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Dining Out for New Year's Eve
LOS ANGELES

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Ring in the new year with a special dinner at one of the best restaurants for New Year's Eve in the Los Angeles area, from Santa Monica to the San Gabriel Valley and many points in between.



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WESTSIDE

Akasha New American
13/20
Dining Room at Akasha, Culver City, CA 9543 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Menu
New American comfort food with an eco-friendly spin. More...

BLVD 16 American
No Rating
Dining Room at BLVD 16, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, A Kimpton Hotel
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
Seasonal American cuisine at the Hotel Palomar Los Angeles - Westwood, A Kimpton Hotel. More...

Craft Los Angeles Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Craft Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
An outpost of Tom Colicchio's Manhattan original in Century City. More...

Il Grano Italian
16/20
Dining Room at Il Grano, Los Angeles, CA 11359 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Sal Marino, chef-owner of Il Grano, uses only top-quality, seasonal products for his fine Italian menu. More...

Il Moro Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Il Moro, Los Angeles, CA 11400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
Stylish Italian with traditional dishes and extensive specials provides a welcoming escape with its terrace and airy dining room. More...

Katsuya Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Katsuya, Los Angeles, CA 11777 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Menu
Chef Katsuya Uechi, one of only four master sushi chefs in Los Angeles, sharpens his knives to transform fish into sushi amid grand décor by Philippe Starck. More...

Napa Valley Grille California
14/20
Dining Room at Napa Valley Grille, Los Angeles, CA Westwood Center
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
California cuisine with a home-cooking style that has charm and taste. More...

Park Grill French
14/20
Dining Room at Park Grill, Los Angeles, CA InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles Century City
2151 Ave. of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
You will enjoy the elegant atmosphere at Park Grill. More...

Picca Peruvian
14/20
Dining Room at Picca, Los Angeles, CA 9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
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A flavorful Peruvian culinary journey in West L.A. More...

RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen Southeast Asian
13/20
Dining Room at RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Menu
Embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Southeast Asia. More...

Rush Street American
13/20
Dining Room at Rush Street, Culver City, CA 9546 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Menu
A vibrant bar where you can complement your drinks with something from the casual American menu. More...

Tanino Italian
13/20
1043 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Menu
In a beautiful landmark building, Tanino Drago serves authentic regional Italian fare with contemporary touches. More...

Tavern American
14/20
Dining Room at Tavern, Los Angeles, CA 11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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A sophisticated clientele enjoys American cuisine at this Westside outpost of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (Lucques, a.o.c.). More...

Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc. Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Vibrato Grill Jazz...etc., Los Angeles, CA 2930 N. Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Menu
Vibrato features live modern jazz, high-end dining and stylish décor, complete with paintings from co-owner and multiple Grammy Award winner Herb Alpert. More...

WEST Restaurant & Lounge Italian
13/20
Dining Room at WEST Restaurant & Lounge, Los Angeles, CA Hotel Angeleno
170 N. Church Ln.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Menu
Occupying the top floor of the hip Hotel Angeleno, WEST delivers a sophisticated ambience, Italian crudo, pastas and steaks. More...

Westside Tavern California
13/20
Dining Room at Westside Tavern, Los Angeles, CA Westside Pavilion
10850 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Menu
Casual and easy California cuisine for locals and moviegoers. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

The Abbey Food & Bar California
13/20
Dining Room at The Abbey Food & Bar, West Hollywood, CA 692 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
There is never a dull moment at The Abbey between its happy clientele, variety of cocktails, and the tasty food. More...

Acabar Global
14/20
Dining Room at Acabar, West Hollywood, CA 1510 N. Stanley Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
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Chef Octavio Becerra conjures up the French colonial spice trail in this beguiling restaurant and lounge. More...

AMMO California
13/20
Dining Room at AMMO, Los Angeles, CA 1155 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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An entertainment industry favorite offering California cuisine. More...

Angelini Osteria Italian
13/20
7313 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
This decidedly diminutive space manages to carry a vibe of accessibility and selectiveness all at once. Antipasti lead the show at dinnertime. More...

a.o.c. Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at a.o.c., Los Angeles, CA 8700 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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A larger location for a.o.c., the popular wine bar from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne. More...

Bagatelle Los Angeles French
13/20
Dining Room at Bagatelle Los Angeles, West Hollywood, CA 755 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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French bistro fare and some American standards, too, in an old-fashion setting. More...

The Bazaar by José Andrés Spanish
15/20
Dining Room at The Bazaar by José Andrés, Los Angeles, CA SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Be ready to treat yourself to carefully crafted modern tapas by chef José Andrés in a somewhat over-the-top décor. More...

The Belvedere Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at The Belvedere, Beverly Hills, CA The Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
Sunday brunch is a highlight at this elegant restaurant in The Peninsula Beverly Hills. More...

BLD American
13/20
Dining Room at BLD, Los Angeles, CA 7450 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Stylish yet laid-back spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner (BLD). More...

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...

TheBlvd California
14/20
Dining Room at TheBlvd, Beverly Hills, CA Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
An elegant dining room at the foot of Rodeo Drive. More...

Ca' Brea Italian
14/20
346 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Reliable, lively Italian restaurant with notable food and a diverse clientele. More...

La Boheme American
No Rating
Dining Room at La Boheme, West Hollywood, CA 8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
Longtime Santa Monica Boulevard restaurant with a menu ranging from Catalan octopus to beef tenderloin. More...

Cecconi's Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Cecconi 8764 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Cecconi's attracts a very trendy crowd with its classic setting and comforting and authentic Italian fare. More...

Chaya Brasserie California
13/20
Dining Room at Chaya Brasserie, Los Angeles, CA 8741 Alden Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Chaya Brasserie is still busy despite the loss of some of its gastronomic splendor. More...

Circa 55 California
No Rating
Dining Room at Circa 55, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
A sleek, modern restaurant offering seasonal California cuisine. More...

Crustacean Vietnamese
14/20
Dining Room at Crustacean, Beverly Hills, CA 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Beverly Hills hot spot with a secret kitchen to boot. More...

Culina Modern Italian Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Culina Modern Italian, Los Angeles, CA Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
300 S. Doheny Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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This chic spot offers an “enoteca” experience by chef Mette Williams with a casual elegant atmosphere in the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. More...

CUT Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at CUT, Beverly Hills, CA Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu | Photo | Video
Wolfgang Puck’s modern, elegant steakhouse at the Beverly Wilshire is frequented by the movers and shakers of Los Angeles. More...

Dominick's Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Dominick 8715 Beverly Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Menu
Chef Brandon Boudet and partner Warner Ebbink own this small plate Italian nod to the original Dominick's. More...

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood California
15/20
Dining Room at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood, West Hollywood, CA The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu | Video
This elegant restaurant at The London West Hollywood offers upscale California cuisine from Gordon Ramsay. More...

The Hungry Cat Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Hungry Cat, Hollywood, CA Sunset + Vine
1535 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Menu
Expertly prepared fresh seafood offerings in a casual industrial-chic setting, including a raw bar, plus good wines by the glass and hard-to-resist desserts. More...

Jar Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Jar, Los Angeles, CA 8225 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Lighter chophouse fare where seasonal produce is the star. More...

Katana Japanese
13/20
Dining Room at Katana, West Hollywood, CA Piazza del Sol
8439 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
A hip Japanese restaurant and creative sushi hot-spot on the Sunset Strip. More...

The Little Door Mediterranean
12/20
Dining Room at The Little Door, Los Angeles, CA 8164 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Discreet hideaway-type haunt for those seeking a scene versus cuisine. More...

Little Next Door Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Little Next Door, Los Angeles, CA 8142 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

This old-world bakery, deli and wine shop offers a range of groceries and bites, from salads and sandwiches to French pastries. More...

Livello Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at Livello, Beverly Hills, CA L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
9291 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
Italian-Asian cooking at L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. More...

Lucques French
14/20
Dining Room at Lucques, West Hollywood, CA 8474 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Chef Suzanne Goin's original restaurant offers interesting rustic Mediterranean cuisine in an idyllic setting. More...

Mastro's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Mastro 246 N. Cañon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu | Photo
Mastro's ensures that steakhouse traditions remain alive and well in Beverly Hills. More...

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro French
13/20
Dining Room at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro, Los Angeles, CA The Grove
6301 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Menu
Morels is really two restaurants in one: a pleasant French-inspired café and a dinner-only upstairs dining room. More...

Mud Hen Tavern Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at Mud Hen Tavern, Los Angeles, CA 742 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Gastropub fare from chef Susan Feniger and Kajsa Alger in the space that previously housed Susan Feniger's STREET. More...

Nic's Restaurant & Martini Lounge Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Nic 453 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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Vibrant, hip destination for some stylish food, an extensive martini menu, live jazz, and tour in the VodBox. More...

Nirvana Indian
12/20
Dining Room at Nirvana, Beverly Hills, CA 8689 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Menu
Enter through a scene-setting carved wood Buddha to a fireplace- and fountain-rich space offering traditional Indian cuisine. More...

Oliverio Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Oliverio, Beverly Hills, CA Avalon Hotel
9400 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Menu
The best place to savor Mirko Paderno’s modern Italian cuisine is poolside rather than inside. More...

Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant Contemporary
13/20
Dining Room at Petrossian Boutique & Restaurant, West Hollywood, CA 321 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048

The Los Angeles caviar emporium offers modern cuisine by chef Giselle Wellman. More...

The Pikey Gastropub
13/20
Dining Room at The Pikey, Los Angeles, CA 7617 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Menu
In the former location of Ye Coach & Horses is this English-style gastropub. More...

The Polo Lounge California
14/20
Dining Room at The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills, CA The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu
The Polo Lounge, a Beverly Hills legend since 1941, serves revisited classic cuisine in an elegant setting. More...

Providence Seafood
17/20
Dining Room at Providence, Los Angeles, CA 5955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Menu | Photo | Video
An interior redesign has injected more luxury and comfort into this fine dining destination for seafood. More...

Ray's & Stark Bar Mediterranean
No Rating
Dining Room at Ray Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Mediterranean-inspired, farm-to-table fare from the Patina Restaurant Group. More...

Red O Mexican
12/20
Dining Room at Red O, Los Angeles, CA 8155 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Menu | Video
A modern Mexican resto-lounge from Chicago chef Rick Bayless. More...

RH French
No Rating
Dining Room at RH, West Hollywood, CA ANdAZ
8401 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
Fresh, local and seasonal ingredients inform the cuisine at this ANdAZ hotel restaurant. More...

RivaBella Italian
No Rating
Dining Room at RivaBella, West Hollywood, CA 9201 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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West Hollywood Italian restaurant from Innovative Dining Group with executive chef Luigi Fineo. More...

Scarpetta Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Scarpetta, Beverly Hills, CA Montage Beverly Hills
225 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Menu | Photo | Video
Chef Scott Conant makes a very tasty West Coast debut with his earthy Italian cuisine at Montage Beverly Hills. More...

Sushi Roku Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Sushi Roku, Los Angeles, CA 8445 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Nouveau sushi, hip Hollywood and all. More...

Taste California
13/20
Dining Room at Taste, West Hollywood, CA 8454 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Menu
California food at reasonable prices in a handsomely transformed house on Melrose Avenue. More...

Trés by José Andrés Spanish
14/20
Dining Room at Trés by José Andrés, Los Angeles, CA SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Menu
Trés in the SLS at Beverly Hills features the cuisine of chef José Andrés. More...

Vinoteque on Melrose Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Vinoteque on Melrose, Los Angeles, CA 7469 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Vinoteque is not your typical wine bar. Enjoy full-size plates or small plates in a casual ambience, whether on the great outdoor patio or in the dining room. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/MALIBU

Bar Pintxo Spanish
13/20
Dining Room at Bar Pintxo, Santa Monica, CA 109 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Joe Miller, chef-owner of Joe's restaurant, shares his take on Spanish tapas. More...

BOA Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at BOA Steakhouse, Santa Monica, CA 101 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Menu
A sleek beachside sister to the Sunset Boulevard steakhouse. More...

Border Grill Mexican
14/20
Dining Room at Border Grill, Santa Monica, CA 1445 Fourth St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu | Video
Funky and colorful spot for Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Latin American cooking. More...

The Buffalo Club Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at The Buffalo Club, Santa Monica, CA 1520 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Menu
Pricey upscale American comfort food from chef Patrick Healy, served in a clubby setting. More...

Cafe Del Rey California
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Del Rey, Marina del Rey, CA 4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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California cuisine with Mediterranean influences is offered amid panoramic views of the Marina. More...

Catch Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Catch, Santa Monica, CA Hotel Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Sweeping views of the Pacific accompany seasonally-driven cuisine. More...

Chaya Venice Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Venice, Venice, CA 110 Navy St.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu
A vibrant Venice hangout featuring seafood and Euro-Asian cuisine. More...

Chinois on Main Asian
15/20
Dining Room at Chinois on Main, Santa Monica, CA 2709 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Menu | Video
Colorful, whimsical setting for a fusion of Asian and French cuisines. More...

Geoffrey's California
13/20
Dining Room at Geoffrey 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Everything tastes better when dining al fresco with views of the Southern California coastline. More...

Gladstone's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Gladstone 17300 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Sweeping views of the Pacific and its sunset, with pleasant casual seafood cuisine. More...

JiRaffe French
14/20
Dining Room at JiRaffe, Santa Monica, CA 502 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Chef-owner Raphael Lunetta combines his classical French technique with international influences and local seasonal ingredients. More...

Joe's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Joe 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
Menu | Video
Not your average Joe. Joe Miller wins with his contemporary American menu and reasonable prices. More...

Josie American
14/20
Dining Room at Josie, Santa Monica, CA 2424 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Menu
Josie Le Balch delivers an elegant American-French cuisine. More...

Locanda del Lago Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Locanda del Lago, Santa Monica, CA 231 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Intriguing menu featuring specialties from the Lake District of northern Italy. More...

Maison Giraud French
15/20
Dining Room at Maison Giraud, Pacific Palisades, CA 1032 Swarthmore Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Menu | Photo | Video
Chef Alain Giraud turns out French dishes with a California flair at his restaurant and bakery. More...

Mélisse French
18/20
Dining Room at Mélisse, Santa Monica, CA 1104 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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The epitome of Los Angeles fine dining, Mélisse fluently bridges French sophistication with style. More...

One Pico American
15/20
Dining Room at One Pico, Santa Monica, CA Shutters on the Beach
One Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Menu
Fresh and light cuisine is offered in this highly romantic, oceanside hotel dining room. More...

Paparazzi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Paparazzi, Los Angeles, CA Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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This elegant Italian establishment in the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel is not your usual airport hotel restaurant. More...

Superba Snack Bar Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Superba Snack Bar, Venice, CA 533 Rose Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
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A hip neighborhood restaurant along Venice’s burgeoning Rose Avenue, with a focus on provocative yet recognizable Italian cuisine. More...

Sushi Roku Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Sushi Roku, Santa Monica, CA 1401 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Menu
Hip and fresh sushi by the beach. More...

Upper West California
14/20
Dining Room at Upper West, Santa Monica, CA 3321 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Creative cocktails by the owners and cuisine by chef Nick Shipp make this south Santa Monica restaurant a good choice for tasty times More...

Valentino Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Valentino, Santa Monica, CA 3115 W. Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Piero Selvaggio's Valentino has dominated Los Angeles' Italian dining scene for years. More...

DOWNTOWN/SILVER LAKE

Barbrix Mediterranean
13/20
Dining Room at Barbrix, Los Angeles, CA 2442 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Menu
Silver Lake’s sleek little neighborhood wine bar offers interesting wines and Mediterranean small plates. More...

Border Grill Downtown LA Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Border Grill Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA 445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger’s Border Grill offers the duo’s Mexican cooking to a downtown crowd. More...

Café Pinot California
14/20
Dining Room at Café Pinot, Los Angeles, CA 700 W. Fifth St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Downtown dining featuring glittering views and California cuisine. More...

Chaya Downtown Fusion
14/20
Dining Room at Chaya Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 525 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
A vibrant space from the Chaya restaurants family, where the menu offers sushi and global dishes with Japanese influences. More...

Checkers Downtown New American
No Rating
Dining Room at Checkers Downtown, Los Angeles, CA Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
This historic downtown spot captures the nostalgia of classic Los Angeles while simultaneously offering innovative New American cuisine. More...

Church & State French
14/20
Dining Room at Church & State, Los Angeles, CA Biscuit Company Lofts
1850 Industrial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
Menu
The kitchen intelligently applies fine dining techniques to bistro fare to make this restaurant one of the best French bistros in town, really worth the visit to this part of downtown. 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...

Edendale American
13/20
2838 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Eclectic fare in a wood-warmed setting draws Silver Lake locals, groups and flirting twosomes. More...

The Edison American
12/20
Dining Room at The Edison, Los Angeles, CA Higgins Building
108 W. Second St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
Downtown continues to heat up with this hot bar with tasty snacks like fries with orange-ginger mayo, truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and lobster corn dogs. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Fleming L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A135
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This chain, specializing in corn-fed beef and an extensive wine list, appeals to business diners. More...

Kendall's Brasserie & Bar French
13/20
Dining Room at Kendall Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
A good place to dine before a concert, this handsome restaurant offers dishes such as French onion soup, rotisserie chicken and château steak. More...

Morton's The Steakhouse Steakhouse
12/20
TASTE at FIGat7th
735 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Menu
Chicago stakes its claim. More...

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Nick & Stef 330 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Menu
Sleek, contemporary downtown steakhouse. More...

Noe Contemporary
No Rating
Dining Room at Noe, Los Angeles, CA Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Menu
Noé brings urban refinement to the Los Angeles culinary scene. More...

The Palm Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at The Palm, Los Angeles, CA 1100 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Menu
Prime beef, jumbo lobsters and Italian fare are menu staples; an array of appetizers, sides and vintage wines are also available. More...

Patina French
No Rating
Dining Room at Patina, Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
141 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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PATINA HAS REOPENED WITH A NEW EXECUTIVE CHEF. A well-orchestrated, elegant and upscale dining experience in Los Angeles nestled downtown in the Walt Disney Concert Hall. More...

Taix French Restaurant French
12/20
1911 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Menu
Longtime spot for traditional French fare in Silver Lake. More...

Terroni Pizza
13/20
Dining Room at Terroni, Los Angeles, CA 802 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Menu
Varied pastas and 30 pizzas offered in an architectural landmark in downtown L.A. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

The Bistro Garden at Coldwater Continental
13/20
Dining Room at The Bistro Garden at Coldwater, Studio City, CA 12950 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Good service and renditions of updated continental dishes. More...

Casa Vega Mexican
13/20
Dining Room at Casa Vega, Sherman Oaks, CA 13301 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Menu
A popular Mexican eatery with strong margaritas, plus quesadillas, chile rellenos and oversized burritos. More...

The Federal Bar Gastropub
14/20
Dining Room at The Federal Bar, North Hollywood, CA 5303 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Menu
This NoHo venue rocks on in vintage style with elegant furnishings and gastropub fare, a slew of American craft beers and live music upstairs. More...

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Steakhouse
13/20
6373 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Aged, hand-cut meats; recommended food and wine pairings; and four-course menus are available at this upscale chain steakhouse. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

Katsuya Glendale Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Katsuya Glendale, Glendale, CA The Americana at Brand
702 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91204
Menu
Hip sushi and Japanese cuisine in a Philippe Starck-designed restaurant. More...

Parkway Grill California
14/20
Dining Room at Parkway Grill, Pasadena, CA 510 S. Arroyo Pkwy.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Menu
Handsome dining room featuring California cuisine, laced with both Asian and Latin influences. More...

Ruth's Chris Steak House Steakhouse
13/20
369 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Menu
Another quality steakhouse from the worldwide chain that delivers steaks sizzling in butter, along with traditional accompaniments. More...

Sushi Roku Sushi
13/20
Dining Room at Sushi Roku, Pasadena, CA 33 Miller Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
Menu
The Pasadena branch of the trendy chain offers fresh sushi and a wide range of other Japanese dishes. More...

The Terrace California
13/20
Dining Room at The Terrace, Pasadena, CA The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
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This soothing indoor-outdoor café offers fresh California cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. More...

SOUTH BAY/LONG BEACH

Chez Mélange Eclectic
15/20
Dining Room at Chez Mélange, Redondo Beach, CA 1611 S. Catalina Ave.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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The South Bay’s pioneer in nouvelle cuisine has pleased locals and others for decades. More...

Fishing With Dynamite Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Fishing With Dynamite, Manhattan Beach, CA 1148 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Chef David LeFevre (M.B. Post) revisits the East Coast fishing nostalgia of his childhood. More...

Kincaid's Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Kincaid 500 Fishermans Wharf
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Pacific Ocean vistas accentuate a varied seafood-driven menu. More...

L'Opera Italian
13/20
Dining Room at L 101 Pine Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Classic Italian dishes and attentive service in an elegant Long Beach locale. More...

mar'sel California
No Rating
Dining Room at mar Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Elegant California cuisine and spectacular views from the patio at this relaxing resort restaurant. More...

M.B. Post California
14/20
Dining Room at M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach, CA 1142 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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A casual neighborhood restaurant from noted chef David LeFevre. More...

Michael's on Naples Ristorante Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Michael 5620 E. 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
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Sophisticated Italian restaurant a stone's throw from the pretty canals of Naples. More...

Parker's Lighthouse Seafood
12/20
435 Shoreline Dr.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Seafood restaurant with views of the Queen Mary and the harbor. More...

Petros Greek
14/20
Dining Room at Petros, Manhattan Beach, CA Metlox
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Deftly prepared Greek cuisine in a classic setting at Manhattan Beach's Metlox complex. More...

ROCK'N FISH Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at ROCK 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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A local treasure for southern-inspired steaks, seafood and pastas in a pleasant atmosphere. More...

The Strand House Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at The Strand House, Manhattan Beach, CA 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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This Manhattan Beach restaurant overlooking the ocean presents seasonal cuisine More...

INLAND EMPIRE

The Edge Restaurant & Lounge American
No Rating
Dining Room at The Edge Restaurant & Lounge, Temecula, CA 28544 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
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As hip as Temecula gets, with Hollywood-esque décor and polished service, though the menu is now less experimental. More...

The Pines Steakhouse
14/20
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
777 San Manuel Blvd.
Highland, CA 92346
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A glitzy casino restaurant with solid steakhouse fare and unexpected flourishes. More...

Spaggi's Italian
14/20
1651 W. Foothill Blvd.
Upland, CA 91786
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At his elegant restaurant hidden in a shopping mall, chef-owner Henry Gonzalez turns out sophisticated Italian and contemporary specialties. More...

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