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Los Angeles Best Restaurants

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Top Restaurants in Los Angeles

Restaurants Los Angeles – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica & Culver City. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!

Whether a sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills, an American steakhouse in Hollywood, an Italian restaurant in Santa Monica, a Thai eatery in L.A. Downtown or exotic Cajun cuisine in Culver City – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Los Angeles are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Culver City where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Los Angeles with the x-factor!

The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Beverly Hills with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Hollywood where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!

But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Los Angeles you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!

A-Frame

Style: Modern Picnic in Culver City

A-FrameLeave pretension at the door is the motto here. It is everything you like about the  L.A. food truck movement: Loud , bustling and communal tables. A place to let your guard down and get your hands dirty.

Walking in you’ll be greeted and sat down in the communal mess hall, which allows you to make friends with others at your table, and  believe me, you’ll be eying their furikake-laced popcorn, crispy beer-can chicken, and messy whole fried lobster. Bartenders here make the best mixed drinks, they have a great selection of liquors, enough to help loosen you up for the night.

This isn’t the place for stuffy people, this is where you come to let loose, have some fun, and meet other awesome people like yourself! One of the best things about the place, is taking your sweetheart to a table out on the patio around the bonfire, for a cuddle and some great food. You won’t need a reservation here, just come as you are and have a great night with friends.

Lunch is served on Saturday and Sunday only from 12pm – 3pm,  and dinner starts at 5pm every day.

 

Address: 12565 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066, United States
Area: Culver City
Phone: +1 310 598 7700
Website: http://www.aframela.com/

Price: Mains $11 – $30

Angelini Osteria

Style: Vibrant celeb magnet & rustic Italian fare

Angelini Osteria

Chef Gino Angelini created  the vibrant Angelini Osteria, a storefront café with tables covered in butcher paper and a menu showcasing rustic Italian fare, from simple pastas and thin- crust pizzas to veal shanks, cooked in a wood fired oven. If you are looking to try something a bit out of the ordinary, you should try the Squid Ink Pasta.

The most popular dish is probably the Lasagna, layers of cheese, meat, sauce, and gooey yummy-ness! Angelini Osteria is a gathering place for family and friends to come and enjoy great food and wine.

Here are a couple of insider tips for you. 1. Make a reservation, this place is very busy, so do yourself a favor and call ahead. 2. They offer valet parking, use it!! Parking can be hard to come by. 3. Come hungry, this is not the place to grab a snack, this is where you come for a full family style meal! Lunch is served Tue – Fri 12pm – 2:30pm, and dinner is Tue – Sun 5:30pm – 10:30pm.

 

Address: 7313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 323 297 0070
Website: http://www.angeliniosteria.com/

Price: Mains $31 – $60

Boa Steakhouse

Style: Trendy Steakhouse at Sunset Boulevard

Boa SteakhouseLocated at the famous sunset boulevard you will find this flashy and trendy steakhouse serving great meat in a vibrant and cool atmosphere; don’t be surprised if Paris Hilton, John Travolta or Nicole Scherzinger is sitting next to you!

Definitely a save bet for all steak lovers! Always crowded so make sure you make a reservation; try to get a table in the patio; two other Boa outlets: one in Santa Monica and Las Vegas ; Dress to kill!

 

Address: 9200 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 278 2050
Website: http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/boa

Price: Starter & main course $62.-

Craig’s Restaurant

Style: Traditional American Restaurant in West Hollywood

Craig's RestaurantWalking into Craig’s for dinner you are first struck by the wonderful smell of all the wonderfully crafted dishes awaiting you. Then you’ll begin to take in the restaurant’s stunning decor.

The design is a balance of classic elegance and modern simplicity. Carved wood and exposed brick walls add a touch of rustic charm to this otherwise very high end atmosphere. The staff are all incredibly friendly and accommodating,  your waiter will take great care of you, never having to wait on a refill, but yet never felt like they are breathing down your neck. Looking at the amazing menu it’s hard to pick what sounds best.

You really can’t go wrong with anything they offer. The appetizer Meatballs are seriously the best you’ll find. Meldman’s Honey Truffle Chicken  is a great choice, it’s fried chicken that’s tossed in a truffle infused honey, served with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach. A cool thing to know is that Craig’s offers several Vegan options like stuffed peppers and lentil loaf. Open daily at 5pm, reservations needed in order to secure a table.

Address: 8826 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 276 1900
Website: http://craigs.la/

Price: Mains $31 – $60

Crossroads

Style: Vegan With Mediterranean Touch

Crossroads

Crossroads Kitchen, a stylish and sophisticated purely vegan restaurant.

Lauded chef Tal Ronen who used to be a private chef for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ellen de Generes, offers haute seasonal vegetarian fare, sumptuous desserts prepared by Serafina Magnussen (pastry chef),  and the bar is under the supervision of Jeremy Lake who serves delicious organic cocktails. Make sure to try the artichoke oysters and the wood oven baked meaty lasagna.

The ambiance here is sophisticated and sultry so it is ideal for weekend date nights or intimate gatherings as they have two gorgeous private dining areas – a wine room with a retractable roof, and the antique mirrored room. Expect to spot celebrities (James Caan and Warren Beatty was spotted here recently) and dress is smart casual attire.

Crossroads Kitchen is open daily for dinner from 5pm until late.

Address: 8284 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, Unitd States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 323 782 9245
Website: http://www.crossroadskitchen.com/

Price: $5 – $15 menu items

Cut Steakhouse

Style: Sophisticated Steak in Beverly Hills

Cut SteakhouseWolfgang Puck’s steakhouse in the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel; designed by Puck’s friend Richard Meier (architect Getty Centre); try the Kobe beef; definitely have a drink at the bar; reservations are required.

Address: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90212, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 310 276 8500
Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com

Price: Starter & main course $85.-

Fogo de Chao

Style: Bustling Brazilian Churrascaria

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills is a hip and modern interpretation of an authentic Brazilian churrascaria. Its roots date back to 1979 from Porte Alegre in Brazil (with 4 other locations in Brazil and 17 locations in the USA).

The Beverly Hills shop is of course sleekly stylish and is a celebrity hotspot; Jennifer Lawrence, Ashley Benson, and Taylor Lautner were seen dining here recently.

Gauchos or chefs serve the succulent barbecues tableside. Think of 10 various kinds of grilled meats – the cordero (Brazilian lamb) and costella (beef ribs) are superb; a salad bar, traditional Brazilian side dishes like forafa, caramelized bananas, and crispy polenta, plus luscious desserts and hundreds of local and international fine wines.

Fogo de Chao is open on weekdays for lunch from 11:30am until 2pm, and for dinner daily from 5pm – 10pm. Children below 12 are charged half the price and kids below age 6 get to eat for free.

Address: 133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 289 7755
Website: http://www.fogodechao.com/

Price: $48.50 lunch; $58.50 dinner; $28.50 salad bar

Grand Havana Room

Style: Exclusive Hollywood Stars Hideaway & Cigar Club

Grand Havana RoomAlmost nowhere has escaped the smoking ban – not even Cuba. So where can cigar-lovers go for a deliciously smoke? Of course at the most exclusive cigar club in the world, The Grand Havana Room.

The tar studded  Beverly Hills member club is a secret hideaway for celebrities and the very lucky people who can find a member to grant access to this very exclusive clandestine club that has a cigar bar, restaurant, and lovely patio. The club was opened in 1995 and started as an elite cigar club but it has evolved into a bustling hotspot and gourmet restaurant since then. Famous people like Mel Gibson, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Arni, Bruce Willis, and many more Hollywood big wigs are known to spend time here.

Enter through Canon Restaurant and get ready to get whisked away by a private elevator up to the secret lair. Expect to smell smoke and to smell of smoke or sit by the patio that is heated even in the wintertime. The food here is superb as well as the drinks. Sushi, pasta, pizza, burgers, wines, and whiskeys are highly recommended.

Address: 301 N Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 310 385 7700
Website: http://grandhavana.com/beverly-hills/

INK

Style: Exciting American cuisine

INKUltra trendy INK is one of the hottest places in town, showcasing exciting and new interpretations of American cuisine.

The décor here is modern, trendy, and high end chic, lending to a cool, hipster atmosphere. The menu is really an eclectic mix, showing all the diversity you’d expect from American cuisine. This is a great place to try new foods, be a little adventurous and try some cuttlefish, octopus, or beef tartare. The main dishes are delectable, but remember to leave room for dessert.

They specialize in pastries, a big hit is the apple, caramel, and walnut served with burnt wood ice cream. If you are in the area and wanting to find that cool place that all the locals hang and where you’re likely to see someone famous, then head to INK. Opens daily at 6pm. As popular as this place is, you will need to make reservations if you want to be lucky enough to experience INK.

Address: 8360 Melrose Ave, Ste 107, Los Angeles, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 323 651 5866
Website: http://mvink.com/

Price: Mains above $21

Katana

Style: Vibrant Robota Grill & Japanese Skewers

KatanaThe city’s first upscale robota grill; extensive menu of Japanese skewers as well as lot of sushi; great vibrant scene; perfect for a group of friends; same owners as Roku and Boa Steakhouse; after dinner head to evergreen-nightspot Sky Bar opposite the street at the Mondrian Hotel.

Address: 8439 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 650 8585
Website: http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/katana

Price: Starter & main course $45.-

La Gjelina

Style: Casual Venice Beach Hotspot

La Gjelina

You never know who you’ll see eating here, like sexy guys Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett! That right there is reason enough to give La Gjelina a try. With as popular as this place is, you won’t get in without a reservation, so make one, and make it plenty ahead of time to ensure you can dine on the day you want. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, keep in mind that just because this is Cali, doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cool at nights, so you might want to bring a light sweater. They do turn on heaters outside after 8pm. They specialize in amazingly original and classic pizzas, like Zucchini Flower pizza. You would be smart to start out with their cheese plate appetizer. Another great appetizer is the Pork Belly Polenta, it will completely melt in your mouth. If after your meal you have room to share a dessert, try the Butterscotch Pot De crème, salted caramel and crème fraiche!

The takeway counter next door is very popular for a quick bit!

Open Mon – Fri: 11:30am till midnight; Weekends: 9am till midnight; Brunch till 3pm, and don’t forget to make the reservation.

Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice Beach, CA 90291, United States
Area: Venice Beach
Phone: +1 310 450 1429
Website: http://www.gjelina.com/

Price: Mains $13 to $37

Madeo L.A.

Style: Upscale Mafia like Italian Celeb Hotspot

Madeo L.A.

If you are in the mood for some great and really authentic Italian food, then look no farther than Madeo.

This place is iconic, and it’s easy to see why, you won’t find better food, friendlier staff, and a more beautiful atmosphere. Even picky eaters will find something to enjoy at Madeo.

They have daily specials, the pasta is made fresh daily in house, and the food is always cooked to perfection. Don’t be surprised if the head Chef comes out of the kitchen to talk with you and make sure everything is to your liking, this is a sign of a restaurant that really cares about their patrons.

Madeo also offers an extensive wine list. And what great Italian meal would be complete without dessert? Try one of the fruit sorbets if you’re too full from your meal. This is what every Italian restaurant should strive to be like.

Reservations needed.

Mon – Sat 6pm – 11pm and Sun 5:30pm – 10:30pm.

Note:  Extensive wine list and the food is amazing but on the more expensive side.

Address: 8897 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 859 0242

Price: Starter & Main course above $61.-

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Style: High End Steakhouse For the Industry & Rodeo Crowd

Mastro's Steakhouse

Since being founded in 1999, in Scottsdale, Mastro’s has been described as a top 10 steakhouse in the U.S. By Gayot, and Los Angeles Times said that Mastro’s was a “high end” steakhouse.

With their constant striving for excellence in ambiance, service, and food, it’s no wonder Los Angeles Daily News calls them “masterful.” If you are looking for that perfect place to go for your next special occasion, then look no farther than Mastro’s. Just read their menu and try not to drool! I especially love the Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms appetizer, so sweet and buttery. My husband is a BIG steak guy, and he swears by the Porterhouse, it’s thick, juicy, and it’s always cooked to perfection.

If you’re wanting to go the extra mile, look at reserving a private dinning room, they can accommodate 2 – 500 people, and every room in this restaurant is simply stunning. You will want to make reservations well in advance for this place though, especially if you want a specific date.

But if you go to Mastro’s, enjoy the food on their extremely hot plates, get a table upstairs and as a woman you MUST go to the restroom because you will never look at another restroom where you do your business the same again.

Address: 246 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 1 310 888 8782
Website: http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/

Price: Starter & Main course above $69.-

Melisse Restaurant

Style: Fabulous & Sophisticated French Fare

Melisse Restaurant

Melisse Restaurant Wilshire Santa Monica, an exquisite fine dining restaurant offering wonderful contemporary French-American fare in an understatedly chic setting.

Chef Josiah Citrin creates superb seasonal prix five menus and indulgent tasting menus with excellent wine pairings. Make sure to try the mouthwatering seared foie gras and the lobster Bolognese.

The tasting menu is comprised of 10 small plate courses over a span of 2 hours. There is also a vegetarian tasting menu option. There are two gorgeous private dining areas for intimate gatherings plus a wine cellar with a collection of more than one thousand fine wines.

Melisse is open for dinner Tue-Sat from 6pm – 9:30pm and closed on Sundays. Mondays and lunch hours are available only for privately booked events. Make sure to call ahead for reservations weeks in advance.

Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, United States
Area: Santa Monica
Phone: +1 310 395 0881
Website: http://melisse.com/

Price: $125 prix five menu; $150 tasting menu; $250 carte blanche menu

Pizzeria Mozza & Osteria Mozza

Style: Lively Pizzeria & Osteria

Pizzeria Mozza & Osteria MozzaTwo restaurants next to each other: Mario Batali’s & Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza serves pizza where as Osteria Mozza focuses on pasta and rustic dishes.

Address: 641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 323 297 0101
Website: http://www.mozza-la.com

Price: Starter & main course $41.-

Polo Lounge

Style: Jazzy Sunday A-lister Brunch Hotspot

Polo Lounge

The Polo Lounge at the iconic Beverly Hills hotel loved my A-listers like John Mayer, Jennifer Aniston or Lindsay Lohan doesn’t only offer scrumptious international fare but also top notch service and the old Hollywood charming ambiance.

This is one of the main reasons that this restaurant and lounge has been one of the most besotted upscale eateries in Hollywood since it opened in 1941. Just imagine how many great movie deals have been closed over late lunches or afternoon tea here.

Live jazz on piano serenades diners daily in the evenings and during Sunday brunch. Lobster ravioli, spicy seafood stew, and kobe burger are dinner menu superstars. Book a table by the beautiful patio especially for Sunday brunch buffet where one can enjoy scrumptious favourites like steak frittes, lobster salad, grilled chicken paillard, and eggs Benedict to name a few.

The Polo Lounge is open daily from 7am until 1:30am serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea (Fri/Sat), and dinner.

Address: Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 310 887 2777
Website: https://www.dorchestercollection.com/en/los-angeles/the-beverly-hills-hotel/restaurant-bars/the-polo-lounge/

Price: $16 – $28 starters; $34 – $52 mains; $67 Brunch

Spago Beverly Hills

Style: Re-Invented Wolfgang Puck Hotspot

Spago Beverly HillsWolfgang Puck’s flagship Spago fine dining restaurant in Beverly Hills California is definitely star studded in terms of having earned 2 Michelin Stars and also because it is one of the most celebrity populated restaurants in town. Huge celebrity names like Oprah, Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Elton John, and even politicians like former President Clinton and Nancy Reagan are Spago fans. Even younger celebrities hang out here.

The iconic Spago restaurant has been reinvented and redesigned several times over the course of 30 years with its latest refurbishment done by Waldo Fernandez creating a very sleek and stylish masterwork. James Beard Awardees chef Lee Hefter and Pastry Chef Sherry Yard in cooperation with Chef de Cuisine Tetsu Yahagi presents a fresh Mediterranean menu filled with delectable choices featuring farm to table organic ingredients. Everything on the menu is oh so delicious; make sure to try the white truffle pasta if in the mood to splurge! Their drink list is of course superb with famous sommelier Christopher Miller presiding over a collection of more than 30,000 bottles.

Date Night Tip – book a table in the courtyard for a more romantic ambiance.

Address: 176 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, California 90210, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 310 385 0880
Website: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3635

Price: Main course starting at $29.-

Sushi Sasabune

Style: Sushi Heaven

Sushi SasabuneYou aren’t going to find your run of the mill sushi here, this restaurant takes its name and inspiration a Japanese word meaning to trust me, or as they interpreted it, the entire menu here is the chef’s choice. It’s not about going in and ordering your every day California Roll, it’s so much better than that.

All you have to do is sit there and enjoy as the chef creates masterpiece and masterpiece for you. The menu for any given night is based on what fresh local ingredients Chef Nobi can get his hands on, and how they inspire him. Sasabune is a great concept for a fine dining experience. They make their own sauces, so be prepared for flavor profiles you won’t have seen anywhere else.

This is the place to go when you are looking for a big night out. Yes it’s expensive, but it truly is an experience of a lifetime. Never knowing what the Chef will prepare for you is a culinary adventure.

Atmosphere here is cool and casual, not overly trendy, but don’t be surprised if you see a celebrity at the table next to you.

3 locations in Los Angeles.

Lunch is Mon – Fri 12pm – 2pm, and dinner is Mon – Sat 5:30pm – 10pm. You MUST have reservations if you want to ensure yourself a seat.

Address: 9162 W Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, United States
Area: Beverly Hills
Phone: +1 310 859 3878
Website: http://www.trustmesushi.com/

 

The Ivy

Style: Iconic L.A. Celebrity Hotspot

The Ivy Los AngelesWhite fenced patio with antique French garden chairs; a place for all actors, producers, film directors and wannabees; the menu is traditional American; great for lunch.

Address: 113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
Area: West Hollywood
Phone: +1 310 274 8303
Website: http://www.theivyrestaurants.com/

Price: Starter & main course $61.-