Finding a new spot to eat is hard. That’s why we take care of all the research, so you don’t have to!
Here’s our picks for places you should try out this month:
Mason’s Dumpling Shop
There’s only a few things more LA-esque than strip-mall dumplings. When the line goes out the door – and there’s almost always a line – then you know you have some good food coming your way. At Mason’s Dumpling Shop their handmade dumplings check off all the boxes you look for in an over-the-counter spot.
They offer options for boiled, steamed, and pan-fried dumplings, as well as vegetable sides, beef and pork buns, and smaller rice bowls.
We suggest you try their signature fried pork dumplings, or the classic soup dumplings.
Mason’s Dumpling Shop is located at 5803 N. Figueroa St. in Highland Park. They’re open everyday except Tuesday, from 11am to 4pm.
Delia’s Family Restaurant
Food is about family. Outside of home, it can be hard to find restaurants that offer food with a home-cooked feel. Delia’s Restaurant in Highland Park provides just that. Located on York Blvd closer to Eagle Rock Blvd, this family-owned spot has been around for seventeen years. They offer a host of classic Mexican breakfast, brunch and lunch option.
We think you should try the breakfast burrito, chilaquiles, or huevos rancheros. We also think your meal is best enjoyed on their sunny and inviting patio.
Delia’s Family Restaurant is located at 4501 York Blvd in Highland Park.
Who would’ve thought that an old Masonic temple would be a top date spot in town? Checker Hall sits on the second floor of the building that also houses popular venue the Lodge Room. As a great spot for both large groups and intimate dates alike, the space incorporates a rustic feel matched by curated cocktails and a solid Mediterranean-inspired food menu.
We recommend trying the shrimp and octopus skewers for starters, then the Mediterranean chicken or hanger steak for the main course. Ask for a table near the balcony for a beautiful view of the Highland Theater.
Checker Hall is located at 104 N Ave 56 in Highland Park. Their open from 5pm until late night, Tuesday-Saturday.
Exposed brick walls and mood-lighting create the perfect aura for Côté Est, a cavern like French bistro & bar in Highland Park.This spacious bistro focuses on traditional French cuisine, meant to pair perfectly with one of the ample selection of wines they have to offer. The menu changes almost daily depended on fresh ingredients available, so make sure to check their website before visiting to see what’s being offered.
Côté Est is located at 5022 York Blvd in Highland Park. They’re open from 5pm -10pm, Monday through Sunday. Brunch is served from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.