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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in Los Angeles

The OpenTable Team

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In celebration, we created a list featuring some of the most exceptional women in Los Angeles’ culinary scene. As the long-standing mecca of sunny days, epic meals, and Hollywood heroines, it’s easy to see why it’s called the City of Angels. Next time you’re in town, we invite you to celebrate women (and eat something delicious) at one of these top spots.

Restaurants:Lucques, Jar, Border Grill - Downtown LA
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Californian, American, Mexican
Neighborhoods:West Hollywood, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., Downtown
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,385 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Lucques, a French bistro-inspired restaurant on Melrose in West Hollywood, is an incredible success story for its two female founders—Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. The duo claimRead more
96% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
116 people mentioned the Short Rib

Jar

$$$$·American·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
2,612 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
The specialty of Jar, a Beverly Grove chophouse helmed by chef-owner Suzanne Tracht, is modernized versions of classic American comfort food, prepared with impeccable ingredients. Read more
92% recommended
American in Los Angeles
391 people mentioned the Pot Roast

Border Grill - Downtown LA

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
1,875 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Business Meals
Open since 1985 and as popular as ever, Border Grill in downtown Los Angeles is an institution, establishing its co-owners and co-chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger as authoRead more
88% recommended
63 people mentioned the Monica

The Tuck Room Tavern – Los Angeles

$$$$·American·
Westwood
344 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Groups
  • Creative Cuisine
The Tuck Room Tavern bills itself “a spirited drinking and dining den,” with an emphasis on cocktails and craveable comfort food. The small chain (in addition to Los Angeles, thereRead more
Vibrant Bar Scene in Westside
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
2,886 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
In opening Republique, Margarita Manzke and her husband Walter Manzke took over the West Hollywood space of the legendary former Campanile, meaning expectations were high. RepubliqRead more
92% recommended
French in Los Angeles
70 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Here's Looking At You

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-Wilshire
530 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Creative Cuisine
Farmers-market-driven New American cuisine with global influences, plus creative craft cocktails, characterize the offerings at Here's Looking at You, an eclectic space in KoreatowRead more
92% recommended
Contemporary American in Los Angeles
19 people mentioned the Beef Tartare

Tavern

$$$$·Californian·
Brentwood
2,324 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Tavern is the second restaurant by acclaimed Lucques owners Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, the winners of four James Beard Foundation Awards between them. Food & Wine magazine naRead more
88% recommended
Californian in Westside
27 people mentioned the Turkey Burger

Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
4,930 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Hollywood
99 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus
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