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Central L.A
American, Contemporary
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435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-782-9225
18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Whittier, California
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278 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was good, don't get me wrong, maybe my expectations were a little high; but after having traveled to the Philippines and going here, it was simply unfulfilling. I could have fed a party of 10-15 people for this quality of weirdness back in the Philippines. The out of the ordinary meats make this place different, and yes, chefs do... More 

Thank P G
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and so glad we did! Each course was just excellently executed and my taste buds were tingling when we left from all the wonderful flavor combinations. Love love love

Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Paris, France
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After all, it is funny to be here and enjoy unusual mixture of various products you would not mix in your normal life. But it is well cooked and with nice taste. Very good service and alive atmosphere. To visit "American" style food place here, it is good idea!

Thank Serge B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd heard about Animal years ago from the "Best Thing I'd Ever Ate" and how Duff went nuts over a Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar. I just knew I wanted to go to that place. First off, it is one of such places that is just too cool that it does not need to have a sign. If you can't find... More 

Thank smokeater55
Los Angeles
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing with the bone marrow and the pig ears and lots of unique options. The service also great from the hostess to waiters and valet, somewhere I love to visit often.

Thank stars1983
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Our LA friends were dying to go here for ages so we all got the opportunity to go together. I'm European so leave it up to the reader to decide when I make certain comments on my experience. Firstly you need to book as we did. The place is not huge and is busy. The service was business like-no chit... More 

Thank Garry O
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for valentines day. Great service and the food was excellent. This is a special occasion place as the food and wine are pricey but it's worth it. If you do not like meat this is not the place for you. Standout dishes were the bone marrow and veal brains.

Thank jamesvear35
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the rare places for the daring palates. They are inventive, mix traditions from around the world. You just can't be a vegan there.

Thank WillTun
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My daughter was impressed I knew about this restaurant. Excellent food, great service! Even though the menu favors meat I had the best salad I have ever had! The foie gras, biscuit, maple sausage gravy was amazing. Anything you order will be good.

Thank sciguy58
Chatsworth, California, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

If you wish to stretch your culinary exploration, come try this place. Pigs ear, bone morrow, oxtail, pork belly, etc. Of course, they serve other regular items on the menu for those who are not risk takers, like rib-eye steaks. I am Chinese so these delights are not so outlandish for me or my family. Well, the place is trendy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?