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435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-782-9225
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a 4 star with a warning. You do not take here a posh fiancee. You do not go there with a vegetarian friend. This is pure carnivore heaven. Pig ears, brain..but also more down to earth stuff like chicken liver, lamb shank. And...More

Thank picchio85
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

It had been several years since i’ve been to Animal so we went for brunch the other day and so glad we brought our appetite! True to their dinner esthetic, the brunch is deliciously not light. ;) They offer one or two traditional egg dishes...More

Thank Gazelle27
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

It’s been a while since we’ve been to Animal and it is still one of the most inventive and well executed meat-focused food in LA. All the dishes tasted even better than their description on the menu. Love it!

Thank LuvtoSafari
Reviewed December 30, 2017

There are some unusual rules at this restaurant and it helps to be aware of them. For one, they want you to order everything at once, ostensibly so that the chef can "stage" the order of items. So, even when you don't know exactly how...More

Thank napavalleydiner
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

I live in NYC and was visiting during my wedding anniversary. I researched for weeks where I wanted to dine, I wanted something different and special. Animal certainly delivered. Our server, James, was very accommodating and friendly. All the staff were terrific. My favorites were...More

Thank JandJMiller
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

The food is simply superb! Everything is on point and very tasty. Ideal to order many different things to share. Warning: not great for people with many food restrictions and/or vegetarians. This is a place for people who enjoy meats, fish, etc. Every time I...More

Thank ChristianoHC
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Have you ever wondered what heaven in the form of pork tasted like? That’s the pulled pork sliders. It was the best thing I’ve ever experienced. The turkey leg on special had a light, savory white bbq sauce. We got a tostado for free. The...More

Thank Tyler J
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Hailed from Queens NYC my brother-in-law Joe knows the LA food landscape. He introduced me to Animal on Fairfax Avenue which was stunningly good. If you are vegetarian or even a seafood fan do not even bother. This joint is all about meats and it...More

Thank TangCanCook
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Animal is reputed to be one of the best restaurants in LA. To live up to this reputation they need to make more room on tables for the food, beverages, serving items, and so on, as they were all banging into one another. We requested...More

Thank bugnurse56
Reviewed September 9, 2017

This was a great find. Staff was professional, friendly, and went out of their way to give my friend and I a great experience. We were given a complimentary dish from the kitchen of an Asian inspired beef carpaccio, which was exquisite. You can't really...More

Thank 1CyrusP
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Response from Wayne P | Reviewed this property |
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Response from kdlos | Reviewed this property |
It is a Canadian dish of french fries, toped with light brown gravy like sauce and cheese curds
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $50
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
6:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9225
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