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Best Restaurants in Los Angeles


#1

Gjelina

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

487 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 sur... read more

The premiere Abbot Kinney restaurant. Owners Travis Lett, Fran Cemaj, and Shelley Armistead are well-renowned in SoCal and this 'sceney' restaurant proves why. Stellar think crust pizzas, pastas, a... read more

245 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Because it's so awesome! Organic, all plant-based food for everyone. Unique creative dishes, sourced locally and from regenerative farms whenever possible. Everything from appetizers to desserts an... read more

Locally sourced, organic vegan food & drinks served in a bright, spacious cafe with patio seating. Right on Rose Ave., which is pretty close by.

#3

Perch

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

267 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·

205 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

Mario Batali outdid himself by renovating this historical building on the corner of 7th street in downtown LA. A spill of natural light and 40' carved plaster ceilings, this location absolutely arr... read more

#5

Cafe Stella

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

217 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 located in Silver Lake's iconic Sunset Junction, their menu features approachable French cuisine, they serve wine, beer and cocktails. The decor is very nice, it is a perfect represe... 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.

#6

Tasting Kitchen

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

202 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

180 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

Located right on the world famous Venice Boardwalk they offer over 30 craft beers on tap as well local California wines and a full menu of organic and sustainable food.

#8

Laurel Hardware

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

167 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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

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

133 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.

145 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)

Delicious food (service/atmosphere not the best) and a local hotspot. You don't need to be vegan to enjoy the avocado tacos or the pasta pesto greens bowl! 10-15 min walk, 3 minute drive.

#11

Little Dom's

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

142 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

One of our favorite breakfast places. Their eggs fungi is just amazing. Their lunch is also really great but dinner is just okay. It's a little bit more expensive but worth it. The weekends can get... read more

#12

Sqirl

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

137 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

#13

Lemonade

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

141 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.

Cafeteria style eating in a healthy, trendy way. Everything from pastas to salads to sandwiches and the best lemonade options - certain to please all ages.

You can choose all healthy sides and proteins and you choose your portions. Recipes are farmers markets inspired and they have sandwiches to delight the whole family as well. Try any lemonade and a... read more

#14

Rose Cafe

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$$· 220 Rose Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

133 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Newly opened - food is alright but the ambience is very hip, very "Venice". Good people watching, bakery, dinner, full bar (a rare thing in Venice!), gorgeous patio and inside seating. Macrame plan... read more

Beautiful space and good for brunch or dinner. Great coffee bar. Full liquor. Get the pizza and any of the housemade pastas. Good place to work out on the patio in the morning.

#15

In-N-Out Burger

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

129 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

#16

Wurstküche Venice

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

129 local Airbnb hosts recommend

5 minute walk from the house & huge selection of beer on tap & great truffle fries! They serve exotic sausages, aligator,rabbit, duck,pheasant,lamb,buffalo, vegetarian,brats,rattlesnake,bok wurst i... read more

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

127 local Airbnb hosts recommend

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 !!!

The owners have put so much love into this restaurant that the "comfort style bistro food" is almost too comforting...and just a little fattening. They've combined the flavors of Italy, France, Spa... read more

#18

Silver Lake Ramen

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$· 2927 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

113 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 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.

Low-key noodle bar presents a traditional Japanese menu starring ramen soups. Delicious! Try the spicy one.

#19

L & E Oyster Bar

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

117 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!

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.

Fresh oysters, shipped in daily, plus clam chowder & small plates, in a classy, cozy setting.

117 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 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

Pink’s Hot Dogs, Inc., a 77-year-old landmark hot dog stand located in Hollywood, serves over 2000 hot dogs and 200 hamburgers a day. Pink’s was started in 1939 by Richard’s parents, Paul and Betty... read more

#21

James Beach Restaurant

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

120 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)

That welcoming vibe, value and quality has made James’ Beach a favorite Venice neighborhood restaurant. Visitors come to Venice to be part of the artistic, eclectic scene and there is no better pla... read more

120 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.

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

You can eat at The Whaler, but I consider it more of a bar. It's a great place to post up on their deck and watch the sunset with a few cocktails and appetizers. It's hands down the best place to w... read more

#23

Scopa Italian Roots

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

111 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

#24

La Poubelle

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

117 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

116 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

#26

Canter's

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$$· 419 North Fairfax Avenue·Map·Hours·Website·

102 local Airbnb hosts recommend

85 year old Deli that is open 24 hours, great sandwiches and baked goods. They bake 4 times a day. Looks funky, part of the old Jewish neighborhood. At night a big hang out for musicians, like Gu... read more

A landmark Jewish delicatessen, Canter's sits in the middle of what is known as the Fairfax district. The Fairfax District is a 1.23-square-mile neighborhood. Historically the Fairfax District has ... read more

Get that ol' Kosher Deli from the past vibe here. You can literally feel the endless coffee conversations in every booth. This is a mainstay deli of Los Angeles Fairfax district. Nothing beats the ... read more

#27

Bestia

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$$· 2121 East 7th Place·Map·Hours·Website·

112 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Considered to be the best restaurant in the downtown area. The bone marrow, spinach gnocchetti, and cavatelli alla norcina are amazing.

Our all time favorite Downtown LA restaurant. Everything is good. Don't leave without trying the Farro Salad, Pork Belly, Roasted Bone Marrow, Burrata Pizza, Fusilli al Sugo di Manzo (base - beef r... read more

To say that you'll need a reservation for Bestia is an understatement. As one of the most talked about (and as a result, packed) restaurants in LA, securing a table months in advance is a necessity... read more

#28

Cliff's Edge

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

99 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

#29

Black Cat Tavern

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$$$· 3909 West Sunset Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

97 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Delicious food, perfect drinks in a wonderfully designed space. Curried eggplant and lentils, mussels, shrimp & grits all very tasty.

Giving a nod to the original bar at this location which was the site of the Stonewall Riots in 1967 and the counterculture movement that followed. Re-opened in 2012 the eponymous restaurant and ba... read more

Full Dining as well. $5 Alcoholic Punch of the day served in a dainty glass. Dressy casual. Dim lighting and dark paint. #datenightworthy

#30

Katsuya Hollywood

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$$$· 6300 Hollywood Boulevard·Map·Hours·Website·

96 local Airbnb hosts recommend

Occasional celebrity sightings at this upscale signature sushi & Japanese eats plus creative drinks in chic Philippe Starck-designed space.

Great restaurant for 5 star sushi and a hot spot for celebrities.

Katsuya artfully blends master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi's fresh take on classic Japanese cuisine with the vibrant LA vibe of downtown.