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Every day, we have hundreds of thousands of reservations flying through our system—and some are tougher to get than others. According to our data, these are the restaurants in Los Angeles where it’s hardest to snag a reservation. Impress your friends and family and score a table; we wish we could join you.

Restaurants:Le Comptoir, Perch LA, INKO NITO Arts District
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, French American, Japanese
Neighborhoods:Downtown
$$$$·American·
Downtown
41 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Those folks lined up outside Koreatown’s Hotel Normandie? They’re probably waiting to get into Le Comptoir, a tiny counter showcasing chef Gary Menes’s thoughtful, intense, vegetabRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Los Angeles
2 people mentioned the Sourdough Bread
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$$$$·French American·
Downtown
4,825 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
There are few spots in LA that feel as special as Perch, one of the city’s first rooftop bars. Complete with fire pits, live jazz, and a view of Pershing Square, this is one of theRead more
96% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
74 people mentioned the Roof Top
$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown
120 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
Inko Nito, a Japanese restaurant in the Arts district, is one of Los Angeles’s hottest openings, and it’s not hard to see why: this is a robatayaki, where you’ll see the chefs grilRead more
89% recommended
Japanese in Downtown / South and East LA
4 people mentioned the Miso
$$$$·Italian·
Downtown
3,059 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Fit for Foodies
You think you know pizza and pasta? Try Bestia’s. Eating here feels like stepping into an entirely new universe, where flavor and texture can exist in multiple dimensions. While yoRead more
92% recommended
Most Booked in Los Angeles
66 people mentioned the Cavatelli
$$$$·American·
Echo Park
21 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Majordomo is chef David Chang’s first foray into the Los Angeles food scene, and he certainly does the city proud. Start off with a few bings—savory, pancake-like breads served witRead more
91% recommended
5 people mentioned the Short Rib
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$$$$·Seafood·
Hollywood
3,195 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
There are few restaurants in Los Angeles as lauded as Michael Chimarusti’s Providence, and it’s not hard to see why. In a city where true fine-dining restaurants are rare, ProvidenRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Los Angeles
70 people mentioned the Amuse Bouche
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$$$$·Spanish·
Silver Lake
59 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for Groups
  • Tapas
El Cid is undoubtedly one of the coolest bars in the city, a place where you can drink top-notch cocktails, take flamenco lessons, and have a casual hang-out with friends, all in oRead more
Hot Spot in Hollywood
6 people mentioned the Paella
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$$$$·Sushi·
West Hollywood
85 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Quiet Conversation
Los Angeles is certainly known for its sushi, and there are few places in this town quite like Sushi Ginza Onodera. This is a temple to raw fish, where chef Yohei Matsuki prepares Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Los Angeles
10 people mentioned the Omakase
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$$$$·Californian·
Beverly Hills
4,721 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
There is nobody in the world quite like Wolfgang Puck, the international celebrity chef with restaurants all over the globe—and there’s no restaurant quite like Spago, the place whRead more
92% recommended
Californian in Los Angeles
75 people mentioned the Veal Chop
$$$$·Steakhouse·
Beverly Hills
1,813 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
There are normal steakhouses, and then there are Wolfgang Puck steakhouses. Cut is is a cut above your average steakhouse, and even your excellent steakhouse: this is the fine-diniRead more
89% recommended
Steakhouse in Los Angeles
83 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
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