2019 Best Classic Restaurants in Los Angeles Area

Old-Timer 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 have served meals to our parents, and our children may enjoy dinners there as well.

Enjoy a meal at GAYOT's Top Classic Restaurants in Los Angeles, which are steeped in history, presented in alphabetical order.
 
The Apple Pan
QB
Longtime home of burgers and apple pie. See More
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Art's Delicatessen & Restaurant
11/20
Gargantuan deli sandwiches whose inflated prices are worth the money. 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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Clearman's North Woods Inn
12/20
Lumberjack-themed family restaurant with a roof blanketed in artificial snow, the North Woods Inn serves good steaks and legendary cheese bread. 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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