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Restaurants in Los Angeles

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Los Angeles restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Los Angeles restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Los Angeles to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Los Angeles restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Los Angeles.

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  • 25 Degrees

    Situated in the lobby of the historic Roosevelt Hotel, this 24-hour haunt adds a little punk to Hollywood Boulevard. Black-and-chrome tiles line th...

  • 3 Square Café

    Located at the corner of Abbot Kinney and San Juan in the small beach community of Venice, 3 Square Café is the creation of veteran chef/restaurate...

  • A.O.C.

    The name, which stands for Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (the French system regulating the quality of local wines and cheeses), clues foodies and...

  • Abbot’s Habit

  • A-Frame

    In a former IHOP, Roy Choi of Kogi food-truck fame recently opened this lively ski-chalet-style restaurant, serving up such inventive dishes as bee...

  • Ago

    Agostino Sciandri and actor Robert De Niro teamed to open this Tuscan trattoria in 1997. Out front, there are cypress and olive trees, as well as a...

  • Akasha

    After working as Michael Jackson’s private chef, Akasha Richmond opened this namesake restaurant to showcase her signature farm-to-table cuisine. H...

  • Angelini Osteria

    Authentic home-style Italian cooking—simple, rustic, and delicious—is the focus at chef-owner Gino Angelini’s unfussy restaurant. Old-world flavors...

  • Animal

    The city’s top new restaurant may not, at first, seem very L.A.: plain, boxy interior; “Don’t Fear the Reaper” on the stereo; and a menu of the pig...

  • Antica Pizzeria

    Another master toiling in a low-rent location. Even weight-conscious Hollywood flocks to this strip mall where the other tenants include a fitness ...

  • Arroyo Chop House

    This upscale steakhouse from the Smith brothers–Bob and Gregg–resides on Pasadena’s Arroyo Parkway and specializes in house-aged, hand-cut Prime be...

  • Atlacatl

    Tangy-sweet quesillo (soft, unripened cow’s-milk cheese) is the key to a mouthwatering pupusa: a disk of griddled corn flatbread filled with grated...

  • Attari

    On Fridays, cockle-warming abgoost is the daily special: a bowl of hearty lamb, tomato, and bean soup accompanied by sprigs of tarragon and mint, r...

  • Axe

    Located on Venice’s chic Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Axe (pronounced ah-shay) is a simple, no-frills restaurant named after an old Yoruban saying that ...

  • Bar Centro

    "Surrealist chic" is the prevailing vibe at this bar and lounge located in Jose Andres’ innovative Bazaar complex. Ground zero for upscale hipsters...


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