Leatherby’s Café Rouge

Rarified and lovely, this sleeper choice for fine dining awakens only when the stages nearby come alive. The cafe is in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, and executive chef Ross Pangilinan themes his pre-theater menus to match the current production. Dazzling a la carte choices are seasonal, and can include a colorful lobster salad with mango, papaya salad with spicy vinegar, house-made pastas, and an excellent rack of lamb. Zero corkage.