Judging from this picture, I'm going two thumbs down. Blue and white stripes on the wall - boring. Upside down hanging lamps - been there done that (but seen better). Hard word floors - big whoop. #2 Comme Ca - 8479 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Decor - Beautiful, gorgeous with their different sized hanging mirrors, use of grays with a touch of red. Love the books, dishes, and chalkboard. Whimsical done right. This French brasserie is my top pick. #3 Katsuya at Americana at Brand in Glendale
Who doesn't like seeing blown up geisha girl features displayed as art? Wait. Sounded strange. Philippe Starck, designer extraordinaire can do no wrong. From the man who breathed life into The Clift in SF and Hudson in NY, Mondrian in LA or the Delano in South Beach...he can somehow transform a space into something no one else could ever have imagine. (Past blog post when sister and I went.) #4 Osteria Mozza - 641 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Use of grays/white/black and vintage hanging lamps make this a classically clean and chic looking restaurant. #5 641 R+D Kitchen - 1323 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
Went to this place on Montana with my old friend Naz a while back (old blog post) and though I must say that I loved the decor (again..same, red/grey/one/black theme)...my overall experience there was not very pleasant. But if we're judging this only on decor - average. Felt like you were transported to good ol SF. To see them all and vote yourself - check out AIA's website. Which do you like? Have you personally been to any? The bar/club lists are coming next!