Los Angeles Restaurants

Akasha

Chef-owner Akasha Richmond takes ecoconsciousness to new heights with sustainable décor and organic food ingredients “whenever possible.” The menu of comfort food includes humanely raised meats (e.g. Niman Ranch burgers),…

Chinois on Main

The Asian-French cuisine at Chinois on Main, arguably Wolfgang Puck’s most exciting restaurant, still impresses. The design is loud—ditto the decibel level—but the relative discomfort hardly detracts from dishes such…

Farmshop

Chef-owner Jeff Cerciello was formerly culinary director at Bouchon, and the bistro’s influence shows in his simple, comforting cuisine. Brunch is tops; dinners, served family-style, might feature smoked trout salad,…

Gjelina

Under the direction of talented young chef Travis Lett, hipster servers in T-shirts and newsboy caps deliver seasonal Cal-Med small plates and pizzas to chic Westsiders. It’s one of Venice’s…

Inn of the Seventh Ray

There’s a New Age feel here, but you don’t have to be a believer or a vegan to fall in love with this place, which boasts candlelit tables scattered along…

Mar’sel

Set above sparkling Palos Verdes Peninsula, Mar’sel at the Terranea Resort captures an incredible ocean vista. Chef Michael Fiorelli is serious about sustainability in his fresh, flavor-packed cuisine, cooking with…

Michael’s

Michael McCarty’s influential restaurant, opened in 1979, endures. Enjoy Sonoma County duck breast with Weiser Farms beet salad on the breezy patio. The minimalist white dining room is augmented with…

Parkway Grill

This sophisticated dining room, with its barrel roof and exposed beams, offers some of Pasadena’s best meals. The innovative seasonal menu includes whole ginger-fried catfish, brick-oven-baked cambozola-pear flatbread, lamb chops,…

Rustic Canyon

Discover boutique wines while sampling small plates of market-driven, Cal-Med dishes. Farro salad with roasted quince, papardelle with braised beef cheeks and kabocha squash arancini are just a few of…

Spago

Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant is reimagined on the heels of its 30th anniversary. Among changes are an airy, more modern dining room and small-plate offerings including barbecued stingray with spicy…

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