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Animal

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££££
Central L.A
American, Contemporary
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435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 323-782-9225
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for valentines day. Great service and the food was excellent. This is a special occasion place as the food and wine are pricey but it's worth it. If you do not like meat this is not the place for you. Standout dishes were the bone marrow and veal brains.

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Thank jamesvear35
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the rare places for the daring palates. They are inventive, mix traditions from around the world. You just can't be a vegan there.

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Thank WillTun
Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter was impressed I knew about this restaurant. Excellent food, great service! Even though the menu favors meat I had the best salad I have ever had! The foie gras, biscuit, maple sausage gravy was amazing. Anything you order will be good.

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Thank sciguy58
Chatsworth, California, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you wish to stretch your culinary exploration, come try this place. Pigs ear, bone morrow, oxtail, pork belly, etc. Of course, they serve other regular items on the menu for those who are not risk takers, like rib-eye steaks. I am Chinese so these delights are not so outlandish for me or my family. Well, the place is trendy,... More 

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Thank Ben D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food is so incredibly good and tasty. Each plate surprised me and filled me with joy, happiness and satisfaction! Maybe one of the best restaurants I've ever tried. The AC is a little bit too cold when you're visiting in December. Very good service. Definitely try this one.

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Thank Ida Gabriella B
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It s not easy to find a good nose to tail restaurant but animal do the perfect job, a food executed at perfection with amazing flavors. For sure need to go there again.

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Thank johnmac12
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant with a party of 7. The waiter was helpful but a little pushy. He insisted we ordered three plates per person. We ended up ordering an average of two plates and the large ribeye steak 40 oz. The steak was good. The salad with avocado and red onion was well prepared. The ribs were ok.... More 

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Thank K00lman
Paris, France
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

one of the best restaurants I visited in LA - the food is delicious, the presentation is great and the crew works perfect. Whenever You go to LA - have a break

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Thank FrancisFordZopo
Federal Way, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Biscuits and gravy with egg benedict, Its a must get! Even if your not all that hungry, order it, after 1 bite you'll eat it all of it and wonder why you didn't order 2 more of each... while you had the time...

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Thank IXXVI
Chicago, Illinois
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Animal definitely has carved out its niche in chic upscale cuisine. Tantalizing menu options that are anything but ordinary. Bone marrow, balsamic ribs, quail, sweetbreads, brussel sprouts with pancetta, pork belly, pig's ear, fried rabbit, veal tongue and many more. Chefs are very creative, with tastes and presentation. Definitely worth an evening with friends or couple's night out. Decent selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?