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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
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Ida Gabriella B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank johnmac12
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank K00lman
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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...

Chicago, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Wayne P
Wichita Falls, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Truth be told the boner burger was most delicious and other items on the Sunday brunch menu were less memorable but this place is must try at least once.

Thank RussU2525
Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I'm not squeamish about food, but I don't go out of my way to make a "Survivor" challenge out of my meals either. I was a bit skeptical when I saw things like marrow, bone, beef tendon, crispy pig head, beef heart, and chicken liver. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. All the food was delicious and the... More 

Thank Eric_Jacobs
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the trendiest restaurant in LA, in a good way. Offal is the name of the game here. Very imaginative ways of preparing the various cuts of the meat. A little Easy-West. Best to share the dishes to sample the variety. We saw Daniel Boulud hosting a diner there so the food must be of a certain... More 

Thank Kwoksrus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We visit this restaurant and we where impress! Everything we order was perfect and delicious!!! We had the hamachi toast, the chicken and waffle, a scramble egg with sushi rice, a wagyu burger with foie gra, egg and spam WOW! We also had the sliders. This place left me amaze! You must visit this place ASAP! The guava cocktail is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 01:00
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?