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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:A Food Affair Restaurant, Angelini Osteria, 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
1,249 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 be...

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Angelini Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
1,608 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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...

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Italian in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Angelino Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Toluca Lake
145 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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 Napo...

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Neighborhood Gem in San Fernando Valley / Valencia

Asuka

$$$$·Japanese·
Westwood
152 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine

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 notoriet...

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Japanese in Los Angeles

Bacari - Silver Lake

$$$$·Italian·
Silver Lake
802 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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...

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Best Ambiance in Hollywood
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Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
2,794 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

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, ...

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Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
5,376 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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 ...

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Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Bicyclette

$$$$·Contemporary French·
West Los Angeles
436 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot

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...

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Caravan Swim Club at Hotel June

$$$$·Californian·
Playa Vista
175 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies

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 des...

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Californian in Westside

Carlitos Gardel Argentine Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
1,416 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies

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 ...

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Steakhouse in Los Angeles
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chi SPACCA

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
923 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 restaurant...

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Best Food in Hollywood
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Craig's

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
31 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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...

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Great for Brunch in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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E.A.K. RAMEN & SUSHI ROLL

$$$$·Ramen·
West Hollywood
44 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Good for a Date

Launched in Japan in 2008 before jumping to Beverly Hills, E.A.K. Ramen has become a local favorite where people from around the community come together to enjoy the best in ramen. The name is a phone...

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Healthy in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Girl & the Goat L.A.

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
1,026 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion

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 ...

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Contemporary American in Los Angeles
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House Of Meatballs

$$$$·Italian·
Westwood
76 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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, ev...

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Kali

$$$$·Californian·
Hollywood
1,132 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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...

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Notable Wine List in Los Angeles
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L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
2,028 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 c...

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Best Ambiance in Hollywood
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L’APPART

$$$$·Contemporary French / American·
Downtown
96 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Birthdays

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 ...

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Fit for Foodies in Los Angeles

Little Pine

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Silver Lake
788 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 addit...

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Great for Brunch in Hollywood

Malbec Market

$$$$·Argentinean·
Eagle Rock
51 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

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 toge...

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Best Overall in Pasadena / San Gabriel

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

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
135 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun

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 ...

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Japanese in Los Angeles

Marino Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
1,061 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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 ...

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Best Overall in Hollywood
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Mazal

$$$$·Israeli·
Echo Park
178 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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, w...

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Healthy in Los Angeles

Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
6,357 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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 i...

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Steakhouse in Los Angeles
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Nic's On Beverly

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
West Hollywood
777 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch

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 ...

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Healthy in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Orsa & Winston

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
759 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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...

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Notable Wine List in Los Angeles
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Pali Wine Co. - DTLA

$$$$·Wine Bar·
Downtown
56 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List

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” reco...

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Notable Wine List in Los Angeles

Piccolo Venice

$$$$·Italian·
Venice
304 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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...

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Providence

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,743 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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 ...

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Seafood in Los Angeles
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Quiadaiyn Restaurant

$$$$·Mexican·
Culver City
36 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Cozy

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 fro...

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Best Food in Los Angeles

Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery - Echo Park

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Echo Park
295 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Great for Brunch

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 sustaina...

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Healthy in Los Angeles

Santuari

$$$$·Californian·
Hollywood Hills
564 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies

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 res...

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Best Service in Hollywood
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Shiloh's Steak House

$$$$·Kosher·
Beverly Hills
40 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups

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 ...

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SUSHI MIYAGI

$$$$·Sushi·
Brentwood
81 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Cozy

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 ...

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Best Service in Los Angeles

The Court Cafe

$$$$·American·
LAX / Westchester
146 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Groups

It was the early part of 2019 when Calvin Johnson and Jermelle Henderson, both of social media fame, joined their culinary powers as the “foodminati” and unleashed their dream of The Court Café in Wes...

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Great for Brunch in Los Angeles
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Toscana - Brentwood

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
732 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 ...

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Vincenti Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Brentwood
589 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Vincenti Ristorante’s founder and co-owner Maureen Vincenti welcomes people of all walks of life to this fine Italian restaurant’s warm and relaxed atmosphere in trendy Brentwood. With both classic an...

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Fit for Foodies in Westside