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Perch

448 S. Hill St. (W. Fifth St.) Send to Phone
Lounge, eat and drink at this downtown garden in the sky.
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Dining room at Perch, Los Angeles, CA

Perch Restaurant Review

: With bird's-eye views for miles, Perch is all about atmosphere; this rooftop bistro is easily one of the sweetest spots in downtown L.A. Sunset transforms mundane office buildings into sparkling towers, and the day's cares fade into the twilight. To reach this perch, you'll board an elevator in the vaulted lobby of the circa-1924 Pershing Square Building, then move to a different elevator bank on the 13th floor to access the 15th floor. Couples flirt, and conversation buzzes throughout the long marble bar and cozy indoor lounge tables. But the place's real raison d'être is the sprawling patio, where one is literally perched over the noir-ish cityscape that hums below. Greenery lends some lushness, and fireplaces add warmth and romance. A rooftop party space can be found another level above. Handcrafted cocktails feature saffron gin with fresh lemon, or muddled black cherries; there's also draft Belgian beer and an affordable wine list. The food isn't haute cuisine --- but, fortunately, it doesn’t pretend to be either. Casual French bistro classics include mussels in saffron broth, savory truffle fries, and some dishes with twists, like Buffalo frogs' legs that would be better served as either traditional frogs' legs or made with chicken. Steak frites and bouillabaisse are adequately satisfying. Raw oysters, briny and sweet, served on Wednesdays, top the menu. Come for the drinks, for the scene, for night and the city.

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