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Animal

435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323 782 9225
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Ranked #117 of 8,567 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you don't eat meat then you won't like Animal. I found it excellent. The restaurant was the venue for a family wedding so the food was delivered to the table in share fashion.. The selection included, waygu carpaccio, seared tuna, fried pigs ear (my favorite), lamb shank ragu, pork spare ribs and this is what I can remember. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had in three weeks in California - it is incredible inventive and delicious food. I am still dreaming about the corn! Service also excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Animal has a big reputation and it is well deserved. Incredibly inventive food, they use all of the animal to create their dishes. Service was very friendly and informative and had a great vibe. I had the Pig Ears and it was amazing. Followed by delicious soft shell crab and an amazing chocolate/bacon dessert.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Three of us ate here early evening of September 2nd . I suppose it's the cool thing not to have a sign up outside, but it just makes it more difficult to find. The wife was looking forward to it after seeing the restaurant on Diners, Drive-in's & Dives. Nice layout inside but noisy. Service was excellent. Fast. Food mostly... More

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brisbane
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ate here last week and it was amazing! The waiter knew his stuff and guided us on the menu and wine, making some great choices for us. We had the hamachi tosada, white nectarine salad, bone marrow, ribs, pigs ears and two of the desserts. When you go you MUST order the hamachi tosada, bone marrow & pigs ears!! If... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I went here for an anniversary dinner. We were deciding between Animal and Ink, but opted for Animal because it was more casual and I didn't want to get dressed up. We made reservations for 6pm, which is what time they open, so don't bother getting there any earlier or you'll be waiting on the sidewalk. Luckily, there's a pretty... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've wanted to go for such a long time, and finally got the chance on my last visit to LA. I thought how could they possibly live up to their rep? Absolutely brilliant food, but the wall of sound took it down one notch. We arrived 10 minutes before they opened, snagged a table with no reservation and the place... More

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Toronto, ON
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently went here with my son and his fiancee for dinner. Reservations were promptly honored and the menus brought with explanations given by a delightful young woman named Vanessa. The menu is eclectic and the intent of the restaurant is to share many of the items amongst the diners. As the name suggests, vegetarians need not apply! Each portion is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food was average, price was very high for what you got (we ordered a lamb dish that was supposed to be for 2, for $41, that was tiny & subpar!!!), the service staff was stuck up and not helpful, this place is super overrated, will not be coming back...

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This has got to be one of my favorite restaurants! The food, ambiance, and customer service is great. My favorite dish there is the bone marrow. It's sooo yummy, along with all the great food! My fiance and I love coming here for date night. :)

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