This Monday, July 18, is National Caviar Day. If you love caviar, you know that any reason is a good reason to indulge in the delicacy.
Caviar isn’t just an indulgence – it’s also healthy, as it’s full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. Below, you’ll find five LA restaurants and bars where you can make your champagne wishes and caviar dreams come true.
GrandMaster Recorders, Hollywood
Once a recording studio for legends like David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age, Grandmaster Recorders is now a restaurant with one of the most happening rooftops in LA. Take in the view as you nibble on a caviar cannoli, or go full-on and luxuriate in the Ossetra Caviar service.
The Green Room, Burbank
Known for one of LA’s most stunning views, The Green Room is the glamorous hidden lounge at Burbank’s Castaway. You’ll find not just Caviar Frites (Yukon Gold French fries generously studded in Petrossian caviar), but also Steak Tartare Caviar “Cigars.” Made of steak tartare rolled up in pastry or phyllo dough dotted at the end with a dollop of caviar to resemble cigars, the “cigars” are served in a crystal ashtray with burnt onion ash and a smoke-filled cigar box.
Located at Walt Disney Concert Hall, asterid is the newest offering from Chef Ray Garcia (Broken English). Sit on the expansive patio at one of LA’s most iconic structures and enjoy a vibrant dining and cocktail experience. Don’t miss the organic squash tamal topped with caviar and crema.
SALT at Marina del Rey Hotel, MDR
Celebrating the briny holiday with a caviar-forward menu, SALT is offering caviar bumps (eaten off the back of the hand, it’s “all the rage,” per the June 7 New York Times) and elevated pairings all month long. The Caviar Vesper Martini sounds delightful. You’ll also encounter Oyster on the Half Shell, Pan-Seared Diver Scallop, Smoked Atlantic Salmon, and Prime Filet Steak Tartare, each with a bump of caviar (Classic Malossol, Reserve Malossol, or Golden Osetra). Caviar bumps are $12 to $20, with an optional sparkling wine chaser for $4. You can make your SALT reservation on Open Table.
Burbank’s Castaway restaurant offers stunning, expansive views of Downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley. It’s been a favorite for decades, particularly since its $10 million overhaul a while back. On National Caviar Day, you can visit Castaway for briny indulgences like the Caviar Black Truffle Twice Baked Potato and the aforementioned caviar frites.