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
Los Angeles, CA 90027-5709
Moderate
6333 W. Third Street, Stall #110
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Moderate
8631 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90323
Moderate
13488 Maxella Ave
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Pricy
9785 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3120
Pricy