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The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Southern California’s Los Angeles is famous for many things, but aside from all the celebrities and famous zip codes, the City of Angels is also one of the country’s top dining destinations. LA birthed sushi in America and is home to some of the finest Italian, Mexican, and Mediterranean chefs in the world. Here you can find an original California roll or the produce-forward, locally driven California cuisine that chefs such as Wolfgang Puck helped popularize. There are MICHELIN-starred destinations, James Beard Award-winning locales, and plenty of celebrity chef flagships to explore. From the Hollywood Hills to the Pacific Palisades, and from Little Tokyo to Koreatown, here is a list of the 40 top restaurants Los Angeles has to offer, from the people who know it best.

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34 Restaurants
Updated December 17, 2021
Restaurants:A Food Affair Restaurant, Angelini Osteria - Beverly Blvd, Angelino Trattoria
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:French American, Italian
Neighborhoods:West Los Angeles, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Toluca Lake
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A Food Affair Restaurant

$$$$
French American
West Los Angeles
4.8
1380 reviews
Established in 2012 in West Los Angeles by co-owners Chef Christian and Babette Royère, A Food Affair reflects their loving marriage, with the décor and menu of the restaurant giving the feeling of being with family in a southern French home. The dishes hark back to Christian’s childhood, with classics such as mom’s beef bourguignon, Mary’s farm duck rillettes, and the popular bouillabaisse de Marseille. AFA makes the best restaurants list not only for its food, but also for its soul.

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Angelini Osteria - Beverly Blvd

$$$$
Italian
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
4.7
2010 reviews
Angelini Osteria, first opened in 2001, is both elegant and inviting, featuring the creations of its owner and chef Gino Angelini. Angelini and his wife have made names for themselves in the city with two Italian restaurants, in addition to a catering service and a line of Angelini’s own artisanal pasta sauces. At the Osteria in Mid-City West, diners can savor famous dishes such as the spaghetti norcina, tiramisu, or the popular linguine sea urchin. Don’t forget to sample the Italian gelato afterward.

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Angelino Trattoria

$$$$
Italian
Toluca Lake
4.6
186 reviews
Angelino Trattoria offers an enjoyable Italian dining experience in its upbeat and welcoming North Hollywood location. Here, diners can savor the classics like the Roma pizza, or even a flavorful Napoli pizza, in addition to inventive takes on familiar dishes like the zuppa di broccoli. Over the years, the trattoria has become a local hotspot for birthday celebrations and fun nights out with friends. No visit to Angelino Trattoria would be complete without sampling the homemade cannelloni.

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Asuka

$$$$
Japanese
Westwood
4.8
179 reviews
For the best in Japanese dining in Westwood, local diners have come to know that there’s no place quite like Asuka. In the years since opening this location, chef Kenkichi Yamamoto has gained notoriety for his Japanese eel special, spicy tuna crispy rice, and his well-known bluefin tuna creations and house-made edamame tofu.

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Bacari - Silver Lake

$$$$
Italian
Silver Lake
4.7
2172 reviews
The much-anticipated Bacari Silver Lake opened its doors in spring 2021 just south of Franklin Hills in Silver Lake, taking over the beloved bar and patio scene that’s more private treehouse than chic diner. The Kronfli Brothers, already well-known for their other restaurants by the same name around LA, once again present a Mediterranean oasis with Bacari’s Venetian-themed menu, featuring favorites such as burrata caprese, margherita pizza, or bacari ice cream, all designed by Lior Hillel, the popular Israeli-born chef. Insider tip: Don’t miss out on the nightly 90-minute open bar.

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Bavel

$$$$
Middle Eastern
Downtown
4.8
3599 reviews
First opening in 2018, the best Middle Eastern restaurant in Los Angeles’s Art District, Bavel is yet another unforgettable culinary creation by the acclaimed chef duo behind Italian favorite Bestia, Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis. Diners at Bavel will marvel at the use of natural light, hanging planters, and the colorful and bright décor. The menu is impressive, offering everything from marinated olives and turmeric potato flatbread to whole lamb racks, among other traditional classics. Be sure to try the hummus, widely favored as the best in LA.

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Bestia

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
6426 reviews
This award-winning restaurant has distinguished itself as one of the best in Downtown LA since opening in 2012. Opened by chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis, Bestia has an industrial Italian feel with a menu offering up favorites such as the house-made buttermilk ricotta, roasted lamb neck, and squid ink chitarra. Bestia has received three stars from prominent local publications, while Menashe has twice been named a “best new chef” by Food & Wine and the Los Angeles Times. Insider tip: Be sure to try Gergis’s vin dolce chiffon cake.

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Bicyclette

$$$$
Contemporary French
West Los Angeles
4.7
842 reviews
The much-anticipated Bicyclette bistro, open as of summer 2021, is a fresh offering from beloved Republique chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke. At this Parisian-style bistro in West Los Angeles, diners are treated to a dining area with soft tones and quiet corners where friends and family members can come together over unforgettable dishes such as the Burgundy escargots en croute, roasted Brussels sprouts, and some of the best local baguettes. Look out for the fancier upstairs restaurant opening soon.

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Caravan Swim Club at Hotel June

$$$$
Californian
Playa Vista
4.5
237 reviews
For something truly unique, this Baja-inspired poolside location offers diners everything from relaxing cocktails to satisfying local dishes such as Baja tacos, grilled fish, and cherished Mexican desserts like the horchata panna cotta, all prepared by acclaimed chef Angie Lee. Whether it’s a midweek lunch or weekend brunch, the Caravan Swim Club in Westchester is always a good idea.

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Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
4.8
1625 reviews
Since 1996, the family-owned Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse in Mid-City West has welcomed diners to sit and relax with friends in its bright and inviting space. This steakhouse is certainly one of the best in Los Angeles, known for its grilled Argentine meats served with its famous chimichurri — so beloved that the restaurant sells it by the bottle.. Every night chef Azniv Bozoghlian delights diners with dishes such as the pollo Romanoff, lengua a la binagreta, and bife de lomo filet mignon. A pandemic patio addition has only upped the experience.

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chi SPACCA

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.9
1063 reviews
This Italian steakhouse in Hollywood is a must-visit in LA, praised by Los Angeles magazine as one of the 75 best restaurants in the city and by Bon Appétit as one of the country’s best new restaurants in [year]. Co-owners chef Nancy Silverton (highlighted in Netflix’s 2017 Chef’s Table) and restaurateur Joe Bastianich offer delights such as veal tongue or milk-roasted pork loin in their candle-lit dining room.

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Craig's

$$$$
Californian
West Hollywood
4.7
90 reviews
First opened in 2011, Craig’s provides diners with a private dining room that resembles a Hollywood nightclub, only one that serves the finest American fare as prepared by acclaimed chef Kursten Kizer. The Huffington Post has called Craig’s the “hottest restaurant in West Hollywood,” and it certainly lives up to distinction with dishes such as ahi tuna tartare, “vegan wise guy” all-vegetarian pizza, and the shrimp diavolo pasta. For an unforgettable meal, try the famous Jerry Weintraub’s Spaghetti Clam Show (spaghetti with clams and spice). Reservations are required.

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Girl & the Goat L.A.

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.8
2320 reviews
Chicago’s iconic Girl and the Goat landed in LA’s Arts District in 2021, bringing Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard’s array of popular global small plates to a bright and uplifting dining room designed to showcase natural lighting. Here diners can gather around the restaurant’s long, wooden tables and enjoy small plates such as pork belly salad, king salmon poke, smoked chicken thigh, and the local favorite sauteed green beans.

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House Of Meatballs

$$$$
Italian
Westwood
4.7
139 reviews
Located near Westwood Village, the House of Meatballs offers diners a choice of airy and relaxed patio or bright and hip inner dining room. Wherever people choose to sit at this Italian restaurant, everyone leaves satisfied. The menu features a variety of dishes including meatball sliders, chicken parm sandwiches, and even seafood items such as the calamari. House of Meatballs also offers catering services and is a popular location for hosting parties. Insider tip: the wine bar hosts a happy hour every day.

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Kali

$$$$
Californian
Hollywood
4.6
1302 reviews
Opening in 2012, Kali quickly earned its place among the best restaurants in Los Angeles, guided by chef Kevin Meehan and co-owner/wine director Drew Langley, both accomplished veterans in the LA fine-dining scene. At Kali in Hollywood, people can come together in the stone-tiled dining room or on the open-air patio to try Californian food and wine. Meehan’s most popular creations include the Sonoma County duck breast, local kampachi crudo, and Adrian’s sourdough bread.

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L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hollywood
4.7
2654 reviews
People from all over Los Angeles and Southern California were thrilled to see L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, made famous in the film Eat, Pray, Love, open in Hollywood the spring of 2019. Here diners can relax and unwind in the lush garden-style patio and enjoy Italian classics such as the Piece of the Pie pizza, butter lettuce salad, or the spaghetti pomodoro. Most diners agree that the best appetizer at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is the Aspen ridge meatballs.

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L’APPART

$$$$
Contemporary French / American
Downtown
4.8
138 reviews
L’APPART by Air Food serves up a casual dining experience Downtown with eclectic and friendly décor. This location cooks up a combination of French and American fare with executive chef Thierry Babet applying his years of experience in Paris and London. Menu favorites include appetizers like the escargots de Bourgogne, entrees such as the filet mignon, and desserts like the popular crème brulée. The cheese plate is an excellent start to any meal.

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Little Pine

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Silver Lake
4.6
930 reviews
Originally opened in 2015 by the famous musician and DJ Moby, this neighborhood restaurant in Silver Lake serves its diners as much as it serves its community by providing a plant-based menu, in addition to working with local charities and causes. Thanks to its founder’s fame and the innovation of its vegan and vegetarian dishes, including the apple sandwiches, Little Pine Burger, and the creatively designed meatball marinara, Little Pine draws people from around the world. Plus, the beagle bites and otismeal are special treats pets will love.

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Malbec Market

$$$$
Argentinean
Eagle Rock
4.7
95 reviews
Malbec Market in Eagle Rock provides diners with an intimate dining experience in its wood-paneled dining room or café-style patio. Here Italian and Argentinian flavors and traditions are brought together to create some of the best dishes of their kind. People who have eaten at the Malbec Market love the Napolitano sandwiches, the vegetariana pizza, and the classic Malbec salad, or try the flavorful Argentinian sausage platter with two, three, or four sausages.

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Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining - West Hollywood/W.3rd

$$$$
Japanese
West Hollywood
4.7
158 reviews
West Hollywood’s Manpuku Tokyo BBQ offers the best combination of barbecue and Japanese cooking styles and flavors in its warm and inviting dining room. Here diners can relax in comfortable booths or inviting tables as they enjoy a new twist on the classics such as the kobe sukiyaki wrap, the spicy beef soup, or even traditional beef tongue. Launched in Japan more than 60 years ago, today Manpuku serves people from around the globe. A valet parking service is available at Manpuku Tokyo.

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Marino Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.9
1192 reviews
Since its opening in the 1950s, Marino Ristorante has been the gathering place for Hollywood bigwigs and intimate family events, welcoming diners from all walks of life with its elegant oil paintings and subdued, relaxed atmosphere. Brothers Mario and Sal Marino operate the restaurant in Central Hollywood with Sal serving as the chef, offering up the restaurant’s iconic filetto Sinatra (fillet chunks with wine sauce), Marino house salad (featuring the house dressing), and the classic Roman-style zucchini blossoms. Every diner will want to come and experience Marino’s famous Tomato Wednesday menu.

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Mazal

$$$$
Israeli
Echo Park
4.8
298 reviews
Israeli food, plant-based cooking, and family-style dining all come together at Mazal in Echo Park. Here diners have the pleasure of enjoying the family-owned and -run restaurant built by Tal Zaiet, whether sitting in the hip dining room or outside on the stunning Tel-Aviv-inspired patio. Favorites here include the ricotta and goat cheese flatbread, Israeli salad, and the popular couscous. Pro tip: the Nesher malt “black beer” is a non-alcoholic delight.

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Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$
Steakhouse
Hollywood
4.8
8306 reviews
Musso and Frank Grill gives diners the chance to step back into the golden age of Hollywood with an elegant dining room and a steakhouse menu with the very best chef J.P. Amateau has to offer. Since its opening in 1919, this iconic location in Hollywood has been revered for its menu selections, with GQ magazine including the martini among America’s 20 best cocktails. Classics include marinated herring, the clubhouse sandwich, and the calf’s liver steak. Pro tip: the Musso and Frank steak sauce is the best in town.

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Nic's On Beverly

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
West Hollywood
4.7
1121 reviews
Nic’s on Beverly is about as LA as it comes: a coming together of diverse and varied local flavors in plant-based dishes by executive chef Jesus Samudio. Named for its owner, Nic Adler, this location in Beverly Hills provides diners at its bar or plant-adorned booths and tables with vegan dishes such as waffler sandwiches (featuring tempeh bacon and jalapeño aioli), the chinois on Beverly salad (made with yuzu sesame vinaigrette and pickled ginger), and the ever-popular dark chocolate mousse.

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Orsa & Winston

$$$$
Japanese
Downtown
4.7
873 reviews
This stylish yet minimalist restaurant in downtown may be the best yet from acclaimed owner and chef Josef Centeno. Orsa and Winston, named after Centeno’s beloved dogs, has earned a MICHELIN star for its creative style and flavors on the Japanese and Italian five-course tasting menu, such as the popular hand-torn pasta, the Satsuki rice porridge, and of course the lemon cucumber salad.

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Pali Wine Co. - DTLA

$$$$
Wine Bar
Downtown
4.6
70 reviews
The Pali Wine Company prides itself on being a small, local, and family-focused winery, but since its opening in 2005, it’s garnered a large amount of praise, such as multi-year “Editor’s Choice” recognition from PinotReport and Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2017 ranking. People from around the region flock to Pali’s tasting rooms in downtown Los Angeles to enjoy local flavors of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and more. Pali offers a variety of clubs featuring wine tastings and specials.

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Piccolo Venice

$$$$
Italian
Venice
4.7
456 reviews
Los Angeles’ Venice neighborhood is made even better with the Piccolo Venice Italian restaurant from chef Antonio Mure. Here diners can sit on the patio or in one of the sumptuous booths in the dining room as they come together to celebrate the moments, and the meals, that make Piccolo the best part of any day. Classic dishes served here include the warm arugula and rabbit salad, pork chops, or sweet Tronchetto, and don’t miss the house-made black ink linguine.

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Providence

$$$$
Seafood
Hollywood
4.9
3890 reviews
Opened in 2005 by chef and co-owner Michael Cimarusti and Donato Poto, Providence offers its diners a comfortable atmosphere in Central Hollywood to come together and enjoy some of the city’s best in modern American seafood dishes, such as black cod (made with Provençal flavors), Maine lobster with matsutake and turnip, and oysters on the half shell (selected daily). Celebrated for its two MICHELIN stars, Providence has also been called the “best seafood restaurant” by Los Angeles magazine. For an extra-flavorful experience, be sure to sample the house-made Hawaiian chocolate.

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Quiadaiyn Restaurant

$$$$
Mexican
Culver City
4.8
62 reviews
Culver City is home to many Mexican restaurants, but the best has to be Quiadaiyan, where executive chef Hector Martinez applies his culinary genius to bring to life traditional and classic dishes from the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The restaurant’s décor is designed to reflect the chef’s home country, while traditional dishes such as quesadillas, mole, and homemade flan are served daily. Insiders familiar with this location say that the almuerzo Quiadaiyn familiar platter is the best option for a family or group of friends.

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Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Echo Park

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Echo Park
4.6
359 reviews
The Sage Bistro and Brewery in Echo Park offers its diners the best in vegan dishes from chefs Mollie Engelhart and Elias Sosa. The bistro prides itself on being at the forefront of local and sustainable sourcing for its plant-based foods, including the popular organic wild blueberry pancakes, goatless Greek salad, and chilaquiles, not to mention the delightful mimosas. Try Sage’s popular fresh-squeezed orange juice and gluten-free brownies.

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Santuari

$$$$
Californian
Hollywood Hills
4.7
730 reviews
Santuari has earned its place among the 40 best restaurants in Los Angeles since its 2017 opening in Hollywood Hills, with publications such as Food & Wine describing it as “LA’s most transforming restaurant” in 2019. Sensual décor inspired by California and Mediterranean seaside resorts sits alongside world-class chef Brendan Mica’s menu offering timeless classics such as the seared line-caught swordfish, charred asparagus, and dry-aged NY steak.

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Shiloh's Bistro & Garden

$$$$
Kosher
Beverly Hills
4.7
63 reviews
Shiloh’s Steak House in Beverly Hills has brought together American and French cooking all within a kosher framework to please any palate. The relaxed dining atmosphere allows for enjoyable family or business gatherings, while executive chef Chloe Bismuth provides inventive and savory dishes such as grilled salmon, a classic cheeseburger and fries, and the popular organic ribeye steak. For a real treat, try the gluten-free lamb lollipops.

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SUSHI MIYAGI

$$$$
Sushi
Brentwood
4.8
107 reviews
For the best sushi in Brentwood, there’s no other place to visit than SUSHI MIYAGI, the brainchild of master sushi chef Shinichi Miyagi of Osaka. This location offers diners a truly Japanese style of sushi dining known as “omakase,” which involves the chef deciding on the contents of a meal, personalizing the sushi to meet the people seated. Options include aobe edomae and miyagi, both exquisite experiences in the ancient art of sushi. SUSHI MIYAGI also serves an impeccable selection of traditional sake and wines.

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Toscana - Brentwood

$$$$
Italian
Brentwood
4.8
880 reviews
A local hotspot since 1989, Toscana has offered the best in local Italian dining with its zuppa di verdure, carpaccio, and local wines including the restaurant’s own Cabernet Sauvignon blend, earning accolades such as Wine Spectator’s 2021 Award of Excellence. At Toscana in Brentwood, diners come together to enjoy the bright, airy atmosphere created by Mike and Kathie Gordon and their executive chef Miguel Martinez, a masterful cook who has risen from a humble dishwasher to become the man behind Toscana’s popular menu. To try one of Martinez’s favorites, get the tagliatelle bolognese.

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