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435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323 782 9225
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Ranked #96 of 8,645 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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English first
Mill Valley, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food at Animal IS creative, and some of it is very tasty - but, unfortunately, not everything. The Chicken Liver Toast (one piece), Hamachi Tostada, and Veal Brain dishes were very good, while the Roasted Fig dish was mushy and bland. The Grilled Quail was good, but sparse (yes, I know this small bird is mostly bones, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Awesome Meal, make sure to get the crispy pigs ear! Great wine selection but no hard alcohol. very small bar.

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Simi Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

what a great restaurant. Kudos to the chefs for making a unique combination of flavours and serving delicacy parts of an animal. I ordered the pig ears, head, and belly sliders wow I words can't even describe how amazing my dinner was. The staff also very friendly my waiter helped me pick a proper drink to compliment my meal. Very... More 

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Keller, Texas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After our meal we were trying to figure out where in our top 10 meals this belongs. It certainly didn't hurt our perception of the experience when Tim Love strolled in for dinner. The generally small plates encourages you to try multiple dishes. - BBQ pork belly sandwiches topped with slaw got the meal started in the right direction -... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

So much great food in so many forms! I loved it, we got the hamachi tostada and the pig ears and they were both amazing. I especially enjoyed the "cheesecake"

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

First, I have to say that the food is absolutely, 100% on point. There are a lot of restaurants and "gastropubs" in LA trying to be something great and charging like it, but not measuring up. Animal provided one of the best meals I've ever had in my life. I had veal brain, incredible flavor and texture, presented in a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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Additional Information about Animal

Address: 435 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: 323 782 9225
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Organic, Wine Bar

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