I love good food and L.A.'s great restaurants.
These are our personal top picks; the places we go to eat when we're hungry or when want to have a little fun.
They are not necessarily in order of importance and none of them are clients.
What to order: Kobe Beef
Scene: This is Wolfgang Puck's Steak House at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Tom Cruise has a standing Tuesday night reservation here. Steaks are flash cooked at 650 degrees to seal in the flavor.
What to order: Frisee salad, four cheese tortellini ravioli, and bone-in T-bone steak.
Scene: Chef Bruce Marder of West Beach Cafe fame presents the most delectable Tuscan culinary treats Los Angeles has to offer. Not for those with sticker shock.
3. Hillstone -- (310) 576-7558 -- 202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
What to order: Salmon, steaks, sushi, and grilled artichokes.
Scene: Not a bad table in the house. All booths. Impeccable service. Most consistent restautant in Los Angeles. Draws an eclectic crowd. The dress is casual, but you wouldn't be out of place in a suit. Bar scene for mostly 30 and 40-somethings.
4. The Galley -- (310) 452-1934 -- 2442 Main St., Santa Monica, Calif. 90405
What to order: Little neck steamers to start and the steak & shrimp combo for the main course.
Scene: Sawdust on the floor, antique fishing tackle, and boat paraphernalia hanging all around. Owned and operated by Captain Ron Shur, this place is charming as hell but bring your own scene. Most tables are booths. Full bar.
5. Musso & Frank -- (323) 467-5123 -- 6667 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
What to order: Any steak or chop from the grill.
Scene: Featured in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, this place is the definition of vintage LA style. It's right on Hollywood Blvd, so valet park and be conscious of your surroundings. When Woody Allen came out of seclusion to do a junket for "Small Time Crooks," he did it here. Musso's has been around forever and is one of the last remaining old Hollywood hangouts. You can wear whatever you want (I mean it). Full bar.