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Animal Restaurant
New American Restaurant$$
Today 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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435 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
435 N Fairfax AveUSCALos Angeles90036
$$New American RestaurantToday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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Trendy, minimalist New American restaurant celebrated for its offal specialties & other meat plates.- Google
People talk about bacon chocolate crunch bar, poutine, pig ear, chicken liver toast and loco moco
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reviewed a week ago
Located in a nondescript venue on Fairfax, Animal's concept and interior is typical of a trendy L.A. restaurant. Although we were early for our 8:30p reservation, we were seated promptly at 8p and had plenty of time to peruse the menu as well as gawk at Zach Galfinakis' table in the middle of the restaurant. My favorite dish of the night came early; the bone marrow was soft and succulent and tasted absolutely scrumptious spread on the accompanying toast. We even ordered more toast so we could slowly savor the dish. The pig ear appetizer received good reviews, and while the sunny side up egg was cooked perfectly, the pig ears tasted overwhelmingly of lime. The consensus was that the next time we order pig ears, it would be at a Chinese restaurant. The fried quail and mashed potatoes were great, but even though it tasted just like chicken, it was a much smaller dish than fried chicken would have been :( . The flat-iron-steak was nothing extraordinary and the parmesan fondue was a little overpowering. Last but not least, the bite of the foie gras loco moco I had was delightful, and the birthday girl thoroughly enjoyed her dish! Overall, Animal has some interesting dishes, but I'm not tempted to return anytime soon.
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Mattie Eilers
reviewed 7 months ago
Terrible service. Accepted no substutions for someone who is very allergic to dairy. Rude waiters. Rude help. Told they were busy and would stay busy whether or not we stayed to dine. Very poopoo better-than-you. Don't support ridiculous places like this. They suck. Would have given 0 stars if possible. I don't support places that hate their customers. I flip the bird at this place every time I drive by and I tell my plethora of friends in the TV and film industry how terrible they are. Have heard so many similar stories. Foodie heaven I'm sure but real down-to-earth eaters hell. Eff Animal!
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RJ Galicia
reviewed 11 months ago
This restaurant is fantastic! The atmosphere is very intimate with a simple but beautiful decor. Bullsh*t is not served here unlike other LA restaurants! Just delicious food and excellent service. If you can't get a reservation, just wait to sit at the bar. Although they no longer serve their infamous foie gras loco moco, they still offer infinite amounts of goodness with their other dishes!
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Alejandro Mongalo Jr.
reviewed 4 months ago
This place has delicious and new concepts I've never tried before. The duck was very well prepared and who could resist the Ox Tail Frites. This is a must have for a foodie looking to taste the americana cuisine in rare form.
Brett Wolfson
reviewed a year ago
If you want to see full review....Yelp animal. I will sum it up. Took my mom on her birthday. The food we were allowed to be served was amazing. There is a misnomer on the bottom of the plate that they will make no substitution.My mom lets the waiter know that she's allergic to cucumbers.We ordered a 5 plates. After 2 plates(15 min) ,the waiter comes out and tells my mom that he forgot that the quail that there was a cucumber (not on the menu)garnish on the plate. My mom asked if they could just bring the cucumber on another plate. They said no. The waiter was very disrespectful and arrogant. After my mom complained the waiter told us that "the restaurant was full and they will continue to be full so they don't have to make concessions. I was planning to go to Son of a gun also....not now. Food was great. But service is also part of the experience And it was awful. Will not return.
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Marilei Denila
reviewed 11 months ago
It was decent portions and we did not leave hungry. There were a lot of pork options, definitely wasn't a problem, but I guess since the restaurant is called 'Animal' it would have been great to get a nice variety of plates to choose. But the plates I did have were great so no real complaints. I would come back again to see the rotating dishes.