The Zinque in West Hollywood is a sh*tshow of actors attempting to be discovered and people who eat food only to become not-hungry. The Venice location on Abbot Kinney is way more low-key, perhaps because the tourists don’t want to bother crossing Venice Blvd. for it. It’s an all-day operation with a straightforward, well-priced breakfast menu, simple sandwiches and salads and lunch, and plenty of wine all the time.
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Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
Yours Truly in Venice features buzzy dishes like avocado hummus and Nashville Hot Shrimp, but beneath all that style is a seriously good restaurant.
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Uncle Bill’s Pancake House
Uncle Bill's Pancake House is a Manhattan Beach breakfast classic for, you guessed it, pancakes.
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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.
We all know the food at Gjusta in Venice is great. The real question is, is it worth the trouble? We say yes.
The Tasting Kitchen
The Tasting Kitchen might forever reside in Gjelina’s shadow, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give it some well-earned time in the sun.
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