A neighborhood favorite in artsy Little Tokyo, the dimly lit Lazy Ox is often filled with downtown dwellers lured in by the restaurant's flavorful food, great wine, and moderate prices. The diverse culinary background of chef Josef Centeno has resulted in seasonal eats that range from caramelized onion soup to porcini rosemary ragout. Try the chicharrones, the crispy cast-iron chicken, or the burger with white cheddar and whole-grain mustard. The restaurant has a lively weekend brunch; there's an outdoor patio for enjoying L.A.'s great weather. Parking can be difficult here.