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You want to try out the best gourmet restaurant? You’re looking for a cosy café? You’re looking forward to relishing local specialities? Or you want to turn the night into day at a cool club? Let our select choices inspire you.

  • Restaurant The Bazaar

    Tapas
    The SLS Hotel Beverley Hills is home to the most interesting and most extravagant tapas bar in the city. In The Bazaar, Spanish-born José Andrés mixes traditional tapas such as croquetas de pollo with modern molecular tapas such as liquid olives and candyfloss foie gras. Wow!
    465 South La Cienega Boulevard | Beverly Hills | CA 90048
    +1 310 246 55 55
    thebazaar.com
  • Umami Burger

    Gourmet burgers
    Umami Burger has turned the world of the traditional burger on its head. Forget about fast food and quick, quick, quick. Umami serves delicious gourmet versions: from truffle to veggie burgers – fabulous. The burger creations are amazingly tasty and juicy.
    1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard | Los Angeles | CA 90028
    +1 323 469 31 00
    umami.com
  • Restaurant Forage

    Fresh & local
    The name says it all: situated in the fashionable Silver Lake neighbourhood, the eatery serves up what local amateur farmers grow in their private gardens and provide for head chef Jason Kim’s kitchen. He then transforms his harvest into scrumptious, simple rustic dishes. Terrific and surprising concept.
    3823 West Sunset Boulevard | Los Angeles | CA 90026
    +1 323 663 68 85
    foragela.com
  • Restaurant Asanebo

    Best sushi
    The Asanebo in Studio City, on the «other side» of the Hollywood Hills, is one of the best sushi restaurants in Los Angeles. As soon as you walk into the comfortable, tasteful restaurant, you’ll feel as if you were in Tokyo. Although everything is perfectly delicious, we particularly recommend the «omakase» menu, where the dishes are put together individually by the sushi chef. Closed on Mondays.
    11941 Ventura Boulevard | Studio City | CA 91604
    +1 818 760 33 48
    asanebo-restaurant.com
  • The Tasting Kitchen

    Lively & inspiring
    A fun and lively restaurant. Guests’ conversations are loud and excited, which makes for a cheerful and enjoyable atmosphere. Which probably also explains why the Tasting Kitchen is so popular and «in» in Los Angeles. It serves high-standard food made from market-fresh ingredients. The lavish Sunday brunch is highly recommended.
    1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard | Venice | CA 90291
    +1 310 392 66 44
    thetastingkitchen.com
  • Restaurant Lucques

    Mediterranean
    The market-fresh, seasonal cuisine of southern California is served at Lucques. Suzanne Goin’s cooking style is Mediterranean, which is why she named her restaurant Lucques, after an olive variety that is grown in the South of France. Comfortably rustic and with a touch of chic, this is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful evening with fabulous food.
    8474 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood | CA 90069
    +1 323 655 62 77
    lucques.com
  • Restaurant Rivera

    Latin American cuisine
    Hardly any other restaurant reflects Latin American traditions so authentically in its dishes as the Rivera. It is probably also the restaurant that provides the best culinary portrait of Latin America – a fusion of European cuisine and these Latin American influences. After all, making up some 50 percent of the city’s population, Latinos constitute a hefty majority in Los Angeles.
    1050 South Flower Street | Downtown, Los Angeles | CA 90015
    +1 213 749 14 60
    riverarestaurant.com
  • Intelligentsia

    Coffee bar
    Starbucks is yesterday. The trend now is for outstanding small roasteries with their own coffee bars – like the Intelligentsia, for example. The company commissions fashionable architects to design its bars. The Intelligentsia in Venice was created by Ana Henton, a former student of Frank Gehry. Small wonder, then, that this coffee bar is a favourite with the neighbourhood’s young creative types. Other bars in Silver Lake and Pasadena.
    1331 Abbot Kinney Boulevard | Venice | CA 90291
    +1 310 399 12 33
    intelligentsiacoffee.com
  • Café La Mill

    Glamour
    It’s rare for a café to exude as much glamour as La Mill. It turns coffee and tea into luxury drinks, and you can order melodious-sounding creations such as orange-infused cappuccino and Hong Kong milk tea. La Mill is also a bistro that serves excellent food. A particular delight: the sweets and desserts. Mhhh.
    1636 Silver Lake Boulevard | Los Angeles | CA 90026
    +1 323 663 44 41
    lamillcoffee.com
  • Library Bar

    Best cocktails
    The legendary Roosevelt Hotel is home to the Library Bar. A little about the hotel’s history: it was opened in 1927 by stars of the silent screen; two years later, the first Oscar ceremony was held here. Now extensively refurbished, it shines in new-found glory. The Library Bar is situated right next to the imposing lobby, and it is where the best cocktails in Hollywood are prepared – not by regular bartenders, but by «mixologists».
    7000 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles | CA 90028
    +1 323 466 70 00
    thompsonhotels.com
  • Skybar

    Perfect lifestyle
    An evening at the Skybar on legendary Sunset Strip is a definite LA must-do. Why? Because there is probably no other place that embodies the city’s lifestyle as perfectly as the outdoor/indoor bar of this designer hotel in the Hollywood Hills. The views of the logical sparkle and glitter of Los Angeles by night are breathtaking – the open-air terrace beside the pool is highly recommended.
    8440 Sunset Boulevard | West Hollywood | CA 90069
    +1 323 650 89 99
    morganshotelgroup.com
  • Seven Grand

    Pub
    Downtown is the Mecca for nightlife away from the mainstream. One of the loveliest bars there is without doubt the Seven Grand, a combination of a bar and a British pub. The dark wood, tartan wallpapers and billiard table give the bar its particular charm. It has an impressive selection of whiskies, and there are often live concerts in the evenings.
    515 West 7th Street | Downtown, Los Angeles | CA 90014
    +1 213 614 07 37
    sevengrandbars.com