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435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-782-9225
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good friend offered this as a great eating experience. Five of us went and had a most excellent dining experience. The serving staff was relaxed but attentive, the feel is vibrant, friendly and quite packed. Animal could become my second home. One of...More

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This is a 4 star with a warning. You do not take here a posh fiancee. You do not go there with a vegetarian friend. This is pure carnivore heaven. Pig ears, brain..but also more down to earth stuff like chicken liver, lamb shank. And...More

Thank picchio85
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

It had been several years since i’ve been to Animal so we went for brunch the other day and so glad we brought our appetite! True to their dinner esthetic, the brunch is deliciously not light. ;) They offer one or two traditional egg dishes...More

Thank Gazelle27
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It’s been a while since we’ve been to Animal and it is still one of the most inventive and well executed meat-focused food in LA. All the dishes tasted even better than their description on the menu. Love it!

Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed 31 December 2017

There are some unusual rules at this restaurant and it helps to be aware of them. For one, they want you to order everything at once, ostensibly so that the chef can "stage" the order of items. So, even when you don't know exactly how...More

Thank napavalleydiner
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

I live in NYC and was visiting during my wedding anniversary. I researched for weeks where I wanted to dine, I wanted something different and special. Animal certainly delivered. Our server, James, was very accommodating and friendly. All the staff were terrific. My favorites were...More

Thank JandJMiller
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The food is simply superb! Everything is on point and very tasty. Ideal to order many different things to share. Warning: not great for people with many food restrictions and/or vegetarians. This is a place for people who enjoy meats, fish, etc. Every time I...More

Thank ChristianoHC
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Have you ever wondered what heaven in the form of pork tasted like? That’s the pulled pork sliders. It was the best thing I’ve ever experienced. The turkey leg on special had a light, savory white bbq sauce. We got a tostado for free. The...More

Thank Tyler J
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Hailed from Queens NYC my brother-in-law Joe knows the LA food landscape. He introduced me to Animal on Fairfax Avenue which was stunningly good. If you are vegetarian or even a seafood fan do not even bother. This joint is all about meats and it...More

Thank TangCanCook
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Animal is reputed to be one of the best restaurants in LA. To live up to this reputation they need to make more room on tables for the food, beverages, serving items, and so on, as they were all banging into one another. We requested...More

Thank bugnurse56
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Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from kdlos | Reviewed this property |
It is a Canadian dish of french fries, toped with light brown gravy like sauce and cheese curds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9225
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