Neighborhood: Venice
Address: 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Perfect for: The Nice Dinner

When you need a date spot, bottomless mimosa brunch with the girlfriends or dinner with the parents, Willie Jane is the place. From the team that opened South L.A.'s Post & Beam, the Westside has been blessed with a restaurant that brings together Southern cuisine influenced by California's farm-to-table steeze. This quiet bungalow located on Abott Kinney Blvd, with an adjoining herb garden and chicken coop, is quite the cozy zone. Fried chicken has never been presented so beautifully, with a thoughtful seasoned skin that will have you guessing which fresh herbs were used. If it's biscuits that you seek, Willie Jane has some of the absolute best in Los Angeles, accompanied by a bountiful slathering of orange honey butter.