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BestiaBestia
9.1
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Broken SpanishBroken Spanish
8.8
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
8.6
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
B.S. TaqueriaB.S. Taqueria
8.5
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
8
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
ShibumiShibumi
7.9
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Faith & FlowerFaith & Flower
7.8
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Californian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Border Grill - Downtown LABorder Grill - Downtown LA
7.7
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Church & StateChurch & State
7.7
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French | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Perch LAPerch LA
7.5
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best American Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Lakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure HotelLakeview Bistro at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
(76)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Edmondson Faculty CenterThe Edmondson Faculty Center
(38)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Dal RaeDal Rae
(2918)
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American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA
Vintage CafeVintage Cafe
(127)
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American | Whittier, Downtown / South and East LA
La BoucherieLa Boucherie
(373)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The VenueThe Venue
(28)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BKLABKLA
(323)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
The Highlight RoomThe Highlight Room
(145)
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American | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Bunker Hill Bar and GrillThe Bunker Hill Bar and Grill
(194)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
(245)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Rock & Reilly'sRock & Reilly's
(48)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
GLANCE RESTAURANTGLANCE RESTAURANT
(11)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

BestiaBestia
(2836)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
A'Roma RistoranteA'Roma Ristorante
(585)
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
(1922)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
(912)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Terroni - LATerroni - LA
(936)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Drago CentroDrago Centro
(2828)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MiroMiro
(356)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Casa Nostra Ristorante DowntownCasa Nostra Ristorante Downtown
(559)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Ravello Bar & GrillRavello Bar & Grill
(94)
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Italian | Whittier, Downtown / South and East LA
CicadaCicada
(798)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
VespaioVespaio
(792)
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Smeraldi's RestaurantSmeraldi's Restaurant
(179)
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Amici Beverly HillsCafe Amici Beverly Hills
(87)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ToscanaToscana
(363)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(227)
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Italian | Venice, Westside
SfixioSfixio
(617)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Osteria La BucaOsteria La Buca
(1215)
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Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Rao's HollywoodRao's Hollywood
(653)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(346)
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Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
CapoCapo
(734)
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Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(459)
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Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Marino RistoranteMarino Ristorante
(702)
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Piccolo ParadisoPiccolo Paradiso
(634)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
La Dolce VitaLa Dolce Vita
(526)
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(527)
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Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside

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Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
34
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Perch LAPerch LA
4544
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
96
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BestiaBestia
2836
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MajordomoMajordomo
21
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American | Echo Park, Hollywood
ProvidenceProvidence
3107
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Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
El CidEl Cid
52
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Spanish | Silver Lake, Hollywood
Sushi Ginza Onodera- LASushi Ginza Onodera- LA
72
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Sushi | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4609
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons HotelCUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
1753
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Steak | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
RepubliqueRepublique
2081
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French | Hollywood, Hollywood
AOCAOC
2642
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2252
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Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
BavelBavel
376
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
OtiumOtium
1630
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Odys and PenelopeOdys and Penelope
1044
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Contemporary American | Hollywood, Hollywood
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4637
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
BestiaBestia
2836
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Catch LACatch LA
3201
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Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1639
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4370
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
210
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Mediterranean | Hollywood, Hollywood
Cecconi'sCecconi's
2034
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Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
788
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Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
912
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Gracias MadreGracias Madre
3068
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
The IvyThe Ivy
4064
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2124
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Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Avra Beverly HillsAvra Beverly Hills
453
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Mediterranean | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4609
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you're after, here are the best places.
BestiaBestia
2836
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2252
$$$$
Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2124
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
RepubliqueRepublique
2081
$$$$
French | Hollywood, Hollywood
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
788
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Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
96
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
APL RestaurantAPL Restaurant
159
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Steakhouse | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
210
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Mediterranean | Hollywood, Hollywood
Little Sister - DowntownLittle Sister - Downtown
794
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Southeast Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
773
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BavelBavel
376
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Gratitude - LarchmontCafe Gratitude - Larchmont
437
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Hollywood, Hollywood
Gabi JamesGabi James
166
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Spanish | Redondo Beach, Beach Cities
Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
40
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Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Chengdu ImpressionChengdu Impression
32
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Arcadia, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
AOCAOC
2642
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4637
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4370
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
LucquesLucques
2124
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4609
$$$$
Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
3402
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American | Century City, Westside
JarJar
2417
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American | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ProvidenceProvidence
3107
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Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
AKASHAAKASHA
2913
$$$$
Contemporary American | Culver City, Westside
The Tower BarThe Tower Bar
806
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Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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BlacksmithsBlacksmiths
245 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Fabulous drinks and creative food to share. Great service and staff. More

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Bonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure HotelBonavista Revolving Lounge at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
371 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Birthday celebration for my out of town niece. She enjoyed the views and everything about the experience is cool but I wish there were more options for food. Menu is too limited. Thanks! More

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10e10e
280 reviews
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Mediterranean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Very pretty restaurant with very good Mediterranean food and very good service. We had several small plates and shared the octopus which was very good. More

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Best Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los AngelesBest Girl - Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
46 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Tucktaway in the heart of downtown Los Angeles in the Ace Hotel, best girl was nothing short of amazing. From the moment we walked in the door greeted by lovely hostess who took us to a table that we didn’t care for so she suggested another one which was fine. It was a special lobster dinner prepared by the head chef with a fixed price. I highly recommend getting on their email blast as they have great specials like this all the time. More

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The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
1922 reviews
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Service was ok. Waiters didn’t look cheerful. Food was great! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Downtown / South and East LA

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71Above71Above
1371 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Absolutely wonderful experience. Service was impeccable, food was delicious, views are unparalleled. More

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HATCH Yakitori + BarHATCH Yakitori + Bar
33 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

This place is such a hidden gem. LA definitely needs to get on the HATCH train because this place is ridiculously delicious. My friends that were visiting from The Bay area wholeheartedly agree. We cleaned up all our plates with mach speed haha. Will definitely be back! More

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P.Y.TP.Y.T
20 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

I'm not THAT big into vegetables, but wow this place is awesome! Everything we had was amazing - the carrots, the zucchini noodles, the sweet potatoes, the bread and dips. My friend and I enjoyed this so much, we're already planning out next visit! More

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Li Orient Asian Bar & RestaurantLi Orient Asian Bar & Restaurant
31 reviews
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Chinese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Top notch place for roasted duck, but really anything on the menu is excellent. More

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Tortilla Republic WeHoTortilla Republic WeHo
1044 reviews
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Consistently good food and great, friendly service. If you get Peter as your waiter, you'll be entertained, as well as properly served More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Downtown / South and East LA's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Le Comptoir1. Le Comptoir
34 reviews
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our meal with Chef Gary Menez was amazing. The courses and each one of them very unique and delicious. Will definitely be back More

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Orsa & Winston2. Orsa & Winston
401 reviews
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Honestly this place is not getting enough love. The service was excellent, the vibe was laid back, the wine pairigs were all surprising and delicious and our entire party loved it! If I went by reviews alone, I may not have chosen this place. But I am sooo glad I did! More

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Bavel3. Bavel
376 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Awesome! We had the duck hummus, oyster mushrooms, grilled prawns, grilled dorade, aged half duck apple prune cake. EVERYTHING was awesome. More

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A'Roma Ristorante4. A'Roma Ristorante
585 reviews
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Italian | La Palma, Downtown / South and East LA

The whole dining experience was fabulous especially having Ian before our server again he is a delight and very knowledgeable. He gave us the recommendations and I ordered the linguini with sweet Italian sausage and gorgonzola sauce and it was delicious. Again another great night at Roma's. More

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Dal Rae5. Dal Rae
2918 reviews
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American | Pico Rivera, Downtown / South and East LA

I've been dining at Del Rea for years and in never disappoints More

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New to OpenTable

Downtown / South and East LA restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Alta AdamsAlta Adams
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Soul food | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Soul Food made with California love for the community of West Adams. More

El Torito - CypressEl Torito - Cypress
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Mexican | Los Alamitos / Cypress, Downtown / South and East LA

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

P.F. Chang's - CerritosP.F. Chang's - Cerritos
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Asian | Cerritos, Downtown / South and East LA

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Rendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the BiltmoreRendezvous Court Traditional Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore
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Afternoon Tea | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Our renowned weekend traditional Afternoon Tea offers an assortment of delicious sandwiches, scones, and pastries, and of course, a pot of fine-blended custom tea. More

Rock and Brews - DowneyRock and Brews - Downey
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American | Downey / Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs, Downtown / South and East LA

Family-friendly Rock & Brews is now open in Downey with its quality American comfort food, local favorites and one of the area’s largest selections of international and craft beer. Guests are immersed in a rock-inspired experience with concert lighting, videos of some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time, rock art and a Great Wall of Rock featuring some of the biggest icons of the genre. Indoor and al fresco dining are available and even our four-legged rockers are welcome on our dog-friendly patio. Rock & Brews Downey is owned and operated by multi-unit franchise partner Jon Mesko.More

Discover South and East LA

Downtown Los Angeles is full of all different types of food that all have their unique flavors and dishes, as well as a lovely ambiance in which to enjoy them. You can have some traditional American cuisine, like crab cakes, free range chicken, and filet mignon in a warm but elegant atmosphere. If you're looking for a fresh catch sort of dinner, there are plenty of excellent seafood restaurants in the area where you can try all sorts of dishes ranging from clams and scallops to river king salmon and Atlantic cod. There's some great Mexican in the area too; you can visit one of the many lively cantinas for classic favorites like tacos and carne asada, as well as some twists like the chorizo cheeseburger.