New American Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, United States
Every dish in the five-course tasting, in fact, is a small revelation (a dessert made out of brie creme, apple butter and toasted barley? Yes, please). The wine list, too, has matured into a thing of beauty, completely worthy of the food it complements.
Seafood Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA, United States
It's a dining room that's regularly perfumed with black truffles, where waiters excavate Santa Barbara spot prawns from hot salt and plate them tableside, where a German-engineered cheese cart glides around silently - it's a place for quiet decadence.
Half of Bäco's menu is dedicated to Centenian vegetable creations, each one a quiet triumph. Japanese eggplant comes as tender as pudding, set against the cooling snap of cucumber, with creamy feta and cipollini vinaigrette for added contrast.
Asian Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA, United States
Talk to any 10 food obsessives in L.A. and approximately eight of them are likely to name Night + Market as their favorite restaurant. This goes for chefs and civilians, culinary explorers and trend followers alike.
Daily specials might range from tuna poke - a bowl of raw tuna spiked with yuzu, shiso from Sqirl's garden and tuna-skin chicharrón - to handmade pastas, as good as any in town and for a fraction of the price.
Vietnamese Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA, United States
The trendy room and offbeat service barely make sense with all this high-concept food, but if an adventure on the plate is what you're in the mood for, Red Medicine's oddities are absolutely worth abiding.
It's a thing of true beauty. Since beginning in Boyle Heights, Guisados has since spawned a second location in Echo Park. And in a town with a huge variety of tacos, they both sit at the very tippy top of our list of favorites.