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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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  • The Ivy

    Enjoy the New American cuisine—spicy Louisiana crab cakes, homemade butterscotch sundaes—in the intimate, folksy dining room of this Los Angeles in...

  • The Royce, Pasadena

  • The Spanish Kitchen

    This West Hollywood Mexican joint is modeled after a colonial Spanish Hacienda. The Spanish Kitchen has Tecate tile, antique wood doors, and period...

  • The Waffle

    At this retro diner-meets-coffee shop near the Hollywood Palladium, the menu (as the name suggests) focuses mainly on one item: waffles. Owner Scoo...

  • Three Square Café + Bakery

    Hans Rockenwagner brings 30 years of cooking experience in Germany, Switzerland, Chicago, and Los Angeles to this small café and bakery in Venice. ...

  • Torafuku

    The signature sticky, yet fluffy, rice is what sets ToraFuku apart from other Japanese fine dining restaurants. Made in a 500-pound Kamado pot, a m...

  • Upstairs 2

    Wine enthusiasts are wild about this West LA “wine restaurant” combining appealing Mediterranean dishes with a muscular cellar. Located atop the Wi...

  • Urasawa

  • Via Café

    Round red lanterns floating above the street guide visitors to the sidewalk patio of this Vietnamese café in Chinatown’s Central Plaza. A tradition...

  • Vin Bar at Valentino

    Owner Piero Selvaggio opened this small wine and cocktail bar inside his flagship Italian restaurant, Valentino, which he established in 1972 afte ...

  • Violet's Cakes

    Denise Weber leads her staff and daughter Olivia through the steps of baking and decorating as cheerfully as Snow White inculcated her dwarfs. Viol...

  • W Westwood

    Situated between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, just 1½ miles from UCLA, the W Los Angeles – Westwood is a pet-friendly boutique hotel housed in a...

  • Wabi-Sabi

    From sea urchin and octopus to crispy skin duck and flat iron steak, Wabi-Sabi dishes up California-infused Japanese sushi and cuisine. House speci...


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