After watching over two hours of bang bang movie, felt the need for a new place instead of staid Italian so we chose Freddy Smalls, newish pub on Pico near Barrington. Thank heaven for the valet otherwise we would park in Pacoima it was that crowded.
The buzz - very very noisy but the atmosphere was such fun, wood topped tables, bar tables and lots and lots of service - never a moment of being ignored with helpful suggestions too. Big beer menu (good for Mme Zoe who loves the Belgian stuff) - but no alcoholic beer for one member of the party who decided that ginger beer might do it (it didn't) BUT on to the eats: fried brussel sprouts in an addictive balsamic and some kind of cheese curd sauce - a great beet salad, steak tartare, my favorite and then to share a jumbo rib eye sliced on a board with scallions, potatoes and a tasty sauce, not too much. Really delicious. Loved the room too with the transam windows open to the street and we could see the city lights and the remains of the sunset - almost a New York view, almost.
11520 Pico near Barrington