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Canelé: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013 

Thursday, Feb 28 2013
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Corina Weibel's Atwater Village restaurant is that place every neighborhood deserves but only a few are lucky enough to get: a dependable, family-friendly bistro. You can go to Canelé for a low-key date and get duck confit or a whole grilled branzino, or visit on a weeknight with the kids and dig into comforting boeuf bourguignon at the big, communal table at the front window. At dinner, the cooking is mainly pared-down French and Mediterranean classics: brandade, chicken liver on toast, bistro steak with bordelaise and Pommes Anna. At brunch the California comes out: fried farro with bacon, egg and Sriracha; a breakfast sandwich of fried eggs, braised leeks and romesco. It's one of the best in town. The short, smart, affordable wine list adds to the general feeling that this is a restaurant about hospitality and community, not ego or flash. 3219 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village; (323) 666-7133, canele-la.com. Tues.-Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m. Brunch: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Entrees $22-$28. Beer and wine.

 

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The 99 Essential Restaurants List:

A-Frame
Alma
Angelini Osteria
Animal
Attari Sandwich Shop
Bäco Mercat
Bar Amá
The Bazaar
Bestia
BierBeisl
Bludso's
Cacao Mexicatessen
Canelé
La Casita Mexicana
Cemitas Poblanas Elviritas
Chichen Itza
Chung King
Cole's
Coni'Seafood
Cube Cafe & Marketplace
Din Tai Fung
Eva
Father's Office
Fred 62
Gjelina
Golden Deli
Go's Mart
Il Grano
Guelaguetza
Guisados
Hatfield's
Ha Tien Quan
Hawkins House of Burgers
Hayat's Kitchen
El Huarache Azteca
Huckleberry
The Hungry Cat
ink.
Jar
Jitlada
JTYH Heavy Noodle II
Kang Ho Dong Baekjong
Kiriko
Kiyokawa
Kogi Truck
Krua Siri
L&E Oyster Bar
Langer's
Little Dom's
Lucques
Ludo Truck
Lukshon
Mariscos Jalisco
Matsuhisa
Meals by Genet
Mélisse
Milo and Olive
Mo-Chica
Musso & Frank
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa
Nickel Diner
Night + Market
Oinkster
Osteria Mozza
Pann's
Pa-Ord Noodle
El Parian
Park's BBQ
Philippe the Original
Picca
Pink's
Pizzeria Mozza
Playa
Pollo a la Brasa
Providence
R&R Soul Food
Ración
Red Medicine
Ricky's Fish Tacos
Rivera
Rocio's Moles de los Dioses
Salt's Cure
Sapp Coffee Shop
Savoy Kitchen
Sea Harbour
Shanghai No. 1 Village Seafood
Soban
Son of a Gun
Sotto
Spago
The Spice Table
Superba Snack Bar
Tacos Leo
The Tasting Kitchen
Tavern
Tsujita LA
Vincenti Ristorante
Wurstküche
Zam Zam Market

Reach the writer at brodell@laweekly.com

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