Los Angeles Restaurants

Los Angeles may be known for its beach living and celebrity-infused backdrop, but it was once a farm town. The hillsides were covered in citrus orchards and dairy farms, and agriculture was a major industry. Today, even as L.A. is urbanized, the city's culinary landscape has re-embraced a local, sustainable, and seasonal philosophy at many levels—from fine dining to street snacks.

With a growing interest in farm-to-fork, the city's farmers' market scene has exploded, becoming popular at big-name restaurants and small eateries alike. In Hollywood and Santa Monica you can often find high-profile chefs scouring farm stands for fresh produce.

Yet the status of the celebrity chef continues to carry weight around this town. People follow the culinary zeitgeist with the same fervor as celebrity gossip. You can queue up with the hungry hordes at Mozza or try and snag a reservation to the ever-popular Trois Mec that’s much like getting a golden ticket these days. Elsewhere, the seasonally driven bakery and insanely popular Huckleberry in Santa Monica has been given a Brentwood counterpart with the rustically sweet Milo & Olive created by the same owners. In Culver City, a run-down International House of Pancakes has been turned into the ski chalet–inspired A-Frame Tavern. The Ace Hotel opened an L.A. chapter Downtown, creating a hip haven when you can enjoy cocktails and locally sourced menu items poolside or in the restaurant.

Ethnic eats continue to be a backbone to the L.A. dining scene. People head to the San Gabriel Valley for dim sum, ramen, and unassuming taco lounges; Koreatown for epic Korean cooking and late-night coffeehouses; and West L.A. and "the Valley" for phenomenal sushi. Latin food is well represented in the city, making it tough to choose between Guatemalan eateries, Peruvian restaurants, nouveau Mexican bistros, and Tijuana-style taco trucks. With so many dining options, sometimes the best strategy is simply to drive and explore.

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  • 1. Gwen

    $$$ | Hollywood | Steakhouse

    A heaven for upscale carnivores, this fine-dining restaurant serves impossibly exquisite dishes in a copper-and-marble setting. Cooking meat...Read More

  • 2. Osteria Mozza

    $$$ | Hollywood | Italian

    How close do you think you can get to divinity? At chef Nancy Silverton’s passion project–slash–culinary masterpiece, you’ll come pretty damn...Read More

  • 3. Pink's Hot Dogs

    $ | Hollywood | Hot Dog

    Since 1939, Angelenos and tourists alike have been lining up at this roadside hot dog stand. But Pink’s is more than just an institution, it...Read More

  • 4. Providence

    $$$$ | Hollywood | Seafood

    This is widely considered one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, and chef-owner Michael Cimarusti elevates sustainably driven fine...Read More

  • 5. Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles

    $$ | Hollywood | American

    Roscoe's is the place for down-home Southern cooking in Southern California. Just ask the patrons who drive from all over L.A. for bargain...Read More

  • 6. 25 Degrees

    $ | Hollywood | American

    Proudly serving its signature burgers, fries, and shakes, 25 Degrees has won awards for having one of the best burgers in town. At street level...Read More

  • 7. APL Restaurant

    $$$ | Hollywood | Steakhouse

    The Hollywood dining scene tends to be pretty meat-heavy, and Adam Perry Lang's restaurant is one of the highlights of this trend. While the...Read More

  • 8. Baroo

    $ | Hollywood | Asian

    This nondescript strip mall spot (there's no sign out front) serves healthy portions of Korean/Italian hybrids at reasonable prices. There are...Read More

  • 9. Café Gratitude

    $$ | Hollywood | Vegetarian

    Of L.A.’s long list of vegan restaurants, this is among the best, with luscious dishes that are also social media worthy. But it’s more than...Read More

  • 10. Grub

    $ | Hollywood | Contemporary

    The name Grub perfectly captures the kind of good, hearty, comforting American food that you’ll feast on at this flower-adorned, 1920s Hollywood...Read More

  • 11. Jitlada

    $$ | Hollywood | Thai

    Los Angeles is known for wonderful holes-in-the-wall tucked inside tiny strip malls, and family-owned Jitlada is exhibit A. It's churned out...Read More

  • 12. Luv2Eat Thai Bistro

    $ | Hollywood | Thai

    When it comes to Thai food, at least in Los Angeles, it’s usually a rule of thumb that the more ordinary a place looks, the better the food...Read More

  • 13. Marouch

    $$$ | Hollywood | Lebanese

    Part of L.A.’s appeal is its eclectic gastronomy scene that boasts a medley of authentic cuisines from all over the world. Just take Marouch...Read More

  • 14. Petit Trois

    $$$ | Hollywood | Modern American

    With a modest, you’ll-hardly-notice-it’s-there exterior and a small, packed-like-sardines interior, you're likely to have to wait in line to...Read More

  • 15. Pig 'n Whistle

    $ | Hollywood | American

    During Hollywood's heyday, the Pig 'n Whistle was the place to stop for a bite before or after seeing a movie in the neighboring Egyptian Theatre...Read More

  • 16. Pizzeria Mozza

    $$ | Hollywood | Italian

    Chef Nancy Silverton, of Osteria Mozza, owns this upscale pizza and antipasto eatery. The pies—thin-crusted delights with golden, blistered...Read More

  • 17. Salt's Cure

    $$ | Hollywood | American

    Not only a part of the California gastronomy scene, Salt's Cure celebrates it by keeping all its ingredients locally sourced and homegrown....Read More

  • 18. Sqirl

    $ | Hollywood | Café

    Sitting on the fringe of East Hollywood where L.A.’s most touristy neighborhood transitions into the city’s hippest zip code, it’s hardly a...Read More

  • 19. Stout Burgers & Beers

    $ | Hollywood | Burger

    Despite its name, Stout is more than just about beer. Though it does have an excellent craft beer selection and a practically legendary happy...Read More

  • 20. Trois Mec

    $$$$ | Hollywood | French

    What happens when you combine fine dining and a French speakeasy? You get Trois Mec. Nestled at the end of a strip mall with a sign proclaiming...Read More

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