Los Angeles Restaurants

Bouchon

The Bouchon bistros from chef Thomas Keller (the French Laundry, Per Se) have become popular for their authentic good looks and superbly executed cuisine. One might begin with salmon rillettes…

Church & State

Located in the historic Biscuit Co. Lofts, this downtown eatery has a hip clientele—downtown residents and commuters waiting out rush hour—who crowd the dining room or linger on the patio…

Delphine

Just off the soaring lobby of the chic W Hollywood Hotel & Residences, demure Delphine establishes a laid-back ambience with vintage photo murals and wood barreled ceilings. Entrees include grilled…

Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar

Located at the Music Center, Kendall’s is a convenient spot before or after a performance. In addition to dishes with a contemporary flair, all the brasserie favorites are here: fruits…

Little Next Door

This more casual eatery is the fun little sister to the Little Door. The deli-cafe, patisserie and wine shop offer breakfast, lunch and a prix-fixe dinner menu as well as…

Mélisse

At Mélisse, consistently among L.A.’s highest-rated restaurants, chef-owner Josiah Citrin executes a sophisticated modern French menu filled with luxe ingredients. Start a bit of tender Wagyu beef flavored with a…

Palihouse Courtyard Brasserie

Located in a charming boutique hotel, the is a relaxed brasserie, attractive for a morning café au lait or a full supper. Guests settle in at courtyard tables, enjoying fare…

Patina

The Walt Disney Concert Hall is a lovely composition of impressive classical music offerings and fine dining at its in-house restaurant. Patina might be the best game in town when…

Petrossian

Highlights at this temple of caviar include caviar-and-roe-topped blinis and vanilla panna cotta with espresso “caviar.” L (daily), D (M-Sa), Br (Sa-Su).

Taix

Family-owned French restaurant since 1927 offers French country cuisine.