Despite its rather demanding name, Eat This is a comforting oasis for all the actors (and their friends who have come to watch them) wandering around in between shows on Santa Monica Boulevard’s theater row. All of their sandwiches and salads are way better than they should be, and the space is a much-needed respite from the otherwise dingy surroundings.
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Long before the bowl trend in eating hit Los Angeles, chirashi was being served in sushi joints all around town. And Murakami is still among the best.
Stout is a neighborhood beer and burger spot, done very well. It's not groundbreaking, but it's become a Hollywood staple.
Musso & Frank Grill
Musso & Frank is an unexpected piece of actual culture along Hollywood Blvd: a class restaurant where it’s impossible to have a bad time.
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Fat Sal’s is a sandwich shop with the kind of heavy-handed food that requires several naps afterwards.
Mendocino Farms makes delicious sandwiches. We just wish the place didn't feel like such a whitewashed chain. The food is good - just get it to-go.
Thyme Cafe and Market
Thyme Cafe in Santa Monica is a great neighborhood spot for breakfast when you don't feel like waiting two hours to eat.
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The Oinkster Hollywood
The Eagle Rock transplant brings quality burgers and pastrami to Hollywood.
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