Paley seeks to revive old Hollywood glamour to Sunset Boulevard, and the new mid-century stunner is doing just that. Former Church & State chef Greg Bernhardt is behind the plush restaurant's New American, heavily Japanese accented plates, and, unlike most Los Angeles restaurants, you'll need a reservation to get in. As far as drinks are concerned, expect quality spirits paired with fresh ingredients, as found in the tipple below.
3 blackberries, divided
3 basil leaves, divided
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
3/4 ounce simple syrup or agave nectar
1/2 ounce St-Germain
1 1/2 ounces bourbon
Muddle 2 blackberries and 2 basil leaves in bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice, sweetener, St-Germain, bourbon, plus ice, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf.