In the artsy Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles, Lazy Ox Canteen is a neighborhood favorite often filled with downtown dwellers who tuck themselves into a communal table for the night. The dimly lit restaurant brings together flavorful food, great wine, and moderate prices, along with an outdoor patio for enjoying L.A.'s great weather. The kitchen is led by Chef Josef Centeno, whose diverse culinary background has resulted in a hodgepodge of seasonal eats that range from caramelized onion soup to porcini rosemary ragu. Try the toad in the hole (crispy pork, brie, and poached egg on a brioche), the seared albacore ratatouille, or the burger with white cheddar and whole grain mustard. They have a lively weekend brunch, and desserts that don't disappoint.