La Casita Mexicana is one of LA Eater 38.

1. La Casita Mexicana

Mexican Restaurant · 4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA

EaterEater: Some of LA's most authentic Mexican food can be found here. Inexpensive, located in Bell, more than worth the drive. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Father's Office is one of LA Eater 38.

2. Father's Office

Gastropub · Wilshire-Montana · 1018 Montana Ave (btwn 10th & 11th St), Santa Monica, CA

EaterEater: Despite one too many rules, Sang Yoon's burger joint is straight-up killer, and serves a vast selection of craft beers. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Animal is one of LA Eater 38.

3. Animal

American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: A newbie by comparison to some Eater 38 members, Jon and Vinny's small and loud porkapalooza delight remains all the rage with the food set. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Mélisse is one of LA Eater 38.

4. Mélisse

French Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 1104 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St), Santa Monica, CA

EaterEater: It's all about the tasting menus at Josiah Citrin's consistent high quality French eatery. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Gjelina is one of LA Eater 38.

5. Gjelina

American Restaurant · Venice · 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Millwood Ave.), Venice, CA

EaterEater: A neighborhoody spot that's filled with regulars, pick from seasonalsmall plate offerings and some skinny-crusted brick oven pizzas. The roasted vegetables are also a must-try. Read more.

Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant is one of LA Eater 38.

6. Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

Deli / Bodega · Westlake South · 704 S Alvarado St (at 7th St), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: LA's most famous old school deli, do not miss the pastrami sandwich! [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

SUGARFISH is one of LA Eater 38.


Sushi Restaurant · Studio City · 11288 Ventura Blvd Ste C, Studio City, CA

EaterEater: The. Sushi. Nazi. Nozawa may be past its prime, but this is the original sushi gansta. Big hunks of fresh fish atop mounds of rice, just trust him. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Bäco Mercat is one of LA Eater 38.

8. Bäco Mercat

Gastropub · Toy District · 408 S Main St (at 4th St), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: In addition to the bäco expect a bevy of seasonally inspired plates, craft beer, boutique wine, modern cocktails, and house-made sodas. [Eater 38 Member]

Son of a Gun is one of LA Eater 38.

9. Son of a Gun

Seafood Restaurant · Mid-City West · 8370 W 3rd St (at S. Orlando Ave.), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: This sophomore effort from Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal features seafood-centric fare inside a nautical-inspired space. [Eater 38 Member]

ink. is one of LA Eater 38.

10. ink.

American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 8360 Melrose Ave (at Kings Rd), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Top Cheffer Michael Voltaggio's first formal restaurant, hip and minimalist in aesthetic. Expect beautifully presented seasonal dishes prepared using innovative techniques. [Eater 38 Member]

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle is one of LA Eater 38.

11. Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

Ramen Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Tsujita LA serves the best standard ramen and tsukemen in all of Los Angeles. The tsukemen might even be better than the ramen. Only available during lunch and cash only. [Eater 38 Member]

Milo and Olive is one of LA Eater 38.

12. Milo and Olive

Bakery · West Los Angeles · 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

EaterEater: A tiny, always packed bakery and cafe from the Rustic Canyon team. Expect seasonal small plates, impeccable baked goods, and some of the best pizza pies in the city. [Eater 38 Member]

Spago Beverly Hills is one of LA Eater 38.

13. Spago Beverly Hills

New American Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 176 N Canon Dr (at Wilshire Blvd.), Beverly Hills, CA

EaterEater: Wolfgang Puck's Spago went under the knife last summer and emerged with a clean new aesthetic, thanks to designer Waldo Fernandez (Soho House). A new California-Asian fusion menu is in place, too

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House #1 is one of LA Eater 38.

14. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House #1

Dumpling Restaurant · 1108 S Baldwin Ave (at Arcadia Ave), Arcadia, CA

EaterEater: Synonymous with Chinese food in America maybe more so than any other restaurant. Come for the made-to-order xiao long boas but always expect a wait.

Rustic Canyon Wine Bar is one of LA Eater 38.

15. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

Wine Bar · Wilshire-Montana · 1119 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th Ct.), Santa Monica, CA

EaterEater: In addition to a new full bar program, chef Jeremy Fox's lighter California-style veggie-centered dishes shine, making the staple westside date spot once again obligatory. [Eater 38 Member]

Bestia is one of LA Eater 38.

16. Bestia

Italian Restaurant · Downtown Los Angeles · 2121 E 7th Pl (at Santa Fe Ave), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: There's heavy emphasis on house-cured meats, pizzas, and pastas, with unexpected and inspired flavors. The beverage program here, from cocktails to wine, is a hit, too. [Eater 38 Member]

Trois Mec is one of LA Eater 38.

17. Trois Mec

New American Restaurant · 716 N Highland Ave (at Melrose Ave), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: A tough ticket to score (just 26 seats), and meals must be purchased in advance off the website. Includes tip but excludes alcohol, the prix fixe amounts to nearly $100 a head. [Eater 38 Member]

The Hart + The Hunter is one of LA Eater 38.

18. The Hart + The Hunter

New American Restaurant · Mid-City West · 7950 Melrose Ave (at N Hayworth Ave), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Perhaps the quintessential Los Angeles restaurant born out of a Venice pop-up, H+H embraces seasonality with a Southern twang. [Eater 38 Member]

A.O.C. is one of LA Eater 38.

19. A.O.C.

Wine Bar · Mid-City West · 8700 W 3rd St (Crescent Heights), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: The wine bar is now as buzzy as ever. A new full bar and revamped California-style menu, the tastefully designed eatery is perfectly poised for drinks with friends or a quiet date. [Eater 38 Member]

Night + Market is one of LA Eater 38.

20. Night + Market

Asian Restaurant · 9041 W Sunset Blvd (Doheny Dr), West Hollywood, CA

EaterEater: This hip, minimalist spot on Sunset Boulevard makes some of the best Thai street food in the city. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Bucato is one of LA Eater 38.

21. Bucato

Italian Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 3280 Helms Ave (at Washington Blvd), Culver City, CA

EaterEater: A wood-burning oven churns out small meat and veggie-centered plates, but don't try and snag a photo. The use of cell phones inside the restaurant is "politely discouraged." [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Alma is one of LA Eater 38.

22. Alma

New American Restaurant · Fashion District · 952 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Ari Taymor's first venture is dedicated to impeccably sourced hyper-local ingredients presented in a rather unique and innovative manner. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Bazaar by José Andrés is one of LA Eater 38.

23. The Bazaar by José Andrés

Tapas Restaurant · Mid-City West · 465 S LA Cienega Blvd (at San Vicente Blvd), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Jose Andres explores a different kind of dining inside the SLS Hotel, the kind of sexy and sophisticated dining room that pushes out delectable collection of Spanish-inspired tapas. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Canele Restaurant is one of LA Eater 38.

24. Canele Restaurant

French Restaurant · Central Atwater · 3219 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Canele is one of the few neighborhood spots in LA. Brunch is no slouch. Make sure to come early to beat the crowd. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Chengdu Taste is one of LA Eater 38.

25. Chengdu Taste

Szechuan Restaurant · 828 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA

EaterEater: This ode to Sichuan doesn't hold back with flavors, so expect to endure massive lines to enjoy near-perfect renditions of spicy classics. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Chi Spacca is one of LA Eater 38.

26. Chi Spacca

Italian Restaurant · 6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: The Bistecca alla Fiorentina would make grown carnivores cry. The house charcuterie is fantastic while other dishes like the bone marrow pie defy any person's sense of moderation. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Hinoki & The Bird is one of LA Eater 38.

27. Hinoki & The Bird

Japanese Restaurant · Century City · 10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: In one of the most unique restaurant spaces in town, Hinoki & the Bird remains a world-class eatery under the helm of Kuniko Yagi, who adds East & Southeast Asian touches to the menu.[Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong is one of LA Eater 38.

28. Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong

Korean Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 3465 W 6th St (at Chapman Plaza), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: The best quality meats, the best marinades, only the most essential banchan, and an ambiance lifted straight out of a street-side spot in Seoul. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Kobawoo House is one of LA Eater 38.

29. Kobawoo House

Korean Restaurant · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 698 S Vermont Ave (at 7th St.), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: There are more than a dozen outstanding Korean restaurants in Koreatown. The lunchtime bossam is a great deal while the stews, fish, and pancakes are all top drawer. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Orsa & Winston is one of LA Eater 38.

30. Orsa & Winston

Italian Restaurant · Gallery Row · 122 W 4th St (btwn S Main & S Spring St), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Josef Centeno decided to come back with a bang, this time taking over a 40 seat spot. The meals here are immediately gratifying & reasonably priced for this level of quality. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Osteria Mozza is one of LA Eater 38.

31. Osteria Mozza

Italian Restaurant · 6602 Melrose Ave (at Highland Ave), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: A good place to hit during the weekday for an amaro and plate of burrata, the service is always going to be top notch. The pastas or main dishes are prepared to perfection. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Providence is one of LA Eater 38.

32. Providence

Seafood Restaurant · Central Hollywood · 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Michael Cimarusti's ode to seafood-centric fine dining has gotten a much needed revamp, with a nautical theme to reinforce the kind of preparations happening on the plate. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Red Medicine is one of LA Eater 38.

33. Red Medicine

Vietnamese Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 8400 Wilshire Blvd (at Gale Dr.), Beverly Hills, CA

EaterEater: Nothing on the short menu is particularly weak, but the desserts are extremely strong, especially the iconic coconut bavarois. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

République is one of LA Eater 38.

34. République

French Restaurant · Hancock Park · 624 S LA Brea Ave (at 6th St), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: The desserts, breads, and pastries by Margarita are near-perfect while the charcuterie board is sure to stun anyone. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Sapp Coffee Shop is one of LA Eater 38.

35. Sapp Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop · Los Feliz · 5183 Hollywood Blvd (at North Kingsley Dr), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Sapp Coffee Shop has two iconic dishes that are must-trys. First, the jade noodles, both dry and immersed in soup. Second the Thai Boat Noodles, which are dank, intense, & spicy. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Shunji Japanese Cuisine is one of LA Eater 38.

36. Shunji Japanese Cuisine

Japanese Restaurant · West Los Angeles · 12244 W Pico Blvd (at Bundy Dr), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Shunji balances sushi & hot dishes at an attainable price in an old Depression-era chili restaurant. The sashimi plate, nigiri sushi, and tomato agadashi are worth the admission fee. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Sqirl Kitchen is one of LA Eater 38.

37. Sqirl Kitchen

Bakery · East Hollywood · 720 N Virgil Ave (at Marathon St), Los Angeles, CA

EaterEater: Jessica Koslow realized that the Eastside was bereft of a great every day breakfast and lunch spot, and SQIRL was the answer everyone was waiting for. Don't miss the desserts. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Tasting Kitchen is one of LA Eater 38.

38. The Tasting Kitchen

New American Restaurant · Venice · 1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA

EaterEater: Casey Lane's Italian-inflected restaurant still maintains an excellent level of quality. The room is one of the most lovely on the block. Try the pastas. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.