Published on March 2, 2016

4 Arts District Restaurants Angelenos Love

Trying out a new restaurant near the Arts District? Here's a list of Arts District restaurants Angelenos and critics love.

4 Arts District Restaurants Angelenos Love

1. Petty Cash TaqueriaArts DistrictAt Petty Cash Taqueria, Chef Walter Manzke dishes out his innovative interpretations of Mexican street food classics using local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. The spirited beverage program features unique craft cocktails, as well as a range of eclectic Mexican spirits and even a beer cellar. Colorful surroundings — including graffiti art by some of the kitchen staff and murals by local street artist RETNA — surround communal tables and a lively bar scene.

2. Church & State

Church & StateChurch & State is a seasonally driven French bistro dishing out creative classics and homemade charcuterie, crafted from humanely raised and naturally fed animals. An all-French wine list (with organic and biodynamic selections) and handcrafted cocktails compose the rustic-chic restaurant's beverage program. Located on the ground floor of the original 1925 bakery and offices of Nabisco, Church & State adds an industrial-inspired feel to a classic bistro setting, with string lights, high ceilings and wood tables.

3. Officine Brera

Officine BreraFrom the team behind The Factory Kitchen, Officine Brera delivers Northern Italian fare, serving a fantastic selection of fire-cooked meat and fish from its flat iron grill, wood-fired oven and rotisserie. The industrial-chic eatery — housed in a former warehouse with reclaimed wood floors and steel light fixtures — features a spectacular glass-walled kitchen and expansive patio. Creative cocktails, wine and beer are available.

4. Osso

OssoAn approachable neighborhood favorite, Osso serves classic comfort food paired with small plates and charcuterie in a unique, ornate space — complete with occasional live music. A fresh selection of cocktails crafted with an eye to balance pair well with the simple menu. Exposed brick walls tell a story one of the oldest buildings in Los Angeles, giving historical weight to this new addition to the Arts District dining scene.

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