About Botanica

Vegetables are the star of the show at Botanica, an innovative new restaurant from editors-turned-chefs Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling. The market-driven menu features beautiful produce from local farms, wild Pacific seafood, responsibly sourced meat, and spices from across the globe. Dishes are exciting but unfussy, composed with healthfulness in mind. Abundant Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Central and Southeast Asian influences inform the food, but Botanica is a wholly modern American restaurant.

Rounding out the menu is a beverage program of natural wines, craft beer, produce-centric cocktails, fresh juices and spritzers, and Manufactory coffee and Leaves & Flowers teas. In addition to the restaurant, the space houses a market, stocked with the products and local produce used in the kitchen, the wine and beer from the restaurant list, prepared foods and house-made snacks.

1620 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026-1311
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast/Lunch: Wednesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Brunch: Saturday & Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Between Berkeley Ave. & Effie St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(323) 522-6106

Website:
http://botanicarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Let us cater your next event! Whether an office lunch or a dinner party, we're game (and we'll make it beautiful and delicious). Email hello@botanicarestaurant.com for information.

Parking Details:
Please note that parking in the neighborhood is quite limited; we encourage you to use a ride-sharing app or public transportation (or walk!), if possible. We do offer valet every night.

Executive Chef:
Heather Sperling & Emily Fiffer

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Botanica Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Healthy (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Creative Cuisine (25)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Organic (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Casual (17)
Seasonal (16)
Fun (16)
Vegan (15)
Gluten Free Options (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Romantic (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was excellent and very friendly and attentive. The food itself was delicious, beautifully presented, fresh, healthy and incredible flavours. Great for a date or catch up with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of our best finds in LA. Everything we ate there was way above average for this very fussy foodie group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great restaurant. Portions were small for the price of the dishes but we did see two celebrities so it made up for the price of the dishes

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my third time at Botanica. One time was a Sunday brunch. All three times, my experience with food and friendly service was excellent. I have recommended Botanica to friends who live in the area and it is now their favorite restaurant. I drove from mid-city Los Angeles and it's definitely worth the drive.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Silverlake right now. Ultra fresh and vibrant cuisine. Light yet delicious. Packed full of herbs and flavors without a heavy density or weighing you down. Really nice staff and great natural and orange wines. Hip but not pretentious.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a 12:30 reservation, and the host booted us from our table at 2pm as we were wrapping up our meal. it was embarrassing to be treated like a loiterer with a laptop nursing one coffee, especially after buying such an expensive meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Really enjoyed the cassoulet vert

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was amazing food. Truly a treat and a foodie paradise. Everything tasted amazing and nothing was the norm. Hats off to the Chefs!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and a great space. Loved it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very sexy ambience.. food tastes flavorful and elegant as you would imagine by looking at the menu. Impressed

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Vegetable forward, super well sourced deliciousness

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Yummy breakfast!! Loved my Turkish eggs! Great barista! I also had the vanilla cardamon latte with their in house made cashew milk to die for!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Awesome restaurant. Beautiful space and delicious food. Dinner was great. Hope to be back to try their brunch next time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Black cod tartine at brunch was delicious - silky smoked fish with zesty muhammara on top of crunchy toast accompanied by a lightly dressed salad of mixed lettuces. Menu here is creative combining middle eastern flavors. Lots of interesting choices. I look forward to going back and trying something else.

"Hipster light roast coffee" is so Third Wave. Good brew strength but a little too lemony for my palate!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Yet another amazing meal at one of the best restaurants in the city....

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Interesting menu, well executed. One of us had the spiced braised chicken which was delicious. An interesting melange of textures and flavors. I had the lamb kebab, which was tasty, but not really anything special. The chocolate olive oil tart was amazing. The waiter was attentive and helpful in making suggestions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was a terrific experience from start to finish. The environment, the noise level, the delicious food and terrific service. Someone was able to help us with wine recs at our table and we were able to leave with purchases for our holiday party without leaving our seats. We loved it and will be back with friends and family!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Just eh. Fine but not extra tasty or unique. Atmosphere is charming but the dishes felt like expensive versions of stuff we would make in college. The restaurants in that strip are so specific and wonderful; this feels not quite there.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Arrived and sat outside with my dog. I had to send my friend inside to order. They said someone will bring it out to us. The coffee came out and they told us they have a condiments station inside. The food arrived shortly after but it was packed to go. At that point I just took it and left!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful food and restaurant. Fresh and colorful. Favorite in the neighborhood.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Corrina was so delightful. Really made our experience special

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food... attentive unpretentious service.
Love this place!

Tags: People Watching, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We heard this was a place where the veggies are front and center and we weren't disappointed. We are neither vegetarian nor vegan, but nevertheless appreciate the great and creative use of veggies here. The food was dynamite. Service was not stellar, but still decent and no real complaints. We sat on the patio which was very nice and is recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Botanica is unique and local. It provides a quality experience that is extremely special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant in all of LA. They do vegetables better than any restaurant and the meat dishes are also out of this world!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Turkish eggs were delicious, filling but not heavy. Back patio was perfect for a beautiful day. Informal atmosphere. Give yourself time to find neighborhood parking.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love Botanica always and every visit! Great food and service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant. I only wish I lived in the neighborhood so I could go all the time. Still, worth driving across town for. Every dish was delicious, fresh and decadent while also feeling healthy. The vibe was stylish, relaxed and warm. It reminded me of my favorite places in the Bay Area in a really good way. Planning on returning often.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and drink choices set in a lovely neighborhood location. A must if you are in Silverlake!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very charming, lovely restaurant with friendly and excellent servers but there is a major drawback to sitting on the terrace; black flies were landing on our table, our heads, our arms. It was bizarre and uncomfortable.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Turkish eggs were delicious, just a perfect plate.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I had high hopes for my dinner. The menu looked healthy and I love veggie driven restaurants. But the food all had too strong vinegar/garlic flavors and we ordered 3 very different dishes. We ate less than half of each dish. Maybe brunch is better, but at the price point you can do better elsewhere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

PERFECT. I massively appreciated everything about my experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Botanica is fantastic for brunch. I've been there several times and it's always excellent. Service is great too.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Everything we ordered was delicious, healthy, and beautiful!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

As usual, top notch experience. Excellent restaurant on all levels.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 27, 2017

I've been to Botanica multiple times... for girls night, lunch gatherings, everyday meals with hubby... It's always a good experience. Food feels clean and well thought out, presentation is gorgeous and most importantly, they accommodate my vegan needs. (Definitely would appreciate more vegan options.) I wish parking was a little easier but I won't hold that against my dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food is amazing and the place is very cool !

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The salmon was quite possibly the most delicious thing I have ever eaten - simply bursting with flavor! Starter was a little meager but very tasty. Service was very genuine. Overall great experience ... I'll be back!

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