BRENTWOOD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE:Comfort food tweaked to a California aesthetic, served in what feels like a private club. Specialties: heirloom tomato salad, burrata caprese, prime New York steak, apple pie. 148 S. Barrington Ave. (310) 476-3511. $15 to $65.
THE CITY BAKERY: Brentwood outpost of the well-known New York City bakery. Specialties: pastries, sandwiches. Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th St. (310) 656-3040. $2 to $10.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday June 18, 2006 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
Restaurant issue: The "Eating Out" guide to Southern California restaurants in today's West magazine lists Hong Kong Palace, which is in Rowland Heights, in the Orange County section. It should be listed in the San Gabriel Valley section.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Sunday June 25, 2006 Home Edition West Magazine Part I Page 5 Lat Magazine Desk 1 inches; 39 words Type of Material: Correction
The "Eating Out" guide to Southern California restaurants (The Restaurant Issue, June 18) incorrectly listed Hong Kong Palace, which is in Rowland Heights, in the Orange County section. It should have been listed in the San Gabriel Valley section.
OSTERIA LATINI: An eclectic menu of regional Italian dishes. Specialties: oven-baked branzino, Alaskan halibut, venison. 11712 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 826-9222. $11 to $36.
PALMERI RISTORANTE: Sicilian-inspired Italian cuisine in an elegant space with a wood-burning oven. Specialties: Margherita pizza; fresh tortelli, tagliatelle and agnolotti; sliced rib-eye served on arugula salad. 11650 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 442-8446. $20 to $40.
PECORINO: 11604 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 571-3800. $11 to $39. See page 23 for more.
PIZZICOTTO: Popular trattoria showcasing intriguing, authentic Italian pizzas. Specialties: castagna, a chestnut flour-crust pizza topped with asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted peppers; whitefish filet with horseradish-pistachio crust. 11758 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 442-7188. $9 to $17.
THE RESTAURANT AT THE GETTY CENTER: California cuisine and a billion-dollar view. Specialties: brunch dishes. 1200 Getty Center Drive. (310) 440-6810. $15 to $34.
THE RESTAURANT AT THE HOTEL BEL-AIR: Haute hotel fare in an effusively romantic environment. Specialties: Bel-Air eggs Benedict, Mediterranean fish soup. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Bel-Air. (310) 472-1211. $26 to $48.
SOR TINO RESTAURANT: A haven for those in search of Tuscan-style Italian food. Specialties: burrata with tomato and basil, fried calamari, pizzas Margherita and Napoli, porcini mushroom risotto. 908 S. Barrington Ave. (310) 442-8466. $19 to $26.
TOSCANA: Contemporary Tuscan restaurant serving a well-heeled Westside crowd. Specialties: artichoke salad, risotto with wild mushrooms, bistecca fiorentina (Tuscan-style steak), ricotta cheesecake. 11633 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 820-2448. $13 to $34.
VINCENTI: Seasonal Italian pastas and risotto dishes in an elegant setting. Specialties: Dover sole, New York steak, tagliolini with muggine bottarga, bucatini all'Amatriciana. 11930 San Vicente Blvd. (310) 207-0127. $25 to $39.
CLEMENTINE: Charming, relaxed cafe and bakery where everything is terrific, even the coffee. Specialties: soups, house-cured gravlax, egg salad, thumbprint cookies, gingersnaps. 1751 Ensley Ave. (310) 552-1080. $8 to $12.
LA CACHETTE: Skillful and subtle French California cuisine at a comfortable restaurant hidden in an alley. Specialties: sardines with potatoes and capers, breast and medallions of duck, salmon with fennel, souffles, apple tart. 10506 Little Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 470-4992. $27 to $35.
BEACON: 3280 Helms Ave. (310) 838-7500. $3 to $18. See page 23 for more.
FORD'S FILLING STATION: Lively--and noisy--gastropub helmed by Ben Ford. Specialties: split pea soup, fried Ipswich clams, smoked trout salad, four cheeses flatbread, crispy flattened chicken, polenta cake, oxtail soup, fish 'n' chips, pear buckle. 9531 Culver Blvd. (310) 202-1470. $14 to $26.
INDUSTRY CAFE & JAZZ: Fresh East African dishes and Southern soul food served by a friendly staff, with live music nightly. Specialties: breakfast items, vegetarian platter. 6039 W. Washington Blvd. (310) 202-6633. $7 to $14.50.
JR'S BARBEQUE: Memphis-style 'cue served at a horseshoe-shaped counter and to a handful of tables. Specialties: barbeque with spicy, smoke-laden sauce; potato salad; baked beans; peach cobbler; 7-Up cake. 3055 S. La Cienega Blvd. (310) 837-6838. $6 to $23.
WILSON: A mix of international flavors and comfort food in a fresh, modern setting. Specialties: open-face sandwiches (roasted chicken, caponata, rabbit Sloppy Joe); potato and fig tortelli; chicken ravioli. 8631 Washington Blvd. (310) 287-2093. $10 to $18.
ANGELIQUE: Small French cafe in the Fashion District with sidewalk tables and house-made charcuterie. Specialties: baguette sandwiches, frites, green salad, foie gras, lobster casserole. 840 S. Spring St. (213) 623-8698. $12 to $14.
CAFE PINOT: Contemporary French American food in a Modernist building with an elegant patio. Specialties: Bakersfield French onion soup, bluefin tuna tartare, three-mustard rotisserie chicken. 700 W. 5th St. (213) 239-6500. $18 to $30.
CIUDAD: Pan-Latin cooking and a lively bar set the scene. Specialties: Bolivian sweet corn tamales, Peruvian ceviche, paella a la Valenciana, carnitas. 445 S. Figueroa St. (213) 486-5171. $16 to $29.
EL TAURINO: A colorful Mexican eatery featuring meat shredded, sliced and smothered. Specialties: barbacoa estilo Texcoco (oven-steamed lamb), beef ribs, baked pork leg with a chile marinade, tacos. 1104 S. Hoover St. (213) 738-9197. $4 to $8.