BLD, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles , California
Tel: 323 930 9744
Concierge.com's insider take:
This place opened without signage, making it a bit tricky to track down, but word quickly spread and BLD (short for "breakfast, lunch, and dinner") soon became an L.A. favorite. Regulars love the exotic charcuterie plates, the construct-your-own-meal option from a mix-and-match protein and vegetable menu, and the to-die-for yellow cake slathered in chocolate butter cream. It's all served in a minimalist, loftlike atmosphere where T-shirt–clad writers are as welcome as Prada-decked execs—that rare sort of spot (especially in L.A.) that effortlessly straddles the divide between casual lunch and elegant date night. Thanks to the ricotta blueberry pancakes and brioche French toast, BLD is always popular for weekend brunch, but be prepared for the 20-minute wait.—Audrey Davidow
Open Sundays through Wednesdays 8 am to 10 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays 8 am to 11 pm.