Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cora's Coffee Shoppe, a short walk from Santa Monica beach, is part coffee house and part cafe. The interior of this smooth-stucco building has lots of wood accents and a black and white tiled floor. Seating consists of a few small tables and a bar area with stools.
This West Hollywood Mexican joint is modeled after a colonial Spanish Hacienda. The Spanish Kitchen has Tecate tile, antique wood doors, and period ironworks all transported north from the old country, as well as a fireplace-lit patio.
Palate is a restaurant, wine lounge, and retail wine shop, all housed on the ground floor of a 1920’s industrial space. The restaurant’s menu rotates weekly, and dishes are designed around wine pairings.
Despite its infamously strict dining policies (no substitutions, no subtractions, and no ketchup, to name a few), this lively gastropub still manages to draw crowds with its two specialties: a rotating selection of 36 craft beers, and the signature Office Burger, often named the best burger in Lo
Don't miss the coral tree–shaded dining patio at Hidden Restaurant. Dishes to try: thin-crust pizza with mozzarella, mushrooms, Italian ham, artichokes, and black olives; or salmon and albacore sashimi with a chili ponzu sauce.
Southeast Asian antiques and a glassed-in stream that serves as a walkway sets the Euro-Vietnamese atmosphere at Crustacean.
Organic, ciabatta-crust pizzas and homemade pastas reign at this earthy Laurel Canyon eatery that once housed Café Galleria (a ‘60s spot hosting open-mike nights for neighborhood locals).
This East Los Angeles spot specializes in fish and shrimp tacos and burritos. Tacos are made with fresh, crispy-battered fish or seafood and pico de gallo, and the reasonably priced restaurant offers two tacos with rice, beans, and a drink for less than $5.
Given the name of this eclectic Culver City café, it's not surprising that there's lots of attention given to just-picked produce. But in addition to tempting veggies like French beans with almonds and mint, you'll also find indulgences like chicken fried bacon and lamb confit.
Authentic, homemade Italian classics are what distinguish Brentwood’s Pecorino. Inside the dining room, iron chandeliers hang overhead from wooden beams, and the centerpice of the all-brick wall is a ceiling-high wine rack.