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Plate & Petal is Pretty & Pleasing. The Hidden Modern American Gem in Glendale.

Brunch is a beautiful thing. It's a deliciously leisurely meal that's a cross between breakfast and lunch, typically enjoyed on weekends when, hopefully, you don't have a care in the world other than whether or not to refill your half-empty mimosa glass. (Or is it actually half-full?)

Hidden on a small side street between Central and Brand in Glendale is a jewel of a restaurant called Plate & Petal that many visitors to town very likely may have driven right by. But once you discover it, you'll never forget it.

At first glance, Plate & Petal could appear to be a sort of mom and pop café serving breakfast and pastries. However, a quick peek at the menu will have you realize that this is no basic neighborhood diner.

In fact, Plate & Petal chef and partner Robert Antonyan opened some of the most unforgettable restaurants in Los Angeles during his career. From breathtaking Perch in DTLA to the elegant oasis that is Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air, Antonyan h…

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