Hillary Eaton

Originally appeared on LA Confidential

9 LA Restos with Upscale Takes on Fourth of July Fare

Want to celebrate the Fourth of July every day? We’ve rounded up nine dishes from LA’s luxest restaurants that one-up the standard Fourth fare and can be enjoyed well after America’s birthday is over.

Smoky Fried Chicken at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

Known for reimagining American comfort food, Plan Check Kitchen+ Bar puts a fancy twist on Southern favorites with Jidori chicken, smoked milk gravy, yam preserves, and spicy pickled okra. 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-288-6500

The Lobster Roll at Hinoki & The Bird

Not your typical lobster roll, this upscale-Asian version comes with a Vietnamese green curry aioli and fresh Thai basil, served in a bun dusted with Japanese charcoal powder. 10 Century Dr., Los Angeles, 310-552-1200

USDA Prime Beef Burger at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

A true step up from your average burger, this USDA prime beef offering from Wolfgang Puck is topped with Vermont cheddar, garlic aioli, and shallot-jalapeño marmalade.

Spot Prawn Corn Dogs at Malibu Pier Restaurant and Bar

Chef Jason Fullilove uses locally sourced Santa Barbra spot prawns in his interpretation the American-classic corn dog. They’re served perfectly golden and accompanied by a drizzle of tangy violet mustard. 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-456-8820

Bucket of Bones at Barton G.

Bucket of Bones by Barton G.

This meat-lovers feast comes loaded with barbecued Korean-style short ribs, 12-hour baby back ribs, grilled lamb lollipops, and chicken drumettes—all paired with a honey-gorgonzola dipping sauce, house-made pickles, and barbecue kettle chips. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-388-1888

Oak Grilled Filet Mignon at Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse

This classic filet from Nick and Stef’s Steakhouse gleans its signature taste from an oak-fired grill and sumptuous red wine sauce. 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, 213-680-0330

Root Beer Float at Firefly

Firefly’s Paul Shoemaker combines sarsaparilla reduction, fresh vanilla ice cream, and root beer foam to create this elegant take on the classic root beer float. 11720 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-762-1833

Hot Fudge Sundae at The Eveleigh

This delicious new addition to The Eveleigh’s dessert menu combines sweet cream ice cream, piping hot fudge, and maraschino cherries. Bonus: every component is made in-house. 8752 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 424-239-1630

Fleur de Sel Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich at Stella Barra

Stella Barra’s decadent version of the ice cream sandwich boasts housemade ice cream (try the mint chip, salted caramel, or vanilla peppermint), sandwiched between two fresh chocolate chip cookies. 2000 Main St., Santa Monica, 310-396-9250