- 10:17 28 March 2011

3 Great Restaurants

Corkbar
Chef Albert Aviles rolls out his spring menu March 24 and offers a special tasting event that night with Los Olivos-based Epiphany Cellars. Mix and mingle with the Epiphany team while sipping on a flight of 5 wines ($15). Nosh on Aviles’ spring selections of Banh Mi sliders, spice-crusted pork chop and a Spring lamb sandwich. Also stop by for Test Kitchen Tuesdays to try Chef Aviles’ new creations for $2 a taste, or weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. Corkbar, 403 West 12th St., downtown, 213.746.0050

Fig & Olive
New York-based Fig & Olive has opened an 8,000-square-foot, Riviera-inspired restaurant and tasting bar on the corner of Melrose Place. Chef Pascal Lorange offers a menu of refined elegance with a special focus on olive oil. Upstairs is the Fig Champagne & Cocktail Bar. 8490 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.360.9100

Cafe Entourage
Late-night dining in Hollywood just got more stylish. Find two stories of a chic, yet relaxed environment that boasts two full bars and a second floor lounge that leads out to an outdoor patio. This cafe provides travelers perfect opportunity to stop by during their Los Angeles tour. Chef Michael Ben’s menu features pretty much anything you would want any time of day including breakfast, sandwiches and paninis, salads, pizzas and pastas and entrees like lamb chops, seared duck breast and grilled salmon. Open 24 hours Thurs. – Sat. 1600 Vine St., Hollywood, 323.467.4200.

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