2020 Best Classic Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Iconic Restaurants
in Los Angeles

The dining scene is full of restaurants attempting to cash in on the latest culinary trends, and often closing just as quickly as they open. But many landmark restaurants are steeped in history and have served meals to our parents (or even grandparents). They might range from classic lunch counters to white-tablecloth establishments.

Enjoy a meal at GAYOT's Top Old-Timer Restaurants in Los Angeles, some of which are still trendy and à la mode after all these years. These selections are presented in alphabetical order.

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Capo
14/20
Wood-fired cooking is part of the experience at this Italian restaurant, along with one of Los Angeles' best wine lists. See More

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Chinois on Main
15/20
Colorful, whimsical setting for a fusion of Asian and French cuisines. See More

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Dan Tana's
13/20
Industry players and wannabes crowd in for predictable Italian fare amid a like-minded décor. See More
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Gladstone's
13/20
Sweeping views of the Pacific and its sunset, with pleasant casual seafood cuisine. See More

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
13/20
Huge slabs of prime rib are carved to order at this landmark Los Angeles restaurant. See More

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The Lobster
14/20
A dramatic oceanside setting for seafood, cocktails and stunning sunsets. See More
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Marino Ristorante
15/20
Modernized classic Italian cuisine from a prominent family of L.A. restaurateurs. See More

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Musso & Frank Grill
12/20
You're in Raymond Chandler territory at this clubby Hollywood landmark, famed for its bar, brusque service and old-fashioned menu. See More
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Pacific Dining Car
14/20
This charming and nostalgic downtown restaurant, around since 1921, is open 24-hours --- but don’t expect diner prices. See More
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The Polo Lounge
13/20
The Polo Lounge, a Beverly Hills legend since 1941, serves (too) classic cuisine in an elegant setting. See More

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