Los Angeles

Restaurants in Los Angeles

Look at all the fit people jogging along the beach and you’ll wonder how they stay so thin. After all, Los Angeles restaurants feature a dazzling mix of celebrity chefs, locavore bistros, classic diners, great taquerias and any other global cuisine you can imagine. Dine at some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles:

The A.O.C.’s name stands for Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée—the French system regulating the quality of local wines and cheeses—and this Los Angeles restaurant is a magnet for foodies and oenophiles. Highlights include pork rillettes served with pickled onions, and arroz negro with squid arrives with a big dollop of garlicky saffron aioli. Even if you don’t stay at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica, its restaurant, Fig, is worth a stop for its renowned farm-to-table menu, with ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. It’s upscale but not stuffy: features include the charcuterie and cheese bar, and a taco bar at the Sunday brunch. If craft beer is a food group, check out Beer Belly, a gastropub in Koreatown, which also does great brats and ribs. You could eat round the clock in their neighborhood, which even has a few 24/7 restaurants such as Myung Dong Kyoja, known for its noodle soups, dumplings and kimchi.

A string of paper lanterns leads to the entrance of this upscale New American restaurant, housed in a small cottage dating from 1939.

Italian comfort food is on the menu at this cozy restaurant tucked into Glen Center just off of Mulholland Drive. A homey spot with white tablecloths and a nice selection of wines, Fabrocini’s serves handmade Italian favorites using quality ingredients.

Celebrated chef David Myers opened this rustic-cum-modern spot in January 2013, and the food cognoscenti is still buzzing about the fusion fare, which re-imagines California cuisine through an Asian lens in dishes like hinoki wood-scented black cod and green curry lobster roll.

An offshoot of the Surfas Restaurant Supply & Gourmet Food shop, this casual café serves breakfast and lunch dishes that incorporate artisan ingredients from the adjacent store.

The original Lotería stand is a landmark at the Third Street Farmers’ Market; this newer location serves the same note-perfect tacos in a sit-down setting.

This casual French brasserie from chef David Myers resides amidst a sea of upscale clothing shops in West Hollywood. The dining space has cushioned banquette seating and hallways lined with food-centric blackboard art.

This long-standing Monterey Park restaurant specializes in the lip-tingling cuisine from China’s Sichuan province. The dining room is spare, with white-clothed tables, high-backed, aqua chairs, and point-and-pick bins of cold appetizers.

The restaurant—a $12 million collaboration at the SLS Hotel between the madcap Spanish chef José Andrés, designer Philippe Starck, and hotelier Sam Nazarian—is a restaurant in the way that Avatar is a movie: every element is engineered to dazzle and disorient, for better or for worse, st

Locaated on La Cienega Boulevard’s Restaurant Row, this fusion concept was groundbreaking for Japanese-Peruvian cooking when Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa opened it in 1987. The space contains a sushi bar and simple wooden tables.

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