Top Tables LA: 24 Great Restaurants in Los Angeles

Indagare’s favorite hot spot restaurants change all the time, but there are some staples in each of the destinations we love that never go out of style. Here is our current short list of great restaurants in Los Angeles.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a vacation to Los Angeles. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals at the restaurants listed below.

Fountain Coffee Room bar in Los Angeles

Fountain Coffee Room

Great Restaurants for Lunch

Abbot Kinney: Gjelina for market-driven Mediterranean small plates and pizzas; Intelligentsia Coffee for a quick caffeine break
Beverly Hills: Fountain Coffee Room at the Beverly Hills Hotel for American fare in a whimsical setting
Venice: Blue Plate Oysterette for fresh seafood near the beach; Gjusta for picnic-perfect sandwiches

Dish Gjelina restaurant in LA


Santa Monica: Urth Caffe for healthy sandwiches, paninis and coffees; Rose Café for Mediterranean specialties alfresco
West Hollywood: The Hart & the Hunter for the lauded Southern brunch

Nobu Malibu outdoor dining area in Los Angeles

Nobu Malibu, Courtesy Harry Hargreaves

Malibu: Nobu Malibu, the haute sushi spot right on the ocean
Hollywood: Pizzeria Mozza for delicious gourmet pizzas in stylish surrounds
Downtown: Church & State for the 3-course prix-fixe lunch serving Parisian classics

Great Restaurants for Dinner

Dish from Patina restaurant in Los Angeles


Foodie Favorite: Osteria Mozza for delicious Italian cuisine
Hot Spot: Boa Steakhouse for chops and gourmet sides in a sleek setting; Phillipe Starck-designed Katsuya for fabulous sushi; Élephante for a seriously trendy scene and Santa Monica beach views.

The Ivy restaurant in Los Angeles

The Ivy

Classic: The Ivy, a homestyle Italian trattoria that draws Hollywoods biggest names
Table for Two: Giorgio Baldi for delicious seafood; Capo for Italian classics in a rustic dining room
Relaxed but Refined: Sushi Sasabune for authentic, omakase-style Japanese cuisine
Newcomers: Majordomo, the first L.A outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku brand; Bavel, for Middle Eastern cuisine from the team behind L.A. classic Bestia.
Big Night Out: Providence for the innovative five-course tasting menu; Patina for artistically-plated food inside the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall

– Kira Reinke


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