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Animal

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Central L.A
American, Contemporary
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435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-782-9225
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18:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

#LAFoodcrawl Secure advanced booking for guaranteed seats HITS: More than just the meat on the menu Unique and interesting food options Wine selection is a plus Minimalist interiors MISS: Limited parking (Valet can be a little bit pricey)

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Thank Catsi C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best way to go here in my opinion is have no expectations of what to eat. Went there yesterday and did my favorite thing - asked the waiter what to eat. Amazing recommendations and food was even better. Had bone Marrow - special spicy burger - octopus - turkey leg - crab - bottle of baalbek - and the butter... More 

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Whittier, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was good, don't get me wrong, maybe my expectations were a little high; but after having traveled to the Philippines and going here, it was simply unfulfilling. I could have fed a party of 10-15 people for this quality of weirdness back in the Philippines. The out of the ordinary meats make this place different, and yes, chefs do... More 

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Cork
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a recommendation and so glad we did! Each course was just excellently executed and my taste buds were tingling when we left from all the wonderful flavor combinations. Love love love

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Thank bipbipbipbopbop
Paris, France
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After all, it is funny to be here and enjoy unusual mixture of various products you would not mix in your normal life. But it is well cooked and with nice taste. Very good service and alive atmosphere. To visit "American" style food place here, it is good idea!

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Thank Serge B
Silver Spring, Maryland
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I'd heard about Animal years ago from the "Best Thing I'd Ever Ate" and how Duff went nuts over a Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar. I just knew I wanted to go to that place. First off, it is one of such places that is just too cool that it does not need to have a sign. If you can't find... More 

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Thank smokeater55
Los Angeles
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing with the bone marrow and the pig ears and lots of unique options. The service also great from the hostess to waiters and valet, somewhere I love to visit often.

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Thank stars1983
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Our LA friends were dying to go here for ages so we all got the opportunity to go together. I'm European so leave it up to the reader to decide when I make certain comments on my experience. Firstly you need to book as we did. The place is not huge and is busy. The service was business like-no chit... More 

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Thank Garry O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for valentines day. Great service and the food was excellent. This is a special occasion place as the food and wine are pricey but it's worth it. If you do not like meat this is not the place for you. Standout dishes were the bone marrow and veal brains.

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Thank jamesvear35
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the rare places for the daring palates. They are inventive, mix traditions from around the world. You just can't be a vegan there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 01:00
Saturday
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-782-9225

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?