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Top Tables L.A.: 33 Great Restaurants in Los Angeles

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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, including local classics and the buzziest newcomers.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized trip 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.

Classics

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; The Rose for Mediterranean specialties alfresco
Santa Monica: Urth Caffe for healthy sandwiches, paninis and coffees
West Hollywood: The Hart & the Hunter for the lauded Southern brunch
Malibu: Nobu Malibu, the haute sushi spot right on the ocean
Hollywood: Pizzeria Mozza for delicious gourmet pizzas in stylish surrounds
Downtown Los Angeles: Yangban Society for mix-and-match seasonal vegetable sides and Korean, Italian and Jewish deli goods
West Los Angeles: Lulu by slow food founder Alice Waters

DINNER

Foodie Favorite: Osteria Mozza for delicious Italian cuisine
Local Icon: 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
Big Night Out: Providence for the innovative five-course tasting menu

Hot Spots

West Hollywood / Melrose: Ardor for veggie-focused fare; Auburn for experimental fine-dining; Boa Steakhouse for chops and gourmet sides in a sleek setting; Olivetta for a mix of Italian, Greek, Spanish and French flavors
Santa Monica: Birdie G’s for a family-friendly crowd pleaser; Élephante for a trendy scene and beach views; Pasjoli for a relaxed but refined French bistro
Downtown: Bavel for Middle Eastern cuisine; Bon Temps for an all-day, upscale French restaurant; M. Georgina for sophisticated, seasonal fare; Tacos 1986 for a quick, casual meal of Tijuana-style tacos
Hollywood: Katsuya for fabulous sushi in a Phillipe Starck-designed space or Mother Wolf, a sexy new Italian spot
Off The Beaten Path: All Day Baby for elevated comfort foods and all-day breakfast in Silver Lake; Hotville Chicken for classic, casual barbecue in Crenshaw; Majordomo, the first L.A. outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku brand, in Chinatown; Yang’s Kitchen for unique Asian fusion cuisine in Alhambra

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized trip 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.

– Indagare

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