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West: The Restaurant Issue

Make that martini dry, with a twist, at the cozy bar at Dominick’s. Hardier types can brave the elements at the patio bar out back. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
The charred octopus salad, just one of the enticing meze at the contemporary Greek restaurant Petros. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
Maine lobster is baked under a salt crust. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
At Stonehill Tarvern, the elegant bar makes a mean cocktail. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
The sommelier shows off the wine selections in the entry. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
Fogo de Chao has acres of red wines and waiters in gaucho costumes carving meats off skewers. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
One night’s selection at Il Grano, where Salvatore Marino is crudo-obsessed. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
Comfortable leather booths line the alley outside Citizen Smith in Hollywood. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
Conch is served in some other critter’s shell at the Moroccan Room at Social Hollywood. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
The Moroccan Room at Social Hollywood’s dining room has the original vaulted ceiling from Hollywood Athletic Club. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
The bar is the place to be at Beechwood, where you can nibble on fried smelt and calamari. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
Order shrimp, cooked in the shell, by the half-pound at the Hungry Cat. (Gina Sabatella / For The Times)
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