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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (1299)
$31 to $50
American
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list. Recognized on Michelin's Bib Gourmand 2018 list
Top review
FoodieJJ
Dined 3 days ago
We had a special wine tasting event. The food was timed perfectly with each flight, and staff made every accomodations to facilitate our event. Outstanding!
A photo of Pearl District - Westlake restaurant
4.9
4.9 (938)
$50 and over
American
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
About the restaurant
Open for business! Takeout reservations only per the current regulations in place. Check out our takeout menu, reserve a time when you would like to pick it up. We will call you for the order and have it ready for pick up based on your reservation choice.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Once again we had a lovely evening at Pearl District. The cocktails and food were delicious and our friends enjoyed themselves. Looking forward to returning again.
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4.8
4.8 (639)
$30 and under
American
Flower District
About the restaurant
Poppy + Rose is known for our buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, pulled pork hash, mimosas, rose mojito and more! Come visit us at the historic SoCal Flower Market 7 days a week from 9AM-3PM.

Poppy+Rose's Rooftop Patio is currently closed; all groups will be seated in our indoor dining room located at 765 Wall Street.

Poppy+Rose welcomes walk-ins 7 days a week. For groups up to 8, reservations can be made Mon-Thurs via Open Table. We do not take reservations on Friday or Saturday for groups under 9.

For groups of 9+ we offer large party pricing and reservations 7 days a week for our dining room only. While a reservation for a large group is not necessary, the pricing for large parties will still apply to all walk-in parties of 9+. For large party reservations and buyout pricing please email gm@poppyandrose.com.

Top review
JeffHvip
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Outstanding. The food and service were excellent (Crab/Avocado benedict & Shrimp & Grits) .
A photo of Cork Dork restaurant
4.8
4.8 (605)
$30 and under
American
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
About the restaurant
Cork Dork is a haven for all people who love food, wine and local spirits. Curating the menu is Danny Amirian, born and raised in Westlake, he brings his fresh farm to fork approach back to the Conejo Valley. Danny's exclusive menu is always changing to focus on local farms and purveyors' best available product. Danny cooks from the heart and his passion will show on the plate.

If you are a beginner and enjoy a glass, starting to learn, or Cork Dorks like us you will enjoy our ever-changing selection of wines. All wines are available in 2oz, 6oz, and bottles so you can try multiple items in one sitting.

Our bar serves local spirits (all from CA) and artisanal cocktails! We've made our memorable cocktail list legendary by adding a dorky twist to our cocktail artistry. We've sought after local, high-quality spirits and fresh ingredients that will set our cocktails apart, the names alone will captivate you before sipping these exquisite creations developed by our own mixologist.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First visit. Dinner. Vegetarians. Great choices among starters and mains. Wine list was ok, not as extensive as we’d expected but we found good wines for our meals. Service by Shane was outstanding. Look forward to returning soon.
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4.9
4.9 (745)
$31 to $50
American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Tucked away on the Altadena/Pasadena border,
Chef Paul Ragan brings a feast of flavors to the dinner table.
Join us in our dining room or order the Roastie to go!
Top review
NinaM
Dined 3 days ago
Flights and Bites is a great dining experience! Hors d’oeuvres size deliciousness with perfectly paired wine samples. Different every time! YUM!
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4.9
4.9 (2500)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious covered patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Food is always great during the dinner hours. I can get a little loud, but I guess that’s to be expected. Nice ambience dark with candlelight you can see the flames in the cooks working in the kitchen one of my favorite places the food drinks and staff are always great.
A photo of Tar & Roses restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4043)
$31 to $50
American
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Tar & Roses is a globally inspired culinary experience.
Chef Andrew Kirschner has transformed his kitchen into a local and welcoming home, focused on the element of the wood fired oven to bring out the best flavor in our dishes. Coming straight from the visionary mind of our award winning chef, our menu is created with only the highest quality ingredients and fresh, local products. This attention to detail helps makes our food a perfected craft which will inspire you to be adventurous, in the most approachable and delicious way possible.
When you step into Tar & Roses, you'll feel like you are coming home. Our entire staff awaits your arrival with warm smiles and thoughtful service ~ please, come share a meal with us!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
So many delicious choices. We had fun mapping out the courses with our server Jonah. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Everyone was very kind, I'm glad we gave it a try. We'll be back next trip, for sure!
A photo of Jar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3242)
$50 and over
American
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
About the restaurant
Jar, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Chef Suzanne Tracht, is a modern-day chophouse which fares great appetizers, salads, a la carte Broilers, Roasts, Braises and Sautés, supplemented by an array of comforting sides, sauces, and desserts. Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong continue to create a contemporary American menu with dishes that appeal to everyone. The room is infused with the artistry and flair of a 1940s Supper Club and the signature dishes have brought rave reviews year after year. Join us for a casual, full service dining experience at the bar or a more formal affair at one of our white table cloth covered tables. Check our website for menus and more. Nightly specials are always seasonal. Dress code: Business Casual. We do not allow tank tops for gentlemen; a collared shirt is suggested instead. We also do not allow athletic attire, flip-flops, and caps while dining.
Top review
JoanLvip
Dined on May 23, 2024
Always consistently delicious food. Great wine list. Excellent service.
A photo of Dunsmoor restaurant
4.8
4.8 (820)
$50 and over
American
Eagle Rock
About the restaurant
Brian Dunsmoor’s namesake restaurant, Dunsmoor, is the latest iteration of his ongoing exploration of American heritage cooking. It is, first and foremost, a restaurant for the community that surrounds it, and a loving expression of the relentless research that has informed his cooking for the last ten years.

We offer the full menu at tables in our dining room and at the chef's counter, as well as at our outdoor tables. Reservations are recommended but we make every effort to accommodate walk-ins when possible.

Dunsmoor's wine bar, accessible either through the restaurant or via its own door on Ave 35, does not accept reservations and serves a limited menu of our raw and larder items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Fantastic food and service. Had a great time. Cheers
A photo of Dal Rae restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5898)
$31 to $50
American
Pico Rivera
About the restaurant

WON 2021 THE "BEST IN SOUTHLAND" FROM THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY,SOUTH BAY, AND THE SAN FERNADO VALLEY.
The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world. The Dal Rae is located close to the 5 freeway and half-way between LA County, Orange County and The Valley. It is a perfect location for business meetings or entertaining friends and family.
Top review
RicardoP
Dined 2 days ago
Consistently excellent. Always a pleasant experience
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