Favorite Local Restaurants in Los Angeles

The OpenTable team

Los Angeles is having quite the food moment right now, with people flocking to the city’s best restaurants like they do to the season’s hottest premiere. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to boundary-pushing Mediterranean, pitch-perfect seafood spots to old-school Hollywood glamour—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Republique, AOC, Connie and Ted's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Californian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Hollywood, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,300 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Republique is one of the most beautiful spots to eat in LA—and the food lives up to the occasion. This is French-ish food with a California edge—there’s beef tartare and foie gras Read more
93% recommended
French in Los Angeles
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AOC

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
3,503 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Suzanne Goin is one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles food scene, and her restaurant AOC helped define the laid-back, stylish, ingredients-focused cooking that Read more
94% recommended
Californian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
3,063 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
What happens when fine-dining chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence opens up a casual seafood restaurant? You get Connie and Ted’s, an homage to New England clam shacks done in the Read more
94% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,879 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
When chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis brought their mind-bendingly-good Italian food to Bestia, Los Angeles’s collective brain exploded. At Bavel, they do it again, this timeRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Otium

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,350 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Creative Cuisine
Otium is nestled next to the Broad museum, and it feels like a natural extension of it: the ceilings soar, the windows gleam, and the food—prepared by chef Timothy Hollingsworth, aRead more
88% recommended
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,482 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
Chef Nancy Silverton certainly knows her way around a pizza—and her expertise is always on show at Pizzeria Mozza, where she churns out consistently delicious pizzas and Italian foRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
4,226 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
You think you know pizza and pasta? Try Bestia’s. Eating here feels like stepping into an entirely new universe, where flavor and texture can exist in multiple dimensions. While yoRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
5,931 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
Ever since it opened in 2016, Catch has been the hottest ticket in town: this is a see-and-be-seen place, a Los Angeles scene in every which way. And though you’re probably not theRead more
Seafood in Los Angeles
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Redbird - Los Angeles

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Walk into Redbird, and you’ll feel something special: maybe it’s the gorgeous glass windows, maybe it’s the soaring ceilings, or maybe it’s because the space once housed a cathedraRead more
94% recommended
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,139 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Nancy Silverton has created a Los Angeles restaurant empire, and Osteria Mozza is the crown jewel. Get anything from the in-house mozzarella bar, and you can’t go wrong with aRead more
90% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,805 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
Cecconi’s is one of the city’s hottest spots for power lunches and dinners, with an aura of glamour and style that feels distinctly Los Angeles. With its ivied terrace, retractableRead more
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Mercado - Los Angeles

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
825 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
You can’t talk about Los Angeles without talking about Mexican food, and Mercado—especially the location on Third Street—is a lovely place to consume it. Order a few rounds of tacoRead more
94% recommended
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BRERA Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Officine BRERA is a stunning restaurant, from the size (huge!) to the clientele (fancy!) to the food itself, which celebrates the Northern Italian heritage of its chefs Matteo FerdRead more
88% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA

Gracias Madre - West Hollywood

$$$$·Mexican·
West Hollywood
4,383 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good Vegetarian Options
It was only a matter of time before a vegan Mexican restaurant opened in Los Angeles—and we’re happy it’s Gracias Madre, which comes from the owners of cult-food spot Cafe GratitudRead more
89% recommended
Healthy in Los Angeles
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The Ivy

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,472 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
We are in Los Angeles, after all, and The Ivy is quite the reminder. This is the star-studded scene that defines a certain sub-section of the city, with food as memorable as the peRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,495 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Lucques is where Los Angeles legends Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne planted the flag for the type of Los Angeles food they made so famous. Here, you’ll find seasonal cuisine inspirRead more
94% recommended
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Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
1,899 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
For modern Greek food in a gorgeous, gilded setting, head to Avra Beverly Hills, the first West Coast outpost of New York City’s Avra Estiatorio. It’s a scene, yes, but the food isRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in Los Angeles
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Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
There is nobody in the world quite like Wolfgang Puck, the international celebrity chef with restaurants all over the globe—and there’s no restaurant quite like Spago, the place whRead more
90% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
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