Los Angeles Restaurants

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s at L.A. Live continues 75 years of tiki tradition, offering an exotic menu that blends Polynesian, Asian, French and California cuisine in a festive, South Pacific-inspired dining room….

Traxx

Chef-owner Tara Thomas has given train commuters a reason to linger downtown, in her diminutive art deco dining room or on a hidden jacaranda-shaded patio. Her contemporary fare includes pan-roasted…

Union

This intimate restaurant from chef Bruce Kalman is a new Old Pasadena favorite. Kalman’s seasonally Californian interpretation of northern Italian cuisine results in such simple but exquisite starters as Black…

Urasawa

If you’re serious about sushi, make a date to sit at the cypress bar of Urasawa. Here you’ll be treated to an incredible omakase dinner—don’t even ask about price—that features…

Valentino

For more than 30 years, Piero Selvaggio has maintained his flagship’s status as a preeminent temple of Italian gastronomy. A telephone-book-sized wine list—often cited as America’s best—is supported by a…

Vertical Wine Bistro

Up a flight of stairs overlooking Old Pasadena, sip on 30 wines by the glass, or choose a bottle from more 300 on the list. Mingle in the bar and…

Vibrato Grill Jazz

Veteran restaurateurs Bob and Gregg Smith (Pasadena’s Parkway Grill) teamed up with music legend Herb Alpert to create a contemporary steakhouse where every seat offers unobstructed views of a stage…

Villa Blanca

If you tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or Vanderpump Rules, you’ve probably seen Lisa Vanderpump at the sexy, whitewashed Beverly Hills restaurant she designed and opened with…

Water Grill

L.A.’s premier seafood restaurant, newly remodeled and hipper than ever, is famed for its huge platters of fruits de mer from the oyster bar. Low-temperature cooking methods are used in…

Westside Tavern

Adjacent to Landmark Theatre independent cinema at Westside Pavilion mall, Westside Tavern lends a gourmet, California touch to typically heavy pub fare. Dishes such as a lamb French dip with…

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