Secret Off-the-Menu Dishes in Los Angeles

Caviar burger | Photo courtesy of Petrossian West Hollywood

In Barry Sonnenfeld’s fundamental LA tale, Get Shorty (1995), actor Martin Weir (played by Danny DeVito) orders off the menu at the storied celebrity sighting destination, the Ivy. At the time, the Food Network was only two years old, and ordering your meal like a Hollywood big shot seemed ultra-cool. Fast forward to 2013, and Los Angeles is teeming with restaurants offering secret menus and off-the-menu items for customers in the know. Here are some hearty insider eats to impress your friends, and you don’t even have to be Martin Weir to make it happen.

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5223 W Sunset Blvd
90027-5709 Los Angeles, CA
Moderate
8631 Washington Blvd.
90323 Culver City, CA
Moderate
13488 Maxella Ave
90292 Marina del Rey, CA
Pricy
9785 Santa Monica Blvd.
90210-3120 Beverly Hills, CA
Pricy