Your Guide to the Ultimate Best Places to Eat in Los Angeles
I've compiled a list of places where top chefs eat in Los Angeles including some of their recommended dishes.
Who else would know the best places to eat in LA other than top chefs? Bon appétit.
Aburiya Raku- Nobu Matsuhisa, Andy Ricker, Sang Yoon, Kris Yenbamroong, Dominique Ansel, Jet Tila, Timothy Hollingsworth, Ken Concepcion, Ryan Denicola EVERY chef eats here including the Las Vegas location. This is what the chef at é by josé andrés told me while dining there in Las Vegas.
Alimento - Spencer Bezaire, Jeremy Fox Recommended dishes: Trippa alla Romana, Tortellini in brodo
Angelini Osteria- Thomas Keller, Walter Manzke, Micah Wexler, Wolfgang Puck Recommended dishes: Pasta of the day, strozzapreti with sausage and tomato sauce, spaghetti bottarga, artichokes in casseruola, branzino roasted in sea salt
Angler - David Chang, Josef Centeno, Jon Yao, Mei Lin, Kevin Meehan, Max Boonthanakit
Animal - Diego Hernandez My thoughts: I've been 3 times including for ramen night and I'm not a fan of anything they serve at Animal. The service isn't great either.
The Apple Pan- Dominique Ansel, Jet Tila Recommended dishes: Hickory burger, banana cream pie
Badmaash- Neil Fraser Recommended dishes: Butter Chicken, Chana Masala and Masala Fries
Bay Cities- Ted Hopson Recommended dish: Eggplant parm sandwich
The Bellwether - Bruce Kalman, Philip Frankland Lee, Margarita Lee Kallas Recommended dishes: French fries, meat balls, octopus, patty melt My thoughts: I tasted most of the menu and my favorite was the patty melt and french fries. Don't miss the french fries!
Bestia- Jeremy Fox, Margarita Fores, Diego Hernandez Recommended dish: Clams and mussels nduja broth, spaghetti rustichella, pici al sugo d'agnello
Brent's Deli - Antonia Lofaso Recommended dishes: Matzo ball soup, corned beef on rye, homemade pickles, coleslaw and steak fries
Cacao Mexicatassen - Sean Lowenthal Recommended dishes: Smothered carnitas burrito and french fries with mole, sea urchin chili guero taco
Cassell's Hamburgers - David Chang, David Chang Recommended dish: Patty melt My thoughts: Go for their dulce de leche banana cream pie
Cassia - Chefs Bruce Kalman, Jeremy Fox, Ted Hopson, Ludo Levebvre Recommended dishes: Chickpea curry, grilled pork belly vermicelli, cold sesame noodles with crab
Cemitas Poblanas Don Adrian - Joel Miller Recommended dish: #3 Lomo De Puerco with avocado, onions, peppers and queso oaxaca is mind-blowing
La Cevicheria - Jordan Kahn, Chris Oh, Katsuji Tanabe, Octavio Olivas, Suzanne Tracht Recommended dish: Guatamalan "chapin" ceviche
Jar - Nancy Silverton Recommended dish: Chopped sirloin
Jitlada - Diego Hernandez, Ted Hopson My thoughts: I have tried their recommended dishes and this is definitely a restaurant for those seeking spicy Thai food. I'm not too much of a fan, but many have told me this is the best Thai in Los Angeles.
Jon & Vinny's - David Chang, Kris Yenbamroong, Margarita Fores Recommended dish: Spicy fusilli, vodka, basil, parmesan, pizza
Matsuhisa- Wolfgang Puck, Sally Camacho, Jon Shook, Joachim Splichal, Thomas Keller, Joseph Elevado Recommended dishes: Tiradito, toro tartare with caviar, omakase, white fish, jumbo clam kushiaki, black cod
McDonald's - Chef Ted Hopson revealed to me that this is where many chefs eat. I also discovered the top chefs in the Philippines also love McDonald's!
Moo's Craft Barbecue - Burt Bakman (Trudy's Underground Barbecue and now Slab) says they are the best in LA right now. Go!
Meedohho- Bryant Ng, Ben Ford Recommended dish: xiao long bao
OB Bear- David Chang, Giselle Wellman Recommended dishes: Spicy chicken wings, leek pancakes
Osawa- Spencer Bazaire Recommended dish: Charred black cod
Osteria Mozza- Steve Samson, Michael Voltaggio, Suzanna Tracht, Ivan Marquez Recommended dishes: Piccolo budino di cioccolato, Ribollita 'Da Delfina', Agnolotti burro e salvia, squid ink chitarra freddi, torta della nonna
Sqirl - Jeremy Fox Recommended dishes: Long cooked chicken and rice porridge
Sri Siam - Jessica Koslow, Shawn Pham Recommended dishes: crispy rice salad My thoughts: I am regular for the crispy rice salad and consistent friendly service. I also get the curry dumplings, spicy pork ribs, and khao soi.
Standing Room - Eddie Ruiz Recommended dishes: The Napolean, sweet potato fries, pan-roasted edamame My thoughts: I've been twice and not too much of a fan of their burgers. They have too much going on in it. I like my burgers simple.
Stella Barra - Michael Votaggio, Walynn Lucas Recommended dishes: Avocado pizza, shaved mushroom pizza