Trendy LA restaurants make for delicious weekend

Helena Heslov March 19, 2015 2
Trendy LA restaurants make for delicious weekend
Made by Helena Heslov '16 using Piktochart.

The most popular restaurants in Los Angeles consist of fun vibes, excellent service and delicious food. Although we all have our favorite restaurants that we eat at regularly, it is always fun to venture out and try something new.

The Chocolate Soufflé topped with vanilla ice cream is one of the many desserts one will find on the dessert menu. Photographer: Helena Heslov '16

The Chocolate Soufflé topped with vanilla ice cream is one of the many desserts one will find on the dessert menu. Photographer: Helena Heslov ’16

The Huntley Penthouse

With a view of Santa Monica and beyond, The Penthouse provides an upbeat vibe for a dinner with friends on a Saturday night. They serve a variety of flavorful dishes, from their Tuna Tar Tar to their Welsh Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese.

Located on Second St. in Santa Monica on the 18th floor of the Huntley Hotel, The Penthouse is a very popular place for locals and travelers alike. Although it is almost always necessary to make a reservation, the food is worth the effort.

 

Location: 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403, (310) 394-5454


 

Pictured above is Zinque's "Tomato Mozzarella Basil" Panini along with fries and their "Pan Con Tomate" appetizer. Photographed by: Madelyn Arzt '16

Pictured above is Zinque’s “Tomato Mozzarella Basil” Panini along with fries and their “Pan Con Tomate” appetizer. Photographed by: Madelyn Arzt ’16

Zinque

Including an outdoor fireplace and patio strung with lights, Zinque’s atmosphere makes for the ultimate Sunday brunch.

Zinque has locations in West Hollywood and Venice and was voted LA Weekly’s 2014 Best Day-To-Night Restaurant. Something as simple as their Burger and Fries will leave one feeling eager to come back.

Location 1: 8684 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (424) 284-3930

Location 2: 600 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 437-0970

 


 

Gjelina Pizza

Gjelina’s pizzas are delectable — complete with puffy crust and a variety of savory cheeses. Photographer: Sophia Heslov ’13

Gjelina

Open from 8 a.m. to midnight every day, Gjelina is one of the most eclectic restaurants in Los Angeles. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the exciting atmosphere provides a rustic yet modern vibe.

“It’s a great place to hold a birthday lunch or dinner. Their best dessert is definitely their Butterscotch Pot de Crème,” Grace Brown ’16 said.

Location: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 450-1429

 

 


 

The vegan chips and guac' at Gracias Madre are a popular dish. Photographed by: Sophia Heslov

The vegan chips and guac’ at Gracias Madre are a popular dish. Photographed by: Sophia Heslov ’13

Gracias Madre

Located on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, Gracias Madre serves organic, vegan and vegetarian Mexican food. Chandra Gilbert, the head chef of the restaurant, was finally able to fulfill her dream of opening a vegan Mexican restaurant when Gracias Madre first opened in San Francisco in 2009.

According to the Gracias Madre website, the “plant-based” restaurant will cure your spicy cravings.

They are famous for their Snow-Cone drink that pairs perfectly with their Tacos a la Carta.

Location: 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (323) 978-2170

2 Comments »

  1. Brian Wogensen March 20, 2015 at 12:19 PM -

    Nice tips for eats, Helena. Gjelina, Gjelina, Gjelina!

  2. Michael Heslov May 12, 2015 at 1:49 PM -

    I love all those restaurants !