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Despite its location in Hotel Palomar, Sable draws in as many (if not more) locals as it does visitors, thanks to its inviting bar with an impressive whiskey selection and always cheerful bartenders (although table service isn’t always as pleasant or reliable). The menu, created by former Top Chef: Texas contestant Heather Terhune, takes the concept of bar food to new heights, with around-the-world influences in its tuna tartare tostadas, South Indian vegetable curry, and chicken confit poutine, along with new takes on American favorites, like the crispy pork belly BLT, baked mac and cheese, and deviled eggs with truffle oil. The plates are meant to be shared, and you can choose half or full portions. Although Sable is open for breakfast and brunch, and it does an okay job, I really recommend visiting during lunch or dinner.