What do you do on a 5 hour layover in Los Angeles International Airport? Search the airport for a good place to eat, catch up with friends and drink, of course. But if you aren’t a regular visitor to the Los Angeles Airport, where do you go? The first stop might be to consult twitter and some friends to crowdsource your dining and beverage options for the evening, like this evening.
Delta Sky Club Happy Hour
I was meeting some friends in the Delta Sky Club in the early evening before we would part ways. Ended up catching a few of the 757-200’s with the new Flat-Bed seats depart for JFK. We decided to try out the Sky Club beverage selection from the Luxury Bar and it was a good option, not great because it wasn’t free, but good enough.
The BV Cab is always a great option on the Luxury Bar menu, but the Sky Club’s offer different select wine’s depending on the location. So in this Sky Club they were offering a Pinot (forget the name but started with an A) which I quickly ordered. The Pinot had a nice boquet, soft finish and…I really just have one rule, if it tastes good, I drink it. And this Pinot Noir just plain tasted good.
Waiting for my red-eye which had Flat-Bed seats, not being familiar with the airport, and being hungry, I was looking all over Yelp for something good to eat. Then I took to twitter, and I found some helpful tips, answers and the one place I was determined to get to.
Best Place To Eat At LAX Airport
We received some great information from friends and other folks on twitter that got us pointed in the right direction. Some of the resources included:
- Eater’s Airport Dining Guides (Thanks to Michael W Travels)
- Complete List of LAX Airport Restaurants
- Tip From Fly & Dine On His Favorite Spot
- Friend’s Reco For The Best Martini In The Airport
I bet you can guess which one I set my sights on, can’t you?
Best Martini At LAX Airport*
Armed with a credible recommendation from Jen (LAX2NRT), we headed off to T7 from T5. Some might think walking from T5 to T7 would require going through security, but it doesn’t. We put on our sound track for the trip, and started out on the nice walk over to T7.
You first have to head down into the tunnel from T5 and take the long walk through the tunnel to T6.
Once in T6, go up the escalators and head to the left toward T7.
When you see security, just go to the right and you’ll find a walkway to T7.
A long walkway…this better be a good martini, Jen.
But the long walk was worth it. We made it to the B Grill by Boa Steakhouse for a martini and a burger. We had a view of the game, a nice bar, and good service.
I ordered a Grey Goose Martini with a twist and olives and it came out nicely shaken with a frothy top layer of ice. Good martini.
Then for the main course the BOA burger. A little over the top with all the toppings but it did the trick. I’ll return.
There are plenty of places to eat in the LAX airport. Check out the complete List of LAX Airport Restaurants and some of the Eater’s Airport Dining Guides for formal recommendations. But for the real deal, trust your friends who’ve been there before. And if your’e looking for a good (enough) martini, check out this Reco For The Best Martini In The Airport.
Where’s your favorite airport restaurant to grab a meal or a drink?
*Our claim to best Martini At LAX Airport is based on personal experience. No scientific method was employed, except the one rule Points, Miles & Martinis has, if it tastes great, drink it!