Margot is a new rooftop restaurant and bar in Culver City, offering beautiful 360-degree views of the city, fantastic cocktails and an incredible menu of coastal-inspired dishes. If you guys are looking for a nice rooftop restaurant with amazing unobstructed views of LA, Margot is definitely the place to go! I love the way the space was designed, it’s modern with an interesting mix of industrial-bohemian vibes and lots of indoor greenery and floral murals that make the whole atmosphere so warm and artsy. First, we ordered the hamachi which was AMAZING! If you’re a sushi or sashimi fan, you’ll love this dish. My second favorite dish was the Cappelini pasta with shaved black truffles.
Address: 8820 Washington Blvd #301, Culver City, CA 90232
KASSI CLUB |
Stepping into The Kassi Club is like stepping into a little Greek oasis! The Mediterranean menu features dishes like Harissa honey chicken, salt-baked branzino (one of my personal favorites), lamb shoulder and grilled octopus. If you guys are a fan of the popular rooftop hotspot Elephante in Santa Monica, then you’ll definitely love The Kassi Club!
I’m so glad we went for an early dinner because we really got to see the amazing interior decor! This space was inspired by the tavernas of a small Greek island called Kastellorizo so every detail and corner of the restaurant is so unique and beautiful! My favorite design feature was the rattan ceilings with the fiber light fixtures, among all the marble and stone accents around the restaurant. Got some serious home inspo here!
Some of my favorite dishes were the cheese saganaki, greek salad, pitta with whipped eggplant and grilled sea bream!
This deconstructed baklava was such a unique take on the classic baklava pastry..it was seriously to die for! I would come back here just for this dessert ha!
Address: 8422 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
MERCADO PASADENA |
If you guys are looking for a good authentic Mexican cuisine spot in LA, then Mercado is a must! We visited the Pasadena location for dinner, but they also have other locations in West Hollywood, Santa Monica and are opening a brand new location in Manhattan Beach at the end of this month. I think G and I will have to have our next date night at the cozy Manhattan Beach Village location! Now onto the food. We tried so many amazing dishes, but our absolute favorites were the Enchiladas Suizas, Carne Asada, Market Chille Relleno and the Mexican Kale Salad. And you guys know I have the biggest sweet tooth and the dessert menu here was too good to pass up despite how full we were! I highly recommend the churro ice cream and flan!
Address: 140 S Lake Ave suite 101 suite 101, Pasadena, CA 91101
OTIUM DTLA |
Otium is serious business when it comes to cocktails! I mean look at this cocktail spread right?! Seriously one of the best cocktail experiences I’ve ever had in LA! I got a little taste of every cocktail, but my favorite drink of the night was The Miami Vice..a must-have if you are at Otium!
If you guys are fans of truffle, you will love this place. So many amazing truffle dishes here! My absolute favorite had to be the Wagyu with Tamaki Rice and Truffle and the Ghocchi with Truffle and Parmesan (pictured above) was incredible.
Address: 222 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90012