5 Best Restaurants in
Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a culturally diverse metropolis that features some of the most acclaimed food scenes in the country. Long-established restaurants in the area guarantee to cover every appetite, from original regional specialties and classic California cuisine to creative fusion ideas. Los Angeles' best restaurants embrace locally sourced ingredients, limitless artistry of their world-class chefs, and lovely outdoor/indoor venues. Here are some of the must-try restaurants in Los Angeles, California.


Nic's On Beverly

$$$, America(New), Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine Bar, Fusion
8265 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 746-5130
nicsonbeverly.com

Established in 2019, this vegan restaurant and bar serve drinks, brunch, lunch, dinner, and pastries. Priding as a plant-based restaurant, Nic's on Beverly centers on California cuisine presenting bits of everything you would hope to find on a menu in Los Angeles. A fusion of cookery merged in their ability to showcase California's local produce in a fun-yet-casual setting. A collective of creatives that established the restaurant aims to run the hottest and iconic dining destination in L.A., give visitors and Angelenos a great plant-based oasis from the Beverly Blvd's hustle and bustle. Nic's is the perfect hideaway to chatter over drinks at the bar since the restaurant features amazing culinary delights by Steve Fretz and Jason Eisner's cocktail list.

Petty Cash Taqueria & Bar

$$, Californian, Mexican, Bar
7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5300
pettycashtaqueria.com

L.A. has numerous restaurants with Mexican fare and hippy vibes but Petty Cash Taqueria is a must-visit. This restaurant takes the classic taco and makes creative iterations such as the pork belly carnitas and the Soma duck taco in an inviting, warm atmosphere. Diners also discover unique specialty cocktails that are inspired by the south of the border and some exceptionally memorable guacamole. The menu of Petty Cash features redefined street food classics produced from the best seasonal, local ingredients, originated in multi-generational technique and tradition. One of the restaurant's trademarks is the urban elements such as RETNA's hand-painted murals and the picnic-style bench and tables that provide a playful and relaxed shared dining experience.

C.O.D Seafood & Raw Bar

$$$, Contemporary Asian, Chinese, Sushi Bar, Oyster Bar, Seafood
8408 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 658-9188
codrestaurant.com

C.O.D provides California seafood that is Asian-inspired in a rustic backdrop of warm wood beams and exposed brick. The raw bar of C.O.D is its distinct strength and the restaurant lists a variety of oysters that you can sample before proceeding to your entrée. C.O.D's main courses that feature fresh-caught fish and shellfish are by L.A. standards which are reasonably priced. Asian-inspired dishes such as truffle uni pasta and crab glass noodle are some of the chef's specialties and the top picks in the restaurant.


 

Republique

$$, European, American, French
624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(310) 362-6115
republiquela.com

Republique is an all-day cafe in Los Angeles where old meets new. The worldly bistro x Californian cuisine dishes of Walter Manzke made diners embrace beef short rib, lobster mafaldine, and roast chicken kimchi fried rice, while the fresh pasties of Margarita Manzke are known to be one of Los Angeles' finest. The care and love that this duo poured in the restaurant are apparent, stuffing the gothic-style building which was once home to the film studio of Charlie Chaplin. Best-sellers of Republique include baguettes, cakes, tarts, and croissants. You can also check out Bicyclette, Walter and Margarita Manzke's new Parisian bistro.


 

Girl & The Goat

$$, Contemporary American, Tapas, Comfort Food
555 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 799-4628
girlandthegoat.com

Stephanie Izard, James Beard-award-winning executive chef, brought her famed Chicago flagship to the west. The 200-seat, luminous restaurant features lush greenery all around the garden patio and interior, in addition to its floor-to-ceiling windows. The Art District location highlights some of the most popular dishes of Girl & the Goat such as chickpea fritters and goat empanadas, yet the family-style menu features new dishes influenced by California cuisine and produce. To enhance its guests' dining experience, the restaurant offers an incredible selection of wines from all over the world, a fun cocktails list, and a rotating craft beers list.