Fine Dining

Restaurant Sign Hollywood

Citrus at Social: Ambitious Food Complements Hollywood History [CLOSED]

In May 2006, New York based restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and local boutique owner Melissa Richardson partnered on Social Hollywood, transforming the Hollywood Athletic Club into an elaborate playground for young Hollywood. For whatever reason,...
Architecture Los Angeles

Patina: Paying Attention to Detail inside Disney Hall [CLOSED]

As part of dineLA’s first and hopefully annual Restaurant Week, a long list of “Deluxe” and “Premier” restaurants around the county are offering three-course lunches and dinners at mostly reduced prices. First up: lunch...
Quail Summerville

Woodlands Resort & Inn: Christmas Pilgrimage in Summerville [CLOSED]

My family and I made our eighth consecutive pilgrimage to Summerville to celebrate Christmas Eve at one of the crown jewels in the Lowcountry dining scene. This year we were joined by the Browns,...
Restaurant Sign Orange County

Studio: Standing Alone Atop Laguna Beach Cliff

Montage Laguna Beach is located on a cliff-top perch overlooking the Pacific, capitalizing on stunning surroundings. The massive complex houses a more casual restaurant called The Loft, but it’s the stand-alone Craftsman-style restaurant known...
Hotel South Carolina

Woodlands Resort & Inn: Culinary Christmas Eve for Centennial [CLOSED]

For the seventh consecutive Christmas Eve, my family and I snaked our way to rural Summerville, South Carolina, to eat at The Woodlands Resort & Inn. For the third time in four years, Woodlands...
Restaurant Charleston

Peninsula Grill: Refining Southern Cuisine in Charleston

Peninsula Grill resides in the refined Planters Inn, where chef Robert Carter’s Southern fine dining doesn’t have many peers in Charleston. The pre-holiday crowd was decked out in sharp suits and fancy dresses. I...