20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

One of the best cities in America for foodies, Los Angeles is known to attract top culinary talent from around the world. Restaurants with eclectic and innovative menus draw guests into delicious worlds filled with a variety of flavors to please their palates. Make a reservation and prepare to dig in to experience some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Felix Trattoria

Along Venice’s iconic Abbot Kinney Boulevard you’ll find Felix Trattoria, an inviting Italian spot filled with fresh ingredients and some of the best pasta in the city.

 

Photo: Felix Trattoria

Photo: Felix Trattoria

n/naka

Among the most critically-acclaimed restaurants in Los Angeles, Chef Niki Nakayama brings forth deliberate Japanese plates filled with flavorful, seasonal ingredients that have earned the locale two Michelin stars.

 

Photo: n/naka

Photo: n/naka

Rossoblu

For some of the best Italian dishes in Downtown LA, head to Rossoblu where the eye-catching interior complements the menu of Bolognese-style dishes, including unforgettable handmade pastas.

 

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Photo: Rossoblu LA

Providence

You’ll find plenty of innovative seafood at Providence–a spot that showcases a tasting menu filled with modern bites in a welcoming, Melrose Avenue environment.

 

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Photo: Providence LA

Bestia

Known for its often months-long reservation queue, Bestia continues to attract foodies to enjoy their range of inventive Italian dishes. The now-iconic restaurant is sure to deliver an unforgettable dining experience to your palate.

 

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Photo: Bestia Los Angeles

Nobu Malibu

Celebrities and locals alike head to Nobu to enjoy Malibu’s ocean breeze alongside fresh seafood dishes. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s menu of signature favorites and evolving specials create a one-of-a-kind experience in Los Angeles dining.

 

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Photo: Nobu Malibu

Animal

The influential Animal restaurant continues to bring quality dining to the Fairfax area with a variety of meat-focused dishes. The small plates filled with both approachable and exotic creations make for a dining experience unlike any other.

 

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Photo: Animal Los Angeles

Spago

A classic destination by the legendary Wolfgang Puck, Spago remains a staple in Los Angeles fine dining due to its consistently impressive service and evolving menu.

 

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Photo: Spago Beverly Hills

Nightshade

Headed by Top Chef winner Mei Lin, Nightshade fails to disappoint with innovative dishes bringing forth internationally-influenced flavors for a mouth-watering dining experience.

 

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Photo: Nightshade LA

Republique

This expansive space in Hollywood serves up French and Californian cuisine with fresh baked goods and a well-known brunch menu, as well as a dinner menu worth indulging in. The historic building brings an ambiance of romance to combine with fresh ingredients to become one of Los Angeles’ best restaurants.

 

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Photo: Republique

Pizzana

Brentwood’s Pizzana is perfect for enjoying an inventive pie in a minimalist setting. The unique mix of flavors make for a variety of options where you can dig into a pizza like never before.

 

Photo: Pizzana Los Angeles

Photo: Pizzana Los Angeles

Petit Trois

Lovers of French cuisine won’t want to miss out on this restaurant, offering a delectable tasting menu in Hollywood. The open kitchen is home to Chef Ludovic Lefebvre, who serves up unexpected eats in a modern setting.

 

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Photo: Petit Trois LA

Majordomo

Head to Chinatown to enjoy Majordomo, a modern classic in the LA restaurant scene. Restaurateur David Chang brings a contemporary Korean concept to Chinatown with an expansive, industrial layout fit for a stylish dining experience.

 

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Photo: Majordomo

Broken Spanish

The Mexican menu at Broken Spanish is combined with California influences to create a unique culinary style perfect for Los Angeles. The ever-evolving menu joins with the rustic sophistication of the space as you bite from the selection of modern Mexican dishes.

 

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Photo: Broken Spanish

Bavel

Bavel is known for its busy nights where guests order dish after dish from the Mediterannean menu of buzzed about seafood and meats. The Downtown Arts District is forever changed by this go-to spot that’ll serve up one of the best dining experiences in Los Angeles.

 

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Photo: Bavel Los Angeles

Heres Looking at You

The unique combination of flavors at Here’s Looking at You has turned it into a staple in its Koreatown neighborhood. The multi-cultural menu provides plenty to explore with creative plates that always keep you guessing.

 

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Photo: Here’s Looking at You

Cassia

The unapologetic asian-fusion menu at Cassia brings delicious bites to the lively Santa Monica destination. Guests are known to bring a vibrant energy that complements plates of artful fare creating the perfect spot for dining on the Westside.

 

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Photo: Cassia

Jon & Vinnys

This buzzed about spot on Fairfax is a trendy locale for Italian comfort food taken to the next level. The fully wooden space with minimalist decor places the focus on food, where chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo create unparalleled dishes filled with creativity.

 

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Photo: Jon & Vinny’s

Sqirl

Any Los Angeles foodie will agree that Sqirl boasts one of the best menus in the city. This Silver Lake breakfast and lunch go-to is known for its long line and delicious, thoughtful ingredients.

 

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Photo: Sqirl

Otium

This modern venue is filled with international eats that keep guests coming back for more thanks to the talented Chef Timothy Hollingsworth. The spacious restaurant is perfect for dining after a visit to the nearby Broad Museum.

 

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Photo: Otium Los Angeles

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