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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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4.7
4.7 (4895)
$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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WendyP
Dined 2 days ago
AOC is our go to restaurant for all special occasions. The warmth of service and quality of food is exceptional.
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4.6
4.6 (6538)
$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 3 days ago
Amazing!!! Delish!!!! I have missed Pizzeria Mozza and I’m glad that I went back.
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4.8
4.8 (6902)
$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 2 days ago
Delicious food. Stellar service. We had so much fun making new friends at the burrata bar
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4.6
4.6 (5746)
$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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Datenightparents
Dined on Feb 10, 2024
This location is superb and from the moment you walk in until you step foot out the door it’s perfection. I love coming here. My favorite place, my favorite food. I just love it!
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4.8
4.8 (3210)
$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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Reliable
Dined on Feb 15, 2024
Although my reservation was for the wrong night, Jar accommodated us. We got the best seat in the house for my hearing problem. The food was delicious. I was only surprised by the cost. It was a prix fixe Valentine's dinner and I failed to find out the cost ahead of time. Our waiter was lovely and only wasn't available on this busy night to pay as close attention as I wanted.
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4.9
4.9 (4219)
$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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OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great experience here celebrating my uncle’s 70th birthday last night. Food was amazing very tasty, delicious and beautifully made. I’ve been to many fine dining in the past but this One is my favorite. The experience throughout the course was exquisite. The staff was incredible too and we had the best service. I would like to thank all the staff for accommodating my request from making my uncle a personalized birthday menu and seated us the best room in the house which we had to witness behind the scenes how they beautifully crafted each food they served to us it’s truly a work of art. We enjoyed dining here with my husband and my uncle it was one of the best experiences yet.
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4.7
4.7 (3711)
$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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LisaBvip
Dined 3 days ago
I have always loved the atmosphere, and the food and the drink at Akasha! It’s a broad enough menu you can go there with anybody, and they can accommodate their needs! The food is healthy and scrumptious!
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4.7
4.7 (1839)
$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 2 days ago
It’s a fantastic atmosphere, one of the only places in LA that still has a great crowd that’s not cheesy, Instagram, annoying. Loved loved the atmosphere and crowd and will go back more for that but the food has REALLLY gone downhill compared to what it used to be years ago when we’d go.
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