When it comes to dining out in Los Angeles and your wallet can withstand a significant hit, indulge in the modern American fare of the Peninsula hotel’s celebrated eatery. This refined shrine to good gastronomy works with the hotel’s highbrow sensibilities and capitalises on the freshest Cali flavors, hitting the right notes for a privacy-seeking (meaning: boldfaced and powerful) clientele night after day after night. Decadent comforts like local foie gras, mac n’ cheese with Taleggio cheese and black truffles, or artichokes and Dungeness crab set the tone before the amped-up classic entrees appear – think a sizzling 18-ounce Kansas City strip steak, a perfectly prepared Maine lobster, and even a tofu tasting with bok choi, mushrooms, and glass noodles. When the glorious Californian sun is shining – and often it is – snag a seat on the landscaped patio. It’s another world.