There are a hundred places I could write about as great eateries, but this is my list of absolute staples. I don't frequent super pricey or fancy places often so those won't be listed. I love to go somewhere that feels special and justifies the cost. For me, that's with a cute setting and interior, as well as quality food and drinks. Heres a round up of places from brunch to a special occasion dinner that are staples in my little black book.
Daily Dose cafe
In this list you will find mostly gourmet marketplace/cafe options with an exception of a couple restaurants I just love too much not to include. Los Angeles does casual, healthy and quality so well you can't lose trying any one of these places. In addition to being seasonal and locally grown, the food options at these eateries won't disappoint.
Zinc cafe & market
Joans on Third
I tend to keep my dinner options as the places that don't feel as casual as lunch because I am paying for an experience vs. grabbing great quality food on the go... a reason I rarely get takeout from nice places, because to me, atmosphere is half the cost. This list is comprised of worthy dinner spots you'll revisit again and again.