New American
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435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225
6:00pm - 11:00pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm
6:00pm - 1:00am
10:00am - 2:00pm
6:00pm - 1:00am
10:00am - 2:00pm
6:00pm - 11:00pm

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



  • Always always always get the porkbelly sandwich. From there, experiment.
  • foie gras, biscuit & maple sausage gravy = my new favorite food
  • Featured on LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • If you don't get the $35 foie GRAS burger you ain't shit
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Oxtail and pulled pork belly sandwich !
  • Victor is the best! Get Hamachi tostada Always , pig ears and porkbelly sliders
  • One of the best dishes: Foie Gras Loco Moco. Yup, they put those two together.
  • meat meat meat! For all you meatlovers!
  • Eat your boyfriend's portion of the BBQ pork belly won't regret it!
  • If the Pig Tails are on the menu, get it. But always start off with the chicken liver mousse on toast. End the meal with the veal sweetbreads which they flash fry leaving the inside super creamy.
  • Off menu item: agedashi tofu... trust me
  • Definitely try the Poutine with Oxtail Gravy and cheddar!
  • 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
  • For dessert, theres a chocolate crunch bar topped with crumbles of Nueske bacon that sounds sort of bull-in-a-china-shop, but it actually works.

Nearby places

419 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood Ave)
442 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood Ave)
410 N Fairfax Ave