Los Angeles's Most Iconic Restaurants

The OpenTable team

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.

Restaurants:AOC, Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, Pizzeria, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Hollywood

AOC

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
3,543 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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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,501 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
91% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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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
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,495 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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
96% recommended
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Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
5,372 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
Contemporary American in Los Angeles
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Craft Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Century City
3,821 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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, simpRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Westside
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Jar

$$$$·American·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
2,768 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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.)Read more
93% recommended
Fit for Foodies in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Providence

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,629 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Tasting Menu
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, ProvidenRead more
95% recommended
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AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,317 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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, whiRead more
94% recommended
Contemporary American in Los Angeles

The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,173 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 herRead more
90% recommended
Best Ambiance in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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