N:Naka Culver City Los Angeles

N/Naka

N/Naka was a great restaurant long before it was featured on Chef’s Table. However, ever since it graced the screens of Netflix, getting a t...
Shibumi Downtown Los Angeles

Shibumi

It’s not hard to find a great sushi spot in Los Angeles, but finding a restaurant that specializes in Kappo cuisine is another matter altoge...
Felix Trattoria Venice Los Angeles

Felix Trattoria

With the exception of the six-week wait to get a table, Felix has everything of an Italian trattoria. A green wallpaper completes the warm d...
MTN Venice Los Angeles

MTN

Nine years ago, Gjelina could have been MTN. When Fran Camaj had secured the space on Abbot Kinney, the chef and co-founder Travis Lett sugg...
Dialogue Santa Monica Los Angeles

Dialogue

The 3rd Street Promenade is not where we expected Dave Beran, the James Beard Award winning chef from Alinea and Next, to open his highly an...
Vespertine Culver City Los Angeles

Vespertine

You just might have heard of Vespertine, from online media and friends who loved it or hated it. It’s “a gastronomical experiment seeking to...
Cassia Santa Monica Los Angeles

Cassia

Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan are no strangers when it comes to making outstanding restaurants (Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive, Huckleberry) and...
Broken Spanish Downtown Los Angeles

Broken Spanish

Downtown LA hasn’t always been a dining hotspot, but thriving places like Bestia, Shibumi, Otium and recently Broken Spanish, are rapidly ma...
Georgie Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Georgie

Have you ever heard of Cali-French cuisine? Wilfrid Hocquet, a South of France chef trained in Michelin-starred brigades (Alain Ducasse, Dan...
Rossoblu Downtown Los Angeles

Rossoblu

Rossoblu is an ode to the "cucina della nonna" of Emilia Romagna (the region of Bologna, renowned for its fresh pasta), and in particular St...
Angelini Osteria West Hollywood Los Angeles

Angelini Osteria

If we had to elect the best Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, it would have to be Angelini Osteria. For its oldie-but-goodie look that we l...
Ink West Hollywood Los Angeles

Ink.

Opened in 2011 with tremendous success, Michael Voltaggio’s (ex Top Chef) molecular restaurant is still packed every night. To avoid the c...
Taco Maria Costa Mesa Los Angeles

Taco Maria

What if the best restaurant in Los Angeles restaurant was not actually in Los Angeles? It’s not really our style to play favorites, but the ...
Sushi Park West Hollywood Los Angeles

Sushi Park

  Where? 8539 Sunset Blvd #20, West Hollywood, CA 90069 When? Monday-Friday 12-1:45PM and 6-9PM How? (310) 652-0523 ...
Tallula's Santa Monica Los Angeles

Tallula’s

  Where? 118 Entrada Dr, Santa Monica, CA 90402 When? Monday-Sunday 4-10:30PM What? tallulasrestaurant.com How? (310) 5...
PYT Downtown Los Angeles

P.Y.T.

Where? 400 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 When? Monday 11:30AM-2:30PM, Tuesday-Friday 11:30AM-2:30PM and 5:30-10PM, Saturday 10AM-3...
Jinpachi West Hollywood Los Angeles

Jinpachi

  Where? 8711 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 When? Tuesday-Friday 12-2:30PM and 6-10:30PM, Monday and Saturday 6...
Marvin West Hollywood Los Angeles

Marvin

Where? 8114 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 When? Tuesday-Sunday 6-11PM What? chezmarvin.com How? (323) 655-5553 or Resy ...
Otium Downtown Los Angeles

Otium

    Where? 222 S Hope, Los Angeles, CA 90012 When? Tuesday-Friday 11:30AM-10PM, Saturday-Sunday 11AM-10PM What? ot...
Parks BBQ Koreatown Los Angeles

Parks BBQ

  Where? 955 S Vermont Ave G, Los Angeles, CA 90006 When? Monday-Sunday 11AM-11PM What? parksbbq.com How? No reservatio...
Chi Spacca Hollywood Los Angeles

Chi Spacca

  Where? 6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 When? Monday-Sunday 6-10PM What? chispacca.com How? (323) 297-1133 or ...
Shunji Santa Monica Los Angeles

Shunji

  Where? 12244 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064 When? Tuesday-Friday 12-2PM and 6-10PM, Saturday-Sunday 6-10PM How? (310...
Trois Mec Hollywood Los Angeles

Trois Mec

"This is the story of a guy ..." said Coluche, but here they are three. One is called Ludo Lefebvre, trained by Passard, Meneau, Gagnaire, b...
71above Downtown Los Angeles

71above

It would be understandable to fear that a restaurant with stunning views might be a tourist trap (R.I.P. Yamashiro). 71above, the highest re...
Bestia Downtown Los Angeles

Bestia

Slow and steady may win the race, but at Bestia you must run fast to snap a table. More like trying to book three months in advance for a ta...
Taylor's Steakhouse Koreatown Los Angeles

Taylor’s Steakhouse

  Where? 3361 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005 When? Monday-Friday 11:30AM-9:30PM, Saturday-Sunday 4-9:30PM What? taylorsst...
Matsuhisa Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Matsuhisa

Welcome to the mothership. The first restaurant of Nobu Matsuhisa, whose first name has since become an empire. Matsuhisa influenced hundred...
Providence Hollywood Los Angeles

Providence

With two stars and on the top of each best restaurant list, Providence seems to be the last symbol of the Michelin Guide era in Los Angeles....
Osteria Mozza Hollywood Los Angeles

Osteria Mozza

If it is true that Italian cuisine is much less "popular" (in the true sense of the term) in Los Angeles than in France, Osteria Mozza is th...
Kismet Los Feliz Los Angeles

Kismet

While the Israeli trend is already feeding hungry souls in New York City, Philadelphia and New Orleans (with Zahav, Dizengoff, Shaya...), Lo...
Michaels Santa Monica Los Angeles

Michael’s

To fully understand Michael's, one must first know a few stories. The story of Michael McCarty, its pioneering owner, who participated in th...
Nobu Malibu Los Angeles

Nobu

It might not be the best Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles, nor the most courteous service. But nowhere else can you order a toro tartare w...
Polo Lounge Beverly Hills Los Angeles

The Polo Lounge

Like Nobu Malibu or the Chateau Marmont, the Polo Lounge’s patio is a gastronomic myth: a checkbox on the bucket list of any self-respecting...
Wolf West Hollywood Los Angeles

Wolf

The days when Marcel Vigneron (a Top Chef alum once exiled in the Utah mountains) was a lone wolf are over. His piercing blue eyes check alm...
Aburiya Raku West Hollywood Los Angeles

Aburiya Raku

There are two restaurants that count in Vegas: Lotus of Siam and Raku. Despite our prayers, Lotus of Siam has no plans to open in California...
Alimento Silverlake Los Angeles

Alimento

If you’ve never watched Chef's Table, you are not allowed to go out tonight. Stop reading right now and run (don’t walk!) on Netflix to unde...
Kali Larchmont Los Angeles

Kali

“Pretty much ever critic loves Kali on Melrose” says Eater, and we can’t agree more. Run by two former high-end  kitchen veterans (the chef ...
Miro Downtown Los Angeles

Miro

At Miro, there’s one dish that will leave you flabbergasted: the squid ink corzetti, hand-made and round-shaped pasta, exquisitely veined to...
Hatchet Hall Culver City Los Angeles

Hatchet Hall

Hatchet Hall is a masterpiece of the Dada movement. Lost in the middle of nowhere, in a part of Los Angeles that everyone ignores — except p...
AOC West Hollywood Los Angeles

A.O.C.

Suzanne Goin is a visionary: a decade before everyone else, she understood the importance of biodynamic wines, small plates and Mediterranea...
Lucques West Hollywood Los Angeles

Lucques

In a town where restaurants come and go quicker than a Snapchat post, Lucques is an exception. Back in 1998, Suzanne Goin and her partner-an...
Fishing with Dynamite Manhattan Beach Los Angeles

Fishing with Dynamite

If the world is your oyster, Fishing with Dynamite is the promised land. A tiny beach hut elegantly decorated, the ideal place to have a dri...
Here's Looking at You Koreatown Los Angeles

Here’s Looking At You

When a former Animal chef opens a restaurant, that's excellent news. But when he partners with another Animal alum, you immediately pick up ...
Rustic Canyon Santa Monica Los Angeles

Rustic Canyon

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen started more than ten years ago, when Josh Loeb held dinner series at his family’s tree house ...
Republique West Hollywood Los Angeles

Republique

If you ask us what we miss the most from France, the answer is simple: the rotisserie chicken we’d get from the butcher shop down the street...
Hinoki and the bird Culver City Los Angeles

Hinoki & the bird

When CAA (the most prestigious talent agency in Los Angeles, and therefore the world) announced their new “culinary" division, we secretly w...
Spago Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Spago

Spago is the epitome of fine dining in Los Angeles, perhaps neck-and-neck with Providence.Those who mourn the departure of the Red Guide als...
Paley Hollywood Los Angeles

Paley

Paley is a tribute. A tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood, located on Columbia Square right across from NeueHouse. Its name is a respec...
Truffle potatoes Crossroads West Hollywood

Crossroads

You may have heard about Crossroads because of their beautiful book shown in the best bookstores. Or maybe was it thanks to a vegan friend w...
Cliff's Edge Silverlake Los Angeles

Cliff’s Edge

Behind a nameless door on a corner of Sunset Boulevard, you’ll find the Jungle Book. After a cute bric-a-brac bar, there’s a small rainfores...
Musso and Franck Hollywood Los Angeles

Musso & Frank

Musso & Frank is a time machine. Red-leather banquettes, bowtied waiters, and the radiocarbon dated decor all have the musty charm of th...
Madeo Beverly Hills Los Angeles

Madeo

We’re not on Beverly Boulevard, we’re in Italy. In Northern Italy actually, Rome perhaps. In a lively neighborhood of Rome, where Italian fa...
Animal West Hollywood Los Angeles

Animal

In Los Angeles, where trends seem to be green juices and cashew cheeses, it can feel good to return to our primary nature and sink our fangs...
Kato Santa Monica Los Angeles

Kato

Tasting menus can sometimes feel like a punishment, three hours at the table without any free will, all in order to leave with a stomach too...