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Los Angeles isn't just a city of movie stars—it's a city of celebrity chefs, too. As the second-largest city in the U.S. and a true melting pot of global cultures, the dining opportunities in LA are as endless as they are diverse. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. 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 luxurious steakhouses, California fusion to classic Old World traditions—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let's follow their lead.

Restaurants:Avra Beverly Hills, Spago - Beverly Hills, Cecconi's
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Mediterranean, Californian, Italian
Neighborhoods:Beverly Hills, West Hollywood

Avra Beverly Hills

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Beverly Hills
1,639 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
After reaching critical acclaim in NYC with its high-end authentic Greek fare, Avra opened its West Coast outpost here in Beverly Hills to local applause. Resembling an open-air MeRead more
91% recommended
Mediterranean in Los Angeles
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Spago - Beverly Hills

$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
5,191 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
The flagship restaurant of world-renowned celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, Spago is a stylish bistro located in Beverly Hills that serves locally sourced California cuisine. Items likRead more
89% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
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Cecconi's

$$$$·Italian·
West Hollywood
2,670 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Hot Spot
Venetian-style Italian fare in an elegant retro Roman setting makes Cecconi’s one of the most sought-after Los Angeles restaurants. Besides wood- and charcoal-grilled specialties lRead more
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The Tower Bar

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
1,102 reviews
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Housed in the former apartment of gangster Bugsy Siegel in the historic Tower Hotel, this classy cocktail lounge and restaurant is a living monument to the heyday of Hollywood. SelRead more
87% recommended
Hot Spot in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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The Palm Beverly Hills

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,189 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
This legendary family-owned Beverly Hills steakhouse has been a local favorite since it opened its doors back in 1926 and is still one of the hottest restaurants in Los Angeles. USRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,493 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
A West Hollywood area favorite, Lucques is a California cuisine trendsetter situated in a renovated historic carriage house and garden. Lamb check barbacoa with saffron hominy giveRead more
95% recommended
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Michael's - Santa Monica

$$$$·Californian·
Santa Monica
1,479 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
A landmark dining institution since 1979, Michael’s serves upscale Californian food in an art-strewn dining room right in the heart of Santa Monica. Housemade buckwheat sourdough bRead more
85% recommended
Best Ambience in Los Angeles
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Musso & Frank Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hollywood
4,572 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Located right across the street from the Screen Writer’s Guild, Musso & Frank Grill has been a Hollywood literary scene hangout since the 1930s, when it opened. While the menu focuRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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CUT by Wolfgang Puck at Beverly Wilshire

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
2,093 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Taking the steakhouse to its most luxurious level, Wolfgang Puck’s critically acclaimed CUT is located within the elegant Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The menu focuses on different cutsRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Nobu Los Angeles

$$$$·Japanese·
West Hollywood
2,136 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The LA outpost of the Nobu global restaurant empire is a sleek and chic space where Peruvian flavors meet Japanese standards of excellence in plates that wow the senses. From octopRead more
85% recommended
Notable Wine List in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Perch LA

$$$$·French American·
Downtown
6,193 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
With a 15th-floor rooftop setting right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles just a block from Grand Central Market, Perch is a restaurant by foodies for foodies. Stand-out classicRead more
92% recommended
Best Ambience in Downtown / South and East LA
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Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,340 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
A Melrose area local favorite, Pizzeria Mozza is connected and adjacent to both Osteria Mozza and Chi Spacca, an Italian eatery and “meat speakeasy,” respectively, that are run by Read more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
5,106 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Located right next to always packed Pizzeria Mozza, this is where the same creative fusion genius that makes the slices so popular gets a chance to be fully developed into sophistiRead more
90% recommended
Notable Wine List in Hollywood
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Geoffrey's Restaurant

$$$$·Californian·
Malibu
4,779 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
With panoramic views of the mighty Pacific from the dining room and outside patio, and a creative Mediterranean-meets-California menu, Geoffrey’s is a Malibu hot spot that defines Read more
88% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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AKASHA

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Culver City
3,264 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The former personal chef of Michael Jackson and other beloved entertainment icons, Akasha Richmond now operates her own kitchen out of a historic space in downtown Culver City. EasRead more
91% recommended
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Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

$$$$·Mexican·
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
710 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Creative Cuisine
A modern take on the classic California-style taqueria, Petty Cash is a Hollywood culinary sensation that draws drooling patrons from all walks of life. The “semi-authentic” MexicaRead more
86% recommended
Late Night Find in Los Angeles
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Zinqué - DTLA

$$$$·French·
Downtown
62 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Hip neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes and small plates. Craft cocktailRead more
88% recommended
Late Night Find in Los Angeles

Pump

$$$$·Contemporary American·
West Hollywood
4,005 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Romance
Our perspective is coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy the restaurant’s description: Experience a full dinner among 100yrs old Olive Trees in our beautiful Garden. Let the cRead more
90% recommended
Contemporary American in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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The Lobster

$$$$·American·
Santa Monica
3,903 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
A landmark seafood restaurant located right at the foot of the Santa Monica Pier, The Lobster draws crowds for its waterfront views and freshly caught offerings. Whole main lobsterRead more
91% recommended
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Forma Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Santa Monica
762 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Known for their handmade pastas as well as their excellent cheese bar, Forma is a stand-out modern Italian eatery located in the heart of Santa Monica. Westside locals flock here fRead more
95% recommended
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