For those who believe the best seat in the house is at the bar, Woodley Proper in Encino is for you. It was actually built around the idea of the hospitality industry’s favorite pastime of dining at the bar. But even those not in the biz can enjoy easy conversation, delicious bites and well-crafted cocktails in this “cocktail restaurant.” For easy consideration, cocktail offerings are categorized by aromatic, herbaceous, floral and fruit.
The Drink To Drink: The dreamy First Date, made with gin, Floc de Gascogne apéritif, fresh lemon juice, and orgeat and orange blossom syrups, is both a bit creamy and slightly tart with a subtle fragrance.
Know Before You Go: Come hungry. You’re going to want to dive into delicious offerings ranging from roasted bone marrow to dry-aged prime New York steak. Make sure to leave room for dessert, like the foie gras mousse stuffed churros.