This is a great list going guys, thanks. Just a few to add, if they haven't already been mentioned:
Mozza, melrose (lunch and dinner)
Froma, melrose (best for lunch, but they serve a small dinner too)
Mia Sushi (dinner - eagle rock, good prices and pretty damn good sushi for the area, which will probably be the silverlake is in 2020)
Ba (diner, just opened on York a month ago, in highland park. first nice restaurant in the area. I liked it quite a bit)
Asia De Cuba (sunset - dinner)
Church and State (lunch and dinner - industrial st. LA)
Oh, I vouch for ink and ink sack and bay cities, langers, philippes, et al.