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Where Chefs Eat in Los Angeles

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Restaurants:Bestia, Broken Spanish, Otium
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mexican, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Downtown
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Bestia

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,738 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
“Energy, a family vibe and intensely flavored food, all in a beautifully understated setting.” – Miles Kirby
88% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
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Broken Spanish

$$$$·Mexican·
Downtown
1,285 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
“I wasn't assuming anything when I went, but literally everything on the menu was mind-blowing. Super simple but done in surprising ways.” – Cosmo Goss
89% recommended
Mexican in Los Angeles
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Otium

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,206 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
“It was beautiful, playful, seasonally focused and delicious.” – Kristen D. Murray There are two reasons why food critic Jonathan Gold called Otium LA’s “most ambitious restaurantRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Los Angeles
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Here's Looking At You

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mid-Wilshire
542 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
“Quaint space and fantastic food, but it's the chef and general manager that totally make the whole experience.” – Tory McPhail
94% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in West Hollywood / Beverly Hills / Mid-Wilshire
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Providence

$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,487 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
“The chef, Michael Ciramusti, has created an exciting cuisine with the best ingredients in Los Angeles. His series of amuse-bouches are direct hits of flavor that prepare the palatRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Los Angeles
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Lucques

$$$$·Californian·
West Hollywood
2,395 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Recommended by Chef Michael Friedman from The Red Hen
97% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
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chi SPACCA

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Hollywood
681 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Ross Lusted from The Bridge Room
97% recommended
Best Overall in Hollywood
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Osteria Mozza

$$$$·Italian·
Hollywood
4,961 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Recommended by Chef Carlos Perez from El Blok
89% recommended
Notable Wine List in Hollywood
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Cosa Buona

$$$$·Italian·
Echo Park
158 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Recommended by Chef Josef Centeno from Maco Mercat
93% recommended
Best Food in Hollywood

Pizzeria Mozza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Hollywood
5,192 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Recommended by Chef Suzanne Goin from Lucques
93% recommended
Most Booked in Hollywood
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