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New American Restaurant · Mid-City West
435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Closed until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 443 votes

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  • On Sister 'hoods: Upper East Side & Mid-City West
  • What you need to know
    Daniel C.
    "Get Hamachi tostada Always , pig ears and porkbelly sliders"(13 Tips)
    Nicci C.
    "Chicken liver toast, wow wow wow!!"(13 Tips)
    Keith W.
    "the marrow bone and pork belly were amazing."(12 Tips)
    Margaret TOTO Jean W.
    "Oxtail and pulled pork belly sandwich !"(10 Tips)
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  • pork belly
  • foie gras
  • hamachi tostada
  • chicken liver toast
  • poutine
  • bone marrow
  • oxtail
  • ribs
  • biscuits
  • desserts
  • seafood
  • meats
  • trendy
  • lively
  • bacon
  • rabbit
  • yellowtail
  • good for a late night
  • soft shell crabs
  • fried eggs
  • Harry L.

    Massive turkey leg!

    Harry Lacheen · 25 minutes ago
  • Melinda J.

    Expect to spent a lot for a little -- but it's totally worth it

    Melinda Jackson · 1 week ago
  • Paul S.

    Go here!!!! Dinner was amazing!!! Such great flavors. Just be aware there is no sign out front.

    Paul Smith · October 29
  • Cameron M.

    I had the chicken liver toast, the crispy pig ear, the bone marrow, oxtail poutine and the foie gras biscuit. All was delicious.

    Cameron Maddux · October 24
  • Rem K.

    Very loud but it doesn't matter because your mouth will be stuffed with liver, heart, ears and more tasty bits!

    Rem Koning · October 24
  • Gorka S.

    Great food and portions. Tried the ribs and the turkey leg, both were pretty awesome. The staff was helpful, in special Victor, who suggested us some places to go after

    Gorka Sadaba · October 13
  • Liz .

    I wish I'd ordered 4 hamachi tostada. They are so good.

    Liz 🐲 · September 29
  • Mona N.

    Hamachi tostada. That is all.

    Mona Nomura · September 10
  • Charles L.

    Get all the big meat dishes here. The ribs and beef carpaccio was very good.

    Charles Law · August 22
  • Sarah P.

    fantastic. It's a tiny place – and it's very meat-heavy, so expect a hearty meal. They opened a more seafood-centric place called Son of a Gun that's also quite good. (from a friend)

    Sarah Phares · July 16
  • Roland

    The ox tail pouting is a must!

    Roland · June 7
  • Jaime S.

    Meat lover delight! Soft shell crab is amazing and so is the poutin. The Brussels sprouts are also to die for!!

    Jaime Scatena · May 16
  • Benjamin G.

    The Boner Burger is a serious piece of obscenity.

  • Steph S.

    Pig ears, bone marrow, sweetbreads... You really can't go wrong

    Steph S. · May 2
  • Phong N.


    Phong Nguyen · April 6
  • LA Weekly

    One of our 99 Essential Restaurants 2015! Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18
  • LA Weekly

    The menu is full of combinations that sound discordant (veal tongue w/salmon roe & black mustard?) but you basically can’t go wrong ordering, which is astounding given the range & breadth of the thing Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18
  • LA Weekly

    If you were to trace our city’s current boom of exciting, highly regarded restaurants garnering national attention, almost all roads would lead back to Animal. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18
  • LA Weekly

    Animal gives you yet another reason to dine on beef tendon, veal brains, sweetbreads and pig’s ears after 10pm. The meat-centric restaurant is open until midnight on Fri + Sat and 11pm during the week Read more

    LA Weekly · February 27
  • George H.

    Everything is amazing, especially the poutine!

    George Hayes · February 14
  • Jen B.

    Dine with a group and get ready to go splitsies on chicken liver toast, hamachi tostada, burrata, b-sprouts, sweetbreads, spare ribs and both/any/all foie gras dishes especially the biscuit gravy.

    Jen Berg · January 18
  • Jap-c

    Try the chicken liver toast!

    Jap-c · December 26, 2014
  • Meg F.

    Trendy, loud, and delicious. Bone marrow was a win.

    Meg Farmer · December 24, 2014
  • Global H.

    This is a distinctive restaurant with a very unique meat-heavy menu. A great night out. Definitely one of the must-visit restaurants of LA. They also serve beer in comically small beer glasses.

    Global Highlander · November 28, 2014
  • Katrina Z.

    The most amazing thing ever was the foie & biscuit. Also pork belly sliders are awesome too.

    Katrina Zai · November 20, 2014
  • Melon L.

    just order everything. Trust me.

    Melon L · November 9, 2014
  • Héloïse

    Don't miss the Burrata and Hamachi.

    Héloïse · November 8, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook's noisy meat hall is a must for adventurous carnivores. If the poutine with oxtail gravy is on the menu when you visit, don't hesitate—just order it.

    Men's Health Mag · September 16, 2014
  • Lauren B.

    Pork ear was the best. Pork ribs and pork belly were meh. Skip the BLT.

    Lauren Bertolini · September 1, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Animal as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Abu Aya a.

    Very good eat everything off an animal

    Abu Aya aka KD · August 19, 2014
  • Jen M.


    Jen M · August 18, 2014
  • Pocket S.

    Distinctive place. Casual setting, great variety of meat. Loved the chicken liver toast, the quail and the crispy duck leg! Definitely worth it. Innovative cooking method mixed with fun ingredients.

    Pocket Sun · August 16, 2014
  • Gina S.

    Hamachi taco. Just order it! You won't be sorry.

    Gina Seghi · August 16, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Marcel Vigneron, chef of Modern Global Tasting, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Poutine. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • LA Weekly

    The first thing you should know about Animal is that it is practically a shrine to bacon, which appears everywhere on the short, seasonal menu, up to and including a chocolate dessert. Read more

    LA Weekly · August 4, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    Given the time of year, the seasonal menu may contain any of the following: pig tails, pig ears, veal brains, rabbit legs, bone marrow, lamb neck, sweetbreads, quail, foie gras, and, yes, Spam. Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Men's Health Mag

    The owners of this restaurant can get away with charging $35 for a Spam burger. And it’s worth it. Read more

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
  • Los Angeles Times

    Animal is the kind of restaurant that other chefs dream about, a kitchen that renders its darkest, and happiest, thoughts in smoking, dripping flesh. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
  • Tony C.

    They played Bone Thugz "Crossroads" during dinner. This automatically won me over.

    Tony Cun · July 13, 2014
  • Kyxz

    I recommend everything ! Love this place !

    Kyxz · June 19, 2014
  • Camille

    Eat absofuckinglutely everything

    Camille · June 15, 2014
  • Carolyn

    Order as much as you can. Everything is delicious. Skip the peaches & gnocchi. Go for the tongue, pigs ears, toast, and Caesar salad.

    Carolyn · June 2, 2014
  • Ryan F.

    Be adventurous and Animal will reward you!

    Ryan Forman · May 25, 2014
  • The Taste Sheriff

    Absolutely OVERRATED. Nothing special and nothing to worth $100+ per person.

    The Taste Sheriff · April 19, 2014
  • Molly T.

    I'm a vegetarian and I had a great time.

    Molly T · April 6, 2014
  • Nathan K.

    The tendon chips with pho dipping sauce was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten!

    Nathan Kam · March 25, 2014
  • Nathan K.

    Eat everything, waste nothing. One hell of a culinary experience.

    Nathan Kam · March 25, 2014
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