We couldn’t be happier that the Metro Line is just a short walk away from your apartments for rent in North Hollywood. These days, it is essential to take eco-friendly forms of transportation. Even more, it is always difficult to find good parking while exploring your city. That especially goes for when you want to go over to the downtown area. We love our NoHo Arts District and the downtown LA Arts District has a lot to offer, too. Best of all, it’s just a Metro ride away from your L and O apartments for rent. 

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Art Galleries in the Arts District 

Over the Influence

Most of the galleries are closed. However, one of our favorites does take private viewings, which you can schedule here. It is called Over The Influence (OTI) at 833 East 3rd Street. This gallery hosts all sorts of temporary exhibits. Just next to it is a souvenir shop where you can purchase a memento to remember your art-filled day. 

While galleries are closed, they are not gone. For those who are curious, here are some of the others to keep on your radar for future viewings:

Restaurants in the Arts District

You’re probably going to get hungry. This list features restaurants in the arts district that are perfect for a quick bite or to celebrate something special. 


First up is the Arts District’s best Middle Eastern restaurant, Bavel. A feast that brings everyone together, Bavel includes the freshest ingredients with unique cooking techniques with flavors from all over the world. Also considered a perfect spot for tapas, we highly suggest the fried pita dipped in smoky burnt eggplant purée with hummus, the roasted cauliflower, and the farm cheese. As far as cocktails go, they offer some excellent wine from Greece, the Canary Islands, and Sardinia.


There is also the industrial-chic Bestia. While Bestia is not new to the neighborhood, it remains one of the hardest restaurants to get into so make your reservation at least a week in advance. In regard to their menu, this Italian restaurant cooks up a superb house-cured salami that sits atop a puffy pizza with a side of brussel sprouts. Another dish to highlight is the Spaghetti Rustichella. If you are brave enough, give their beef heart tartare a try. Also, for anyone looking for dinner and a show, we suggest grabbing a seat at the chef’s bar.

The Factory Kitchen

Calling all pasta fanatics! You must visit the Factory Kitchen. The fan-favorite is the mandilli di seta, as is the duck ragù. However, do not limit yourself as they also have their iconic pancotto – a sunny-side-up duck egg over red potato vellutata and sautéed greens.

Church and State

Last up is Church And State. Located on the Biscuit Lofts loading dock, this French bistro serves classic French fare, including steak frites, escargot, steak tartare, and much more. One quick pro-tip: Make your way over on a Sunday for an incredible four-course dinner for just $55. 

The Arts District

When all is said and done, all of you living in North Hollywood at L and O apartments are surrounded by the arts. That goes for the murals and coffee shops across the street to the surrounding neighborhoods, just a Metro ride away.