Restaurants, Contemporary American Fairfax District
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So, guess what? You can now order Animal's Boner Burger for brunch.

Opened in 2008 by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, better known as the Two Dudes Catering on the Food Network, Animal offers a crazy-adventurous menu that adds unexpected twists to the cooking of the American South. The room is bare and often loud and the no substitutions policy gives the menu a bit of an edge. The food, though, is fantastic.


Venue name: Animal
Address: 435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 6-11pm; Fri, Sat 6pm-2am
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Seth Kelley

Stopped by this place last week on a whim and was thoroughly pleased with the entire experience. “Surprised” is the wrong word because I expected it to be good. But my guest and I were seated at a table within minutes, and our server was incredibly skilled. We sampled a few of the menu items—the waiter suggested five or six, but we stuck with three. The highlight, by far, was the veal brain. It was a next-level eating experience, so the next two dishes were disappointing in comparison. Still, the quick visit made me was to spend more time with the menu and devour all of the creative concoctions at this stellar—if not a little intimidating—LA eatery.