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The Best Restaurants
in Los Angeles Area

Discover LA's new, hip restaurants


Need help planning your next night out in LA? GAYOT has rounded up the best restaurants in Los Angeles for your eating pleasure, whether you want to satisfy a burger craving or find a restaurant for celebrating a special occasion.

TOP 10 LOS ANGELES
RESTAURANT LISTS

 

Browse these Los Angeles Area Top 10 Restaurants List for a variety of cuisines (French, Italian, Japanese, etc.) and dining categories (romantic setting, outdoor dining, gorgeous views).

American

Bakery

Barbecue

Bars

Beachside Restaurants

Best LA Restaurants for Spring 2017

Best LA Restaurants for Summer 2016

Best LA Restaurants for Summer 2017

Bistros

British & Irish Pubs

Brunch
- Top 10 across LA County
- San Fernando Valley

Burgers

Business Dining

California Cuisine

Celebrity Spotting

Cheap Eats

Chef's Tables

Chinese

Christmas

Cinco de Mayo

Classics

Coffee Houses

Craft Beer Bars

Craft Cocktails

Cuban

Décor

Delis

Diners

Dog-Friendly

Donut Shops

Easter Brunch
- Top 10 across LA County
- Beverly Hills
- Downtown LA
- Hollywood
- Long Beach & South Bay
- Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley
- San Fernando Valley
- Santa Monica & Malibu
- West Hollywood & Mid-City
- West LA

Father's Day

Food Trucks

French

Frozen Yogurt

Gastropubs

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Hot Dogs

Ice Cream

Indian

Italian

Japanese

Kid-Friendly

Korean Barbecue

Kosher

Late Night

Lounges

Mexican

Mother's Day Brunch
- Top 10 across LA County
- Beverly Hills
- Downtown Los Angeles
- Hollywood
- Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley
- San Fernando Valley
- Santa Monica & Malibu
- South Bay & Long Beach
- West Hollywood & Mid-City
- West LA

Must-Have Dishes in LA (Winter 2017)

New & Hip

New Year's Eve

Noisy

Open 24 Hours

Outdoor Dining

Picnic Baskets

Pizza
- Top 10 across LA County
- Santa Monica & Venice
- South Bay & Long Beach

Power Breakfast

Power Lunch

Romantic
- Top 10 across LA County
- Beverly Hills
- Downtown LA
- Hollywood
- Mid-City LA
- Riverside & Inland Empire
- San Fernando Valley
- San Gabriel Valley & Pasadena
- Santa Monica & Malibu
- South Bay & Long Beach
- West Hollywood
- Westside

Royal Wedding Parties

Seafood

Seafood Towers

Sexy Restaurants

Small Plates

Special Occasion

Sports Bars

Steakhouses

St. Patrick's Day

Sushi

Tacos

Thai

Thanksgiving

Top Rated

Valentine's Day

Value Restaurants

Vegan

Vegetarian

View

Wine Bars

Wine List



BEST LOS ANGELES RESTAURANTS
BY CATEGORY

Enjoy ocean views at The Lobster, one of GAYOT's Best Seafood Restaurants in Los Angeles

With so many great restaurants in Los Angeles, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category.

These lists below offer more suggestions for the best seafood, steakhouses and more. They are organized by area, from Santa Monica to downtown to the San Gabriel Valley, to help you find a recommended restaurant near you.

Beachside Restaurants

Breakfast

Brunch

Happy Hour

Heart-Healthy

Ice Cream

Kid-Friendly

Outdoor Dining

Seafood

Steakhouses

Takeout

Value Restaurants

BEST LOS ANGELES
HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve in the Los Angeles area.

Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day or where to raise a pint on St. Patrick’s Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Bastille Day

Christmas

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

Passover

St. Patrick's Day

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving To-Go

Valentine's Day

RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.

CHINESE FOODOn GAYOT's lists of the Best Chinese Restaurants, you can discover where to find the best dim sum, Peking duck and other traditional dishes.