The Best Restaurants & Bars in L.A. to Feed Your Inner Child

Gourmet comfort food and boozy milkshakes for the young at heart

Milk N’ Cookies at Westbound
Milk N’ Cookies | Photo courtesy of Westbound

Some of the most comforting childhood food memories arise from such classics as peanut butter and jelly, mac n’ cheese, ice cream, cookies, grilled cheese, hot dogs and pancakes. In a case of "everything old is new again," many of these favorite dishes are being redone with an adult twist—and for even more fun, some of them are being served in restaurants with secret entrances. Ready for a mash-up? Check out these 16 hotspots with sophisticated, whimsical - and occasionally alcohol-laced - culinary twists on kid-centric favorites.

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7000 Hollywood Blvd.
90028 Hollywood , CA
Moderate
861 N. La Cienega Blvd.
90069 West Hollywood , CA
Pricy
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
90048 Los Angeles , CA
Expensive
3319 Sunset Blvd
90026 Los Angeles , CA
5900 N Figueroa St
90042 Los Angeles , CA
649 S Olive Street
90014 Los Angeles , CA
417 Washington Blvd
90292 Marina del Rey , CA
1100 S. Hope St.
90015 Los Angeles , CA