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Sophie Gayot had lots of good tips for L.A. diners during her August 7, 2009 appearance on Frank Mottek's Business Hour on KNX 1070. From the festive new Mexico Restaurante y Barra in West Hollywood to the wallet-friendly dishes at Craftbar in Century City, not to mention the still-hot downtown L.A. restaurant scene, here are some of Sophie’s top recommendations: Listen to the interview to find out who made the list.

Frank Mottek and Sophie Gayot in the KNX studios
Frank Mottek and Sophie Gayot in the KNX studios


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

LOS ANGELES RESTAURANTS

BOA Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at BOA Steakhouse, West Hollywood, CA Luckman Plaza
9200 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
A hip, modern steakhouse with a varied menu and impressive patio. More...

Craftbar Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Craftbar, Los Angeles, CA 10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
A very fun and affordable small-plates cuisine in one of Los Angeles’ most elegant restaurants. More...

DRAGO Centro Italian
15/20
Dining Room at DRAGO Centro, Los Angeles, CA City National Plaza
525 S. Flower St., Ste. 120
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu | Video
Celestino Drago’s passionate cooking brings haute Italian style to downtown L.A.’s cultural matrix. More...

Katsuya Downtown Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Katsuya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu
Chef Katsuya Uechi teams up again with Philippe Starck, this time at L.A. Live. More...

Rivera Modern Latin
15/20
Dining Room at Rivera, Los Angeles, CA Met Lofts
1050 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu | Photo
The godfather of modern Southwest cuisine riffs lyrically on the global Latin zeitgeist in his sultry downtown digs. More...

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill American
14/20
Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Los Angeles, CA L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu
Wolfgang Puck brings classic dishes and a modern atmosphere with rocking music to his casual restaurant at L.A. Live. More...

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