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Where to Eat and Drink Near Your Century City Office

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Let’s face it: It’s easy to get stuck in a sad desk lunch rut. Or to get sick of your favorite coffee shop you stop by every day before work. Or to frantically search for a happy hour bar that you haven’t been to a dozen times before. Fortunately, knowing where to eat and drink in LA is a talent we’ve become known for — and we’re here to help. The good news is that even within 10 to 15 minutes from your office, you’re in the perfect radius for great bars, restaurants, fast-casual lunches, and coffee shops nearby. If you find yourself in need of some new restaurant inspiration on a slow work day, reference this list of our favorites near you — you can thank us later.

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1. Clementine Catering & Café

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1751 Ensley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 552-1080
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This Century City bakery and cafe is the kind of spot every neighborhood wishes it had. The family-owned shop serves a respectable breakfast menu, with dishes such as huevos rancheros and a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit. Its menu of lunch standards sashays from a cold roast beef to a hot tuna melt, and there’s a take-and-heat menu for dinner too. Everything’s made from scratch, including the litany of baked goods — cookies, muffins, scones, and breads — that tempt from a glass case. Stumptown coffee is served.

2. RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-9988
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Over-the-top Southeast Asian decor, inspired by a resort in the Maldives, sets the scene for crowd-pleasing appetizers such as crispy samosas and fried chicken wings to start, with curries, rice bowls, and noodle dishes to follow. The 7,500-square-foot restaurant is located in Westfield Century City and boasts water walls, Asian antiques, and gold-leafed decor. The show-stopping Buddha Room sports a striking Thangka mural.

3. Eataly L.A.

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(213) 310-8000
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There are multiple places to dine at Eataly’s Westfield Century City location, but its rooftop restaurant Terra is the place to soak in views of the Hollywood Hills. Much of the food comes from the grill, including mains such as whole snapper and lamb chops, and there’s plenty of pasta. It’s two flights of stairs (or an elevator) up, but once you summit, it’s all about lounging with a refreshing drink in hand — perhaps the Garden Party, a mix of gin, the citrus-leaning Italicus, mint, basil, cucumber, and lemon.

4. Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 206
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 556-2452
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The name for this mozzarella bar at Westfield Century City, one link in a chain founded by Silvio Ursini, refers to a phrase used in his hometown of Naples meaning “here it is.” And here, it’s mozzarella di bufala campana that’s front and center. Try it with a full tasting experience or enjoy it atop chewy-crust pizzas, fresh pasta, or incorporated into mains such as eggplant parmigiana.

5. Hinoki & the Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200
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Located on the ground floor of the luxe condo tower The Century, this looker of a lunch and dinner spot buzzes with energy, yet still exudes a zen-like sensibility. That’s especially true on the patio, with its greenery and woody vibe. Chef Brandon Kida marries elements from his Japanese heritage with his background in French culinary technique, producing dishes such as Dungeness crab dumplings and kurobuta pork chop schnitzel. Go early on weekdays to take advantage of a burger special, which includes a beer or house wine.

6. The Stand

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2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 785-0400
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The nostalgia of the classic burger and hot dog joint has been spiffed up and expanded at the Century City location of this SoCal chain. Burgers range from basic to the Epic Pastrami burger, in which Swiss cheese, slaw, and sauerkraut top the beef patty and pastrami. Non-burger eaters can choose among sandwiches (OK, standwiches), salads, and hot dogs, including the Super D.T.L.A., which piles bacon, grilled peppers, onion straws, and pickled jalapenos on a cheddar and jalapeno pork sausage. Top it off with a shake or be an adult about things and get beer or wine.

7. CRAFT LA

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10100 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180
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A Los Angeles favorite since 2007, chef Tom Colicchio’s 10,000-square-foot dazzler of a restaurant manages to feel homey despite its size — largely due to a menu that’s equal parts comforting and creative. At lunch, dishes run the gamut from scallops with citrus, fennel, and mint to a BBQ short rib melt. Dinner can be meat- or vegetable-centered with Jidori chicken and Wagyu sirloin holding court next to hen of the woods mushrooms and sauteed broccolini. It’s got a weekday happy hour at the bar and patio, solid cocktail and beer options, and customizable private dining.

8. Cellar Bar & Grill

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1880 Century Park E #102
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 277-1584
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Popular with the afterwork set, this bar and grill has the look of a cozy ‘70s hangout with wood paneling and old-school artwork covering its walls. Expect classic American bar food dishes the likes of potato skins and hot wings and a selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads — all served by a waitstaff that calls the regulars by name. But whatever you do, don’t miss happy hour, with discounted beers, cocktails, and more.

9. Nerano

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9960 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 405-0155
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A touch of the Amalfi Coast right on Santa Monica Boulevard? That’s the idea behind this stylish restaurant from owners Andy Brandon-Gordon and Carlo Brandon-Gordon, whose travels to the Italian coast provided inspiration. Authentic touches from executive chef Michele Lisi, a Puglia native, pepper the menu — everything from spaghetti alla Nerano to crispy pizzas from a wood-burning oven. Despite the ode to Italy, the produce is SoCal local, as is the artwork on the walls. A drink in the swank upstairs BG Lounge is a must before or after a meal.  

10. Spago

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176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0880
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There’s no better place for an LA-all-the-way splashout with classy old-school service than Spago. Wolfgang Puck’s flagship in Beverly Hills has defined California cuisine since first opening on the Sunset Strip in 1982. The restaurant’s simply elegant dining room lets iconic dishes — such as pizza with house-cured smoked salmon and fresh, handmade agnolotti pasta stuffed with seasonal fillings such as corn or peas — shine.

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1. Clementine Catering & Café

1751 Ensley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

This Century City bakery and cafe is the kind of spot every neighborhood wishes it had. The family-owned shop serves a respectable breakfast menu, with dishes such as huevos rancheros and a breakfast sandwich on a biscuit. Its menu of lunch standards sashays from a cold roast beef to a hot tuna melt, and there’s a take-and-heat menu for dinner too. Everything’s made from scratch, including the litany of baked goods — cookies, muffins, scones, and breads — that tempt from a glass case. Stumptown coffee is served.

1751 Ensley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

2. RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Over-the-top Southeast Asian decor, inspired by a resort in the Maldives, sets the scene for crowd-pleasing appetizers such as crispy samosas and fried chicken wings to start, with curries, rice bowls, and noodle dishes to follow. The 7,500-square-foot restaurant is located in Westfield Century City and boasts water walls, Asian antiques, and gold-leafed decor. The show-stopping Buddha Room sports a striking Thangka mural.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

3. Eataly L.A.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

There are multiple places to dine at Eataly’s Westfield Century City location, but its rooftop restaurant Terra is the place to soak in views of the Hollywood Hills. Much of the food comes from the grill, including mains such as whole snapper and lamb chops, and there’s plenty of pasta. It’s two flights of stairs (or an elevator) up, but once you summit, it’s all about lounging with a refreshing drink in hand — perhaps the Garden Party, a mix of gin, the citrus-leaning Italicus, mint, basil, cucumber, and lemon.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

4. Obicà Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 206, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The name for this mozzarella bar at Westfield Century City, one link in a chain founded by Silvio Ursini, refers to a phrase used in his hometown of Naples meaning “here it is.” And here, it’s mozzarella di bufala campana that’s front and center. Try it with a full tasting experience or enjoy it atop chewy-crust pizzas, fresh pasta, or incorporated into mains such as eggplant parmigiana.

10250 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 206
Los Angeles, CA 90067

5. Hinoki & the Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Located on the ground floor of the luxe condo tower The Century, this looker of a lunch and dinner spot buzzes with energy, yet still exudes a zen-like sensibility. That’s especially true on the patio, with its greenery and woody vibe. Chef Brandon Kida marries elements from his Japanese heritage with his background in French culinary technique, producing dishes such as Dungeness crab dumplings and kurobuta pork chop schnitzel. Go early on weekdays to take advantage of a burger special, which includes a beer or house wine.

10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

6. The Stand

2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

The nostalgia of the classic burger and hot dog joint has been spiffed up and expanded at the Century City location of this SoCal chain. Burgers range from basic to the Epic Pastrami burger, in which Swiss cheese, slaw, and sauerkraut top the beef patty and pastrami. Non-burger eaters can choose among sandwiches (OK, standwiches), salads, and hot dogs, including the Super D.T.L.A., which piles bacon, grilled peppers, onion straws, and pickled jalapenos on a cheddar and jalapeno pork sausage. Top it off with a shake or be an adult about things and get beer or wine.

2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

7. CRAFT LA

10100 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067

A Los Angeles favorite since 2007, chef Tom Colicchio’s 10,000-square-foot dazzler of a restaurant manages to feel homey despite its size — largely due to a menu that’s equal parts comforting and creative. At lunch, dishes run the gamut from scallops with citrus, fennel, and mint to a BBQ short rib melt. Dinner can be meat- or vegetable-centered with Jidori chicken and Wagyu sirloin holding court next to hen of the woods mushrooms and sauteed broccolini. It’s got a weekday happy hour at the bar and patio, solid cocktail and beer options, and customizable private dining.

10100 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

8. Cellar Bar & Grill

1880 Century Park E #102, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Popular with the afterwork set, this bar and grill has the look of a cozy ‘70s hangout with wood paneling and old-school artwork covering its walls. Expect classic American bar food dishes the likes of potato skins and hot wings and a selection of burgers, sandwiches, and salads — all served by a waitstaff that calls the regulars by name. But whatever you do, don’t miss happy hour, with discounted beers, cocktails, and more.

1880 Century Park E #102
Los Angeles, CA 90067

9. Nerano

9960 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

A touch of the Amalfi Coast right on Santa Monica Boulevard? That’s the idea behind this stylish restaurant from owners Andy Brandon-Gordon and Carlo Brandon-Gordon, whose travels to the Italian coast provided inspiration. Authentic touches from executive chef Michele Lisi, a Puglia native, pepper the menu — everything from spaghetti alla Nerano to crispy pizzas from a wood-burning oven. Despite the ode to Italy, the produce is SoCal local, as is the artwork on the walls. A drink in the swank upstairs BG Lounge is a must before or after a meal.  

9960 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

10. Spago

176 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

There’s no better place for an LA-all-the-way splashout with classy old-school service than Spago. Wolfgang Puck’s flagship in Beverly Hills has defined California cuisine since first opening on the Sunset Strip in 1982. The restaurant’s simply elegant dining room lets iconic dishes — such as pizza with house-cured smoked salmon and fresh, handmade agnolotti pasta stuffed with seasonal fillings such as corn or peas — shine.

176 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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