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The Best Brunch Restaurants in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

There's no shortage of fabulous restaurants in Los Angeles—and whether you're hunting down the best breakfast burrito, in search of a to-die-for Bloody Mary, or just seeking out a healthy meal to start the day, this city won’t let any diner down. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the best brunch spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to upscale bistros, buzzy seafood spots to rustic Italian—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Geoffrey's Restaurant, Perch LA, Ca Del Sole
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, French American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Malibu, Downtown, Toluca Lake
For 2 people on Sun, 11/17
Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 11/17
Time
7:00 PM

Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
4,604 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
Geoffrey’s Restaurant in Malibu offers magnificent views of the Pacific coastline in a setting complemented by waterfalls and tropical plants. It conjures up the perfect vibe of MeRead more
89% recommended
Best Ambiance in Beach Cities

Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
5,828 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Perch Los Angeles is a French-inspired rooftop bistro that provides unobstructed views of downtown Los Angeles. Dining here, you will feel like you are floating above the skyline! Read more
90% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

Ca Del Sole

$$$$·Italian·
Toluca Lake
2,259 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
A delicious Northern Italian restaurant located in North Hollywood, Ca Del Sole makes for a classy Los Angeles brunch destination where you can enjoy outdoor seating and a laid-bacRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in San Fernando Valley / Valencia

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

$$$$·Californian·
Bel-Air
790 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Wolfgang Puck is the signature restaurant at the legendary Hotel Bel Air and if you’re expecting a classic California vibe, they won’t let you down. The gorgeous dining room has anRead more
Outdoor Dining in Los Angeles
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Napa Valley Grille - Westwood

$$$$·Californian·
Westwood
2,715 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Located in the heart of Westwood, Napa Valley Grille is the perfect place to try quintessential California cuisine. It combines local, seasonal ingredients, artisan products, and aRead more
89% recommended
Great for Lunch in Westside

Westside Tavern

$$$$·Californian·
West Los Angeles
1,315 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Westside Tavern is a social, urban-minded restaurant that features seasonal chef-driven California Tavern cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, local craft beers, and a unique wine listRead more
92% recommended
Californian in Westside

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,033 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
Perched atop the bright streets of West Hollywood, Catch LA is the West Coast outpost of the original Catch in NYC. It’s a globally influenced seafood restaurant that serves as a oRead more
83% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,177 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
AKASHA restaurant features New American cuisine with a focus on comfort food, big flavors, and sustainable ingredients. The menu has options for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, Read more
91% recommended
Contemporary American in Westside

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,528 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • People Watching
Cecconi’s features a modern twist on classic Italian cuisine. Boasting a beautiful open-air dining room located in West Hollywood, the restaurant serves handmade pasta, seafood, anRead more
82% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles

Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
3,932 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
The Musso and Frank Grill, located in the heart of Hollywood, provides an authentic Old Hollywood dining experience. Open since 1919, it is one of Los Angeles’ most iconic restauraRead more
95% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,015 reviews
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Terrace at the famous Sunset Tower Hotel features an outdoor dining experience with updated furnishings and an elegant new bar. The tables fit directly into the windows so thatRead more
93% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
1,376 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
Avra is a Greek-inspired Mediterranean seafood restaurant that serves whole grilled fish and traditional Greek specialties. This West Coast outpost of the original NYC restaurant sRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in Los Angeles

Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,395 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Open since 1998, Lucques has long been recognized as one of the country’s best restaurants. It features California cuisine with French and Mediterranean influences served in a warmRead more
96% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located just off Wilshire Boulevard, Spago is Wolfgang Puck’s legendary flagship restaurant. It continues to be the ultimate in fine dining and serves gorgeous California-inspired Read more
93% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

La Scala - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly Hills
535 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, La Scala offers a classic Italian fine dining experience with a variety of traditional Italian cuisine, fine wines, cocktails, and desserts. Read more
81% recommended
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The Palm Los Angeles

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,635 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The Palm, located in downtown Los Angeles, is one of the city’s most renowned steakhouses, serving up prime beef, jumbo lobsters, and authentic Italian fare. It’s a multi-level resRead more
91% recommended
Great for Lunch in Downtown / South and East LA

The Lobster

$$$$·American·
Santa Monica
3,903 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, The Lobster is a renowned seafood and fine dining restaurant with a focus on Maine and California spiny lobsters. They also serve entrees composeRead more
91% recommended
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Forma Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Monica
761 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Named after formaggio, the star ingredient on the menu, Forma is the place to go for simple Italian dining on the Westside. The restaurant features a cheese bar, a vast cheese seleRead more
95% recommended
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Odys and Penelope - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Hollywood
1,181 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Opened by acclaimed husband-and-wife chef team Quinn and Karen Hatfield, Odys and Penelope showcase their knack for inventive, seasonal cuisine. The menu has a wide selection of woRead more
92% recommended
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The Hungry Cat - Hollywood - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
1,116 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located in the Sunset and Vine Building in the heart of Hollywood, The Hungry Cat has a focus on high-quality fish paired with fresh, locally sourced ingredients from nearby farmerRead more
86% recommended
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