A historical Los Angeles neighborhood, Silver Lake is home to some of the earliest Hollywood film studios and centered on the much-loved reservoir. This picturesque, hilly enclave has become a magnet for the ‘hipster’ set in recent years, ushering in a new wave of trendy and high-quality culinary options. Enjoy a broad range of cuisines in these pleasant, sunny surroundings.
Cliff’s Edge is a stunning locale that features an expansive patio situated under the sprawling branches of a giant tree with an interior which gives off an air of vintage Hollywood. Try exceptional dishes like the duck breast crusted with za’atar, which comes accompanied by duck jus, pickled and roasted plums, candy-striped beets, and ramp greens. A large wine list and appealing seasonal cocktails like the Persimmon Margarita round out the offerings.
Cliff’s Edge, 3626 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 666 6116
Named after the neighborhood’s former designation, Edendale is situated in a historic landmark building that housed the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Station 56 from the 1920s to the 1980s. The menu offers an eclectic fusion of cuisines including America, Asian and Latin American. There’s a Happy Hour and late night menu that encourage the sampling of the culinary options over a cocktail or two, and the wine list includes a number of very reasonable choices.
Edendale, 2838 Rowena Ave., Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 666 2000
The philosophy at Forage is a commitment to bringing quality, local, and down-to-earth food to the community at a fair price. The epitome of healthy and sustainable California cuisine, popular dishes include the Korean-inspired grilled Niman Ranch short rib bowl and the free range chicken tacos. Vegetarians and vegans also have plenty of options: try the yogurt Basmati rice with arugula, Swiss chard, and blackcurrants; or roasted winter squash with endive and pomegranate.
Forage, 3823 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 323 663 6885