Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


140 S. Lake Ave. (Green St.) Send to Phone
626-449-9900 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Contemporary American cooking, a handsome dining room and pleasant patio on Lake Avenue.

Lunch & Dinner daily

* Click here for rating key

Seco Restaurant Review

: Smith Brothers Restaurants (Parkway Grill, Arroyo Chop House) is struggling to find a winning formula at this former Crocodile Café site. Seco offers a menu of moderately priced contemporary American dishes in a handsome setting with Arts & Crafts touches and a pleasant patio with fire pit facing the Lake Avenue shopping scene. Start with chicken liver crostino with salsa verde or kale salad in a honey-soy vinaigrette before moving on to pizzas, pastas, grilled salmon with yogurt sauce, lasagna, or a Kobe burger topped with Gruyère, caramelized shallots and truffle aïoli. Finish with butterscotch pudding or a bittersweet chocolate tart and pair it all with wines from a mostly California list with some good values.
Discover LA's best new restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in LA

Check out these new and trendy LA restaurants, from DTLA to Santa Monica and beyond.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.