Discover the hottest Los Angeles restaurants, from the whimsical atmosphere at The Stinking Rose to the ultra-chic celebrity hotspot, Koi, and the newest addition to the LA dining scene: the Rooftop on Wilshire. Refer to this Los Angeles dining guide to find some fabulous Los Angeles restaurants and eateries offering the world's most delicious culinary experiences.
Lucques8474 Melrose Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90069 323-655-6277
On Melrose, along a popular strip of hip West Hollywood restaurants, Lucques retains its standing as a top Los Angeles restaurant, ideal for lunch, dinner and drinks. The restaurant excels with its short-list of savory French-Mediterranean cuisine combining subtle, yet distinct flavors with fish, poultry and meat. Pane e Vino Trattoria8265 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-651-4600
Pane e Vino Trattoria offers patio dining in Los Angeles at its finest. This intimate LA restaurant offers authentic, home-style Tuscan recipes with a Venetian accent, served in an inviting garden setting. Fresh fish and meats are cooked over mesquite charcoal, while chicken and duck turn on the rotisserie. Specialty wood-fired pizzas, crispy Tortino Risotto and the exotic Gamberetti alla Santa Margarita (shrimp sauteed in cognac, honey, scallions and curry on grilled polenta) are sure to please your palate. Voted Zagat Survey's #1 restaurant 5 years running. Fogo de Chao Churrascaria133 N. La Cienega Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211 310-289-7755
Fogo de Chao (fo-go dee shoun), is an authentic Brazilian steakhouse. Distinctly a South American style of rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gaúchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago. Koi730 N. La Cienega Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-659-9449
Koi offers modern Japanese fusion and traditional Japanese fare. Signature dishes include Miso-Bronzed Black Cod, Peppercorn Filet Mignon, and Sea Bass with a Honey Balsamic Glaze. The sushi chefs present some of the freshest fish in town including yellowtail, toro, octopus, snow crab and uni, in addition to signature rolls. The energetic Hollywood crowd sets the atmosphere for food that rivals the restaurant's stylish setting. Madeo8897 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-859-0242
The cozy and urban Madeo is an immensely popular hangout offering a selection of Northern Italian cuisine, with dishes that include mouth watering veal-stuffed ravioli, classic pizza Margherita and whole striped bass. The fabulously made in-house desserts are the finale to this authentic Los Angeles restaurant.
STK Los Angeles755 N. La Cienega Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069
STK is not your daddy's steakhouse. Adjacent to West Hollywood, between Melrose and Sunset, STK is a new style steakhouse. The bustling bar scene is cool, the menu is inspired, the DJ creates the sexy vibe and the atmosphere is relaxed. Spanning two floors, STK is also home to LA's newest lounge, Coco de Ville. Since opening, STK and Coco de Ville have become a hangout for celebrities and have hosted Grammy and Oscar parties. The Ivy113 N Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 274-8303
This is Americana with a California twist; decorated with rustic antiques, beaucoup flowers and the famous white picket-fenced patio. one of LA's movie-industry haunts, it's nearly always filled to the brim with celebrities.