2022 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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Angelini Osteria
13/20
A decidedly diminutive space for the big talent and devoted following of chef Gino Angelini. See More

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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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13/20
Hollywood's historic Formosa Café has been restored to glory under the 1933 Group. 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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