WHY A smart, international wine list, tasty small plates and good-value specials.
WHAT A sign if there ever was one of Echo Park’s gentrification, Allston is a small, dark, clubby place with very good wines, a full bar, tasty small-plate dishes and a couple of very nice owners who are longtime Silver Lake/Echo Park residents—but who originally hailed from Boston, hence the eccentric name. Check the website for frequent happy-hour and special-night bargains.
WHO Echo Park Town Council folks and hip folks seeking a quieter meal than at nearby Mohawk Bend.
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Features: Cocktails, Dinner, Quiet, Value
Price Range: $10-$16, $17-$24
Cuisine Type: Modern American, Wine bar