We’re always up for trying a new restaurant. And at the top of our list is DTLA’s Faith & Flower. It’s got killer decor, an inventive menu and serves dinner until midnight on weekends (a rarity in this early-to-bed town). But the truth is, we’d rather skip that late-night scene.
So what’s a hungry gal to do? Pop by for lunch at a sunny table next to the bright yellow tufted banquette.
Feast on unexpected, fresh flavors, like the small-batch ginger beer mixed into hamachi ceviche ($12) and served with rustic chips. And don't miss chef Michael Hung's most-requested dish, this irresistible beet salad ($8), in which fat green olives, avocado chunks and rainbow beets are tossed with a light vinaigrette.
After devouring a few apps, we shared the eggs Benedict pizza ($16)--which is topped with bacon, hollandaise sauce and a sunny-side-up egg--with the entire table. And we had to try one of the lunch-only items; our pick: the spicy pork sandwich ($11), served on bread that’s freshly made in-house and piled high with kimchi-and-sunchoke slaw.
A hearty lunch in a dining room with ladylike panache--that’s our jam.
Faith & Flower, 705 W. Ninth St.; 213-239-0642 or faithandflowerla.com