The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Spring 2014



Crispy tuna (Thé Cool @ Berri's Café), Chef Brian Malarkey (Herringbone at the Mondrian), Maude by chef Curtis Stone
Crispy tuna (Thé Cool @ Berri’s Café), Chef Brian Malarkey (Herringbone at the Mondrian), Maude by chef Curtis Stone



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.


AcabarWest Hollywood

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.

Review and rating of Acabar restaurant in West Hollywood.



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Los Angeles, Echo Park
Editor’s Note: Allumette closed on June 28, 2014.

Allumette | Miles Thompson

Chef Miles Thompson turns out luminous New American cuisine in Echo Park.
Recommended dish: Piquant Szechuan pork dumplings.

Full review and rating of Allumette restaurant in Echo Park, Los Angeles.



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 – 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.

Full review and rating of Alma restaurant in downtown, Los Angeles.



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Culver City


Chef Evan Funke brings homemade pastas and breads to the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City.
Recommended dishCorzetti Stampati (coin-shaped pasta).

Full review and rating of Bucato restaurant in Culver City.



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The Church Key
 West Hollywood

A dining experience grounded in contrast makes chef Steven Fretz’s restaurant an exciting destination.
Recommended dishAhi tuna tartare with pomegranate, Greek yogurt, cucumber and house made pappadam.

Full review and rating of The Church Key restaurant in West Hollywood.



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One thought on “The 25 Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Spring 2014”

  1. Why is it always that these lists that come out about great restaurants in LA, they’re all located on the west side of LA. there are great restaurants north/south/east of LA. these lists needs to cover a broad spectrum of LA to show off what makes LA great, it’s diversity.

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