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Brentwood Restaurants

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Jon & Vinny’s Brentwood
11938 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeaway and delivery. At Jon & Vinny’s in Brentwood, the hysteria-level popularity is entirely justified, mainly because every dish is mind-blowingly wonderful. The pizza is chewy and blistered and cheesy (Sonny’s Favorite—bacon, mozzarella, tomato, and Grana Padano—is a crowd-pleaser), and before you prepare to sigh at the pile of crust left over by your kids, order Jon & Vinny’s crust dips (hello, ranch) and watch them wipe their plates clean. The handmade plates of pasta are luscious and hearty and addictive (the cavatelli with fennel sausage and the ricotta ravioli top our list), and those little cones of soft-serve are a dose of nostalgia impossible to pass up. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Pizzana
11712 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
Just a few blocks from MiniLuxe and Alfred Coffee, this brand-new casual eatery offers excellent thin-crust pizza from Naples-born chef Daniele Uditi, as well really great iterations of carciofi and caprese. High ceilings and lots of natural light open up the narrow space, which is already packed and buzzy at lunch time—definitely make a reservation, wait times for dinner can be especially long. Note: the pizzas are generous in size—two or three people could comfortably split one (but trying two to share is a safer bet and also too hard to pass up). Photos: Amy Neunsinger
Farmshop
225 26th St., Brentwood
COVID-19 Update: Farmshop is still doing what they do best with in-store shopping, curbside pick-up, and home delivery, all available. Jeff Cerciello (former Thomas Keller culinary director) perfects the bakery-cum-larder-cum-restaurant concept in this sunny space with all-day dining at rustic communal tables, including a wonderful family-style dinner with a market-driven menu. Ingredients here are top-notch, and Cerciello knows what to do with them, keeping the food exciting and tasty without over-complicating. The Roast Jidori Chicken is a standout, along with any of the fresh seafood or excellent produce-based dishes. There's an attached mini-grocery store with an excellent cheese selection, pastries, and prepared salads and sandwiches. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
La Scala
11740 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery . A classic lunch spot, La Scala has the best chopped salad, which they do Italian-style and allow you to modify to your liking from a long list of fresh items. They also have a large selection of antipasti, soups, panini, fresh, homemade pastas and more. While the Beverly Hills location is the classic, the Brentwood version is just as tasty—and often less crowded. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
M Café de Chaya
11678 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
COVID-19 Update: Open for takeout and delivery. This is a great place for lunch. We love the Teriyaki Brown Rice Bowl with salmon and The California Club sandwich with tempeh 'bacon' and soy-mayo. They also have a great kids menu with options like buckwheat pancakes and gluten-free quesadillas. The atmosphere is relaxed and airy. There are also locations in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.
Tavern Bar & Larder (Closed)
11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
The atrium-like Tavern—helmed by Suzanne Goin who is one of L.A.'s biggest food stars—is a good option for big groups, and the bar is perfect for a burger and martini. Up front, there's Larder, where you can get prepared sandwiches and salads, pastries, and plenty of caffeine. This is the perfect place to stock-up on lunch for a picnic at one of the city's parks, or on the lawn at The Getty. There's also a Larder on Burton Way in Beverly Hills.
Sasabune
11917 Wilshire Blvd., Brentwood
COVID-19 Update: Open for curbside delivery, takeout, and pickup. The givens: Unadorned sushi, attentive service, a busy and buzzy atmosphere. What sets it apart from the other west side options is very simple. It's the rice. Perfectly moist and served slightly warm, it's the ideal vehicle for the fish, which is, for the most part, presented sans sauce (why mar perfection?). They offer a $28 lunch special that condenses the omakase menu but still packs the same punch. There's also a location in Beverly Hills, and now one in New York. COVID-19 Disclaimer: We are working hard to keep our listings as up to date as possible (deliveries, outdoor dining, etc.), but given the evolving nature of local COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend double-checking the information in this guide with any business you plan on visiting. Also, please note that we have not vetted any businesses listed within our guides for their compliance with applicable safety regulations.