Fine Dining

Cocktail Los Angeles

Spago Duke of Earl Cocktail

I wasn’t going to order a cocktail at Spago while experiencing the Bar Food menu at Wolfgang Puck’s revamped restaurant. The cocktail menu is sprawling, with no categorization, making it difficult to navigate. Good...
Seafood Half Moon Bay

Navio Morro Bay Cod

Build a restaurant above Half Moon Bay’s crashing waves and next to a top tier golf course and people are bound to flock there, no matter the quality of the food. Still, it was...
Restaurant Napa Valley

The French Laundry: Napa Valley’s Culinary Crown Jewel

A flag flies in a spacious garden across the street from a building with ivy-lined stone walls on Yountville’s north side. This is The French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s legendary restaurant that debuted in 1994...
Hawaiian Food Honolulu

Chef Mavro: Tapping into Hawaii’s Finest Ingredients

Unfortunately, all good trips have to come to an end, and that even holds true in Hawaii. Still, there are some great ways to ease into a sendoff, and our final dinner at Chef...
Restaurant Los Angeles

Hatfield’s: More Gastronomy Than Glitz on Melrose at 2.0 [CLOSED]

In Los Angeles, there are limits to just how fancy restaurateurs are able to push fine dining. There’s no longer demand for grand palaces like L’Orangerie. Instead, people flock to places like The Bazaar,...
Restaurant Sign Los Angeles

Sona: David Myers Celebrates Seven Stylish Years on La Cienega [CLOSED]

Sona has been accumulating accolades for the past seven years, but fine dining rarely holds much appeal for me, so it was always a restaurant that remained simmering on the back burner. Meanwhile, ambitious...