Favorite Local Restaurants in Los Angeles

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.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:Republique, AOC - 3rd Street, Connie and Ted's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Californian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Hollywood, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,733 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

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 torchon, alongside b...

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French in Los Angeles
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AOC - 3rd Street

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
3,983 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 defines the city tod...

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Californian in Los Angeles

Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
3,435 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 thoughtful, stylish ...

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Seafood in Los Angeles

Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
2,579 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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 time with their take on ...

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Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA

Otium

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,377 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, a Per Se alum—is a wo...

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Fit for Foodies in Los Angeles

Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,769 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 food that never ceases...

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Best Food in Hollywood

Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
5,070 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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 you can’t go wrong her...

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Italian in Los Angeles

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
7,087 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Romantic

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 there for the food, you...

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Seafood in Los Angeles

Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 any of the pastas—jus...

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Notable Wine List in Hollywood
111 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
3,264 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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, retractable roof, and big, sunn...

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Most Booked in Los Angeles
29 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

BRERA Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,730 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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 Ferdinandi and Angelo Au...

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Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Los Angeles
38 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Gracias Madre - West Hollywood

$$$$·Mexican·
West Hollywood
5,073 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies

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 Gratitude. This is a place a...

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Most Booked in Los Angeles
64 people mentioned the Guacamole
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The Ivy

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
6,135 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion

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 people you’re likely t...

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Californian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
59 people mentioned the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

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 is also excellent, wit...

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Mediterranean in Los Angeles
51 people mentioned the Fresh Fish

Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
5,478 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays

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 where everything start...

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Special Occasion in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
80 people mentioned the Veal Chop