Jean-Georges Beverly Hills is one of GAYOT's best restaurants in LA for Summer 2017

Best Los Angeles Restaurants Summer 2017

Best Los Angeles Restaurants Summer 2017

Whether they're new restaurants, trendy hot spots or Los Angeles dining classics that should be rediscovered, GAYOT has curated a list of the best restaurants in LA right now. Find LA's hottest restaurants and get ready to indulge in delectable dishes, tasty cocktails and excellent wine lists this summer. GAYOT's restaurant picks are listed in alphabetical order.

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Beef carpaccio at Bar Toscana in Brentwood

1. Bar Toscana - CLASSIC

11633 San Vicente Blvd.

The emphasis is on imbibing, naturally, but the food is also a highlight of this cozy Brentwood lounge. Chef Justino Quirino makes an exemplary beef carpaccio with marinated artichokes, shaved pecorino and black truffles.

Broth at Bone Kettle restaurant in Pasadena

2. Bone Kettle - TRENDY

67 N. Raymond Ave.

The namesake dish at this Pasadena restaurant is a nourishing broth served with ramen noodles and a choice of proteins. There is also a variety of small plates offering tastes of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Capo in Santa Monica has one of the best wine lists in LA

3. Capo - CLASSIC

1810 Ocean Ave.

It’s on the pricey end, but hidden Italian gem Capo in Santa Monica is worth seeking out for its wood-fired meats, primo pastas and seemingly endless wine list.

Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood

4. Delilah - TRENDY

7969 Santa Monica Blvd.

Revel in the Art Deco elegance of Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood. You might rub elbows with lithe models and celebs while savoring Champagne and luxe supper club fare.

5. Felix - NEW

1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

With its inviting atmosphere and authentic Italian food, chef Evan Funke's Felix in Venice is one of those restaurants that calls you back again and again. You’ll want to make your way through the lengthy list of handmade pastas, not to mention the wood-fired pizzas.

6. Jean-Georges Beverly Hills - NEW

9850 Wilshire Blvd.

After establishing a culinary empire around the globe, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten at last set his sights on the Los Angeles area. At his restaurant in the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, patrons can sample some of the “greatest hits” from his vast repertoire of dishes.

Read more: the full review of the restaurant by André Gayot.
Watch our exclusive video interview with chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Rabbit feast at Kismet in Los Angeles

7. Kismet - TRENDY

4648 Hollywood Blvd.

Los Feliz is abuzz over Kismet, a casual, trendy spot serving Middle Eastern dishes "reimagined" for contemporary California. The rabbit-for-two feast includes the restaurant's signature flaky bread and accompaniments of greens, pickles, tahini and labneh.

Hamachi tartare at Mama Lion in Los Angeles

8. Mama Lion - NEW

601 S. Western Ave.

Mama Lion in Koreatown puts a contemporary spin on the supper club. Amid the glamorous décor, guests can snack on hamachi tartare, crispy avocado samosas or truffled white bean hummus or share larger plates such as pan-fried jidori chicken schnitzel.

Pasta at The Ponte in Los Angeles

9. The Ponte - TRENDY

8265 Beverly Blvd.

With summer in full swing, it’s time to take advantage of the al fresco dining at The Ponte. Sit under the tree-shaded patio and savor rustic Italian fare from chef Scott Conant.

Lomo saltado at Rosaline in West Hollywood

10. Rosaliné - NEW

8479 Melrose Ave.

Chef Ricardo Zarate merges traditional Peruvian food with California sensibilities at Rosaliné in West Hollywood. Sip on Pisco cocktails and nibble on fresh ceviches, but be sure to leave room for his Peruvian take on paella/fried rice.


6421 Selma Ave.

After establishing itself as a hotspot in NYC and Las Vegas, it was only natural for TAO to come and try to make it in Hollywood. In this Asian bistro, patrons sip specialty cocktails and sample dim sum, sushi and more in the shadow of a 20-foot-tall Quan Yin statue animated with 3D light projections.

Outside Venice Whaler restaurant in Venice, CA

12. Venice Whaler - CLASSIC

10 W. Washington Blvd.

Located on the Venice Beach Boardwalk right by the pier, Venice Whaler is a solid choice for eating in a part of town known for its beach atmosphere. Just one of the must-have dishes is the salmon, perfectly cooked and presented on a cedar-smoked plank with kalamata olives and mixed greens.

Chef Phillip Frankland Lee of Woodley Proper in Encino, CA

13. Woodley Proper - TRENDY

16101 Ventura Blvd.

A strip mall in Encino has become an expected gourmet destination thanks to Phillip Frankland Lee and Margarita Kallas-Lee. Their trio of restaurants includes Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Frankland's Crab & Co. and Woodley Proper, a cocktail lounge where both the food and libations will pique your interest.