While LA has been long-renown for its top ethnic eats from singe-your-mouth Thai curries to off-the-beaten-path tacos, constant restaurant openings and white-hot gastronomic destinations have catapulted the city into a culinary mecca where dining out is more exciting than ever. Whether you seek a food-as-art fine dining experience, a rare-steak fix or a vegan outing, take your pick of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.
Best brunch restaurants
Your weekend morning guide to eating and drinking at the best brunch restaurants in Los Angeles.
Best Thai restaurants
Discover spicy soups, complex curries and flavorful stir-fries at LA's best Thai restaurants.
Best cheap eats
These cheap eats pack as much flavor as they do value.
Best coffee shops
We sipped our way through town to find the best coffee shops in LA.
Best vegetarian restaurants
LA's best vegetarian-friendly restaurants are as varied as the city's neighborhoods, from meatless Chinese in SGV to an Italian hotspot in Venice.
Best dim sum
Whether you’re hankering for juicy siu mai or char siu bao, here's your guide to the best dim sum breakfast spots in LA.
In a town of Big Deals making big deals, a classic never goes out of style at LA's best steakhouses.
Best fine-dining restaurants
Leave your jeans at home and splurge in style at LA's best fine dining restaurants from a Santa Monica classic to a Downtown gem inside an architectural masterpiece.
Best Italian restaurants
Get a taste of Old World at LA's best Italian restaurants that go beyond the usual pizzeria and red sauce joint.
Best Japanese restaurants
From Little Tokyo to the South Bay, get your izakaya and shabu shabu on at LA's best Japanese restaurants.
Best Mexican restaurants
From a Farmers Market Original taco stall to a destination Oaxacan eatery, LA's best Mexican restaurants satisfy your South of the Border cravings.
Best seafood restaurants
Dive into LA's best seafood restaurants from a two-star Michelin fine dining destination to a Santa Monica seafood market.
Best romantic restaurants
Get charmed and seduced with fireplaces, al fresco patios, ocean views and splurgeworthy meals at the best romantic restaurants in Los Angeles.
Best vegan restaurants
Whether you're craving soul food or creative sushi rolls, LA's best vegan restaurants are aplenty with tasty fare that even meat eaters will want to chow down.
Best new restaurants
These restaurants wow with waterside views, house-cured salumi and seafood feasts.