The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
chi SPACCAchi SPACCA
9.2
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Contemporary Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
BestiaBestia
9.1
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
RepubliqueRepublique
9.1
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French | Hollywood, Hollywood
AlimentoAlimento
9
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Italian | Silver Lake, Hollywood
Broken SpanishBroken Spanish
8.8
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
AOCAOC
8.8
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ProvidenceProvidence
8.7
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Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
8.7
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Fishing With DynamiteFishing With Dynamite
8.6
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Seafood | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities
The Factory KitchenThe Factory Kitchen
8.6
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Sotto Los AngelesSotto Los Angeles
8.5
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Italian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Angelini OsteriaAngelini Osteria
8.5
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Italian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
B.S. TaqueriaB.S. Taqueria
8.5
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Mexican | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
KatoKato
8.5
$$$$
Californian | West Los Angeles, Westside

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Le ComptoirLe Comptoir
33
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American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Perch LAPerch LA
4526
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French American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
96
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BestiaBestia
2832
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
MajordomoMajordomo
21
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American | Echo Park, Hollywood
ProvidenceProvidence
3102
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Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
El CidEl Cid
52
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Spanish | Silver Lake, Hollywood
Sushi Ginza Onodera- LASushi Ginza Onodera- LA
71
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Sushi | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4603
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons HotelCUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
1752
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Steak | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
RepubliqueRepublique
2072
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French | Hollywood, Hollywood
AOCAOC
2634
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2249
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Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
BavelBavel
364
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
OtiumOtium
1623
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Odys and PenelopeOdys and Penelope
1039
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Contemporary American | Hollywood, Hollywood
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4628
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Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
BestiaBestia
2832
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Catch LACatch LA
3183
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Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Redbird - Los AngelesRedbird - Los Angeles
1634
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4364
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
207
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Mediterranean | Hollywood, Hollywood
Cecconi'sCecconi's
2031
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Italian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
785
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Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Officine BRERAOfficine BRERA
908
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Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Gracias MadreGracias Madre
3059
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
The IvyThe Ivy
4055
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2120
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Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Avra Beverly HillsAvra Beverly Hills
440
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Mediterranean | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4603
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Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The Top 20 Restaurants by Cuisine in Los Angeles

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BestiaBestia
2832
$$$$
Italian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Connie and Ted'sConnie and Ted's
2249
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Seafood | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
LucquesLucques
2120
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
RepubliqueRepublique
2072
$$$$
French | Hollywood, Hollywood
Mercado - Los AngelesMercado - Los Angeles
785
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Mexican | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
INKO NITO Arts DistrictINKO NITO Arts District
96
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Japanese | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
APL RestaurantAPL Restaurant
157
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Steakhouse | Hollywood, Hollywood
The Hearth & HoundThe Hearth & Hound
207
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Mediterranean | Hollywood, Hollywood
Little Sister - DowntownLittle Sister - Downtown
793
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Southeast Asian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Badmaash Downtown LABadmaash Downtown LA
772
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Indian | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
BavelBavel
364
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Middle Eastern | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Cafe Gratitude - LarchmontCafe Gratitude - Larchmont
437
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Hollywood, Hollywood
Gabi JamesGabi James
161
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Spanish | Redondo Beach, Beach Cities
Ombu GrillOmbu Grill
39
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Korean | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA
Chengdu ImpressionChengdu Impression
32
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Arcadia, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Los Angeles's 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
AOCAOC
2634
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Californian | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Pizzeria MozzaPizzeria Mozza
4628
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
Osteria MozzaOsteria Mozza
4364
$$$$
Italian | Hollywood, Hollywood
LucquesLucques
2120
$$$$
Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Spago - Beverly HillsSpago - Beverly Hills
4603
$$$$
Californian | Beverly Hills, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
Craft Los AngelesCraft Los Angeles
3401
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American | Century City, Westside
JarJar
2415
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American | Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
ProvidenceProvidence
3102
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Seafood | Hollywood, Hollywood
AKASHAAKASHA
2910
$$$$
Contemporary American | Culver City, Westside
The Tower BarThe Tower Bar
806
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Californian | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

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1 Pico1 Pico
1724 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Santa Monica, Westside

We went on the Friday it was raining in SM, it was gorgeous sitting in the One Pico dinning room watching the lightening on the beach Jonathan, our server, was so great and we couldn’t have had a better time More

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Toca MaderaToca Madera
1044 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Amazing restaurant. Make sure to order the street corn. Best i’ve ever had!! More

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Paul Martin's American Grill - PasadenaPaul Martin's American Grill - Pasadena
1017 reviews
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American | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

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Paul Martin's American Grill - Westlake VillagePaul Martin's American Grill - Westlake Village
1382 reviews
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American | Thousand Oaks, Ventura County

Food is always excellent!! Staff is very attentive but not overbearing More

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FIG & OLIVE Melrose PlaceFIG & OLIVE Melrose Place
3831 reviews
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Mediterranean | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

On a previous occasion a few years back it was so-so but this time the service was noticeably better, (professional still but warmer, more friendly) food was excellent, again much better than previous visit (would recommend the lamb chops) and ambience was great. More

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Tortilla Republic WeHoTortilla Republic WeHo
1043 reviews
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Mexican | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

The food and service is always great! The bottomless mimosas are great, but expensive. More

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WolfWolf
437 reviews
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Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Everything was well executed and delicious. You must order the salmon. More

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Pearl's RooftopPearl's Rooftop
297 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Had a great time here, the attention from the staff was a 10, prices were very decent for the area, small place and cute for a nice chat and dinner, will definitely recommend. More

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Rush StreetRush Street
964 reviews
$$$$
American | Culver City, Westside

Went on a Saturday night at 7:15 and was glad we had a reservation. Soon after we got there, there was a long line. Food was excellent, we ordered a bunch of appetizers for the 4 of us including the flatbread which was excellent, crispy crust, fresh tasting toppings. The sweet potatoe fries were very good as were the lobster Shrimp rolls, the fish tacos were good but not my favorite of the night. We also had 2 orders of the turkey burger sliders which were excellent. More

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71Above71Above
1353 reviews
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Contemporary American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

We just landed a big contract and wanted to celebrate. 71Above was the perfect way to end a perfect day! The wait staff was amazing and attended to our every whim without being obnoxious or ‘looming’ over our shoulder. The views were spectacular and the only way to truly see all of LA and a beautiful sun setting on the ocean. We will hope to be back someday. More

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Hachi1. Hachi
6 reviews
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Japanese | Torrance / Carson, Beach Cities

Great customer service. I find it's a bit pricey. Overall a great food tasting experience More

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Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - West Hollywood2. Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - West Hollywood
8 reviews
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Japanese | West Hollywood, West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Einfach perfekt. More

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Le Comptoir3. Le Comptoir
33 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Primarily vegetarian fare, with optional meat and seafood supplements to the pre fixe menu. Excellent for all the various dietary restrictions and preferences in LA. The counter arrangement made it difficult for a group of 3 to interact. We also had quite a bit to confusion about finding the door to the restaurant, and not being seated until ALL parties arrive for the seating. Because the meal is cooked and served in a single seating, all guests must be ready to go, or just your own party. Now that we know that, it will be easier to navigate for next time. More

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Baran’s 22394. Baran’s 2239
463 reviews
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American | Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach, Beach Cities

The food was so good! We had a great time. Owner was super sweet and his sister was our waiter which I love! You should go! You will love it. More

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Le Gourmet French Cuisine5. Le Gourmet French Cuisine
100 reviews
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French | Upland, Inland Empire

Excellent food at a competitive price More

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Los Angeles restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Alta AdamsAlta Adams
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Soul food | Downtown, Downtown / South and East LA

Soul Food made with California love for the community of West Adams. More

El Torito - CoronaEl Torito - Corona
$$$$
Mexican | Corona, Inland Empire

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

El Torito - PasadenaEl Torito - Pasadena
$$$$
Mexican | Pasadena, Pasadena / San Gabriel

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

El Torito - Redondo BeachEl Torito - Redondo Beach
$$$$
Mexican | Redondo Beach, Beach Cities

Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.More

Harajuku TaproomHarajuku Taproom
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Izakaya | Culver City, Westside

The Harajuku Taproom is LA’s 1st Japanese Craft Beer Izakaya. We operate as a Taproom for Baird Brewing Company, one of Japan's leading craft brewers based in Shizuoka, Japan. As their 1st overseas outpost, we are the only location outside of Japan to offer such a wide selection of Baird Beer on tap, typically serving as many as 20 Baird Beers, including both traditional beer styles as well as unique beers brewed with a variety of local Japanese ingredients. Our Menu offers a mix of traditional and innovative izakaya dishes, including grilled skewers, house-made gyoza dumplings, creative sushi rolls, and a variety of daily specials, all designed to pair well with our selection of beers and sake. In addition to our selection of Japanese craft beer, we also have a well-curated selection of premium Japanese sakes, brewed by smaller, family-owned breweries. More

Discover Los Angeles

Think Los Angeles is a one-industry town? Think again. From the micro-Seoul of Koreatown to unexpected fusion cuisines (take Chinese-Mexican, for one) and strip malls that house destination restaurants, the city’s restaurant scene is notably experimental and diverse. Ask locals where to find the best taco truck (or lonchero) in the city, and you’ve struck a match. These mobile microenterprises are a part of the city's lifeblood. With L.A.’s own Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold, describing the city as “less of a melting pot—more of a glittering mosaic,” we’re seeing L.A.’s vast palate show up on the plate.