Best Dinner in Los Angeles

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The Los Angeles dinner scene is vibrant, diverse and constantly evolving. The city is home to a wide range of restaurants offering cuisines from around the world, as well as innovative and fusion concepts. Offering a dynamic mix of culinary delights, from high-end establishments to casual and eclectic eateries, the city has firmly established itself as a city for food lovers. Here are some of our favorite dinner restaurants in Los Angeles.

Feature photo: Courtesy of République


Flor y Solera

1335 E 6th St, Los Angeles

Spanish tapas from 17 different regions of Spain can be had from Chef Mònica Angelats at this DTLA Arts District restaurant. Grab a seat at the chef’s counter to watch culinary magic at its best. Under construction in the kitchen are dishes like mejillones en escabeche (marinated mussels) and pez espada frito (fried swordfish). The dinner menu includes selections like the ajoblanco, a garlic and almond cold soup with lobster meat, and conill amb samfaina, or rabbit with eggplant, peppers, and tomato. There are Spanish wines for pairing, of course, but generous spirits offerings, including a sherry bar, which just might call for ordering the torta de Santiago con sherry off the dessert menu. Flor y Solera


1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

Tucked away in the Santa Monica-based Citrin restaurant is the two Michelin-starred Mélisse. A mere fourteen seats are available, far less than the 18-courses of dinner on tap. The menu and ingredients are sourced by Chef Josiah Citrin, who launched Mélisse. Serving up the experience is Chef de Cuisine Ian Scaramuzza. What might be found amongst the 18 courses: crab sabayon “XO” koshihikari, Liberty Farm duck “Rouennaise,” Kagoshima A5 Wagyu Beef… Seize the moment for a dinner made for memories. Mélisse

Nobu dinner in Los Angeles

Nobu Malibu

22706 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

There may be Nobu restaurants around the world, but there’s only one in LA’s beloved Malibu. Settle in at a table overlooking the ocean and begin ordering. If the mouthwatering offerings make it too difficult to decide, go for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s multi-course Nobu Signature Menu or Omakase. If all about the sushi maki, consider the Toro scallion or Yellowtail jalapeno. Go hot with the creamy spicy snow crab entrée or lobster tempura truffle Amazu. Savor. Every. Single. Bite. Nobu Malibu


Pizzeria Mozza

641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles

Decisions, decisions. One could dine at Nancy Silverton’s Osteria Mozza on Highland Avenue in LA for sublime Italian food (Hello, mozzarella bar!). Then there’s Pizzeria Mozza just next door. The pies here have gone international, with venues on the East Cape of Baja and London. And if these pies are being shipped nationwide so fans can get their fix, isn’t it one’s duty to have a slice or two? Go simple with the tomato with Sicilian oregano and extra virgin olive oil, unique with the Primavera topped with pea shoots, English peas, snap peas, green garlic, ricotta, and lemon zest, or hearty with a Meat Lover’s with bacon, salami, fennel sausage, guanciale, tomato, and mozzarella. Who doesn’t love pizza for dinner? Pizzeria Mozza



624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

This Miracle Mile restaurant is in a structure said to be built by Charlie Chaplin. Were he to see République’s menu, one suspects he would approve. With several courses on target, consider the Taylor kumamoto oysters in yuzu mignonette, charcoal-grilled Santa Barbara prawns, and nettle mafaldine with lamb ragù from Anderson Ranches. Considering République’s on-site bakery, don’t skimp on dessert. Perhaps the almond brown butter cake with cara cara oranges and thyme ice cream. Chefs Walter and Margarita Manzke, you’ve outdone yourselves. République

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