The 17 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles - The LA Hit List

03 Jun 2022

There's nothing like a good meal with a spectacular view. The natural ambiance of a breathtaking view greatly enhances the fine dining experience and adds a sophisticated touch to any date or casual activity. Here are the restaurants in Los Angeles that are worth a visit.

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1- Water Grill

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One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles is the Water Grill, a place where you can taste the best contemporary cuisine in the city. Within its menu you will find dishes for all tastes, from juicy meats to fresh seafood and fish.

The wine is one of the specialties of the place and a great accompaniment to any of the dishes you decide to taste in the place.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Sun – Thur. 11:30 am - 10 pm. Fri – Sat. 11:30 am - 11 pm

·         Average menu prices: $31 to $50

·       The most popular food or drink: Charcoal-grilled sole, Uni toast, Clams. Florida stone crab claws, Burger and fries, Chilean sea  bass, Beet salad

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

 2- Bestia Restaurant

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This modern and cosmopolitan restaurant stands out both for its food and for the decoration it offers to its visitors. Reservations are recommended 2-3 weeks in advance, as it is a very busy place.

They focus their menu on Mediterranean dishes, which are prepared with great care and attention to satisfy even the most demanding customers. It is located in the Arts District, more specifically at 2121 E 7th Pl.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $31 to $50

·       The most popular food or drink: Roasted Marrow Bone, Mussels, Slow Roasted Lamb Neck, Homemade Buttermilk Ricotta, Beer and Cider and Cocktails

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

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3- Checkers Downtown

Located inside the historic Hilton Checkers Los Angeles Hotel, Checkers Downtown Restaurant is the perfect restaurant for a romantic getaway where ambiance, cuisine, panoramic views and relaxation merge.

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You can choose to enjoy its relaxing outdoor terrace or enjoy watching the best sports of the moment on its large 50" screen with your friends from your seat in the dining room. There is nothing better than a night out at this place.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, and Friday through Saturdays, 5:00pm - 10:30pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·        The most popular food or drink: Grilled Black Eggplant Roulades, Roasted Beet and Chevre, Pan Roasted Chilean Seabass, Grilled Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

4- LA Prime Steakhouse

Another of the best restaurants in Los Angeles is LA Prime Steakhouse, an establishment whose name already hints that it is the perfect place for lovers of good meat. Its cuts of meat or lobster bisque have gained great fame, so you can't miss it.

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It offers a cozy, relaxing and romantic atmosphere, where the panoramic views of the entire city are one of the great strengths of the place, as it is located on the 35th floor of the Westin Bonaventure hotel, so the place is full of charm.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $50 and over

·     The most popular food or drink: Chilean Sea Bass, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, 10 oz Center Cut Filet Mignon, Champagne & Sparkling.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

5- WP24 by Wolfgang Puck

If you are looking for an exclusive, modern, sophisticated restaurant that is capable of making you adore, that restaurant is WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. The decoration and interior design are one of the great strengths of the place, but not the only one, as it has wonderful views of the city.

It offers tasty Chinese cuisine in a modern style with which you will surely lick your fingers. We must add that it highlights the exquisite attention that is provided in the place. You will be delighted with the visit to this place.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Dinner Tue–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $50 and over

·         The most popular food or drink: Steak Tartare, Cheese, Japanese Wagyu New York, Bottled Beer,Whisky, Rye and Bourbon.

·         Is reservation required? : No

6- Harlowe, Mid-City/West Hollywood

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It's hard to know what makes a place a haunt, but this sleek, modern bar in West Hollywood probably qualifies as one. A relaxed, dark nature that provides a uniquely romantic atmosphere. Eric Greenspan's food (from Greenspan's Grilled Cheese) is culinary heaven. You’ll also want to save room for their Mediterranean Spread Plate, Harlowe Hamburger, Spicy Broccolini.

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·        Hours, Opening time: Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am

·        Average menu prices: $31 to $50

·       The most popular food or drink: Onion Soup Gratinee, Mediterranean Spread Plate, Harlowe Hamburger, Spicy Broccolini, Natural Wine and Cocktails.

·        Is reservation required? : Yes

7- Bar Stella, Silverlake

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If you live in Los Angeles, you've probably been here previously, if not, it's definitely something you should try. A perfectly relaxed, fun and youthful enough place to turn your romantic night into a fun evening. The drinks at Bar Stella are delicious and the French bistro food in the cafeteria is the definition of perfect date cuisine.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·         The most popular food or drink: Pizzas, Brussels Sprouts, Wine and Cocktails.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

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8- Laurel Hardware, Mid-City/Weho

An old-fashioned hardware store with small plates and ingredients straight from the Farm. Darkly lit and very modern, Laurel is a neighborhood favorite and for good reason. The flavors are as strong as the drinks, and Santa Monica Boulevard is ideal for a post-dinner stroll.

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·         Hours, Opening timeLunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–11:30 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $31 to $50

·         The most popular food or drink: Truffle Fries, Pan Seared Bra, Duck Fried Rice, Margherita.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

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 9-  Wurstküche

When you think of typical Southern California cuisine, aka SoCal, German cuisine probably doesn't come to mind. But Wurstküche might help change that. The restaurant describes itself as a "purveyor of exotic grilled sausages."

If you want something really exotic, they have rattlesnake and rabbit on a freshly baked roll. Pair it with a wide selection of German and Belgian draft beers.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Mon 11:00 am - 2:00 am Tue 11:00 am - 2:00 am Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 am Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·         The most popular food or drink: Grilled Sausages, Beer.

·         Is reservation required? : No

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10- Catch American Seafood

This restaurant is located in Santa Monica, one of the most luxurious enclaves in Los Angeles. As its name suggests, it stands out for its fresh fish and seafood obtained directly from the bay. One of its main attractions is its incredible views of the Pacific Ocean that make any dinner or meal idyllic.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·      The most popular food or drink: Lobster Mac, Truffle Sashimi, "Hit Me" Chocolate Cake, Detox Retox, Baby Gem Caesar Salad, Brown Rice or Cucumber Wrap.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

11-  Geoffrey's

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Located in Malibu, another favorite place for luxury lovers, this restaurant is visited by many celebrities. It stands out for its extensive menu of American-style fish and seafood as well as its incredible views directly to the mansions in the area.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $50 and over

·         The most popular food or drink: Sautéed Day Boat Sea Scallops, Filet Mignon, Sauteed Lump Crab Cakes.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

12- Kogane

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Despite the problems of the ongoing epidemic, Los Angeles' desire for omakase, particularly of the highly refined, remains strong. However, Kogane, from chefs Fumio Azumi (whose brother owns the Michelin starred Shin Sushi restaurant in the Valley) has discovered a way to adapt to San Gabriel Valley customers seeking for beautiful fish. 

Lunch packages are more affordable around $100, but dinners, which are as exclusive and customized as one would imagine, would cost more than $250 before beverages.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Tue - Fri 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM,6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Sat 6:00 PM

·         Average menu prices: $60 and over

·         The most popular food or drink: Mackerel, Uni Hand Roll, Steamed Abalone, Kinmedai.

·         Is reservation required? : Yes

13- Guelaguetza

Homemade tamales and exported Oaxacan products make this one of the best regional Mexican restaurants in the country, not just in Los Angeles but the USA. 

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You'll never feel like an outsider here since the service is so kind. Live music is frequently played to accompany your meal (breakfast, lunch, and supper are all provided), and it's not unusual for people to get up and dance.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Mon-Fri 9am–10pm; Sat 8am–11pm; Sun 8am–10pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·         The most popular food or drink: Tacos, handmade tortillas, Molotes de Papa con Chorizo. Potatoes and chorizo.

·         Is reservation required? : No

14- Badmaash

This elegant, destination-worthy cafe constantly churns out some of the greatest food in the city, whether selecting from their traditional Indian or Badmaash trademark menus. 

Their double-fried chicken is craggy, crispy, and out of this world when dipping into the serrano-cream sauce which comes on the side. Nevertheless, no lunch is complete without one of their poutines, which can be covered with either chicken tikka or vegetarian-friendly channa masala.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $31 to $50

·         The most popular food or drink: Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Ghost Chili Lamb.

·         Is reservation required? : No

15- All Day Baby

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Silver Lake’s All Day Baby restaurant is now getting the attention it deserves. Daytime menu delights include a breakfast burrito filled with longa Niza sausage, fried eggs, and gooey cheese, as well as an appealing choice of pastries from chef Thessa Diadem. 

At dinner, Chef Jonathan Whitener takes control, and his stuffed mushrooms, queso fundido, and oyster pot pie are legendary. It's never a bad time to eat at All Day Baby.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·         The most popular food or drink: Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Ghost Chili Lamb.

·         Is reservation required? : No

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16- Dulan's Soul Food Kitchen

Gregory Dulan, the proprietor of Dulan's, is a soul food classic in Los Angeles. Dulan's most renowned restaurant to date is the 22-year-old Inglewood location, although his father Adolf Dulan spent years operating eateries around LA's Westside and South LA region. 

The Century and Manchester locations are open, but Crenshaw is closed for repairs (the Danville food truck is parked out front). The big Sunday meal offerings even include iced tea.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Mon - Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

·         Average menu prices: $11-30

·         The most popular food or drink: Fried Chicken, Baked Chicken, Meatloaf, Ox Tails, Red Beans,Sweet Potato Pie, Honey Punch.

·         Is reservation required? : No

17- Shiku

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Shiku's dosirak are wonderfully prepared meals with three varieties of home-made banchan and the choice of L.A.-style galbi, kimchi-braised pork belly, or doenjang-marinated chicken. They also offer veggie fried shiitake mushrooms with plant-based products.

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·         Hours, Opening time: Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am-7pm

·         Average menu prices: $30 and under

·      The most popular food or drink: La Galbi,Kimchi-Braised Pork Belly, Korean Fried Pyogo Mushroom, Temple Tangsu, Gamchil French Fries.

·         Is reservation required? : No

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