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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique restaurant
4.9
4.9 (859)
$31 to $50
French
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
We are delighted to welcome you in for Lunch dining! We have a new menu with a mix of new dishes from Chef Carlos as well our signature favorites as well as specials on the weekend. Our current hours for dine in reservations (patio and dining room) are Friday - Sunday 11a - 3p.

If visiting for the first time, we are a casually elegant restaurant and boutique which serves a wide selection of French inspired American dishes as well as showcasing our world renowned selection of Caviars, smoked salmon and other French delicacies.

Our boutique is open 7 days a week from 11a - 5p with our full Boutique menu available every day for take out, delivery or FedEx delivery if not within our local courier area.
Top review
SALAvip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Simply the best… best service, best food, best wine. Couldn’t ask for more!
A photo of Georgia's Lounge restaurant
4.9
4.9 (212)
$31 to $50
Lounge
Redondo Beach
About the restaurant
A sophisticated, sleek lounge where the bartenders remember your name. The eclectic tapas menu offers comforting bar bites and rich treats to satisfy those late-night munchies. The cocktail program features classic and uniquely crafted cocktails from fresh, local ingredients. Expect local craft Beers and spirits to challenge the more adventurous drinkers. We have extra parking available every night from 6 pm -12:30 am. Look for the parking lot across the street from Georgia's Lounge, entrance via Huntington Lane at 1444 Aviation Blvd.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
This lounge is a local fave and spot. Ambiance is great as is the food, music and drinks. Especially enjoy the fire pits on a warm evening.
A photo of The Venice West restaurant
4.9
4.9 (158)
$31 to $50
American
Venice
About the restaurant
The Venice West is an eclectic restaurant and live music venue located in Venice, California. TVW offers a supper club vibe serving “upscale comfort food” accompanied by a full bar featuring an array of tasty cocktails and a great selection of beers on tap.

Chef Diego’s mouth watering creations will delight you. From main dishes like the Crispy Chicken & Waffles to a savory selection of unique Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads, sandwiches, share plates, and desserts. The menu truly offers something for everyone.

The Venice West provides a true “dinner and a show” experience and will not disappoint. Our goal is simple: create a welcome place for music fans and artists alike to enjoy great food, music, and good times. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!

*Dinner served from 6-9pm. Show tickets must be purchased separately at www.thevenicewest.com, on Ticketweb, or at the door (if not sold out).
Top review
CookieMomster
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first visit to Venice West and what a pleasant surprise. Great music venue but we didn’t have high expectations for dinner. Another pleasant surprise! The menu was varied and everything our group chose was delicious (although the spinach salad was a bit too salty). Our server was attentive and really hustled. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - Downtown Los Angeles | CA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (133)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Little Tokyo
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Better service than the Beverly Hills location. Food was good. Staff was great.
A photo of KingChang LA restaurant
4.9
4.9 (22)
$31 to $50
Korean
Koreatown
About the restaurant
King Chang specializes in the authentic Korean cuisine of the Korean BBQ & intestines along with traditional sides that stand behind the great food quality. Our authentic menu is made from the freshest ingredients with our very own chef. We are proud of ourselves on providing fresh meats, seasoned and cooked to perfection, and delightful sauces, well-adjusted in flavor. King Chang was established in 2020 at Buena Park, and now it's one of the famous Korean restaurants around there. Finally, we open in LA with a warm welcome, and we invite you to join us at King Chang for a delicious meal.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Good KBBQ, a little pricy compared to other locations, banchan variety was ok, meats were tasty. Server cooked our food very well. Experience would have been better if we didn't hear the manager yell at the server for not controlling the grill the way they wanted it. Overall pretty good.
A photo of Gaslamp - Music + Bar + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
IF YOU CAN'T FIND A TABLE HERE...PLEASE CALL THE VENUE DIRECTLY! (562)596-4718...

LONG BEACH'S PREMIER LIVE MUSIC VENUE and RESTAURANT
THURSDAY - COUNTRY NIGHT with LINE DANCING
FRIDAY - 80's with KNYGHT RYDER
SATURDAY - CONCERTS featuring the TOP TRIBUTE BANDS and TOURING NATIONAL ACTS
SUNDAY - BRUNCH with LIVE MUSIC


Top review
DavidA
Dined 2 days ago
Gaslamp is a great place to hang out and watch bands while enjoying a nice dinner! Would recommend it to anyone looking for something to do in a Saturday.
A photo of The Rockefeller - Hermosa Beach restaurant
4.8
4.8 (318)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
New York inspired Gastropub + Crafthouse that offers high quality craft beer, boutique wine and gastropub food for a reasonable price in a casual yet sophisticated environment.
Great indoor / outdoor patio with fireplace, large bar, social table and comfortable booths. Located on Pier Ave in Hermosa Beach.
The Rockefeller offers the best brunch in Hermosa Beach.
The beer is cold, the wine is special, the food is made with love. Join us.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Brunch is amazing. Every single dish is sublime….short rib burrito, and the pork belly Benedict are not to be missed!
A photo of DiDi restaurant
4.8
4.8 (29)
$31 to $50
Vietnamese
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
Chef Tue Nguyen is one of the fastest rising stars in the digital food space. Since graduating from culinary school and beginning her content creation journey, she has showcased her culinary skills through sold out pop-ups with The h.wood Group, Family Style Festival, ComplexCon, and Madame Vo in NYC. Known for her viral TikTok videos showcasing traditional Vietnamese cuisine, Nguyen brings her offline love letter to the table with ĐiĐi.
Top review
WLAFoodie
Dined on May 13, 2024
Celebrated the Mother’s Day here with my family for a party of 6 and I am very happy of the choice of restaurant. The ambiance was beautiful. Perfect for the occasion for sure! The food was amazing! All of what we ordered was delicious! Photos attached. From appetizers all the way to the desserts, we all loved them all! It was definitely Vietnamese cuisine with a nice modern twist on flavors! We had everything shared by family - family style, per our server’s suggestion and it was just perfect! They had a nice sized bar and ample of choices of drinks and cocktails. Service was good, in spite of the day being very busy because of the occasion. She was awesome when it came to knowledge of menu and drinks, and her suggestions were on par! Ambiance was great, with their beautiful wall papers all around! Parking was a bit difficult. There was a valet parking area but something was happening next to the restaurant ( apparently shooting a movie or video) that made the parking area super crowded and hard to get to. I’m sure it wasn’t the case on any other day. Overall, this restaurant was great and I would go back to it again for sure!
A photo of Brew Kitchen Ale House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (22)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Los Alamitos / Cypress
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Our very favorite local place to eat. The food is incredible, the staff is friendly, the beers on tap and wines are great!
A photo of The Brandy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (24)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Glendale
About the restaurant
The Brandy is Glendale's new and chic restaurant incorporating the highest quality Mediterranean and American cuisine along with craft cocktails and the finest hookah. Vision and inspiration for The Brandy was to rejuvenate three critical elements of the modern dining experience: high quality servings, exceptional service, and dynamic entertainment. The exceptional team at The Brandy has decades of experience managing and serving many establishments throughout the Great Los Angeles area and has utilized its vast knowledge of the industry to set forth a truly rare and distinctive yet familial and cozy vibe. The Brandy strives for the best in every sector and never sacrifices one for the others.
Top review
HenryNvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Great experience. Food is great, and entertainment is awesome. All the servers, including management, are friendly and hospitable... the Brandy is the place to be on the weekends.. Never a dull moment...thank you.
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