It’s been less than three years since former Campanile general manager Claudio Blotta and his wife Adria opened Barbrix is 2009, and the converted house tucked away off busy Hyperion Avenue in Silver Lake is already a community hub. Choose from the lengthy beer list or sip hand-picked wines from Argentina to Austria – either at the bar or, on a good night, on the outdoor patio. Chef Don Dickman’s Mediterranean-inspired small plates are perfect for indecisive patrons torn between the cheeses and charcuterie, or heartier portions like the mixed seafood spaghetti and Moroccan-spiced lamb chops with yogurt harissa. (Even dessert looks like it could be a conundrum, what with chocolate Nutella soufflé cake, honey-lavender panna cotta and Tahitian vanilla bean gelato “drowned” in espresso.) Hipsters aren’t above doing brunch, and on Sundays, Barbrix’s version includes the usual brunch options of frittatas and French toast, served alongside banh mi and meatball parmesan sandwiches that might leave you full well into dinner.
Cuisines: Tapas, Wine Bar
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash