This post is very late, but as in a previous post, December was just an absolutely insane month. Boyfriend made reservations for us to go to Animal on my birthday. I had been wanting to try the restaurant for a long time, along with its sister seafood restaurant, Son of a Gun. A restaurant based on meat and then another restaurant based on seafood? Yes please. Try to make reservations if you go, as I had tried once on a random Saturday night and was told the restaurant was fully booked and there was an unspeficied amount of time for walk-in bar seating.
chicken liver toast
foie gras terraine, date butter, saba
pig ear, chili, lime, fried egg
balsamic pork ribs, delicata squash, arugula, pecan
foie gras loco moco, quail egg, spam, hamburger
bacon chocolate crunch bar, s&p ice cream
sticky toffee pudding, mascarpone, orange
Surprisingly, we weren't too crazy full, even with all that meat. Other tables ordered a salad or some sort of vegetable to balance things out, but not us! Not only is the food good, but there is plenty of eye candy too - a couple of the waiters there were kinda hot. The table of girls next to us were swooning all over themselves and asking stupid questions to get addtional attention from one of the waiters. The restaurant gets pretty full but the atmosphere is lively. Rumor also has it that there is a good possibility of running into Jonathan Gold or Tony Bourdain. I'd totally geek out if that happened. Just thinking of it makes me want to geek out.
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036