Blair’s wins the award for being one of the few places in Silver Lake that’s actually full of people who live in Silver Lake. The brick-walled and white table-clothed Italian spot does tend to run on the pricier side but that doesn’t stop Silver Lake from filling the place up each night with their dates or midweek dinner with friends. They know they’ll still be served one of the most dependable meals in the neighborhood.
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Ceviche Project is an excellent Eastside date night spot, with inventive and interesting takes on raw fish.
Barbrix in Silver Lake is an all-day spot, but your best move is to come here for a great, affordable brunch.
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Colapasta in Santa Monica is your new spot for affordable pastas - because everyone needs one.
Gjelina in Venice is one of LA’s most iconic restaurants, but it also doesn’t feel nearly as special as it did when it opened.
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Alimento was one of Silver Lake’s first destination restaurants, and now it’s one of the best restaurants in the city.
Between the atmosphere, plating, and oh God, that cocktail menu, Cliff’s Edge hits on all cylinders when it comes to making your night feel like a NIGHT. Take note, Silver Lake: the finer things in life aren’t always boring.
When you need a last-minute reservation and you don’t want to settle, remember Ostrich Farm - a seasonal American spot in Echo Park.
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