Top Tables

Top Tables: LA’s Best Restaurants

Indagare is always scouting for the newest best restaurants, classic spots and neighborhood gems that feel like a special find. Though the restaurant scene changes often, here is our current list of top tables in Los Angeles, for any occasion.

Contact Indagare for assistance planning a customized trip to Los Angeles. Our specialists can book you at the hotel that is right for you and plan great meals at the restaurants listed below.

Top Tables: Coffee, Breakfast & Brunch

Fountain Coffee Room

Beverly Hills

The coffee shop at Beverly Hills Hotel serves American fare in a whimsical setting—it’s a fun spot for a casual meal with kids. 9641 Sunset Blvd.

Intelligentsia Coffee

Several Locations

​​This chic coffee shop serves some of the best brews in LA alongside a decent selection of pastries.

All Day Baby

Silver Lake

With all-day breakfast and a mix of southern and So-Cal classics, All Day Baby fully embraces a comfort food ethos. 3200 Sunset Blvd.

Tob Tables: Lunch

Yangban Society

Arts District

This restaurant is the spot for mix-and-match seasonal vegetable sides and Korean, Italian and Jewish deli goods. 712 South Santa Fe Ave

The Ivy

Beverly Grove

Wicker tables and antique garden furniture lend a homey feel to this trattoria, which draws some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. The Ivy is also a great dinner spot and has a sister restaurant in Santa Monica. 113 N Robertson Blvd.

Nobu Malibu


Nobu Malibu is a haute sushi spot on the ocean, great for lunch or a sunset meal. 22706 Pacific Coast Highway


Mid City

Judging by dishes like the white prawns with persimmon, pistachio and chili and duck breast with brussel sprouts, spatzle and orange, the French cuisine at this bakery-cum-bistro is hitting it out of the park. 624 S La Brea Ave



This bakery and deli has a high cool quotient and serves picture-perfect sandwiches (regulars know to end a meal with one of the superb baklava croissants). 320 Sunset Ave

La Rose Café


The beloved Venice café serves SoCal cuisine with international twists. 220 Rose Ave



The vision of slow food maven Alice Waters, this sustainably minded lunch spot within the Hammer Museum serves market-driven dishes such as halibut carpaccio and baked Sonoma goat cheese with beets. 10899 Wilshire Blvd.

Top Tables: Dinner


Arts District

The follow-up restaurant to L.A.'s perennially popular Bestia, Downtown’s Bavel has a stylish, airy dining room with a hanging garden, where it serves exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine. 500 Mateo St.


Arts District

This Italian hot spot serves delectable pasta, pizza and crostini. 2121 E 7th Place


Beverly Hills

Nobu Matsuhisa’s Beverly Hills restaurant serves brilliant Japanese fare. 129 N La Cienega Blvd.



The first L.A. outpost of David Chang's Momofuku brand, Majordomo serves a colorful mix of cuisines in a simple and airy space with a vibrant wall mural. 1725 Naud St.

Mother Wolf


Pasta maverick Evan Funke brings old-world Roman flavors to Hollywood at this sexy Italian spot. 1545 Wilcox Ave

Osteria Mozza


This wildly popular and upscale bistro serves delicious Italian cuisine next door to its stylish but more casual sister restaurant Pizzeria Mozza (641 North Highland Ave), which serves gourmet pies. 6602 Melrose Ave

Birdie G’s

Santa Monica

Traditional American cooking and fine dining meet in the barn-inspired restaurant Birdie G’s, a family-friendly crowd pleaser. 2421 Michigan Ave


Santa Monica

The hip Élephante offers a trendy scene, crowd-pleasing Italian dishes and ocean views. 1332 2nd St.


Santa Monica

This refined French bistro serves French-inspired cuisine that makes the most of Southern California’s harvests. 2732 Main St.

R+D Kitchen

Santa Monica

The elevated neighborhood favorite on the busy Montana Avenue often comes with a line out the door—but the food and the excellent service are worth it. 1323 Montana Ave



Bon Appétit named this elegant eatery’s tonnarelli cacio e pepe the “Best Pasta of the Year” in 2017. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.



Gjelina cooks up memorable Mediterranean small plates and crispy pizzas. 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd.


West Hollywood

Inside The West Hollywood EDITION, the seasonal menu at Ardor showcases vegetables from local farmer’s markets alongside a selection of seafood and meat dishes. 9040 Sunset Blvd.


West Hollywood

For excellent Italian-ish cuisine and a seriously fabulous setting, Olivetta delivers in spades. 9010 Melrose Ave


West Los Angeles

The innovative seafood-focused five-course tasting menu at this fine-dining venue has made it one of the West Coast’s most acclaimed restaurants. 5955 Melrose Ave

Sushi Sasabune


One of L.A.’s top sushi spots also serves an authentic, omakase-style Japanese meal. 11917 Wilshire Blvd.

Top Tables: Drinks

Gran Blanco


Next to the Venice Boardwalk, Gran Blanco serves signature cocktails in an airy space and draws a trendy yet relaxed crowd. 80 Windward Ave

The Varnish

Downtown Los Angeles

It’s not quite the under-the-radar speakeasy it was when it opened, but The Varnish remains a find, thanks to creative cocktails, a cool understated ambience and moody-dark lighting. 118 East 6th St.

Explore our full list of recommended restaurants in LA. For help securing reservations at your top picks, contact Indagare or your trip designer.

Published onFebruary 27, 2024

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