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435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225
New American
Mon–Thu: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM Fri: 6:00 PM–1:00 AM Sat: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM

At this ultimate haven for adventurous carnivores, chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo have won a host of awards, among other things being included among Food & Wine's roster of Best New Chefs of 2009. Their cooking at Animal is hearty, straightforward, and innovative, and dishes like their foie-gras-spiked loco moco, oxtail poutine, and "Buffalo style" crispy pig's tail keep chefs and civilians alike coming back for more. — Molly Aronica, 2/18/11

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A newbie by comparison to some Eater 38 members, Jon and Vinny's small and loud porkapalooza delight remains all the rage with the food set. [Eater 38 Member]
Wed, 12/01/2010 - 10:40
Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
LA Weekly
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 13:21
Take a walk on the tasty side of fun food. Totally relaxed atmosphere and spot on food. Lardo has never been my favorite...ever...but I like it here.-Rick Moonen, Top Chef
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 08:06
Animal is small and loud and powered by seasonal organic produce; has a nice list of manly wines and is unafraid to serve an unadorned bowl of fruit for dessert ...
LA Weekly
Tue, 10/04/2011 - 16:14
Best restaurant in LA. Period! Very knowledgeable staff will guide your entire meal. I love sitting at the bar, it becomes a communal event with all the other patrons. Korbin, Pretty Hurts
Tue, 03/15/2011 - 06:57
Jeremy Fox is a renowned vegetarian chef & starting May 17th - May 23rd, hell be doing an exclusive prix fixe menu at the Animal for just $70. Now the trick is getting a reservation. Bonne chance.
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 08:31
Bacon choco crunch good! Pork belly sandwich must have.
Sun, 12/27/2009 - 12:58
Always always always get the porkbelly sandwich. From there, experiment.
Mon, 04/05/2010 - 20:23
foie gras, biscuit & maple sausage gravy = my new favorite food
Sat, 03/27/2010 - 15:58
John Shook and Vinny Dotolo have a pretty good sense of what tastes good, be it melted cheese with chorizo or calves' brains with the French curry vadouvan
Los Angeles Times
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 08:52
Order anything, you can't go wrong. Foie Gras Moco Loco is one of my all time favorites.
Fri, 12/23/2011 - 15:31
I know everyone else suggested the "Pork Belly Pig" already, but I am verifying it. It is the best I could ever imagine. Bacon x 10. -- I'd fight a gang of twenty for these slider. I'd destroy them.
Sat, 08/06/2011 - 21:32
If you don't get the $35 foie GRAS burger you ain't shit
Sat, 09/18/2010 - 19:18
If you need a late meal, Animal is open until 2am on weekends. Food is great and they serve "PBR" in a can.-Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef
Wed, 01/27/2010 - 07:17
Animal is a carnivore-centric restaurant specializing in all those good bits. Tony Bourdain tried marrow bone, chicken hearts, hamachi tostada, coconut sweetbreads, pig tails and crispy rabbit legs.
Travel Channel
Sun, 08/26/2012 - 13:04
Oxtail and pulled pork belly sandwich !
Margaret TOTO Jean
Thu, 09/09/2010 - 21:50
Victor is the best! Get Hamachi tostada Always , pig ears and porkbelly sliders
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 21:05
One of the best dishes: Foie Gras Loco Moco. Yup, they put those two together.
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:18
meat meat meat! For all you meatlovers!
Mon, 08/29/2011 - 07:33
Eat your boyfriend's portion of the BBQ pork belly won't regret it!
Mon, 07/25/2011 - 20:52
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