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Where Chefs Eat in Los Angeles

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in Los Angeles where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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7 Restaurants
Updated September 13, 2021
Restaurants:Bestia, Otium, Providence
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Downtown, Hollywood
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Bestia

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.7
6446 reviews
"Energy, a family vibe and intensely flavored food, all in a beautifully understated setting." – Miles Kirby

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Otium

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.8
2550 reviews
"It was beautiful, playful, seasonally focused and delicious." – Kristen D. Murray There are two reasons why food critic Jonathan Gold called Otium LA’s "most ambitious restaurant in years". The first is the space – trendy, sleek, modern and with a touch of sparkle thanks to custom brass lighting and a stunning suspended glass sculpture. And don’t forget the open kitchen, which brings the cooking into the dining room in a way like no other. The second reason, though, is that the dishes can be dazzling. They’re unexpected but familiar, straight from California’s open heart, with influences from Japan, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Kale salad with peanuts coexists with foie gras funnel cake, and both delight.

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Providence

$$$$
Seafood
Hollywood
4.9
3894 reviews
"The chef, Michael Ciramusti, has created an exciting cuisine with the best ingredients in Los Angeles. His series of amuse-bouches are direct hits of flavor that prepare the palate for the dishes that follow, comprising a specialised menu of sustainable seafood. It's a must-visit in Los Angeles." – Diego Hernández Baquedano

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chi SPACCA

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.9
1066 reviews
Recommended by Chef Ross Lusted from The Bridge Room

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Osteria Mozza

$$$$
Italian
Hollywood
4.8
6076 reviews
Recommended by Chef Carlos Perez from El Blok

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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$
Pizzeria
Hollywood
4.7
6058 reviews
Recommended by Chef Suzanne Goin from Lucques

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Here's Looking At You

$$$$
Contemporary American
Koreatown
4.7
728 reviews
"Quaint space and fantastic food, but it's the chef and general manager that totally make the whole experience." – Tory McPhail

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