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Los Angeles's Most Iconic Restaurants

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by The OpenTable team
Updated December 15, 2023

Seasons change, trends come and go, but these restaurants have withstood the test of time—and have become integral parts of the Los Angeles dining scene. Here are Los Angeles’s OpenTable Classics: the places that continue to excel after 10+ years. There’s a reason they’re still around: they keep giving us a reason to come back.

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4.8
4.8 (4861)
$30 and under
Californian
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

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About the restaurant
Chef Suzanne Goin is one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles food scene, and her restaurant AOC helped define the laid-back, stylish, ingredients-focused cooking that defines the city today. Get the meats and cheeses, the farmer’s plate, the arroz negro, and the roasted chicken, and you’re in for a memorable evening.
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wineLA411vip
Dined 2 days ago
A top LA destination for solid comfort foods and great wine offerings.
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4.6
4.6 (6337)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
Hollywood

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About the restaurant
Chef Nancy Silverton certainly knows her way around a pizza—and her expertise is always on show at Pizzeria Mozza, where she churns out consistently delicious pizzas and Italian food that never ceases to delight. Our favorite dish, though, is Nancy’s Chopped Salad: a towering tangle of lettuces, tomatoes, cheese, and salami that’s worth the visit alone.
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TriciaS
Dined on Feb 21, 2024
Amazing!!! Delish!!!! I have missed Pizzeria Mozza and I’m glad that I went back.
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4.8
4.8 (6739)
$50 and over
Italian
Hollywood

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About the restaurant
Chef Nancy Silverton has created a Los Angeles restaurant empire, and Osteria Mozza is the crown jewel. Get anything from the in-house mozzarella bar, and you can’t go wrong with any of the pastas—just make sure to save room for dessert.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 22, 2024
Delicious food. Stellar service. We had so much fun making new friends at the burrata bar
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4.6
4.6 (5539)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Beverly Hills

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About the restaurant
There is nobody in the world quite like Wolfgang Puck, the international celebrity chef with restaurants all over the globe—and there’s no restaurant quite like Spago, the place where everything started. Spago was where the concept of Los Angeles fine-dining was born, and to this day, it continues to serve some of the best food in the city. And yes, the smoked-salmon pizza is just as good as ever.
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MattH
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Very fine cuisine, friendly waiters, overall a wonderful experience.
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4.8
4.8 (3050)
$50 and over
American
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.

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About the restaurant
Jar is a Los Angeles classic, a chophouse serving simply prepared meats and fish accompanied by a wide range of sauces (think bearnaise, creamy horseradish, green peppercorn, etc.). They’re most famous for their pot roast: a rich mess of beef cooked down with carrots and onions, the kind of dish that you wish you grew up on.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
What great food and service. Chuck looked after us so well. Definitely will be back.
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4.9
4.9 (4094)
$50 and over
Seafood
Hollywood

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About the restaurant
There are few restaurants in Los Angeles as lauded as Michael Chimarusti’s Providence, and it’s not hard to see why. In a city where true fine-dining restaurants are rare, Providence is a shining example, and chef Chimarusti does things with seafood that will leave you thinking about your dinner long after you return home.
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LaurenCvip
Dined 3 days ago
To me, it's pretty stunningly expensive, but it also never disappoints. The cost for value is appropriate when you experience the service and taste the food.
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4.7
4.7 (3568)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Culver City

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About the restaurant
AKASHA could easily be a caricature of a Los Angeles restaurant: everything down to the takeout containers is sustainable. But chef Akasha Richmond keeps it real with her menu, which feels at once wholesome, elegant, and special—and the space, which mixes wood, steel, brick, and concrete, feels both urban and inviting.
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Nady
Dined 6 days ago
We sat in the patio so the noise level was zero. I think it's much more inside. The food is wonderful and the servers could not be more accommodating and nice. They care about their customers.
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4.7
4.7 (1821)
$50 and over
Californian
West Hollywood

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About the restaurant
There are few places as Los Angeles as The Tower Bar, found in the Sunset Tower Hotel. The menu, which feels distinctly Californian, takes cues from France and Italy—but you’re here for the star-studded clientele, the old-world glamour, the sense of privacy and luxury and grandeur. Order a cocktail and be whisked away.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Truly a wonderful evening spent at the Tower Bar and restaurant. Dinner & Drinks were incredible, large tasty portions beautifully presented. Really enjoyable atmosphere and great people watching. If you are craving a true Hollywood experience look no further it’s right here. Lastly the staff was very attentive and we wanted for nothing.
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