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On January 7th 2008, chef Jamie Gwen interviewed Sophie Gayot on her celebrated weekly radio talk show. The conversation focused on Los Angeles area restaurants.
During Gayot's KABC 790 appearance, the pair talked about's Hot 10 restaurants in Los Angeles.

Jamie Gwen (left) and Sophie Gayot (right) in the KABC studios.

They also spent time giving those who called in restaurant recommendations from the "Best Of" Lists and discussing the opening of Hadaka Sushi on Sunset Blvd.

Below is the list of restaurants that were mentioned during the show.


Angelini Osteria Italian
7313 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
This decidedly diminutive space manages to carry a vibe of accessibility and selectiveness all at once. Antipasti lead the show at dinnertime. More...

BLD American
Dining Room at BLD, Los Angeles, CA 7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Stylish yet laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD). More...

Clementine Bakery
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Clementine, Los Angeles, CA 1751 Ensley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Simple, rustic, seasonal dishes across from Westfield Century City. More...

Hampton's California
No Rating
Dining Room at Hampton Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Two Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
California cuisine that pays homage to seasonality and natural flavors. More...

Il Grano Italian
Dining Room at Il Grano, Los Angeles, CA 11359 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Menu | Photo | Video
Sal Marino, chef-owner of Il Grano, uses only top-quality, seasonal products for his fine Italian menu. More...

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen Mediterranean
Dining Room at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen, Santa Monica, CA 1119 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Owner Josh Loeb offers a thoughtfully chosen wine list and a home-cooking-style menu based on Californian-Mediterranean flavors. More...

Valentino Italian
Dining Room at Valentino, Santa Monica, CA 3115 W. Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Menu | Photo | Video
Piero Selvaggio's Valentino has dominated Los Angeles' Italian dining scene for years. More...

Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria Italian
Dining Room at Vivoli Cafe & Trattoria, West Hollywood, CA 7994 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Friendly neighborhood Italian restaurant with simple, fresh cuisine. More...

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Photo Alexandre Meiers
(Published: 05/28/08)


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