Ray's and Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-857-6180

Details

  • $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Named in honor of film producer Ray Stark, and seated behind Chris Burden’s iconic Urban Light installation at the LACMA, the restaurant offers seasonal fair surrounded by works of beauty. In midspring, there is ramp risotto, whole roasted fava pods with olive oil, grilled puntarelle with anchovies, and English peas with gnocchi, just to name a few things whose seasons can be measured in days. The wild striped bass comes with Jerusalem artichokes, green garlic and chanterelles, vegetables whose seasons coincide briefly; the roast squab is stuffed beneath the skin with the last of the year's salsify and the first of the English peas. Lamb sweetbreads with artichokes? Why not - Roman spring. Pork belly? Of course, with yellow beets and arugula. Although the menu is vegetable-intensive, it is far, far from butter-free.

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