STAR PATRONS: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ali Larter, Michael Vartan and Selma Blair.
THE SCOOP: The more casual, affordable and livelier spinoff of David Myer's nearby foodie haven, Sona, (and his equally revered bakery, Boule) this hip California French bistro puts a new spin on cool classics. For cocktails, try the gin sour with egg whites, for entrees, try the steak frites, beef bougournon or duck confit, and for desserts try the profiteroles or chocolate brioche bread pudding. There's also a cheese bar, complete with a fromager.
8479 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA