09/15/2010 05:43 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

West Third Street Restaurants: Where To Eat On W. 3rd St.

This stretch of West 3rd Street is flanked by The Grove and The Beverly Center on either side, which means it's the perfect place for a stroll and a snack after a day of shopping. The neighborhood saw a lot more foot traffic this summer because of the newly installed Magnolia Bakery, but don't be distracted by the newcomers: bakeries at Doughboys and Toast offer so much more (although their cupcakes are fantastic, too), and the range of restaurant choices on the street (Spanish, Japanese, French, and American) represent some of the best that Los Angeles has to offer.

West 3rd Street Restaurants