Culture | December 17, 2014 9:00 am

Steak Frites. Perfect Steak Frites.

Also, Beverly Grove’s best new bar.

By The Editors

From the driving, to the parking, to the not knowing where to drive or park, dinner in L.A. is harder than it should be. That’s why we created Dinner Plan — your three-step itinerary to a damn good time.

When it comes to going out about town, everybody always wants to go to the “new” place.

The new restaurant, or bar, or club.

The problem: those places rarely feel lived in.

Instead, they feel plastic. Put on. Like a stage set.

Well, we don’t need more of those in L.A.

So today, we’re happy to recommend two recently opened establishments that offer a warm and homely vibe.

Like they’ve been here for awhile.

One restaurant and one bar — close to each other — that make the perfect pair for a night out.

The first stop is a new California-French brasserie that plates steak with herbed marrow butter alongside exceptional cocktails.

The second stop: a new watering hole that’s hiding in plain sight on Fairfax.

Bon appétit.