Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants
Alma is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

1. Alma

952 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · Fashion District · 31 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Try the seaweed-tofu beignets, spare arrangements of foraged greens, scallops with nightshade berries or shriveled, butter-soaked carrots that somehow manage to taste better than meat. Read more.

Angelini Osteria is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

2. Angelini Osteria

9.1
7313 Beverly Blvd (btwn N Fuller Ave & N Poinsettia Pl), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Mid-City West · 92 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Some people arrange their weekly schedules around Angelini's specials: kidney stew on Tuesdays; braised oxtails on Wednesdays, liver alla Veneziana on Thursdays. Read more.

Animal is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

3. Animal

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 233 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: John Shook and Vinny Dotolo have a pretty good sense of what tastes good, be it melted cheese with chorizo or calves' brains with the French curry vadouvan Read more.

A.O.C. is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

4. A.O.C.

8.8
8700 W 3rd St (at S Hamel Rd), Los Angeles, CA
Wine Bar · Mid-City West · 123 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Try the Spanish fried chicken with cumin, pappardelle with nettles and asparagus with lemongrass, and don’t forget the glass of Sancerre. Read more.

Attari Sandwich Shop is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

5. Attari Sandwich Shop

1100 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Sandwich Spot · Westwood · 33 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Everyone is here for Attari's sandwiches: lengths of toasted French bread dressed with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and a smattering of spiced, super-tart Iranian pickles. Read more.

Bäco Mercat is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

6. Bäco Mercat

408 S Main St (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA
Gastropub · Downtown Los Angeles · 146 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Go for the Bäco, Josef Centeno's signature creation, a kind of flatbread sandwich halfway between a Catalan coca and a taco pumped up on 'roids, slicked with a goopy, vaguely Mediterranean sauce. Read more.

Bestia is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

7. Bestia

9.2
2121 E 7th Pl (at Santa Fe Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Downtown Los Angeles · 248 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: A restaurant that makes beef-heart tartare seem not only possible but desirable; that makes a craveable specialty of pork boiled with cabbage. Read more.

Bludso's BBQ is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

8. Bludso's BBQ

811 S Long Beach Blvd (at Alondra Blvd.), Compton, CA
BBQ Joint · 53 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Their brisket is a paradigm of meat, beef that disappears so quickly that if it weren't for the feeling of satisfying fullness you might swear that you had less eaten it than dreamed it. Read more.

Border Grill Santa Monica is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

9. Border Grill Santa Monica

1445 4th St (at Broadway), Santa Monica, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Downtown Santa Monica · 80 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Border Grill is the rare mainstream restaurant whose tacos don't make you yearn for a truck parked by an auto-parts junkyard somewhere in East L.A. Read more.

Bulgarini Gelato is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

10. Bulgarini Gelato

8.1
749 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA
Gelato Shop · 44 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Some delicious examples: pistachio flavored with nuts hand-carried back from the Sicilian pistachio village Bronte, or rich goat's milk gelato spiked with roasted cacao nibs Read more.

Chichen Itza Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

11. Chichen Itza Restaurant

8.5
3655 S Grand Ave #C6 (inside Mercado La Paloma), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · South LA · 59 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Their menu is a living, habanero-intensive thesaurus of the panuchos and codzitos, sopa de lima and papadzules, banana-leaf tamales and shark casseroles that make up one of Mexico's spiciest cuisines. Read more.

Church & State is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

12. Church & State

1850 Industrial St Apt 100 (at Mateo St), Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · Arts District · 92 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Stunning bistro cooking: braised pork belly with favas and polenta, a gorgeous ballotine of rabbit with sprigs of fresh tarragon, tarte flambé, fried pig's ears, roasted marrowbone with radish. Read more.

Coni'seafood is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

13. Coni'seafood

7.8
3544 W Imperial Hwy (at Yukon Ave), Inglewood, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Chef Sergio Peñuelas is a master of pescado zarandeado, marinated snook cooked by shaking over charcoal until the flesh caramelizes but does not char. Also recommended: the fiery shrimp aguachile. Read more.

Cooks County is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

14. Cooks County

8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Southern Food Restaurant · Mid-City West · 41 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Cooks County is a restaurant you could visit three times a week and then come back for oxtail hash and cheese biscuits at Sunday brunch. Read more.

Corazon Y Miel is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

15. Corazon Y Miel

6626 Atlantic Ave, Bell, CA
Latin American Restaurant · 31 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Try the chefly interpretation of Mexican bar snacks, including seared slices of carnitas terrine with cubes of Coca-Cola gelee and pigskin two ways. Read more.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

16. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

8.6
9500 Wilshire Blvd ((at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel)), Beverly Hills, CA
Steakhouse · 83 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: There’s some delicious meat and seafood here: Wagyu sashimi, bone marrow flan, thinly sliced veal tongue in salsa verde, and real Kyushu beef. Read more.

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

17. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

1108 S Baldwin Ave (at Arcadia Ave), Arcadia, CA
Dumpling Restaurant · 234 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Din Tai Fung really does have good soup dumplings, tender and swollen with hot broth, zapped with fresh ginger, perfectly elastic and almost engineered. Read more.

Drago Centro is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

18. Drago Centro

8.3
525 S Flower St (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Financial District · 89 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The cooking here includes both handcrafted pasta — the pappardelle with pheasant and the handmade spaghetti with Sicilian almond pesto are wonderful — and steak, fish and duck. Read more.

19. FIG Santa Monica

8.6
101 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairmont Miramar Hotel), Santa Monica, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · Wilshire-Montana · 80 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The menu includes both spinach-leaf lasagna and bacon-wrapped bacon, a salad of beets and oranges and a plate of tongue with tomatillo. Read more.

Gjelina is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

20. Gjelina

9.1
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Millwood Ave), Venice, CA
New American Restaurant · 621 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Gjelina is cheerful, boozy & known for both its good-looking customers & Travis Lett's decent organic-fetish Italian food. The scene may be as crunchy as the pizza crust, but relax: It's Abbot Kinney. Read more.

The Grill on the Alley is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

21. The Grill on the Alley

8.3
9560 Dayton Way, (at Wilshire Blvd.), Beverly Hills, CA
Steakhouse · 26 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: L.A.’s essential rice pudding: touched with cinnamon, drizzled with heavy cream, coaxing the nutty, rounded essence out of every grain of rice. Read more.

Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

22. Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant

8.9
815 W Las Tunas Dr (at Mission Dr), San Gabriel, CA
Vietnamese Restaurant · North San Gabriel · 73 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The prospect of Golden Deli's bun thit, noodles tossed with fish sauce, grilled pork and fresh herbs, is always a happy one. Read more.

Guelaguetza Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

23. Guelaguetza Restaurant

8.7
3014 W Olympic Blvd (at Normandie Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Mexican Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 94 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: At Guelaguetza, you'll find tlayudas, like bean-smeared Oaxacan pizzas, the size of manhole covers; thick tortillas called memelas; and delicious, mole-drenched tamales. Read more.

Guisados is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

24. Guisados

8.7
2100 E Cesar E Chavez Ave (at N St Louis St), Los Angeles, CA
Taco Restaurant · Boyle Heights · 107 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: If you dare, try the tacos with chiles torreados, ultrahot chiles grown in Armando De La Torre's backyard, sautéed until they practically melt from the heat, served in a fresh tortilla. Read more.

The Hart + The Hunter is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

25. The Hart + The Hunter

7950 Melrose Ave (at N Hayworth Ave), Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 82 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The South filtered through the not-South: fried chicken skin served with hand-made Tabasco, a hot biscuit with a spoonful of pimento cheese or a steaming bowl of black-eyed peas. Read more.

Hatfield's is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

26. Hatfield's

8.3
6703 Melrose Ave (at Citrus), Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · 35 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Known for the soup shots at the bar and for stuffing yellowtail into its croque madame. Read more.

Hinoki & The Bird is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

27. Hinoki & The Bird

8.7
10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Century City · 89 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: A fusion of complex, ritualized Japanese kaiseki cuisine with modern California small-plates cooking, like the black cod served under smoldering sheets of the Japanese cedar hinoki. Read more.

Hunan Mao Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

28. Hunan Mao Restaurant

7.5
8728 Valley Blvd (Walnut Grove), Rosemead, CA
Chinese Restaurant · 9 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The house-smoked Hunan ham has the smoky punch of first-rate barbecue, coarsely chopped and sautéed with dried long beans, garlic cloves, chopped chiles. Read more.

Hungry Cat is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

29. Hungry Cat

1555 Vine St (at Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 80 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The first rule of the kitchen seems to be: Don't mess too much with the fish. That means the Santa Barbara sea urchin isn't a source of intriguing richness, it's a sea urchin. Read more.

ink. is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

30. ink.

8360 Melrose Ave (at Kings Rd), Los Angeles, CA
American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 186 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Michael Voltaggio agonizes over every gram of sea-bean chimichurri on the beef tartare, every plate of potato charcoal with crème fraîche and every scoop of wood-smoke ice cream that leaves the line. Read more.

Jar Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

31. Jar Restaurant

7.7
8225 Beverly Blvd (at Harper Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Steakhouse · Mid-City West · 50 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Specialties include pot roast, Kansas City steaks and an iceberg wedge salad frosted with blue cheese. Don’t forget to try the chicken with kaffir lime leaf, either. Read more.

Jitlada Thai Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

32. Jitlada Thai Restaurant

8.9
5233 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Thai Restaurant · Little Armenia · 130 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Try the crunchy fried fish with homegrown turmeric, mango salad lightened with coconut water or soft-shell crab with the legendarily stinky sataw bean. Read more.

Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

33. Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong

8.8
3465 W 6th St (at Chapman Plaza), Los Angeles, CA
Korean BBQ Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 144 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The waiter will show you how to mix a soju bomb. Sobriety is not considered a virtue here. Read more.

Kiriko Sushi is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

34. Kiriko Sushi

11301 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Sushi Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 27 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The great specialty is cherrywood-smoked Copper River salmon with mango, a dish that certain local sushi masters would rather die than serve. (It's their loss: The dish is stunningly good.) Read more.

Kobawoo House is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

35. Kobawoo House

8.4
698 S Vermont Ave (at W 7th St), Los Angeles, CA
Korean Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 40 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Most famous for its version of bossam: boiled pork belly you wrap up into leaves with raw garlic, sliced chiles and a salty condiment made from tiny fermented fish. Read more.

Kogi BBQ Truck is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

36. Kogi BBQ Truck

8.8
(Greater LA Metro Area), Los Angeles, CA
Food Truck · 219 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Head to a deserted parking lot late at night and wait for the appearance of the Kogi truck, from which you will soon purchase enormous, great-tasting plates of Korean short-rib tacos. Read more.

La Casita Mexicana is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

37. La Casita Mexicana

8.3
4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 47 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Have you ever found transcendence in a plate of chilaquiles? This is a good place to try. Read more.

Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

38. Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

8.8
704 S Alvarado St (at 7th St), Los Angeles, CA
Deli · Westlake South · 176 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Favorite: The long-steamed pastrami, dense, hand-sliced and nowhere near lean, has a firm, chewy consistency, a gentle flavor of garlic and clove, and a clean edge of smokiness. Read more.

Lucques is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

39. Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St), Los Angeles, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 66 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Suzanne Goin’s resinous herbs and precise splashes of acidity make vegetables dance and bring out the deep, fleshy resonances in braised pork cheeks and her notorious short ribs. Read more.

Lukshon is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

40. Lukshon

3239 Helms Ave (btwn Venice & Washington Blvd), Culver City, CA
Asian Restaurant · 70 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Pan-Asian perfected in a hundred little ways, including the precise acidity of the sticky Chinese pork ribs, the aromatics in the reinvented Singapore Sling and the deconstructed shrimp toast. Read more.

Manhattan Beach Post is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

41. Manhattan Beach Post

9.0
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA
New American Restaurant · Downtown Manhattan Beach · 148 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: You're probably there for a crack at the impossibly rich bacon cheddar biscuits, and we can't say that we blame you. Read more.

Mantee Cafe is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

42. Mantee Cafe

8.4
10962 Ventura Blvd (Vineland Ave), Studio City, CA
Mediterranean Restaurant · 25 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Mantee brings a different kind of edge to Lebanese-Armenian cuisine. Try the platter of beef dumplings sizzling in a bath of garlicky yogurt. Read more.

Mariscos Jalisco is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

43. Mariscos Jalisco

8.8
3040 E Olympic Blvd (at Dacotah St), Los Angeles, CA
Food Truck · 46 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Raul Ortega might personally hand you a taco, ask if you want to try a plate of ceviche or aguachile. His signature tacos dorados de camaron, fried tacos with shrimp, are just too formidable. Read more.

Marouch is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

44. Marouch

8.6
4905 Santa Monica Blvd (edgemont st), Los Angeles, CA
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Little Armenia · 25 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: We sometimes dream of living close to Marouch, close enough anyway to drop in at noon for grilled quail and a beer and midafternoons for a Lebanese sweet and a thimble of thick Turkish coffee. Read more.

Matsuhisa is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

45. Matsuhisa

8.6
129 N LA Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Sushi Restaurant · 88 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Nobu Matsuhisa is one of the one or two most important chefs ever to come out of Los Angeles, combining izakaya cooking and Peruvian flavors into a style that inspired chefs all around the world. Read more.

46. Mayura Indian Restaurant

8.2
10406 Venice Blvd (Motor), Culver City, CA
Indian Restaurant · 48 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Specializes in cooking Kerala: saucer-shaped rice-flour saucers called appam; an obscurely flavored fish curry with undernotes of tamarind and garlic; the peppery, buttery cashew-rice dish ven pongal. Read more.

Meals By Genet is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

47. Meals By Genet

9.1
1053 S Fairfax Ave (btwn W Olympic & Witworth Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Ethiopian Restaurant · PICO · 37 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The dorowot, a two-day chicken stew vibrating with what must be ginger and black pepper and bishop's weed and clove, cuts straight through to the Ethiopian soul. Read more.

Mélisse is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

48. Mélisse

1104 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St), Santa Monica, CA
French Restaurant · 45 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The luxury ingredients and luxury prices seem not to dissuade diners who are happy to face down $175 asparagus dinners, showers of truffles and caviar, and even the standard $125 prix fixe. Read more.

49. Mo-chica

514 W 7th St (at Grand Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Peruvian Restaurant · Financial District · 84 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: If you want a pisco sour, you're in the right place: The foamy, tart, lightly bitter version of the Peruvian national cocktail flows like water. Read more.

Musso & Frank Grill is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

50. Musso & Frank Grill

8.9
6667 Hollywood Blvd (at N Cherokee Ave), California
American Restaurant · Hollywood · 130 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Musso's, if you look at it a certain way, is a living museum of 1920s American cuisine: avocado cocktails, crab Louie, jellied consommé, grilled lamb kidneys and Wednesday sauerbraten. Read more.

N/Naka is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

51. N/Naka

9.1
3455 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Japanese Restaurant · Mar Vista · 37 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: It is occasionally difficult to ascertain whether the most impressive bit of a dish is the chewy slab of Japanese halibut fin or the thimble-sized cucumber garnishing the fish. Read more.

Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

52. Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant

8.5
518 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA
Chinese Restaurant · Mission District · 72 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Even strong men are defeated by the parade of sautéed pea shoots with garlic, crunchy salt-and-pepper squid and the gargantuan house-special lobster, fried with chile, black pepper and scallion. Read more.

Nickel Diner is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

53. Nickel Diner

524 S Main St (btwn 5th & 6th St), Los Angeles, CA
Diner · Central City East · 180 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Nickel Diner bakes its own bread, prepares elaborate cakes and maple-bacon doughnuts and makes delicious fried catfish with corn cakes. Don’t miss the Lowrider Burger. Read more.

Night + Market is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

54. Night + Market

8.7
9043 W Sunset Blvd (at N Doheny Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Asian Restaurant · 72 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Try the Rotgut Mekong whisky, stinky natural Gamays from the Loire, fearsome yet delicious nam prik, or pounded salads from the area around Chiang Mai. Read more.

Osteria Mozza is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

55. Osteria Mozza

8.8
6602 Melrose Ave (at Highland Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · 157 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Don't miss the bufala mozzarella draped with spectacular anchovy with Meyer lemon and an herb salad. Nancy Silverton makes a great a caprese with bufala, cherry tomatoes and basil.

Park's BBQ is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

56. Park's BBQ

9.0
955 S Vermont Ave (at W Olympic Blvd), Los Angeles, CA
Korean BBQ Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 83 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Park's pretty much has the top end of K-Town barbecue to itself. The quality of the galbi, the pork belly and the spicy galbi soup is superb. Read more.

Patina Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

57. Patina Restaurant

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · Bunker Hill · 24 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The thick wine list at Patina is rich in hidden treasures if you are willing to consider Corbières or Slovenian Pinot Gris instead of Napa Chardonnay. Read more.

Pizzeria Mozza is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

58. Pizzeria Mozza

9.2
641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Pizzeria · Hancock Park · 291 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The cooking—the puffy pies at Pizzeria Mozza, perfected northern Italian dishes at Osteria Mozza, charcuterie and grilled meats at Chi'Spacca or focaccia at Mozza2Go—comes from an Italy of the mind. Read more.

Picca Peruvian Cantina is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

59. Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Peruvian Restaurant · South Robertson · 91 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Chef Ricardo Zarate is filtering Peruvian cooking through the aesthetics of the izakaya--meals you've been used to eating in L.A. Peruvian restaurants become plates meant to be shared. Read more.

60. Plan Check Kitchen + Bar

8.4
1800 Sawtelle Blvd (at Nebraska Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Gastropub · West Los Angeles · 168 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The gearhead version of a modernist hamburger: layered with ketchup leather, pickle shavings, homemade American cheese scented with kombu seaweed, and a microscopically thin layer of fried cheese. Read more.

Post & Beam is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

61. Post & Beam

8.7
3767 Santa Rosalia Dr (Marlton Ave), Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · Crenshaw · 42 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: A fresh take on African American dishes: smoked baby backs, roast salmon, buttermilk fried chicken and greens cooked down with ham hocks with an understated chefly flair. Plus hand-stretched pizza. Read more.

Providence is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

62. Providence

8.8
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 94 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Michael Cimarusti’s raw materials come from all over the world, but his sense of seasonality, his easy multicultural flavor palette and his unfussy use of California produce is solidly L.A. Read more.

Ración is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

63. Ración

119 W Green St (at Delacey Ave), Pasadena, CA
Spanish Restaurant · Old Pasadena · 28 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: A nice place to drop in for Basque-inspired tapas: crisp, gooey chicken croquettes; lamb meatballs glazed with caramelized tomato sauce; tiny squid stuffed with duck sausage; or Spanish cured meats. Read more.

Red Medicine is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

64. Red Medicine

8400 Wilshire Blvd (at Gale Dr.), Beverly Hills, CA
Vietnamese Restaurant · 90 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Chef Jordan Kahn keeps it weird and proud with nominally Vietnamese-based cuisine, and the results are often as delicious as they are startling. Read more.

Rivera Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

65. Rivera Restaurant

1050 S Flower St (at W 11th St), Los Angeles, CA
Latin American Restaurant · South Park · 65 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: You must start with an order of the tortillas florales: four little corn tortillas, handmade and still warm, tucked under a napkin. Each tortilla has a sprig of herb or a flower pressed into it. Read more.

Rocio's Mole De Los Dioses is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

66. Rocio's Mole De Los Dioses

8255 Sunland Blvd, Sun Valley, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 14 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Get the mole sampler and spend the evening comparing Oaxacan black mole with mellower mole Poblano; with the spicy, smoky mancha manteles; or with the signature mole de los dioses. Read more.

Rustic Canyon is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

67. Rustic Canyon

7.8
1119 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th Ct.), Santa Monica, CA
Wine Bar · Wilshire-Montana · 86 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Under new chef Jeremy Fox, Rustic Canyon has jolted the superb produce into something resembling a cuisine; try the asparagus with fried pheasant egg and ultra-dense bone-marrow gravy. Read more.

Salt's Cure is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

68. Salt's Cure

8.1
1155 N Highland Ave (at Lexington Ave), West Hollywood, CA
American Restaurant · 88 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: You’re here for an astonishing quantity of meat, charcuterie ranging from potted duck with blueberries to the intense house-cured bacon, and a menu of simple, butcher’s food. Read more.

Sapp Coffee Shop is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

69. Sapp Coffee Shop

8.7
5183 Hollywood Blvd (at North Kingsley Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Thai Restaurant · Los Feliz · 80 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Sapp's boat noodle soup is magnificent: a musky, blood-thickened beef soup screaming with chile heat; tart lime juice in lockstep with the funkiness of the broth. Read more.

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

70. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

7.5
3939 Rosemead Blvd (Valley Blvd), Rosemead, CA
Dim Sum Restaurant · 39 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Delivers in every way a seafood house can deliver, with tanks full of spider crabs, exotic reef fish and Santa Barbara spot prawns, and a kitchen prepared to braise sea cucumber and sun-dried abalone. Read more.

Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

71. Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village

7.1
250 W Valley Blvd (btwn Abbot & Prospect Ave), San Gabriel, CA
Chinese Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Go straight for the crabs fried with chile and garlic; the crocks of Old Alley Pork, braised into pig candy; the smoked fish; the stone-pot fried rice; or the pan-fried pork buns. Read more.

Shunji Japanese Cuisine is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

72. Shunji Japanese Cuisine

8.2
12244 W Pico Blvd (at Bundy Dr), Santa Monica, CA
Japanese Restaurant · 28 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Not just a sushi bar. You expect expensive wild sea bream to be treated reverently at a sushi bar. You do not expect the same care to be taken with a carrot. Read more.

Son of a Gun is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

73. Son of a Gun

8.4
8370 W 3rd St (at S Orlando Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Seafood Restaurant · Mid-City West · 162 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The most popular dish? Definitely the fried chicken sandwich, with coleslaw and what must be the only aioli on the planet spiked with Rooster hot sauce. Read more.

Sotto is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

74. Sotto

9575 W Pico Blvd (at Edris Dr), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · South Robertson · 82 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: If you should happen across a special of lamb innards or one of the gigantic sweet-sour braised pork shanks, make sure to order one the second you sit down. Read more.

Spago Beverly Hills is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

75. Spago Beverly Hills

8.7
176 N Canon Dr (at Wilshire Blvd.), Beverly Hills, CA
New American Restaurant · 122 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The most famous restaurant in the observable universe, reinvented by Wolfgang Puck and his new chef, Tetsu Yahagi. The thick prime rib steak sings with the flavors of blood, age and char. Read more.

Sqirl Kitchen is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

76. Sqirl Kitchen

8.9
720 N Virgil Ave (at Marathon St), Los Angeles, CA
New American Restaurant · East Hollywood · 203 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: We recommend the astonishing "Hamembert" plate with Mangalitsa ham, oozing wedges of Camembert cheese, and an artfully charred length of baguette. Read more.

Superba Snack Bar is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

77. Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA
New American Restaurant · 71 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Specialty: pasta, handmade, whole-wheat rigatoni more or less in the style of cacio e pepe, cooked extremely al dente and tossed with cheese and a punishing handful of black pepper. Read more.

The Sycamore Kitchen is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

78. The Sycamore Kitchen

9.0
143 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Restaurant · Mid-City West · 112 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The turkey sandwich is heavenly: thick slices of nicely brined bird layered on dense house-made bread with thin slivers of just-ripe Camembert cheese, arugula and cherry mostarda. Read more.

Tar & Roses is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

79. Tar & Roses

8.9
602 Santa Monica Blvd (at 6th St.), Santa Monica, CA
American Restaurant · 82 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Tar & Roses, which also has a terrific, mostly Italian, wine list, may also mark the first time in our nation's history when cauliflower became more delicious than prime steak. Read more.

The Tasting Kitchen is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

80. The Tasting Kitchen

8.3
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
New American Restaurant · 180 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The basic impression is of Italian cooking translated into an odd American dialect, in which grilled anchovies are laid so beautifully on the plate that you suspect there's an art director. Read more.

Trois Mec is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

81. Trois Mec

716 N Highland Ave,Los Angeles, CA 90038, USA, Los Angeles, CA
American Restaurant · 44 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Ludovic Lefebvre is one of the greatest pure chefs ever to cook in Los Angeles. Trois Mec is the first place that has ever been his own, like a private club that happens to serve delicious cuisine. Read more.

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

82. Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

8.7
2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Ramen Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 207 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Tsujita, a spinoff of a revered Tokyo ramen restaurant, is so far ahead of its competition that the others may as well not exist. Read more.

Valentino Italian Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

83. Valentino Italian Restaurant

3115 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
Italian Restaurant · 22 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Jonathan Gold says: I will never forget my first taste of Quintarelli Amarone here, which is as close as I had gotten to a sweet, musky taste of heaven. Read more.

Vincenti Ristorante is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

84. Vincenti Ristorante

7.9
11930 San Vicente Blvd (at Montana Ave), Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Brentwood · 18 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The chef, Nicola Mastronardi, is a master of the big, hardwood-burning ovens, of roast porchetta and cuttlefish salad, of the flavors of salt, clean ocean and smoke. Read more.

Saam at SLS Hotel is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

85. Saam at SLS Hotel

465 S LA Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Tapas Restaurant · Mid-City West · 5 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The dishes are exquisitely constructed: An encapsulation of liquid cheese that might be bouncy and over-thick in Bazaar's main dining room will be delicate at SAAM. Read more.

Starry Kitchen @ Grand Star Jazz Club is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

86. Starry Kitchen @ Grand Star Jazz Club

943 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Asian Restaurant · Chinatown · 12 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Do try the clay pot sea bass cooked in a complex Vietnamese caramel sauce. And stick around for the disco, if that's your thing. Read more.

Chi Spacca is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

87. Chi Spacca

9.0
6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · 33 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: In method and texture, the frittata is pretty close to a crisp paejon, Korean egg pancake, made with Italian ingredients instead of Korean ones. Read more.

Mexicali Taco & Co. is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

88. Mexicali Taco & Co.

8.2
702 N Figueroa St (at Bartlett St), Los Angeles, CA
Taco Restaurant · Chinatown · 62 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The Mexicali-style tacos are pretty spectacular at this tidy storefront near Dodger Stadium, packed into the small, plump flour tortillas the owners bring up from Baja a couple of times a week. Read more.

Taco Maria is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

89. Taco Maria

3313 Hyland Ave (Sunflower Avenue), Costa Mesa, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 30 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Four courses, plated as beautifully as anything you'll see at Alma or Providence, run $52, which is not expensive for this level of cooking. Read more.

Playground DTSA is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

90. Playground DTSA

220 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA
American Restaurant · Downtown Santa Ana · 66 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: You will wonder how Lime Truck vet Jason Quinn managed to score A5 Miyazaki rib-eye cap to grill and you will wonder why he serves his grilled octopus with pickled pig's tongue. Read more.

Bucato is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

91. Bucato

3280 Helms Ave (at Washington Blvd), Culver City, CA
Italian Restaurant · McManus · 39 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Chef Evan Funke brings the Italian countryside — and great pasta — to Culver City. Read more.

Little Sister is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

92. Little Sister

1131 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA
Asian Restaurant · Downtown Manhattan Beach · 24 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The beef tartare melds Korean raw-beef dish yuk hwe, Sichuan peppercorns, French bone-marrow paste, Vietnamese herbs and Indonesian-style cassava chips. Read more.

Colonia Taco Lounge is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

93. Colonia Taco Lounge

13030 Valley Blvd, La Puente, CA
Taco Restaurant · 37 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Delicate tongue tacos with green salsa are especially good, as are the tacos of chicken tesmole, an herb-intensive Oaxacan preparation thickened with corn. Read more.

Chengdu Taste is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

94. Chengdu Taste

7.8
828 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA
Szechuan Restaurant · 45 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: There is so much to taste on the menu here that even half a dozen visits isn't quite enough to exhaust the menu. Read more.

Barnyard is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

95. Barnyard

1715 Pacific Ave (at 18th Ave.), Venice, CA
New American Restaurant · 25 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: If you can make do with a plainly delicious Berkshire pork chop served with a grilled peach and a bit of polenta, or seared fresh albacore laid over a tomato salad, you're probably in the right place. Read more.

Girasol Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

96. Girasol Restaurant

11334 Moorpark St (Bakman), Studio City, CA
New American Restaurant · 17 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The pork chop is moistened with a reduction of juiced clover, the same stuff you may have rolled around in as a kid, and comes with charred nectarines that have collapsed in on themselves. Read more.

Connie and Ted's Seafood is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

97. Connie and Ted's Seafood

8.7
8171 Santa Monica Blvd (at Havenhurst Ave), West Hollywood, CA
Seafood Restaurant · 145 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The crunchy fish and chips, made with fried true cod, is delicious, but it will not be the lightest version you have ever tasted. Read more.

Guerrilla Tacos is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

98. Guerrilla Tacos

826 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA
Taco Restaurant · Arts District · 35 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Get there early: The lamb shoulder or sea urchin you've been craving may be sold out within minutes. Read more.

Marche Moderne is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

99. Marche Moderne

3333 Bristol St Ste 3301 (at Sunflower Ave), Newport Beach, CA
French Restaurant · South Coast Metro · 35 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Marché Moderne is an oasis of calm, an unexpected place of guinea hen with calvados and scallops with cauliflower mousseline, moules frites and bone marrow with dense sauce bordelaise. Read more.

The Factory Kitchen is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

100. The Factory Kitchen

8.4
1300 Factory Pl, Los Angeles, CA
Italian Restaurant · Arts District · 50 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Angelo Auriana's new restaurant is a compelling hybrid, an informal trattoria with rather formal northern Italian cooking. Read more.

Pot at the Line Hotel is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

101. Pot at the Line Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd (at Normandie), Los Angeles, CA
Korean Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 80 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The large family-style pots are the star of the menu, but the other shareable bites like dumplings, squid, pollack roe, and fried rice are also worth trying. An unbeatable scene, too. Read more.

République is one of Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants.

102. République

9.3
624 S La Brea Ave (at W 6th St), Los Angeles, CA
French Restaurant · Hancock Park · 265 tips and reviews

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: Your feelings about République may well depend on whether you mind paying a $5 supplement for mind-blowing Normandy butter ("ordinary" butter is free). Read more.