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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (234)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Chino Hills
About the restaurant
The Gem of Chino Valley

Hearty and rustic seasonal dishes, exceptional hand crafted wines by Argonza Cellars, distinctive cocktails

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food was great and I felt it had a good price point. Employees were very polite. O/A a nice time
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4.8
4.8 (256)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Experience Chef Darren’s line-up of timeless classics and new creations in his cleverest menu yet. Please your palate with mouthwatering bites and intoxicating cocktail concoctions at Fox & Farrow in Hermosa Beach, California.
Top review
peege26vip
Dined on 21 Mar 2024
One of our go to places. Great drinks, great atmosphere, great service. Delicious and there’s lots of share options if you come here with a group - highly recommend!!
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4.8
4.8 (513)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Torrance / Carson
About the restaurant
This full-service restaurant with a casually sophisticated atmosphere features bistro cuisine and a full bar. Enjoy fresh salads, specialty entrées, signature cocktails, a wine list and housemade desserts.

Bazille is a full service restaurant located on the second floor of Nordstrom Del Amo Fashion Center, on the corner of Hawthorne and Fashion Way. Our casually sophisticated atmosphere features bistro cuisine, a dynamic wine list, and a full bar featuring hand crafted cocktails.

We are open for dine-in service, outdoor patio dining (weather permitting) and to-go orders with Curbside Pickup. Call (310) 750-1610 to place your order.

Join us for Brunch on weekends.

Top review
JeffreyS
Dined 6 days ago
As always, their French Onion soup is up there with the Best anywhere!
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4.8
4.8 (3730)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Culver City
About the restaurant
AKASHA restaurant/bar/cafe features New American cuisine offering comfort food with big flavors and sustainable ingredients, for carnivores and herbivores alike. Chef/Caterer Akasha Richmond brings visionary cuisine to her own neighborhood eatery located in the historic Hull Building in downtown Culver City. Keeping the principles of sustainability in mind, the building's original steel, wood, concrete and brick arches were restored while the design materials pair with a seventies modernity to exude an inviting and lively atmosphere. The artisan bakery has both sweet and savory selections, as well as locally roasted direct trade coffee. The 20-seat bar highlights fresh juice cocktails, organic and premium spirits, beer and wine. The entire menu is available for catering or to go.
Top review
BarbBSvip
Dined 3 days ago
Second time at Akasha and even better! Service was great. Oz the manager is terrific and goes out of his way to make sure your dining experience is perfect. Highly recommend the wings, the rigatoni with vodka sauce, the Peri Peri chicken and just about everything on the menu. Can't wait to go back
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4.8
4.8 (3609)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Chef Stephanie Izard and her team are thrilled to join LA’s vibrant restaurant community and continue our tradition of serving tasty, bold-flavored foods in a fun and lively family-style setting. A few favorites, like goat empanadas and sautéed green beans, will be back on the menu. Stephanie and her team have also crafted new dishes inspired by California produce and local flavors, like carrot-tahini dip with tahini tofu, and curried goat with radishes, pickled vegetables, and masa chips. To enhance the experience we offer a selection of wines from around the world with a focus on small producers, a rotating list of craft beers, and a list of fun cocktails created by our bartenders.

Located in the Arts District at 555 Mateo, Girl & the Goat offers dinner service Monday through Sunday, plus brunch Sunday. Girl & the Goat accepts reservations but always welcomes walk-ins, nomads and adventurers!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
The servers were all fabulous and accommodated food restrictions. Ambiance was great also. Food was amazing and delicious. I’d highly recommend
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4.7
4.7 (1286)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant is the second restaurant from fine dining chef Curtis Stone (of Maude) and the first he’s opened with his brother Luke Stone. Gwen is both a European-style, chef-driven butcher shop and a restaurant that is redefining dining in LA, with a menu that calls on fire-based cooking techniques. Whether you’re picking up house-made charcuterie, prime and rare breed meats from the retail store, enjoying a feast in the dining room or relaxing with a bite and cocktail at the bar, Gwen delivers the highest standards of quality, taste and service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
You know you are going to a great place when you are getting not only a great steak but also a combination of great seafood! To me, a great combination of both with satisfying flavors!
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4.9
4.9 (318)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
There is no higher priority than the safety and well-being of our customers and our associates. THE MARIPOSA is open to safe, socially distanced, dine-in seating.

We always begin with popovers and chicken broth. Options are endless as you may choose from one of our classics or a new and uniquely crafted starter or main course. Dessert is always a rich and satisfying finish to the meal. A leisurely and luxurious lunch awaits you.

Looking to host an event? We pride ourselves on creating the perfect menu and ambience for your event in our chic and inviting atmosphere. Pamper the glowing bride- or mother-to-be in your life with the shower of her dreams or a lavish luncheon.

Top review
RMIZvip
Dined 7 days ago
Mariposa is a respite from the hustle/bustle. Great food, excellent service are reasons i look forward to returning to this haven from time to time,. and the popovers are divine!
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4.7
4.7 (782)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
The Roof Garden is a lush, skylit escape atop one of Beverly Hills' most prestigious addresses. The menu features a fusion of California classics with delightful flavors from around the globe. Our culinary team incorporates fresh, hyper-local ingredients into dishes highlighted by herbs and vegetables grown in the hotel’s garden.

Accented by its iconic yellow and white striped umbrellas, and a favorite among area residents and hotel guests alike, the rooftop bar offers a curated selection of wine, champagne, and imported beer, plus a collection of handcrafted signature cocktails.

Whether you are seeking a casual dining experience bathed in California sunshine, or a cozy night with a cocktail under star-filled skies, our refined rooftop is your year-round retreat.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on 3 Apr 2024
Our sever, Edwin, was over the top kind, efficient and attentive to our needs. It was a lovely time and fantastic lunch.
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4.7
4.7 (3390)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Hello Friends,

We look forward to welcoming you to The Raymond 1886. Please make reservations online or by calling the restaurant on 626-441-3136. If you have any special requests please note we will do our very best to accommodate however we cannot guarantee them. We have both outdoor seating in our wonderful patio spaces and indoor tables in the beautiful cottage and bar.

Bar 1886 is open Sun-Thursday until 9pm and Friday - Saturday until 11pm. Walk-in welcome!

Cheers,
The Raymond 1886 Team

Top review
BritS
Dined 5 days ago
The Raymond is a great restaurant, especially if the weather is good, which it usually is in Pasadena. The outdoor patio is a lovely space. The food is creative and delicious.
A photo of The Henry - West Hollywood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1920)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
About the restaurant
Welcome to the greatest neighborhood restaurant, a place where you can always count on a warm welcome from baristas, servers and bartenders who know your order by heart. A fusion of industrial and classical influences, our open dining spaces are bursting with charm and energy. Come and go with ease for your morning coffee, enjoy lunch with a colleague, gather the family together for dinner, or treat yourself to a post-work drink at the bar. For craveable eats and downright delicious cocktails, look no further than a place where you'll always be among friends, a place that feels like home: The Henry.
Top review
ScottUvip
Dined 3 days ago
Stewart was lovely and provided excellent service.
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