10Best Los Angeles, CA Restaurants
Traditional French decor and high-end tableware complement the cuisine at Mélisse and foster elegant, memorable dining.
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Studio City’s Sugarfish, formerly known as Sushi Nozawa, serves up fresh sushi ala carte style on Ventura Boulevard’s popular Sushi Row. Chef Nozawa’s “Trust Me” philosophy highlights three popular menu staples: Trust Me, Trust Me Lite, and The Nozawa. Chef Nozawa’s unique sushi philosophy is based on quality of ingredients instead of fancy rolls and Americanized fusion Japanese fare. Read more »All New & Notable Los Angeles Restaurants »
Can L.A.'s Ventura Boulevard get any hipper? Apparently, yes. Crust, a rave-worthy gourmet pizza bar hailing from Australia, opened its first American doors in Studio City, tucked between Valley hotspots, Laurel Tavern and Take A Bao. Primarily a take out/delivery enterprise, Crust welcomes dine-in patrons with comfortable, modern lounge seating and low tables, in addition to highly coveted outdoor patio seating. Read more »All New & Notable Los Angeles Restaurants »
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About Los Angeles, CA Restaurants
Confronted with the city's mind-boggling assortment of restaurants, it's fair to ask, "Does Los Angeles have a quintessential cuisine?" From top-notch regional creations to the lowliest hamburger stand, you can find practically any type of fare within a relatively small radius. Spago and Lucques are superb choices for fresh Californian fare, offering perfectly prepared dishes, elegant surroundings, and near-flawless service. Naturally, the international gamut of restaurants can be found in LA. Pristine sushi is a specialty, and Matsuhisa and Sushi Nozawa serve melt-in-your-mouth raw eats most nights of the week. Continental cuisine is another of the city's strengths. Find French fare at Mélisse and Frenchy's Bistro, or try gourmet Italian at Piccolo and Angelini Osteria. Great Mexican food is also a staple, from high-end establishments like Tlapazola Grill to no-frills godsends like Guelaguetza. Of course, sometimes only an In-N-Out burger will do, and fortunately there's an abundance of locations in the metro area. While Los Angeles might not have a famous food it calls its own, the variety and depth of its dining scene means you can find your favorite cuisine done right, usually only a few minutes away.
- Los Angeles Expert Kelly Sigmon