Ford's Filling Station
One of Los Angeles' first gastropubs, this downtown Culver City spot serves a rotating American Regional menu in an interior of wood surfaces, polished concrete floors, and Asian rugs, as well as an outdoor patio. Named after chef-owner Ben Ford (son of Harrison Ford), appetizers include items like crispy pig ears, flatbreads, and bacon-wrapped dates. Small plates include a selection of cheeses and cured meats like smoked headcheese and prosciutto; entree-wise, the menu includes comfort foods like chicken and dumplings. The beverage menu lists plenty of moderately priced craft beers, ales, and wines from small-production houses.