Los Angeles is spoiled for choice when it comes to new, inventive and important places to dine. Whether it’s a beachy seafood shack, a downtown dining destination or an upscale Studio City spot helmed by a former Top Chef contestant, there are endless opportunities to eat well in the City of Angels. Presented in alphabetical order, these are GAYOT’s 25 best restaurants to eat at, right now.
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The establishments below are presented in alphabetical order.
Acabar – West Hollywood
Chef Octavio Becerra conjures up the French colonial spice trail in this beguiling restaurant and lounge.
Recommended dish: Steamed buns filled with crispy pork belly, charred onion relish and kumquats.
Allumette – Los Angeles, Echo Park
Editor’s Note: Allumette closed on June 28, 2014.
Chef Miles Thompson turns out luminous New American cuisine in Echo Park.
Recommended dish: Piquant Szechuan pork dumplings.
Alma – Los Angeles, Downtown
Chef Ari Taymor, one of GAYOT’s 2014 Top 5 Rising Chefs in the U.S., turns out engaging, creative and eclectic New American cuisine in an offbeat neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.
Recommended dish: Frozen duck liver with smoked maple, carrot, and coffee granola.
Bucato – Culver City
Chef Evan Funke brings homemade pastas and breads to the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City.
Recommended dish: Corzetti Stampati (coin-shaped pasta).
The Church Key – West Hollywood
A dining experience grounded in contrast makes chef Steven Fretz’s restaurant an exciting destination.
Recommended dish: Ahi tuna tartare with pomegranate, Greek yogurt, cucumber and house made pappadam.