Where to Eat in Los Angeles
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, USA
I considered posting a wider frame of the interior of this place. Then I looked at this photo, and thought of the burger... and I figured that you wouldn't mind a tighter take on the food. Besides, most people bitch and moan about the wallpaper...
7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
The Shaky Alibi is the original spot for delectable Liege waffles in Los Angeles. A Dutch concoction using pearl sugar, Liege waffles elevate the treat to something extraordinary - caramelized, doughy, and topped off with a bit of Biscoff.
212 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
Simple quality is key at Sugarfish Beverly Hills and its nine other locations throughout the LA area. The secret ingredient: Chef Kazunori Nozawa’s relationships with fishmongers around the globe and his skill at selecting, cutting, and presenting...
1850 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
Retro diners from America’s golden years dot Los Angeles. Their original décor elicits nostalgic memories even in those too young to have them. A new wave of retro-inspired diners like 101 Coffee Shop, Fred 62 and Swingers have become staples for...
1018 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
Think lusciously crafted burgers of green arugula and sweet caramelized onion chutney, gruyere cheese, and a chuck of medium-rare goodness. Not to mention the thinly cut fries that come with a side of creamy garlic and parsley aioli or possibly...
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, USA
When I Crave: Brunch I Go To: Gjelina And I Order: Moroccan Baked Eggs So Gjelina recently made it onto my go to list for brunch spots. Since eating there, I haven't been able to get the Moroccan Baked Eggs out of my head. Look at them! These...
465 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
I went to The Bazaar by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel last year with a group of friends who had just finished a special event and were looking to have a meal to celebrate. We came here ordered from their water menu, ordered plates of manchego,...
2123 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
When you first walk into Tatsu Ramen, you are greeted with iPad terminals. You choose your Ramen order and once you're done paying, you take a paper receipt to the wait staff. But that's just the beginning. The Wagyu Ramen Burger (only $7) is a...
320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291, USA
240 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA
Born in Portland, Oregon, the quality-ingredients-driven ice cream parlor Salt & Straw brings more than just a rotating list of delicious flavors to scoop. The family-run business focuses on unique flavor combinations and local, seasonal...
720 N Virgil Ave #4, Los Angeles, CA 90029, USA
Since opening as a preserves shop in 2011 (and adding breakfast and lunch service in 2012), Sqirl has become an East Hollywood staple. The tiny space—only 800 square feet—invites crowds of hip Angelenos looking for a bright space for...
10889 Lindbrook Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
When 800 Degrees Pizzeria opened in the neighborhood of Westwood, there was a line out the door for days. Since then, the build-your-own-pizza place has expanded to other L.A. locations in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Downtown, Playa Vista, and LAX,...
11311 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA
The Sawtelle Blvd. area between the 10 and Santa Monica Blvd. is a great spot for boba milk tea, ramen, sushi, and cheap Asian treats. Blockheads Shavery serves up snow cream, a melty, creamy cross between ice cream and Hawaiian shaved ice.
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA
Husband-and-wife team Genevieve Gergis and Ori Menashe are behind Bestia, an Italian haven that consistently ranks high on local "best of" lists. The decor follows the name—which translates to "beast" in Italian—with its wall of...
408 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
There is a first for everything and prior to dining at Bäco Mercat, I had never had spaghetti squash. Having tried it elsewhere since, I never want to have it anywhere else again. While spaghetti squash may not currently be on their rotating...
3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034, USA
We had an incredible kaiseki meal at n/naka, an unmarked, low building on Overland in Culver City. I lost track of courses... 13 of them, perhaps, including the freshest nigiri I've ever had. A perfectly paced, consistently interesting, and...
700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA
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