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435 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles , CA , United States http://www.animalrestaurant.com
(323) 782-9225

Former caterers-turned-renegade chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo opened Animal in 2008 in a bare-bones space and it immediately became one of the most interesting restaurants in Los Angeles, elevating stoner dude grub with impeccable ingredients and technique. The prevailing aesthetic is carnivorous and over-the-top, from the oxtail gravy poutine to the “Buffalo style” pig tails.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

Around the corner from the Duomo in the new Grand Hotel Cavour, Angels has atmospheric lighting and seats that are white and cushy. There are some non-Italian items—like a Spanish <em>catalana</em> of lobster and shrimp—but the highlights are the dexterously prepared Florentine dishes.

We loved: Grilled steak; risotto with artichokes and Taleggio cheese.

Last updated 2013-10-07 12:17:34 UTC
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