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Top Choice Gay & Lesbian in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Abbey

It's been called the best gay bar in the world, and who are we to argue? Once a humble coffee house, the Abbey has expanded into WeHo’s bar/club/restaurant of record. It has so many different-flavored martinis and m…
Top Choice Museum in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The depth and wealth of the collection at the largest museum in the western US is stunning. LACMA holds all the major players – Rembrandt, Cézanne, Magritte, Mary Cassatt, Ansel Adams – plus millennia's worth of Chi…
Top Choice Museum in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Petersen Automotive Museum

A four-story ode to the auto, the Petersen Automotive Museum is a treat even for those who can’t tell a piston from a carburetor. A headlights-to-brake-lights futuristic makeover (by Kohn Pederson Fox) in late 2015 …
Top Choice Fusion in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Catch LA

An LA-scene extraordinaire. You may well find sidewalk paparazzi stalking celebrity guests and a doorman to check your reservation, but all that's forgotten once you're up in this 3rd-floor rooftop restaurant/bar ab…
Top Choice Vegan in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Gracias Madre

Gracias Madre shows just how tasty – and chichi – organic, plant-based Mexican cooking can be. Sit on the gracious patio or in the cozy interior and feel good as you eat healthily: sweet-potato flautas, coconut 'bac…
Top Choice Seafood in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Connie & Ted's

At this modernized version of a New England seafood shack by acclaimed chef Michael Cimarusti, there are always up to a dozen oyster varieties at the raw bar, classics such as fried clams, grilled fish (wild and sus…
Top Choice Bistro in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Republique

A design gem with the gourmet ambition to match. The old interior of LA's dearly departed Campanile is still an atrium restaurant with stone arches, a brightly lit front end scattered with butcher-block tables, and …
Top Choice Market in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Original Farmers Market

Long before the city was flooded with farmers markets, there was the farmers market. Fresh produce, roasted nuts, doughnuts, cheeses, blini – you’ll find them all at this 1934 landmark. Casual and kid friendly, it’s…
Top Choice Modern American in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Ray’s

Seldom does a restaurant blessed with as golden a location as this one – on the plaza of LACMA – live up to the address. Ray's does. Menus change seasonally and often daily with farm-to-table fresh ingredients – som…
Top Choice Thai in West Hollywood & Mid-City

Night + Market

Set behind Talésai, a long-running Thai joint, this related kitchen pumps out outstanding Thai street food and Thai-inspired hybrids such as catfish tamales. Pique the appetite with larb lanna (chopped pork salad), …