Hard to Get Reservations in Los Angeles

The OpenTable team

Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Los Angeles where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Le Comptoir, Perch LA, INKO NITO Arts District
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, French American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Downtown

Le Comptoir

$$$$·American·
Downtown
114 reviews
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
Those folks lined up outside Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie? They’re probably waiting to get into Le Comptoir, a tiny counter showcasing chef Gary Menes’s thoughtful, intense, vegetabRead more
100% recommended
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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
6,833 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
There are few spots in LA that feel as special as Perch, one of the city’s first rooftop bars. Complete with fire pits, live jazz, and a view of Pershing Square, this is one of theRead more
94% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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INKO NITO Arts District

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
225 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Inko Nito, a Japanese restaurant in the Arts district, is one of Los Angeles’s hottest openings, and it’s not hard to see why: this is a robatayaki, where you’ll see the chefs grilRead more
89% recommended
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
4,220 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 yoRead more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA
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Providence

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,629 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
Seafood in Los Angeles
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El Cid

$$$$·Spanish·
Silver Lake
92 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Tapas
  • Romantic
El Cid is undoubtedly one of the coolest bars in the city, a place where you can drink top-notch cocktails, take flamenco lessons, and have a casual hang-out with friends, all in oRead more
Outdoor Dining in Hollywood
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Sushi Ginza Onodera- LA

$$$$·Sushi·
West Hollywood
158 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
Los Angeles is certainly known for its sushi, and there are few places in this town quite like Sushi Ginza Onodera. This is a temple to raw fish, where chef Yohei Matsuki prepares Read more
100% recommended
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Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,338 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
Californian in Los Angeles
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CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
2,094 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
There are normal steakhouses, and then there are Wolfgang Puck steakhouses. Cut is is a cut above your average steakhouse, and even your excellent steakhouse: this is the fine-diniRead more
88% recommended
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Majordōmo

$$$$·American·
Echo Park
25 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Majordomo is chef David Chang’s first foray into the Los Angeles food scene, and he certainly does the city proud. Start off with a few bings—savory, pancake-like breads served witRead more
91% recommended
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