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Los Angeles isn't just a city of movie stars—it's a city of celebrity chefs, too. As the second-largest city in the U.S. and a true melting pot of global cultures, the dining opportunities in LA are as endless as they are diverse. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You'll find everything from neighborhood gems to luxurious steakhouses, California fusion to classic Old World traditions—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let's follow their lead.

Restaurants:Avra Beverly Hills, Spago - Beverly Hills, Cecconi's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Californian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly Hills, West Hollywood
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Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
1,328 reviews
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
After reaching critical acclaim in NYC with its high-end authentic Greek fare, Avra opened its West Coast outpost here in Beverly Hills to local applause. Resembling an open-air MeRead more
92% recommended
Mediterranean in Los Angeles

Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,040 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
The flagship restaurant of world-renowned celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, Spago is a stylish bistro located in Beverly Hills that serves locally sourced California cuisine. Items likRead more
89% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,503 reviews
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Venetian-style Italian fare in an elegant retro Roman setting makes Cecconi’s one of the most sought-after Los Angeles restaurants. Besides wood- and charcoal-grilled specialties lRead more
84% recommended
Most Booked 1000-Point Tables in Los Angeles

The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,004 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasion
Housed in the former apartment of gangster Bugsy Siegel in the historic Tower Hotel, this classy cocktail lounge and restaurant is a living monument to the heyday of Hollywood. SelRead more
88% recommended
Best Ambiance in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Palm Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,089 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
This legendary family-owned Beverly Hills steakhouse has been a local favorite since it opened its doors back in 1926 and is still one of the hottest restaurants in Los Angeles. USRead more
91% recommended

Osteria Cal Mare

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
273 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Creative Cuisine
Coastal Italian meets the bounty of the California cornucopia at Cal Mare, celebrity chef Michael Mina’s trendy Beverly Hills culinary sensation. Brick oven pizza, handmade pasta, Read more
96% recommended

Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,385 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
A West Hollywood area favorite, Lucques is a California cuisine trendsetter situated in a renovated historic carriage house and garden. Lamb check barbacoa with saffron hominy giveRead more
96% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles

Michael's - Santa Monica

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Monica
1,411 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
A landmark dining institution since 1979, Michael’s serves upscale Californian food in an art-strewn dining room right in the heart of Santa Monica. Housemade buckwheat sourdough bRead more
82% recommended
Best Ambiance in Westside

Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
3,785 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Located right across the street from the Screen Writer’s Guild, Musso & Frank Grill has been a Hollywood literary scene hangout since the 1930s, when it opened. While the menu focuRead more
94% recommended
Special Occasion in Hollywood
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CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
2,004 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Taking the steakhouse to its most luxurious level, Wolfgang Puck’s critically acclaimed CUT is located within the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The menu focuses on different cutsRead more
90% recommended

Nobu Los Angeles

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
2,030 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
The LA outpost of the Nobu global restaurant empire is a sleek and chic space where Peruvian flavors meet Japanese standards of excellence in plates that wow the senses. From octopRead more
84% recommended
Japanese in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Lobster

$$$$·American·
Santa Monica
3,903 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
A landmark seafood restaurant located right at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier, The Lobster draws crowds for its waterfront views and freshly caught offerings. Whole main lobsterRead more
91% recommended
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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
5,743 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
With a 15th-floor rooftop setting right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles just a block from Grand Central Market, Perch is a restaurant by foodies for foodies. Stand-out classicRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,171 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
A Melrose area local favorite, Pizzeria Mozza is connected and adjacent to both Osteria Mozza and Chi Spacca, an Italian eatery and “meat speakeasy,” respectively, that are run by Read more
93% recommended
Best Food in Hollywood
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
4,937 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Located right next to always packed Pizzeria Mozza, this is where the same creative fusion genius that makes the slices so popular gets a chance to be fully developed into sophistiRead more
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Hollywood
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Forma Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Monica
761 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Known for their handmade pastas as well as their excellent cheese bar, Forma is a stand-out modern Italian eatery located in the heart of Santa Monica. Westside locals flock here fRead more
95% recommended
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Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
4,573 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
With panoramic views of the mighty Pacific from the dining room and outside patio, and a creative Mediterranean-meets-California menu, Geoffrey’s is a Malibu hot spot that defines Read more
88% recommended
Best Ambiance in Beach Cities

AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,163 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
The former personal chef of Michael Jackson and other beloved entertainment icons, Akasha Richmond now operates her own kitchen out of a historic space in downtown Culver City. EasRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Westside

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
667 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fun
  • Casual
A modern take on the classic California-style taqueria, Petty Cash is a Hollywood culinary sensation that draws drooling patrons from all walks of life. The “semi-authentic” MexicaRead more
88% recommended
Mexican in Los Angeles

Odys and Penelope - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Hollywood
1,181 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
A live fire grill in the open kitchen provides an exciting opportunity for guests to watch the wood-fired plates at Odys and Penelope work their way down the line and right onto thRead more
92% recommended
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