3626 Sunset Blvd
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Pork belly with gigante beans. Photo courtesy Cliff's Edge.
Saturdays (11am–3pm & 6–11pm)
3626 Sunset Blvd
Drink and food prices vary
“Silver Lake's gorgeous Cliff's Edge has been enlivened with the recent addition of a new chef, Frenchman Benjamin Bailly. 29-year-old Bailly is already a veteran of restaurants owned by Joel Rubichon and Alain Ducasse and is a nominee for the 2010 James Beard Awards as a Rising Star Chef of the Year. Among Bailly's intriguing menu additions are the flavorful fried Brussels sprouts with walnuts, capers, and anchovy vinaigrette; savory chickpea fritters with lemon aioli; skate wing with brown butter, sunchokes, pine nuts, capers, and lemon; and pork belly with chorizo, gigante bean, and piquillo sofritto. Among the delicious dessert offerings are pistachio crème brûlée and a heavenly chocolate and hazelnut gianduja budino. This better-than-ever menu is an exquisite complement to the beautiful bar and the heart of the restaurant, the gorgeous terraced garden patio. Edged in bamboo, it is centered by a large, canopy-like tree and beautifully illuminated with fairy lights and candles afloat in enormous clamshells. Its air of relaxed intimacy is perfect for enjoying leisurely food and cocktails, despite its location mere yards from Sunset Boulevard.”
Dana Hollister and Keith Greco, both successful designers in their own rights, came together as a team, and forged a vision that transformed a formerly dingy space into Cliff's Edge Restaurant, a romantic, magical dining destination. Pierre Casanova, who had welcomed guests and run the front of house at Cafe Des Artistes, Les Deux Cafe, and Little Door, provides the essential element of a manager who knows his customers intimately, and how to welcome them 'comme famille.' The garden at Cliff's Edge quickly became a Silver Lake fixture, and has remained so for seven years.