Our Critics' Picks


Flores and the Ladies Gunboat Society

2024 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Flores and the Ladies Gunboat Society +

Photo: Anne Fishbein Hamachi Crudo


  • Daily 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • $$$
  • Dinner, Brunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
The Ladies Gunboat Society comes to us thanks to Brian Dunsmoor, who is also half of the team behind the Hart and the Hunter. As with the Hart and the Hunter, and as the name suggests, Dunsmoor is taking his inspiration here from the South. A fried green tomato salad gets showered with fresh cherry tomatoes in a rainbow of colors, undercut by a creamy, goat cheese dressing. It tasted like hot days, like the South and like the produce-driven spirit of California all in one. If you have yet to be swayed by the "American charcuterie" claims of country ham, Dunsmoor's preparation of Benton's country ham with lemon ricotta just might convert you. The intensely smoky, salty ham comes in feathery drifts surrounding the milky cheese, along with slabs of melon and a mint salsa verde. The antebellum white grits are cooked — a bit too loosely, if you ask me — along with cherry tomatoes, chanterelle mushrooms, corn and basil. It's a vibrant plate of food, singing with summer's bounty. -- Besha Rodell

Related Stories (6)

  • Where to Eat Rabbit In Los Angeles
    5 months ago by Clarissa Wei

    The common consensus seems to be this: rabbits are cute, not food. It’s not an animal people like to associate with dinner. In August, Whole Foods was heavily protested for starting to sell rabbit meat. In June, novelist Jeanette Wi...

  • Ladies Gunboat Society Review: Southern Food, West of the 405
    8 months ago by Besha Rodell

    It has all the elements of a tall tale told in a Mississippi barroom: Have you heard? Bob's wife went out to Los Angeles and says a restaurant there is serving Hoppin' John for $14!! Can you imagine? Naaaw. It couldn't be. Hoppin' J...

  • Flores to Become the Ladies' Gunboat Society
    12 months ago by Besha Rodell

    Flores, the Sawtelle restaurant owned by Amal Flores, has been closed for the past couple of weeks to make way for a new chef - Brian Dunsmoor of the Hart and the Hunter. But the chef isn't all that's changing. Today, news co...

  • Summer Roundup of Restaurant Openings & Closings
    2 years ago by Celia Soudry

    With summer wrapping up, there's a new set of restaurants, food festivals and roasts to visit. But let's not forget the recently departed: Asuka in Westwood shuttered, Spumoni Italian Cafe & Pizzeria in Brentwood is done, BLT Steak ...

Load More Articles
View All

More Market Restaurants in Los Angeles