Where to Eat around The Westin Los Angeles Airport
Collected by Westin AFAR
Landing in LA, there are a few directions to head straight away to experience some of the best that the city has to offer. From the South Bay to the Westside to Culver City and even Inglewood, there are spots to hit without having to drive into the heart of Hollywood.
1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Sitting atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Uncle Bill’s Pancake House is a casual neighborhood diner that just so happens to have a million-dollar view. Indoors, a wraparound bar and a dozen or so wooden tables create a homespun setting...
4724 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, USA
If breakfast is a time to gather energy, and dinner is a time to relish in comfort, than lunch can be a moment for both. At the Mendocino Farms in Marina del Rey, an outdoor patio is dotted with tables and chairs under the shade of windswept...
500 World Way, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Lemonade in the L.A. International Airport offers inexpensive fresh food options. It's is the only place in the airport that gets me to shell out some hard-earned cash on a semi-regular basis (I'm in the airport a lot). It's a bit of a splurge,...
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
Think lusciously crafted burgers of green arugula and sweet caramelized onion chutney, gruyere cheese, and a chuck of medium-rare goodness. Not to mention the thinly cut fries that come with a side of creamy garlic and parsley aioli or possibly...
4135 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230, USA
Next to a strip mall orthodox church and a Radio Shack, this decidedly un-glam Burmese restaurant serves some of the most memorable Burmese dishes I've had outside of Myanmar. The delectable halal fare isn't just for Muslims—though you'll see it...
401 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
As if the location of Pitfire Artisan Pizza wasn’t enough of a summertime setting, its seasonal menu capitalizes on everyone’s favorite time of year. Located in downtown Manhattan Beach, where brightly colored bathing suits are the norm, the...
919 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Just off the Manhattan Beach Strand there is a small nook tucked in between boutique stores called Paradise Bowls. They serve one of the best Acai Bowls in town with some exotic flavors like Goji berries and other spices. You can grab your healthy...
1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
It's said that the best pizza in the United States is made in Cafe Bianca in Phoenix, AZ and as a pizza aficionado I can stand behind that statement. Enter Local 1205. When asked how Local 1205 created a pizza as good as Bianca they responded, "We...
513 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
For quality quick eats on the Westside, Flake on Rose Ave. is a cheap and cheerful delight. Breakfast is their bread and butter with pieces of toast literally hanging on the walls. Okay, they are actually art; the toast slices are framed and burnt...
805 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90301, USA
Randy’s massive donut sign atop the roof of its drive-thru and walk-up bakery has been an L.A. landmark since it opened in 1953. It even reached celebrity status and was featured in films, including Iron Man 2 and Mars Attacks! While the giant...
9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Like Five Guys in DC, Whataburger in Texas, and Shake Shack in NYC, In-N-Out is the West Coast burger joint for those in the know. It’s been a SoCal staple since it first opened in 1948 and has since developed a cult-like following...
1131 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
There’s a certain expectation that comes with a South Bay restaurant. It’s usually casual, certainly, since the area is so close to the Pacific, while the food is commonly thought to be light and simple. This expectation isn’t met behind the glass...
6805 S Vista Del Mar Ln, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293, USA
Blame it on family dinners, Thanksgiving feasts, or simple curiosity, but there’s always an intimacy in sharing plates of food. Whether you’re passing a full dish to a neighbor or scooping from one close to your own, the motions make a meal feel...
119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293, USA
Overlooking the ocean in Playa del Rey, Playa Provisions is a new restaurant that’s so inviting it instantly feels like a familiar getaway. How? Three day-to-night spaces, each with its own menu, make up the property – meaning that you can spend a...
395 Santa Monica Place #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA
A shopping mall is probably the last place you’d look for a quality brunch, but Sonoma Wine Garden in the Santa Monica Place mall may be the best boozy brunch in Los Angeles. With ocean views and cozy cushioned seating, you are transported from...
3100 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292, USA
I have no doubt there are countless delicious brunch places in Southern California, but 26 Beach was absolutely sinful. The mimosas were smooth and plentiful, the bacon perfectly crisp, and the black forest ham Monte Cristo was this sandwich...
225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402, USA
A small storefront in the charming Brentwood Country Mart is lit up late after the rest of the village has gone to sleep. Here at Sweet Rose Creamery, organic milk, eggs, cream, and sugar are transformed daily into the purest-tasting ice cream,...
3416 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
Right on the cusp of El Porto in Manhattan Beach, and a short walk from the waves, Sloopy’s is such a laidback restaurant that it almost feels as though you’re dining in someone’s backyard. Potted plants line the walls, vines crawl up to the open...
131 W Grand Ave C, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
Relax into the ease of a beach diner (the walls are decked with surfboards) with deep, comfortable booths in the heart of quaint El Segundo, just minutes from LAX. Enjoy breakfast until 5 PM, with such favorites as the Buffalo Patty with Eggs,...
533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
Superba Snack Bar in Venice, California is one of the best lunch spots on the West Side, with a varied menu that delivers on taste. The sandwiches are 'classics' that have been updated and done extremely well—their version of a BLT, for example,...
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
The seasonal small-plates sharing menu at M.B. Post brings out the social side of dining. Upon entering, the liveliness wraps you in a friendly bear hug. The decorative accents pay tribute to the space’s post office past and are as thoughtful as...
460 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245, USA
As ubiquitous as it is, pizza is personal. You like pepperoni but not olives, green peppers but not onions, and sausage but not ham. And although plenty of people have told you that pineapples are a can’t-miss topping, you’d rather steer clear of...
12746 W Jefferson Blvd #1120, Playa Vista, CA 90094, USA
At first impression, it’s easy to assume that all-natural joint Hopdoddy Burger Bar was conceptualized in Los Angeles. After all, this is a place that fits right in with the sort of sunny, free love disposition that the West Coast city is famous...
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, USA
There’s a certain feeling of ease to Love and Salt that fits in well with its Manhattan Beach surroundings. As calm as the ocean breeze that blows from the waves within view of the entrance, this restaurant is a place of fresh simplicity: large...
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