Los Angeles Restaurants

A.O.C.

Explore a Mediterranean-inspired menu at the eatery that pioneered two L.A. culinary trends: the small-plates format and the wine bar. Chef-owner Suzanne Goin offers addictive Parmesan-stuffed dates and a selection…

Barbrix

This restaurant, in a converted schoolhouse, is a top wine bar in Silver Lake. Solo diners perch at the bar while couples relax on a charming patio and revelers toast…

Cleo

The SBE group’s noisy mezze bar is an unquestionable high point of the Hollywood dining scene. Chef Daniel Elmaleh’s eastern and southern Mediterranean small plates include kebabs of pork belly…

Lucques

Chef-owner Suzanne Goin delivers the next generation of California cuisine, which includes dishes such as fried squid salad with lipstick peppers and Thai basil, and braised short ribs with Swiss…

Ray’s & Stark Bar

This restaurant/cocktail bar is almost too good to be hidden in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art campus. Kris Morningstar offers soul-warming dishes—Alaskan halibut with savory butter beans, wood-grilled…

The Belvedere

This elegant dining room offers entertainment-industry deal makers a soothing setting with gracious service. Dinners lean toward smoked salmon crêpes, Peking duck and prime Angus beef filet mignon. B, L,…

The Little Door

For fine French-Moroccan cuisine served in a romantic atmosphere, the Little Door is the reservation ne plus ultra. At the West 3rd Street original, dine under the stars or by…