Silver Lake

Making the most of the Southern California lifestyle, just beyond the front door, a world of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment awaits. The very best of L.A.’s Westside is within close reach, from culinary favorites to sleek and stylish hotspots – and classic staples all within walking distance: Starbucks, Awesome Pressed Juice Bar, Gelson’s and Trader Joe’s.


Alimento is the tiny neighborhood Italian spot where you take your parents to prove how far you’ve come. That’s not to say it’s wildly expensive – it’s actually somewhat reasonable. The space is stark and modern, and the food is some of the best Italian in LA. Alimento is no one’s weekly haunt, but if it’s been a while since you ate there, you should consider a trip back soon.


The people behind Forage over on Sunset took over a beautiful old bungalow and made it into a place the whole neighborhood can get behind. With everything from patatas bravas to Korean fried chicken, the Wolfdown menu is wide-ranging, but most things are good. If you’re looking for a new spot when the weather gets warm, Wolfdown’s back patio is where you should head.


Yes, we’re aware Salazar is in Frogtown and not the adjacent Silverlake, but you should probably drive the extra two minutes for it. This fully-outdoor Mexican BBQ spot is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. With long communal tables, a walk-up bar, and a big window where you can watch them make those ridiculously good tortillas, Salazar feels like you’re on vacation. A vacation you’ll never want to end.

Daw Yee’s

Cutesy interior looks like a Pinterest bomb went off in it, but don’t let that fool you – this place is serving some top-notch Burmese food. Whether you’re new to the cuisine or an expert on it, there’s something for everybody in this bright, casual cafe, and the waitstaff couldn’t be happier to make sure you order correctly. We’ll help you too – order the Ohnoh noodles.

Little Pine

A 100% organic, vegan restaurant owned by Moby where all the proceeds go to animal welfare charities. We usually wouldn’t advise going to a place that you have to say, “I’m not joking” after describing, but Little Pine is actually good. The space is bright and airy and a little eccentrically decorated, but that’s about the extent of its pretension. No one here is making you say affirmations or letting you know that their lifestyle is better than yours. It feels like a really friendly neighborhood spot with a wide-ranging menu that will leave you pretty satisfied.

Same Same

A very not-boring wine bar, Same Same also serves really excellent Thai food. Located in a no-name stripmall along Sunset, Same Same has a solid wine list (that goes great with spicy food), a lively space full of people who aren’t whispering in corners, and a Khao Soi you’ll dream about for days afterwards.

Silver Lake Farmer’s Market

Just a short walk from your home is a lovely community market with produce, flowers, clothes, hand made jewelry, and food from all local vendors. The market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays and is nice way to spend some down time.

Sunset Junction

Sunset Junction is an informal name for a portion of the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles, California. It was home to the Sunset Junction Street Fair from 1980 through 2010. It is located in the southwestern part of the district along Sunset Boulevard.

Sick City Records

Step back into the glory days of record stores inside Sick City Records. You will find vinyl records, vintage t-shirts and hear about the newest up and coming bands.. You can even get a hair cut while you are there listening to sounds of the past and the future. The owners are local and treat everyone like a part of the band.

Mollusk Surf Shop

Mollusk Surf Shop was established in 2005 to serve as an outlet for the craftspeople of our sport. Mollusk provides a showcase for the shapers, artists, filmmakers and various other critters that make up surf culture. We strive to create and offer the highest quality goods, stocking items from people we know and keeping it US made when possible.

Silver Lake Reservoir

Silver Lake is a beautiful place to spend a day. A big and little dog park that hold events for your pets throughout the year, a great walking trail, a nice grassy area to picnic or pay a game of Bean Bags or Soccer. Also, little quite benches along the way to just stop and people watch or read a book.

The Satellite

Every Saturday night forget about the stress of the week and dance to feel good music. … Nice venue with great live music from very small artists that you’ve never heard about. Neighborhood favorite for a fun night out with friends.

Griffith Park Observatory

The Griffith Observatory is a facility in Los Angeles, California, sitting on the south-facing slope of Mount Hollywood in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park. It commands a view of the Los Angeles Basin, including Downtown Los Angeles to the southeast, Hollywood to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest. A favorite for tourist and locals alike. Great hiking trails and great parks for spending time with family and friends.

Micheltorena Stairs

The Silver Lake stairs are a photogenic staircase located across Sunset Boulevard from Micheltorena Elementary School. You might think of them as rainbow stairs since the sides of the bottom steps are decorated with hearts and rainbow colors. A plant-lined walkway with palm trees and flowers climbs 40 steps to Larissa Drive. Cross the street and find a second leg that spans 59 steps. Cross the street to reach the last of three legs, a shady fence-framed 78 steps. You’ll see the occasional cartoon on the pavement or fence, including Space Ghost, before arriving at Winslow Drive.

Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe

Hip, casual theater for comedy, music, classes & more, plus a cafe with gourmet eats, beer & wine. A Classic weekend favorite for locals for Silver Lake.

The Modern LA puts you right in the middle of it all. Contact us today to schedule a tour.