Favorite Local Restaurants in Los Angeles

The OpenTable team

Los Angeles is having quite the food moment right now, with people flocking to the city’s best restaurants like they do to the season’s hottest premiere. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. You’ll find everything from neighborhood gems to boundary-pushing Mediterranean, pitch-perfect seafood spots to old-school Hollywood glamour—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. You'll want to follow their lead.

Restaurants:Republique, AOC, Connie and Ted's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:French, Californian, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Hollywood, Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St., West Hollywood

Republique

$$$$·French·
Hollywood
3,364 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
Republique is one of the most beautiful spots to eat in LA—and the food lives up to the occasion. This is French-ish food with a California edge—there’s beef tartare and foie gras Read more
94% recommended
French in Los Angeles

AOC

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
3,551 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Suzanne Goin is one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles food scene, and her restaurant AOC helped define the laid-back, stylish, ingredients-focused cooking that Read more
94% recommended
Romance in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire

Connie and Ted's

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
3,115 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
What happens when fine-dining chef Michael Cimarusti of Providence opens up a casual seafood restaurant? You get Connie and Ted’s, an homage to New England clam shacks done in the Read more
95% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

Bavel

$$$$·Middle Eastern·
Downtown
1,927 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
When chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis brought their mind-bendingly-good Italian food to Bestia, Los Angeles’s collective brain exploded. At Bavel, they do it again, this timeRead more
93% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA

Otium

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,350 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for Anniversaries
Otium is nestled next to the Broad museum, and it feels like a natural extension of it: the ceilings soar, the windows gleam, and the food—prepared by chef Timothy Hollingsworth, aRead more
100% recommended

Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,558 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
Chef Nancy Silverton certainly knows her way around a pizza—and her expertise is always on show at Pizzeria Mozza, where she churns out consistently delicious pizzas and Italian foRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood

Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
4,273 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
You think you know pizza and pasta? Try Bestia’s. Eating here feels like stepping into an entirely new universe, where flavor and texture can exist in multiple dimensions. While yoRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Downtown / South and East LA

Catch LA

$$$$·Seafood·
West Hollywood
6,089 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot
Ever since it opened in 2016, Catch has been the hottest ticket in town: this is a see-and-be-seen place, a Los Angeles scene in every which way. And though you’re probably not theRead more
83% recommended
Seafood in Los Angeles

Redbird - Los Angeles

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,319 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
Walk into Redbird, and you’ll feel something special: maybe it’s the gorgeous glass windows, maybe it’s the soaring ceilings, or maybe it’s because the space once housed a cathedraRead more
95% recommended
51 people mentioned the Avocado Salad

Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,139 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Chef Nancy Silverton has created a Los Angeles restaurant empire, and Osteria Mozza is the crown jewel. Get anything from the in-house mozzarella bar, and you can’t go wrong with aRead more
87% recommended
111 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,866 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
Cecconi’s is one of the city’s hottest spots for power lunches and dinners, with an aura of glamour and style that feels distinctly Los Angeles. With its ivied terrace, retractableRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
29 people mentioned the Grilled Octopus

Mercado - Los Angeles

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
825 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Hot Spot
You can’t talk about Los Angeles without talking about Mexican food, and Mercado—especially the location on Third Street—is a lovely place to consume it. Order a few rounds of tacoRead more
94% recommended
53 people mentioned the Carnitas
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BRERA Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
1,396 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Officine BRERA is a stunning restaurant, from the size (huge!) to the clientele (fancy!) to the food itself, which celebrates the Northern Italian heritage of its chefs Matteo FerdRead more
97% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Downtown / South and East LA
38 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Gracias Madre - West Hollywood

$$$$·Mexican·
West Hollywood
4,414 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
It was only a matter of time before a vegan Mexican restaurant opened in Los Angeles—and we’re happy it’s Gracias Madre, which comes from the owners of cult-food spot Cafe GratitudRead more
92% recommended
Mexican in Los Angeles
64 people mentioned the Guacamole

The Ivy

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,551 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions
We are in Los Angeles, after all, and The Ivy is quite the reminder. This is the star-studded scene that defines a certain sub-section of the city, with food as memorable as the peRead more
86% recommended
Brunch in Los Angeles
59 people mentioned the Chocolate Chip Cookie

Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,494 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Lucques is where Los Angeles legends Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne planted the flag for the type of Los Angeles food they made so famous. Here, you’ll find seasonal cuisine inspirRead more
94% recommended
122 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
1,998 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
For modern Greek food in a gorgeous, gilded setting, head to Avra Beverly Hills, the first West Coast outpost of New York City’s Avra Estiatorio. It’s a scene, yes, but the food isRead more
94% recommended
Mediterranean in Los Angeles
51 people mentioned the Fresh Fish

Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Beverly Hills
5,396 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
There is nobody in the world quite like Wolfgang Puck, the international celebrity chef with restaurants all over the globe—and there’s no restaurant quite like Spago, the place whRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Los Angeles
80 people mentioned the Veal Chop