The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
KatoKato
8.5
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Californian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Belle VieBelle Vie
8.5
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French | West Los Angeles, Westside
Sushi TsujitaSushi Tsujita
8.3
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Sushi | West Los Angeles, Westside
Tar & RosesTar & Roses
8.1
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Mayura RestaurantMayura Restaurant
8.1
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South Indian | Culver City, Westside
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
8.1
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American | Venice, Westside
Forma RestaurantForma Restaurant
8
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Contemporary Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
8
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American | Culver City, Westside
LukshonLukshon
7.8
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Southeast Asian | Culver City, Westside
South EndSouth End
7.8
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European | Venice, Westside
Chez TexChez Tex
7.8
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Californian | Venice, Westside
FIGFIG
7.7
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Mediterranean | Santa Monica, Westside
Sage - A Plant Based BistroSage - A Plant Based Bistro
7.6
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Culver City, Westside
Rose Cafe - RestaurantRose Cafe - Restaurant
7.6
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American | Venice, Westside

Best American Restaurants in Westside

Tar & RosesTar & Roses
(1742)
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American | Santa Monica, Westside
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
(3423)
$$$$
American | Century City, Westside
Superba Food & BreadSuperba Food & Bread
(256)
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside
The Brentwood Restaurant and LoungeThe Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge
(401)
$$$$
American | Brentwood, Westside
Local Kitchen + Wine BarLocal Kitchen + Wine Bar
(311)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Rose Cafe - RestaurantRose Cafe - Restaurant
(698)
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American | Venice, Westside
Nook BistroNook Bistro
(418)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Upper WestUpper West
(1680)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
Hatchet HallHatchet Hall
(693)
$$$$
American | Culver City, Westside
The LobsterThe Lobster
(3817)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside
The Six - WLAThe Six - WLA
(73)
$$$$
American | West Los Angeles, Westside
Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA
(450)
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

Best Italian Restaurants in Westside

ToscanaToscana
(371)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Barrique VeniceBarrique Venice
(235)
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside
Il SegretoIl Segreto
(354)
$$$$
Italian | Bel-Air, Westside
CapoCapo
(740)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Divino - BrentwoodDivino - Brentwood
(463)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Terroni - BeverlyTerroni - Beverly
(544)
$$$$
Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
Vito RestaurantVito Restaurant
(559)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Locanda PositanoLocanda Positano
(1020)
$$$$
Italian | Marina del Rey, Westside
Pastina TrattoriaPastina Trattoria
(305)
$$$$
Italian | West Los Angeles, Westside
La Vecchia CucinaLa Vecchia Cucina
(1338)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Vincenti RistoranteVincenti Ristorante
(336)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside
Carmine's - Los AngelesCarmine's - Los Angeles
(213)
$$$$
Italian | Century City, Westside
Via VenetoVia Veneto
(456)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside
Amici BrentwoodAmici Brentwood
(335)
$$$$
Italian | Brentwood, Westside

Popular restaurants in Los Angeles

Browse some of the most booked restaurants in Los Angeles

Cosa Buona
(224)
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Italian | Echo Park
Mohawk Bend
(104)
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Silver Lake
Eve
(69)
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Bistro | Downtown
Bavel
(2106)
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Downtown
Bestia
(1828)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in Los Angeles

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
37
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Perch LAPerch LA
4637
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
102
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BestiaBestia
2899
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MajordomoMajordomo
21
$$$$
American | Echo Park, Hollywood
ProvidenceProvidence
3125
$$$$
Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
El CidEl Cid
53
$$$$
Spanish | Silver Lake, Hollywood
Sushi Ginza Onodera- LASushi Ginza Onodera- LA
76
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Sushi | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4639
$$$$
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
1771
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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
2131
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French | Hollywood, Hollywood
AOCAOC
2667
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2272
$$$$
Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
BavelBavel
443
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
OtiumOtium
1666
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Odys and PenelopeOdys and Penelope
1055
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Contemporary American | Hollywood, Hollywood
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4666
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
BestiaBestia
2899
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Catch LACatch LA
3325
$$$$
Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1672
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4408
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
218
$$$$
Californian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Cecconi'sCecconi's
2053
$$$$
Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
800
$$$$
Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
931
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Gracias MadreGracias Madre
3126
$$$$
Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
The IvyThe Ivy
4115
$$$$
Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2145
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Avra Beverly HillsAvra Beverly Hills
516
$$$$
Mediterranean | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4639
$$$$
Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
BestiaBestia
2899
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2272
$$$$
Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2145
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
RepubliqueRepublique
2131
$$$$
French | Hollywood, Hollywood
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
800
$$$$
Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
102
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
APL RestaurantAPL Restaurant
184
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Steakhouse | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
218
$$$$
Californian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Little Sister - DowntownLittle Sister - Downtown
817
$$$$
Southeast Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
790
$$$$
Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BavelBavel
443
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Gratitude - LarchmontCafe Gratitude - Larchmont
444
$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan | Hollywood, Hollywood
Gabi JamesGabi James
176
$$$$
Spanish | Redondo Beach, Beach Cities
Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
42
$$$$
Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Chengdu ImpressionChengdu Impression
35
$$$$
Chinese (Sichuan) | Arcadia, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
AOCAOC
2667
$$$$
Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4666
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4408
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
LucquesLucques
2145
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4639
$$$$
Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
3423
$$$$
American | Century City, Westside
JarJar
2428
$$$$
American | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ProvidenceProvidence
3125
$$$$
Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
AKASHAAKASHA
2930
$$$$
Contemporary American | Culver City, Westside
The Tower BarThe Tower Bar
818
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Treat your taste buds: Explore Westside restaurants.

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1 Pico1 Pico
1733 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

We treated ourselves and it was delish. More

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TaninoTanino
954 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Westwood, Westside

We had a wonderful evening at Tanino. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. More

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BOA Steakhouse - Santa MonicaBOA Steakhouse - Santa Monica
1718 reviews
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Steak | Santa Monica, Westside

Always a great party when we dine at Boa SM! Food is always well prepared. They get it right every time. More

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1212 Santa Monica1212 Santa Monica
254 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

Great Monday happy hour ALL NIGHT LONG! Amazing chartucheri platter! Really tasty deviled eggs, amazing Parmesan cheese fries! The cocktails were very good! The ribeye steak with truffle butter instead of with balsamic was amazing! If you like garlic ask for roasted garlic as a side! My daughter had the petit filet which looked amazing! (She said it was amazing!) Cheesecake was very good! All the staff were extra attentive and very nice! This was our first visit and I would give it a 9.5 as a total experience! More

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Chinois on MainChinois on Main
1663 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Santa Monica, Westside

Chinois is always absolute perfection! Thank you Natalya and all the staff for always being so kind and so gracious to us! More

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Specials at top restaurants in Westside

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Taste on MelroseTaste on Melrose
2400 reviews
$$$$
American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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Very pleasant, quiet good food, nice staff good service. Thanks! More

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Tortilla Republic WeHoTortilla Republic WeHo
1056 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Good food and service More

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71Above71Above
1431 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Great food and ambiance. I like that you can pay at your table instantly. More

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Pearl's RooftopPearl's Rooftop
308 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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Great space! Nice waiters/waitresses and good drinks More

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WolfWolf
449 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Catherine was perfect! Attentive, gave great recommendations, and everything was so delicious More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Westside's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air1. SHU - Sushi House Unico - Bel Air
335 reviews
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Sushi | Bel-Air, Westside

Shu remains a superb dining experience. I have eaten there several times over a period of years and it never disappoints. Friendly, attentive and relaxed staff while still taking very good care of you. The black cod I had the other night was perfectly cooked. More

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Barrique Venice2. Barrique Venice
235 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Venice, Westside

Food is always great but the bread and one dish came out cold. Also, asked for a full bodied wine and they recommended a pretty light red which I wouldn’t care too much about if it wasn’t an $80 bottle. But overall the food is amazing and I love this place. More

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Carmine's - Los Angeles3. Carmine's - Los Angeles
213 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Century City, Westside

First time at Carmine’s. First impressed by Miley - the host and server extraordinary. Food was amazing. Prices very reasonable and atmosphere a true “ grownup’s restaurant”. Think I found a new favorite. More

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Via Veneto4. Via Veneto
456 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Santa Monica, Westside

The evening was lovely as usual. The ambience is beautiful, intimate, and romantic. The server was very gracious. The food was excellent. More

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Casa Sanchez5. Casa Sanchez
830 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | West Los Angeles, Westside

Casa Sanchez is my favorite restaurant I love it so much, I enjoy it every time. Great service, great food, and the music was outstanding. More

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New to OpenTable

Westside restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
El Torito - Santa MonicaEl Torito - Santa Monica
$$$$
Mexican | Santa Monica, Westside

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

Javier's - Century CityJavier's - Century City
$$$$
Mexican | Century City, Westside

JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our intimate private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.More

La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly L.A.La Pizza & La Pasta - Eataly L.A.
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Italian | Century City, Westside

While pizza and pasta are just the tip of the Italian (and Eatalian) iceberg, there is a reason these two culinary staples are the most beloved exports from Italy. Enjoy our seasonal selection just steps away from where our expert pasta chefs and dough-slinging pizzaioli (pizza makers) create dishes before your eyes.More

Surfside Venice BeachSurfside Venice Beach
$$$$
American | Venice, Westside

At Surfside, we pride ourselves in supporting the community by providing a stage for local musicians, using local produce, serving local beers, and doing our part to help the environment.
You'll find our fun, beach vibe environment, the perfect spot to hang on a sunny day, have a happy hour drink after work, and enjoy the nightlife full of live music, DJs, themed parties, and games. More

The GablesThe Gables
$$$$
American | Santa Monica, Westside

The Gables serves a seasonal menu of homestyle California cuisine by Chef Vicki Fan Matsusaka, known for her past work with Superba Food + Bread and Beacon. Chef Matsusaka’s menu features elevated American classics, with an emphasis on ingredients sourced at the local Santa Monica’s Farmer’s Market, alongside ethically raised meat and sustainable fish. The restaurant features an airy dining room with exposed brick walls and large patio.

The Gables was featured on Thrillist's Best in LA list for new restaurants, Eater's Hottest New Restaurant list and Food & Wine's Big Deal Openings. We offer full waiter service dining in the evening and counter-order dining for breakfast, lunch and brunch.More

Discover Westside

Westside Los Angeles is home to the glitz and glamor of Hollywood. Whether you're a longtime resident or a starry-eyed tourist, you won't have to travel far to find great food. Here, it ranges from 5-star restaurants to cheap dining truck tacos. For lunchtime fare, head to one of the area's Italian and French sidewalk cafes, which serve things like crepes and paninis. Upscale options abound, with choices like New American wine bars, sushi bars, and steakhouses with oceanfront views. International flavor is easy to find as well. The Westside area has authentic Mexican restaurants, Filipino eateries, and ramen joints. For dessert, make sure to try a real Mexican churro, a pastry from a chic patisserie, or some frozen yogurt.