­ga­lows. Just lovely. 819 N Sweet­zer Ave / WeHo / 323 988 9000 / thechar­lieho­tel.com Zen Re­treats. Hol­ly­wood Hills, Venice, Ma­rina Del Rey, and more for long-term look­ers / losan­ge­leszen­re­treats.com.

Agent's Pay­ing

Seafood

Prov­i­dence. What Michael Ci­marusti can do with a pin­cer and a ten­ta­cle will make you wrig­gle with plea­sure. Sink into blue vel­vet at this porce­lain shell-dot­ted lovely. 5955 Mel­rose Ave / WeHo / 323 460 4170 / lunch Fri, din­ner daily / prov­i­dencela.com

Steak Cut. Bow down, daddy's in town. Puck's light n' white siz­zler of stargaz­ers, nu­bile vix­ens and bulging wal­lets (and paunches) also serves mighty fine slabs of beef. The Bev­erly Wil­shire / 9500 Wil­shire Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 310 276 8500 / din­ner Mon-Sat / wolf­gang­puck.com

Cali/Fu­sion Spago. For­merly the poster child for gar­ish Tin­sel­town ex­cess, Wolf­gang Puck's flag­ship is now the pic­ture of con­tempo ele­gance, with a mod­ernised menu to match. 176 N Canon Dr / Bev­erly Hills / 310 385 0880 / lunch Tue-Sat, din­ner daily / wolf­gang­puck.com

Jap/Fu­sion Mat­suhisa. Where Nobu-san first be­came a house­hold name more than 25 years ago, and where he re­mains the sen­sei of choice when it comes to Nip­pon and Nikkei flaves. 129 N La Cienega Blvd / Bev­erly Hills / 310 659 9639 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily / nobu­mat­suhisa.com Ital­ian II Ris­torante di Gior­gio Baldi. Cosy coastal hide­away and A-list mag­net, with A-list prices. Worth the calo­ries. 114 W Chan­nel Rd / Santa Mon­ica / 310 573 1660 / din­ner Tue-Sun / gior­giobaldi.com French Mélisse. Dou­ble Michy-starred Santa Mon­ica stal­wart takes Gal­lic très sérieuse­ment, and it shows. Déli­cieux. 1104 Wil­shire Blvd / Santa Mon­ica / 310 395 0881 / din­ner Tue-Sat / no mo­bile phones al­lowed / melisse.com Bou­chon. Mr Keller's up­scale Pa­ree in Cali bistro pleases with comely pa­tio, raw bar + Ad Hoc's fried chicken Mons. 235 N Canon Dr / Bev­erly Hills / 310 271 9910 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily, w/end brunch / Ad Hoc's fried chicken on 1st & 3rd Mon of each month / bou­chon­bistro.com

Smart/Ca­sual

Steak/Amer­i­can Jar. Invit­ing wood-pan­elled cor­ner abode in rus­sets and browns, marvellous for a hot date or a carno ram­page. 8225 Bev­erly Blvd / WeHo / 323 655 6566 / din­ner Tue-Sun, brunch Sun / the­jar.com New Amer­i­can Otium. French Laun­dry alum Hollingsworth pro­pels archi sal­vage + sus­tain­able in­greds to strato­spheric heights. 222 South Hope St / Down­town / 213 9358500 / lunch Tue-Fri, din­ner TueSun, w/end brunch / otiumla.com An­i­mal. From pig ears to chicken liver and veal tongue; it's what's cookin' at this rammed and rowdy snout-to-tailer. 435 N Fair­fax Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 782 9225 / din­ner daily / spe­cial ra­men menu from 6-8pm Mon-Tue / an­i­mal­restau­rant.com Amer­i­can Wine Bar A.O.C. A slice of NYC, fault­lessly pair­ing wood oven-fired bites and lips­mack­ing small plates with re­gional wines. 8700 W 3rd St / WeHo / 310 859 9859 / all day daily / aocwinebar.com Ve­gan Plant Food + Wine. Skinny gals and gour­mands alike go In­sta-nuts for this vogueish ode to meat free. 1009 Ab­bot Kin­ney Blvd / Venice / 310 450 1009 / lunch & din­ner daily, plus w/end brunch / matthewken­n­ey­cui­sine.com

Mod/Fu­sion ink. Edgy, ex­per­i­men­tal eats from a Top Chef win­ner draw heaps of hip­sters into a noisy, stark and sul­try space.

8360 Mel­rose Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 651 5866 / din­ner daily / next door lil' sib ink.sack serves gourmet sarnies all day / mvink.com

Hi­noki & The Bird. Zen den dish­ing Silk Road spice in C.21st style – dive in with wood-smoked cod and lobster rolls.

10 Century Dr / Century City / 310 552 1200 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner Tue-Sat / hi­nokiandthe­bird.com

Seafood

Catch LA. If you can get past the paps and Oc­to­pussy door gals, this fish-ion hot tank lures all the big swim­mers.

8715 Mel­rose Ave / WeHo / 323 347 6060 / din­ner daily, lunch Sat-Sun / catchrestau­rants.com

Ital­ian

Mozza. Os­te­ria one side, pizze­ria the other, both heave like Sophia's bo­som and pack 'em in like Kim K's pants.

6602 Mel­rose Ave / Hol­ly­wood / 323 297 0100 / din­ner daily / Pizze­ria at 641 N High­land Ave / 323 297 0101 / 12pm-12am daily / mozza-la.com / also try Chi Spacca aka meat­lovers' par­adise / 6610 Mel­rose Ave / 323 297 1133 / din­ner daily / chis­pacca.com

An­gelini Os­te­ria. Earthy, bustling pasta des­ti­na­tion for amaz­ing al dente treats de­liv­ered by sim­patico wait­ers.

7313 Bev­erly Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 297 0070 / lunch Tue-Fri, din­ner TueSun / an­gelin­ios­te­ria.com

Bes­tia. The in­dus­trial can­teen vibe pairs per­fectly with fuss-free and hearty, hunky fare. Veal tartare, roasted bone mar­row, and house­made spicy 'Nduja sausage, oh my! 2121 E 7th Pl / Down­town / 213 514 5724 / din­ner daily / bes­tiala.com

Cal/Ital­ian

The Tast­ing Kitchen. Plonk your bot at the com­mu­nal ta­ble for a taste of the Med via top rib­bons + ace vi­nos.

1633 Ab­bot Kin­ney Blvd / Venice / 310 392 6644 / din­ner daily, week­end brunch / thetast­ingk­itchen.com

Mod French

Trois Mec. Jos­tle for a spot at Ludo's counter un­der the ‘Raf­fallo's Pizza' sign to sam­ple the weekly 5-course set.

716 High­land Ave / Hol­ly­wood / din­ner Mon-Fri / book tick­ets two weeks in ad­vance / or take trad brasserie bites at Pe­tit Trois next door at #718 / 323 468 8916 / daily / no res / pe­tit­trois.com

République. SoCal na­tive and ex-elBulli chef with a farmto-fork ap­proach to clas­sic French cook­ing – no foie here!

624 S La Brea Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 310 362 6115 / lunch daily, din­ner MonSat / re­publiquela.com

Ja­panese/Sushi

Su­garfish by Sushi Nozawa. Ni­giri dis­ci­ples bow down at Nozawa-san's teem­ing tem­ple of flip-fresh raw cuts.

Ste 150 / 600 W 7th St / Down­town / 213 627 3000 / lunch & din­ner daily / no res / + branches / sug­arfish­sushi.com Chi­nese

Mr Chow. Quick, wake Boy Ge­orge, some­one's sur­vived the 80s sans re­hab. Dated food and decor, snooty ser­vice and crowd, but in the end it's still a ter­rific night out.

344 N Cam­den Dr / Bev­erly Hills / 310 278 9911 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily / mr­chow.com

Thai

Night + Mar­ket. Chef Kris turns up the heat with tonguesinge­ing Isaan street sta­ples in a buzzy neon-tinged nook.

9043 Sun­set Blvd / WeHo / 310 275 9724 / din­ner Tue-Sun / also at 3322 Sun­set Blvd / Sil­ver Lake / 323 665 5899 / night­mar­ket­song.com

SE Asian

E.P & L.P. Pan-Asian bites at rowdy E.P. will titi­late, but it's the vibe and vis­tas at L.P. that'll have you swoon­ing. 603 N La Cienega Blvd / WeHo / 310 855 9955 / din­ner daily / eplosan­ge­les.com

Re­laxed

Steak/Amer­i­can

Taylor's Steak­house. Dimly lit, retro scar­let-ban­quet­ted car­ni­vore's par­adise. Ask for the off-menu cot­tage fries.

3361 W 8th St / Kore­atown / 213 382 8449 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily / tay­lorssteak­house.com

New Amer­i­can

Gjelina. A SoCal in­sti­tu­tion dish­ing del­ish mini cour­ses on pri­vate or shared tables, mere mins from the board­walk.

1429 Ab­bot Kin­ney Blvd / Venice / 310 450 1429 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily, w/end brunch / try for a ter­race perch / gjelina.com / sib Gjusta cafe-bak­ery is nearby at 320 Sun­set Ave / 310 314 0320 / 7am-7pm daily / gjusta.com Ital­ian/Amer­i­can

Lit­tle Dom's. Thin crust pizza woos all the young bucks. 2128 Hill­hurst Ave / Los Fe­liz / 323 661 0055 / daily / lit­tle­doms.com

Jon & Vinny's. LA's dream team turn their deft hand to carbs with an ex­u­ber­ant, avant-garde take on pizza and pasta. BYO cu­rated vino from He­len's glassy cel­lar. 412 N Fair­fax Ave / WeHo / 323 334 3369 / all day, daily / jo­nand­vin­nys.com / He­len's Wine Shop / he­lenswines.com

Pace. Off a wind­ing road lies a rus­tic, hip­pie art-filled ecoeater, packed to the rafters with happy, cre­ative PC types. 2100 Lau­rel Canyon Blvd / Hol­ly­wood / 323 654 8583 / lunch take-out MonFri, din­ner daily / pac­er­estau­rant.com French Bistro Cafe Stella. The tou­sled looks are as stud­ied as the Left Bank atmos, but the steak-frites and pa­tio are win­ning. 3932 W Sun­set Blvd / Sil­ver Lake / 323 666 0265 / 9am-3pm Tue-Sun, 6pm11pm daily / cafestella.com Mediter­ranean Bäco Mer­cat. Yum­some sig­na­ture fat flat­bread sarnies.

408 S Main St / Down­town / 213 687 8808 / lunch & din­ner daily / ba­com­er­cat.com Mex­i­can Malo. Cool cats cram the crim­son wall­pa­pered bar, or do a bor­der run for the mel­lower sage green din­ing room. 4326 Sun­set Blvd / Sil­ver Lake / 323 664 1011 / all day daily, w/end brunch / + branch / mal­orestau­rant.com

Es­cuela Ta­que­ria. Tacos al Pas­tor + agua fresca = mmm.

7615 Bev­erly Blvd / WeHo / 323 932 6178 / 11am-11pm daily / + branch / es­cue­lata­que­ria.com Mex/Fu­sion Gra­cias Madre. Ve­gan Mex­i­can. This is LA, af­ter all. Some­how it works – or con­sole your­self at the mez­cal bar. 8905 Mel­rose Ave / WeHo / 323 978 2170 / 11am-11pm daily / gra­cias madreweho.com Sushi Hama Sushi. Sim­ple n' fresh in-the-know fave with no menu (or Cali rolls); belly up to the bar and let the chef loose. 347 E 2nd St / Down­town / 213 680 3454 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner daily Sushi Park. It's all shab and no chic in a strip mall, but the amaz­ing, melt-in-your-mouth omakase is so worth it. 8539 W Sun­set Blvd / WeHo / 310 652 0523 / lunch Mon-Fri, din­ner Mon-Sat

Mod Korean Pot. OG trend­set­ter Roy Choi fires up K-Amer­i­can treats.

The Line Ho­tel / 3515 Wil­shire Blvd / Kore­atown / 213 368 3030 / din­ner daily / eatat­pot.com Gour­mand Go-To Farm­ers Mar­ket. Lo­cals and vis­i­tors love this war­ren of top-notch, semi-al­fresco food stands. #322 ¡Lo­te­ria! Grill has great Mex­i­can; #312 The Gumbo Pot brings the Mis­sis­sippi to you; and #450 Bob's Dough­nuts is for, d'oh! 6333 W 3rd St / WeHo / 323 933 9211 / all day daily / farm­ers­mar­ketla.com

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