Los Angeles's Most Iconic Restaurants

Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the Los Angeles dining scene. Here are Los Angeles’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

The OpenTable team
Restaurants:AOC - 3rd Street, Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, Pizzeria, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Hollywood
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

AOC - 3rd Street

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
4,060 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 defines the city tod...

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Californian in Los Angeles
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,796 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 Overall in Hollywood

Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,546 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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Best Service in Hollywood
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Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
5,492 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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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Hot Spot in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Craft Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Century City
3,924 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Craft Los Angeles, a restaurant in Culver City from renowned chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio, is extremely good at what it does—which is elegant, seasonal American food, simply and thoughtfully ...

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Best Service in Westside
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Jar

$$$$·American·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
2,918 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

Jar is a Los Angeles classic, a chophouse serving simply prepared meats and fish accompanied by a wide range of sauces (think bearnaise, creamy horseradish, green peppercorn, etc.). They’re most famou...

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American in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Providence

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,733 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

There are few restaurants in Los Angeles as lauded as Michael Chimarusti’s Providence, and it’s not hard to see why. In a city where true fine-dining restaurants are rare, Providence is a shining exam...

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Notable Wine List in Los Angeles
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AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,454 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

AKASHA could easily be a caricature of a Los Angeles restaurant: everything down to the takeout containers is sustainable. But chef Akasha Richmond keeps it real with her menu, which feels at once who...

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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,349 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

There are few places as Los Angeles as The Tower Bar, found in the Sunset Tower Hotel. The menu, which feels distinctly Californian, takes cues from France and Italy—but you’re here for the star-studd...

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Scenic View in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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