Discover Trending Restaurants in Los Angeles

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 our Tastemaker List. 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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Avra Beverly Hills, Spago - Beverly Hills, Cecconi's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Contemporary American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly Hills, West Hollywood

Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
2,772 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

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 Mediterranean villa, c...

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Mediterranean in Los Angeles

Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
5,479 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays

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 like agnolotti with sum...

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Special Occasion in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
3,265 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • 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 like the half brick c...

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Most Booked in Los Angeles

The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,324 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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. Select from the market ...

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

The Palm Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,418 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Lunch

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. USDA prime corn-fed be...

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Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
5,828 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 focuses on hearty Americ...

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Best Service in Los Angeles

CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
2,136 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 cuts from various top be...

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Steakhouse in Los Angeles

Nobu Los Angeles

$$$$·Japanese Speciality·
West Hollywood
2,491 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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 octopus and scallop tirad...

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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
8,322 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion

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 classic-style meat dishes l...

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Outdoor Dining in Downtown / South and East LA

Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,770 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 the same team as the...

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Best Food in Hollywood

Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,487 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 sophisticated plates for a d...

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Notable Wine List in Hollywood

Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
6,506 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

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 oceanfront dining in...

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Best Ambiance in Beach Cities

AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,440 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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. East meets West in an e...

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69 people mentioned the Short Rib

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
849 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

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” Mexican restaurant offers ...

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Mexican in Los Angeles
24 people mentioned the Guacamole

Zinqué - DTLA

$$$$·French·
Downtown
208 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Hip neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes and small plates. Craft cocktail menu and uniquely c...

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Healthy in Downtown / South and East LA
4 people mentioned the Grilled Salmon

Pump

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Hollywood
4,527 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
  • Hot Spot

Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Experience a full dinner among 100yrs old Olive Trees in our beautiful Garden. Let the chic ambience and dec...

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Contemporary American in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
40 people mentioned the Potato Salad