Restaurants in Los Angeles
The iconic hotel recently reopened after a two-year hiatus—and the restaurant is already a star. The Mediterranean-inflected California cuisine, such as the baby beet, celery root, and goat cheese salad, is a magnet for the likes of Justin Timberlake and Ryan Seacrest. Hiding from the paparazzi?
An array of sophisticated venues occupying one space, the Bazaar by José Andrés is a sprawling "indoor piazza" named one of America’s best new restaurants.
Standing 70 feet high, this restaurant and bar overlooks the runways at LAX, making it a destination spot for taking in 360-degreee views. Encounter Restaurant serves classic and modern martinis in a circular space with brightly hued lava lamps and a crater-shaped bar.
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/restaurateur Hans Röckenwagner, whose stints in kitchens in Germany and Switzerland are evident throughout the menu.
Interior designer Thomas Schoos transformed this former German eatery into a trendy restaurant. From the main dining room with its ambient lighting and elaborate mirrors, to the private rooms and outdoor patio's heat lamps and simple woodwork, the restaurant offers a warm, eclectic atmosphere.
On Sunset Boulevard, wake up with a breakfast suited for champions, not carb-conscious celebrities. There are 18 over-sized hotcakes to choose from on the all-day menu, from basic buttermilk to sugar bombs topped with whipped cream, streusel, and caramel.
Just east of Old Pasadena, this locally inspired French bistro is housed in a restored Art Deco building dating from 1939. Classic jazz music plays in the dining rooms, which are furnished with hardwood floors, copper light fixtures, and small decorative mirrors.