Los Angeles Restaurants

Border Grill

At Border Grill, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger combine their unabashed love for Mexico’s market vendors and taco stands. The result: bold, fresh and innovative Mexican cuisine that…

Catch

Minimalist Catch’s centerpiece is a beautiful, mother-of-pearl sushi bar, but raw fish is just the beginning. Try exquisite cooked preparations such as skate wing and braised pork cheeks with an…

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…

Enterprise Fish Co.

Established in 1979, this restaurant is a local favorite when it comes to seafood. Wild-caught fish, fresh seafood and steaks are cooked over a mesquite charcoal grill in an exhibition…

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,…

King Baby Studio

An on-site jewelry factory (available for tours) in a cool industrial space featuring reclaimed Venice Pier planks makes a trip to this boutique no ordinary shopping experience. Here, skilled craftsmen…

La Vecchia Cucina

Rustic northern Italian in a laid-back bistro. More than a dozen pastas for dinner, plus pizzas, osso buco alla Romana and other traditional favorites.

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…

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…

Red O

Rick Bayless, one of America’s leading authorities on Mexican cuisine, is consulting chef at these sexy, scene-y eateries. Many of his thoughtful dishes are grounded in tradition, such as classic…

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