Eating Around the Neighborhood: LA

Working in culinary PR means that sometimes, there is such a thing as a free lunch. But good news is, that doesn’t stop the RHC team from enjoying the scene while off the clock.

In hospitality PR, discovering hidden gems around the neighborhood never loses its excitement. For this edition of “Around the Neighborhood,” we chatted with RHC’s LA team for the rundown on cool and fun spots they can’t get enough of while off the clock.

Ristorante Per L’Ora & Bar Clara, Downtown Los Angeles

Positioned on the ground floor of Hotel Per La, is Ristorante Per L’Ora, a downtown staple with spirited, easy-going Coastal Italian dishes infused with a blend of diverse LA flavors. The space is housed in the former Giannini Building built in 1922, giving it a traditional yet cozy atmosphere that fosters a sense of community. While the entire menu is absolutely delicious, the brussel sprouts, mushroom risotto, and focaccia are my immediate must-haves. After dinner, it’s worth heading upstairs to the rooftop pool for Bar Clara. Take in views of the city and sip from one of its colorful cocktails like The Sun, made with Corazon blanco tequila, lemon and agave. – Shay Fuller, Junior Publicist

Petit Trois, Hollywood

Located in Hollywood behind an unassuming strip mall facade, Petit Trois is a French Bistro worth exploring. This intimate, counter-seating-only space has a relaxed ambience that will make you feel like one of the family. Menu must-trys include what might be the world’s smoothest omelet and Mussels Mariniere. – Lucy Ballantyne, Managing Director

El Coyote, West Hollywood/Beverly Grove

El Coyote is Los Angeles’ oldest Mexican Restaurant, and has been family owned and operated since opening in 1931. The restaurant has been a staple on the LA scene since its opening and is truly like walking into a piece of history; it’s where Sharon Tate infamously ate her last meal. The colorful string lights strung across the ceilings and the old-school red booths paired with its famous margaritas and generations of longtime customers gives you a familiar, homely feel every time you walk through the door. – Kaitlin Egan, Senior Director

Pizzeria Mozza, Hancock Park

Co-owned by celebrity chefs Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Pizzeria Mozza’s menu features a mouth-watering selection of wood-fired pizzas, each crafted using locally sourced ingredients and inventive flavor combinations. A stand-out is the Fennel Sausage & Panna with red onion and scallions. – Katherine Hurt, Executive Assistant