Restaurants in California
Whether you're prepping your stomach for a night out or recovering from one, the guys at food-truck-turned-restaurant Seoul Sausage have you covered with their Korean-influenced dude food.
Those looking for Texas-style BBQ know that Kevin Bludso does it best, serving up some of the city's best ribs, brisket, and smoked links. His original Compton location is practically a landmark, but the new spot on La Brea offers cocktails and a more sit-down friendly environment.
Despite the restaurant's name, don't come here for the burger. Instead, order the tuna melt, which has no match in this city.
In a city as casual as L.A. it's rare to have an excuse to dress up for dinner. Enter The Arthur J, a nod to the Mad Men era of dining in both sentiment as well as menu. Suits are encouraged.
At Cassia, a restaurant named after the Chinese variety of cinnamon, you’ll find a few of the greatest hits from Chef Bryant Ng's sadly-shuttered Spice Table, including kaya toast (brioche, coconut jam, butter, slow-cooked egg) and the type of laksa (rice noodles in a spicy coconut curry seafood
If you can't find something you want to eat at Gjusta, we can't help you. Feast your eyes on the enticing pastry case stocked cookies, croissants, cakes, scones, and utterly perfect pies or the smoked fish counter with oil-cured Japanese sardines, gravlax, smoked trout, and herring.
It doesn't get more SoCal than a beach city restaurant with its own garden. If you're after California-inspired Italian fare (think wood-fired pizzas, pastas, and vibrant salads) that lets the bounty of the region shine, Love & Salt is it.
Walter Manzke has once again hit his stride, this time showcasing his California-French style cooking in Mid-City.
There's no shortage of excellent Korean food in L.A., but when it comes to the quality of meat and bounty of banchan, Genwa remains king.
If you want to know where Mid-City locals eat breakfast, this is the spot. Drawn in by smoked chorizo and potato breakfast burritos and Nicole Rucker’s pastries, this small cafe services big crowds on the weekends.
Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, equal parts chefs and restaurateurs, operate what are arguably L.A.’s best-loved restaurants—Animal, Son of a Gun, Trois Mec, and Petit Trois— and Jon & Vinny's is no exception.
Ray Garcia's modern take on Mexican cuisine fits right into the emerging Downtown dining scene, bringing fine dining polish to humble dishes like camote (an Okinawa sweet potato loaded with braised pig tail, chile de arbol, and verjus) or mouth-watering moranga (blood sausage served with fresh C
Since opening their first shop slanging pho and bun bo hue on Sawtelle, Nong La has expanded to open a second, even more design-forward Veitnamese restaurant on a bustling stretch of La Brea Avenue.
Chef Ori Menashe and his wife, pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, helped put the Arts District on the map when they opened Bestia. Here, the team cures meats for the charcuterie bar (the mortadella and sopressata are excellent), and churns out hand-made pastas.
Delightfully cheeky décor (aquamarine walls, graffiti, tropical oilcloths) and Asian-inspired street food draws crowds for their Thai brunch and festive cocktails.