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Best Restaurants in Los Angeles


#1

Gjelina

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$$$· 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

461 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very popular Venice eatery. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A farm to table American bistro that serves pizzas, salads, small and larger dishes. On the pricey side, but not exorbitant. Make s... read more

This is a farm to table, market fresh restaurant. The menu changes with the seasons. If you've ever heard of the Israeli Chef Ottolenghi, this food is very similar. Gjelina gets packed so if you ca... read more

235 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Nom, nom, nom. All vegan menu is to die-for. Airy indoor/outdoor space is tasteful and buzzing.

Cafe Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic vegan restaurants specializing in gourmet vegan cuisines. We strive to create a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability.

Ive never eaten here actually. It's always packed & popular amongst Vegans and even those who aren't vegans. 100% organic vegan food specializing in gourmet vegan cuisine.

#3

Perch

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$$$· 448 South Hill Street·Map·Hours·Website·

242 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This is THE SPOT for drinks and appetizers at sunset. You can see the entire city on this rooftop. Once you find the small entrance, take the elevators up to the top floor, walk across the hall and... read more

You can't beat the views of downtown LA from this rooftop restaurant with 2 outdoor levels. Fine dining. Reservations a must! The restaurant is located on the 15th floor and you have the option o... read more

#4

Bottega Louie

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$$· 700 S. Grand Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

202 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Well known fancy eatery in Downtown LA. It's first come first serve and the food is great. Try the fried portebello mushrooms first. We came here on a few dates before we got engaged. The back ar... read more

A great downtown Los Angeles scene. This is a beautiful and bustling place. Loud. Great bar. The food is good, expensive, although you can order appetizers or small plates, as well as a full meal. ... read more

#5

Cafe Stella

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$· 3932 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

205 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Somehow tucked away and secret feeling even though it's adjacent to Intelligentsia, Cafe Stella manages to be upscale and low key at the same time. Think charming, romantic Euro patio vibes. Summer... read more

Cafe Stella is a very cute French restaurant with lovely outdoor seating. Bar Stella is in front. All manner of good looking people go here and you may see some famous actors here as well! We have.

A great restaurant with two fantastic bars. The bar next to the restaurant feels like you are stepping back in time to a Paris Bistro. Bar Stella next door offers some of the best mixology drinks!

#6

Tasting Kitchen

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$$$· 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

193 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Hip, upscale Mediterranean dining with great wine list and solid bar scene. Good drinks and open till 12am most nights.

One of the newer trendy restaurants on Abbot Kinney, it gets mixed reviews on Yelp. Pricey...they have interesting cocktails, and a more reasonably priced brunch on the weekend. Brunch runs till 2... read more

175 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Locally sourced organic ale house. Yup - this baby is the culmination of everything cool kid in Venice. You can get a skate of beer or wine - served to you on a hollowed out skateboard to go with y... read more

Right on the famous Venice Boardwalk, a great place to watch the sunset eat organic & choose from one of their 30 craft beers on tap as well as local California wines. It gets packed during the day... read more

Probably the best restaurant right on the Boardwalk - it gets packed during the day and for sunset sessions so plan ahead and give your name to the hostess early! Loud music and a medium sized pati... read more

#8

Laurel Hardware

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$$$· 7984 Santa Monica Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

160 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Real West hollywood hotspot, that used to be a Hardware store, now converted to in to one of LA's best Bars and restaurants. Young crowd and excellent food. Also now do brunch.

Restaurant and lounge style bar. Upscale hipsters come here to drink signature cocktails and nosh on foodie delights. Inside of an old hardware store, but the establishment is modern, aesthetically... read more

This place is very trendy but also very low key! It's one of my favorite spots and you can always spot a celebrity here. It's not pricey but it's above average in our neighborhood. Lyft here for a ... read more

#9

Mohawk Bend

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$$· 2141 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

155 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Gastropub serving California craft beers and a locally-sourced American menu with lots of vegan options. Set in a hip, brick-walled old Vaudeville theater space. Good for late nights -- food served... read more

HIPSTER - This theater turned restaurant has tons of charm and will make all of your IG followers jealous. They take reservations so I would suggest that if you plan ahead.

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Oscar's Cerveteca is the perfect weekend Mexican fusion fare. Fresh seafood Ceviches, tacos, and more. Great craft beers as well. Outdoor patio.

Brought to you by Oscar! He started the Rose Avenue craze with Venice Beach wines. This spot has a Mexican-inspired menu and cocktails. Great food a drinks. Seating is tight but worth it.

A few blocks off Abbot Kinney, Venice’s main drag, is Rose Avenue... At Cerveteca get fish tacos, homemade guacamole, an agua fresca and/or cold beer.

140 local Airbnb hosts recommend

I'm a meat eater all the way, but even I can't resist how good this place is. Keep your eyes open for Moby (he's a regular)

Fantastic Vegan Bistro, also serve good Vegan Ice Cream. Great menu and daily specials in historic Jensen Recreation Building a few doors down from Blue Bottle Coffee!

#12

Lemonade

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$$· 1661 Abbot Kinney Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

139 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Great food. Serves all types of great salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and chili. Also has fish and chicken entrees. Fantastic deserts and refreshing lemonade. Not to pricey. To go or can eat there.

Modern marketplace serving a colorful bounty of seasonal California comfort in a bright cafeteria setting. Their salads are healthy and delicious and their lemonade is, of course, amazing.

Bright and family-friendly California healthy, cafeteria style, specializing in great combos and varieties of lemonade. Fun place, great food from meats to soups to salads to deserts. No alcohol.

#13

Little Dom's

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$$· 2128 Hillhurst Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Italian + Creole and a staple in Los Feliz. You are sure to spot somebody famous, and if you don't who cares because the food is incredible and the cocktail program is the bees knees.

Delicious thin-crust pizza... I've been told. I'm allergic to gluten so I can't eat pizza, but I can tell you it smells and looks amazing. Romantic setting. This restaurant is on the opposite side ... read more

Reminds me of Italian restaurants Greenwich Village in NYC. Pretty bar area with cozy booths. Dining room is nice. Good Italian food. Can get noisy. They also have outdoor sideway seating.

#14

Sqirl

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$$· 720 North Virgil Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best french toast EVER. Homemade jams. There's a line on weekends, but it is worth the wait.

YUM. A foodie MUST for a casual breakfast & lunch. You wont find anything else like it! Sqirl is an Ink staff favorite, for its innovative menu. EVERYTHING is good, the toast, the sorel rice bowl, ... read more

Great place to have brunch, be prepared, there might be a line...get the Ricotta toast, or Sorrel Pesto rice bowl with kokuho brown rice, Meyer lemon, feta, poached egg, and fermented hot sauce

#15

Wurstküche Venice

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$$· 625 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291·Map·Hours·Website·

124 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minute walk from the house & huge selection of beer & great truffle fries! They serve exotic sausages, aligator,rabbit, duck,pheasant,lamb,buffalo, vegetarian,brats,rattlesnake,bok wurst is my fav

Exotic sausages, fries & unusual brews in an industrial-looking eatery with communal tables. Excellent outdoor seating beer garden style. Vegetarian and Vegan options available.

Think of Wurstkuche as a modern interpretation of a German beer hall -- long communal tables and traditional Bavarian beers, but with exotic sausages (rattlesnake and rabbit, duck and bacon) and a ... read more

#16

L & E Oyster Bar

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$$· 1637 Silver Lake Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

115 local Airbnb hosts recommend

AMAZING food, oysters, chowder, bread, wine and bar upstairs. A tad pricy but worth it. Walking distance. Not fancy but go dressed cool at least :) Like, put some pants on!

Really fresh fare. Try the Daily Dozen for around $20. Fills up quickly as soon as it opens. The upstairs bar has a smaller menu than the main space downstairs, but great ambiance and you can get in!

This place has a romantic, low key vibe with awesome wine, beer and food. It's a great spot for a casual night out with friends or a romantic date.

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Really good deep dish Chicago style pizza that everyone talks about. Funky living room setting inside. Deep dish pizza takes 45 minutes.

Excellent Chicago-style deep dish pizza without the need to travel to Chicago! Bread pudding also is delicious.

Great sandwiches, best deep dish Chicago style pizza, it takes about 45 minutes once ordered BWWI. Can bring your own wine, they will not charge cork fee for 1st two & the best bread pudding EVER !!!

#18

In-N-Out Burger

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$· 7009 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

120 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Best hamburgers&the cheapest&the freshest in the US. Walk there & order no carb burger with no bun and lettuce instead...fries, animal style (grilled onions&thousand island dressing).Neopolitan shake.

If I had a last meal, this is what it would be. An absolute must if you're staying in California.

Your order should be: double double, animal style + animal style fries, well done + a shake (choc or vanilla)...thank me later

#19

The York

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$$· 5018 York Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This really is an everything place- great food, full bar, music & trivia nights. Go early with kids to get food & drinks, stay late to hang to check out the very lively scene on York Blvd, Highlan... read more

Beer, wine, cocktails & gourmet pub grub in a counter-serve space with a hip, industrial vibe. 12 rotating beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and comfort-food favorites such as the pulled pork C... read more

111 local Airbnb hosts recommend

This landmark hot dog stand was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose and has become quite famous, now offering 32 varieties (as well as burgers).

A landmark hot dog restaurant that has lines wrapped around the building. These unique tasty dogs attract tourists and celebrities, alike. It's not unlikely to spot a star there on any given day.

A must-visit, LA original! This classic, guilty pleasure, in the Fairfax District has been attracting both locals and tourists for an eternity with its snappy, hot dogs named after celebrities. Lin... read more

#21

La Poubelle

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$$· 5907 Franklin Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

114 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Dark, romantic; a bit noisy. French restaurant. An incredible appetizer - flash fried brussels sprout leaves with white truffle oil, capers, slivered truffles. Good moules frites: large portions!

Great French food and atmosphere. Celebrity sightings from time to time. Fun bar scene too. Lots of locals hang out here.

If you want to feel just a littttttle French for the night, head over to Franklin Village and be among the Beachwood hip. & artsy. This place has been there forever and you'll have a great time fee... read more

#22

James Beach Restaurant

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$$· 60 North Venice Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

James Beach: This local hangout has a fun vibe and is a great place to convene with friends or grab a cold drink. Their famous fish tacos will amaze you, and you’ll want to hang at the bar long into t

Serving World Famous Fish Taco's from the Paul Rudd and Jason Segel hit film "I Love You Man" Tacos Tuesdays (all you can eat for $5) Wing Wednesday- ( Fifty-Cent wings)

Lively bar scene, outside seating and updated American eats - including their famous fish tacos. A true Venice institution that is not to be missed. Try the Adult Lemonade.

113 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Cozy gourmet pub with a tremendous beer selection and the best burger in town.

For the best beer selection on the West Side, head to Father's Office on Montana Avenue. The snug, heavily-wooded interior is likely to be packed with both local and pilgrimaging beer lovers, but t... read more

Father's Office is a lively gastropub with a big patio that is known for its famous "Father's Office Burger." The burger boasts a patty of dry-aged beef topped with caramelized onions, Gruyère and ... read more

#24

Silver Lake Ramen

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$· 2927 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·

105 local Airbnb hosts recommend

In addition to the standard tonkotsu ramen and ramen combination plates, you'll find chef's specials like sweet and sour pork buns, seaweed salad samplers and spicy cold noodles in Tsuyu chili broth.

The bomb ramen place! The locals love this place and we do too. It is always busy and they take no reservations. One bowl will do you. Try going at off hours, like before 5:30PM for dinner. Yummy!

The pork and fish broth is so rich. Thus their ramen is a cut above most. I also love their lemon roll. Moderate prices and big portions. You have to go off hours- there is always a line.

108 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Okay, not really a recommendation here, just a heads up. This is a cheap bar where you can get pitchers of beer but it's more of a younger, college crowd that gets pretty sloppy drunk.

Go to the upper floor patio for cocktails and appetizers or other choices off the menu. The food is pretty average but it's an excellent spot to watch the sunset and there is a dedicated clientele... read more

Local bar near the MDR/Venice pier with some of the tastiest margaritas ever! They use fresh lime juice and agave. Ask for a splash of cranberry too! Casual vibe with ocean front views and beach... read more

#26

Guisados

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$· 1261 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

110 local Airbnb hosts recommend

The best tacos in LA. Handmade tortillas and amazing filling. There is a six-taco sampler for a few dollars.

Do not leave LA without trying some authentic Mexican food. Once you have established a baseline go to Guisados for Tacos. This is all they do here but they do this using stewed meats and sauces o... read more

Highly recommended. Many people's favorite taco spot. Great outdoor seating. Colorful crowd. Try the sampler plate - delicious and a bargain! Try the horchata - the perfect antidote for a salsa in... read more

#27

Cliff's Edge

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$$· 3626 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Romantic ambiance, like you are in a beautiful tree house. Delicious Italian/Mediterranean cuisine. $$$

This is a very special place. Also a gem that is well known but also kind of a surprise. You would never guess what was inside. It's like stepping into a jungle restaurant in Caribbean or in Bali o... read more

#28

Scopa Italian Roots

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$$· 2905 W Washington Blvd·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Very good Italian inspired creative menu. Equally good if not better bar scene. This place is open until 2AM most nights and makes great cocktails and has great people watching!

Incredible menu (I recommend the scallops) plus great artisanal cocktails. Definitely a good Venice bar scene

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

French Fries with best dips! German Sausages vetted by my German friend. Great selection of beers and long picnic bench seating. Go to spot for locals and Architecture students from nearby school.

Delicious selection of sausages including vegetarian options and an amazing list of beers on tap. It is all served in a german style pub, with cafeteria seating and the famous "das boot". Like tr... read more

Great gourmet sausages/hot dogs and to-die-for Belgian fries. Draft beer selection is on point! Located in Art District Little Tokyo this place has great vibes and one of the highest reviewed pla... read more

#30

Birds

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$$· 5925 Franklin Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

103 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Quick, affordable, tasty chicken in a packed and friendly atmosphere. This place is VERY popular, always bustling with noise! Order a half, a quarter, or a full chicken, with great sides and drinks!

Also has great al fresco dining with people watching. Cheap rotisserie chicken. Amazing brunch on the weekends ($3 mimosas). Late happy hour. Ladies night on Saturdays (cheap drinks)!