best places to eat in la
If you are planning to make a trip to Los Angeles, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to some of the best places to eat. With so much variety available, how can you ensure you get the best? Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles or a resident, there’s no denying the city has a restaurant scene. Naturally, you have a reason to eat out with friends and family. You have to fuel your body so you can do all the things: go hiking, make the plans, see the sights, etc.
La, California is known for having some of the best restaurants in the world. From the iconic Chateau Marmont to the original In-N-Out burger, La’s got it all.
If you’re looking for a place to eat in LA that doesn’t break the bank, check out these spots:
This classic burger joint has been around since 1948 and is still going strong! It’s hard to beat their famous double double (two patties) with cheese and grilled onions. They also have a secret menu that includes items like Neopolitan shakes and protein style burgers.
The Original Farmer’s Market
One of the oldest farmers markets in the United States, The Farmers Market offers a wide variety of fresh produce as well as prepared foods from local vendors. Try their famous egg white omelets or seasonal soups like butternut squash!
Chateau Marmont Hotel Restaurant
This hotel restaurant has been around since 1936, so you know it has to be good! It’s known for being frequented by celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and John Belushi—so if you want to see some stars while eating your brunch (or lunch or dinner), this is your place!
Los Angeles is known for its food, and it can be hard to decide where to go. Here are some of the best places for dining in LA, according to Yelp:
- Bottega Louie: This Italian restaurant serves up delicious pastas, salads and pizzas. They also have a gorgeous outdoor patio that’s perfect for people watching.
- Urth Caffe: This place has a wide variety of coffee drinks with an extensive menu that includes breakfast items like pancakes or French toast as well as lunch and dinner options like sandwiches or salads. It’s also great for people watching since it’s located near many popular LA landmarks like the Bev Hills Hotel and Rodeo Drive.
- Crustacean Beverly Hills: This seafood restaurant is known for serving up fresh oysters and other seafood dishes that are sure to satisfy any seafood lover’s craving!
- Sushi Zo: If you’re looking for high-quality sushi in LA then this is where you want to go! The food is fresh and delicious while still being reasonably priced (for sushi). If you’re looking for something more than just sushi then they also offer a few other options including sashimi salad rolls which are equally tasty!
famous places to eat in la
1. Spago of Beverly Hills
Name a more iconic L.A. fine-dining institution—we’ll wait. Fortunately, after nearly 40 years, Spago is both the old standby and the new kid on the block thanks to an ever-changing menu that makes the restaurant seem altogether fresh. Don’t worry, it’s still great even if you’re not here for a power lunch, and you can still ask for the smoked salmon pizza if you crave it. Spago purists will be pleased to hear that Wolfgang Puck’s flagship is still refreshingly old-school when it comes to presentation, though the Beverly Hills menu from executive chef Tetsu Yahagi features contemporary additions, too: chirashi boxes of sashimi with a yuzu-jalapeño gel; scallops with ice plants and kombu; and rye-crusted loup de mer with sea grass, to name a few. The handmade agnolotti is still outstanding after all these years (and don’t forget to opt for the truffle version, when it’s in season). Spago’s been serving stellar cuisine since the Reagan era, proving that age ain’t nothing but a number.
2. Musso & frank grill
Open since 1919, the Musso & Frank Grill is Hollywood’s oldest restaurant, a steak-and-cocktails joint formerly favored by Charlie Chaplin and Raymond Chandler. With its many obscure dishes and individually priced sides (and salad dressings!), the menu can be daunting. However, some dishes are fail-safes. At breakfast, grab an order of crêpe-thin flannel cakes; later in the day, the grilled meats are excellent. And every table gets a half-loaf of house-made sourdough bread, the perfect accompaniment to a dry martini.
Tacos Tu Madre
Tacos Tu Madre is a small, cozy little taco shop my girlfriend and I discovered whilst staying at an Airbnb in Hollywood. Their style isn’t really typical of Mexican food, but rather more of a fusion cuisine type feel with Asian influences. You have eastern flavors like Ahi Tuna, Vegan Banh Mi, and Korean BBQ and more traditional/Latin American ones like Fried Fish, Fried Chicken, Bean & Cheese, Shrimpe Ceviche, and Asada. Everything listed on their menu can be made as a taco
The food took awhile to come because again, they’re small and there was only one chef working the kitchen. This was the Vermont location though. They do have two others on Westwood and Larchmont Boulevard with an additional one opening in DTLA soon.
First off, how cuteeeeeeeeeee is this place!!! It’s like the total perfect spot for Sunday’s brunch with the gals. The food was amazing and the service was top-notch (until towards the end since lunch time crowds were pouring in and our waiter got busy with too many tables to handle). No wonder it’s a favorite even amongst celebrities.
What attracted me to Catch initially was The Anytime Waffle Tower ($15) on their brunch menu. It’s basically a giant tower of waffles with ice cream in between each layer and I mean who could say no to that! Except we did end up getting to brunch a little later than planned, closer to lunch time. By then I was craving more of an actual meal rather than dessert so I went with the Poke Bowl (~$25?) instead, which was divine by the way. The tuna was marinated in this delicious tangy sauce with mangos and avocados and laid atop a bed of brown rice. Who said healthy food couldn’t taste good!
affordable places to eat in la
Commissary at The LINE LA
Ever dream of dining in a greenhouse garden?
Make that wish come true at the Commissary – yet another great spot for brunch, especially perfect for those days you wake up and feel extra hungry. On weekends, they host a buffet from 9AM to 3PM with unlimited made to order entrées and you can even get bottomless mimosas for $18.
My date and I both got the Choriquiles (chorizo, eggs, cotija, crema, and enchilada sauce) and boy was that spicy! I’m a sucker for hot foods but at the same time, I’m terrible at handling heat. I didn’t expect the chorizos to have that much of a kick but I mean it was good. The atmosphere was quite nice too and I wouldn’t mind coming back for dinner. Was looking over their menu just now and Cauliflower Steak with curry, parmesan, and quinoa? Ughh yum! What about Faackitas grilled steak with poblano mash and cotija? K-Town Fried Chicken? Cauliflower Tempura? Man it’s 1AM here and I seriously don’t know why I torture myself like this looking at delicious food in the middle of the night.
Known for their decadent desserts and pastries, Bottega Louie is a dream paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth. I personally never understood the hype with macarons until I visited Paris and got a taste of the real deal. Since then I’ve been hooked and the macarons here can for sure compete with the OGs from Ladurée or Pierre Hermé.
Apart from being a pâtisserie, they are a restaurant as well that also provides catering services. I highly recommend paying a visit for weekend brunch because their menu is absolutely droolicious.
They do have 4 locations with the Arts District one being a sit-down restaurant and the rest more so food trucks and mini shops. Definitely do visit the Venice one. It’s right on the Boardwalk (technically on a side street and a little hard to find, but look out for Big Daddy’s Pizza) and you can bring your acai bowl straight to the beach. No better way to start the day than that!