Alums of the popular Bravo show "Top Chef" are all over Los Angeles. Here are just a few of their kitchens ...
Rustic Italian flavors like grilled pancetta and burrata crostini and seafood linguini at Fabio Viviani's NoHo osteria.
Downtown hotel and party spot famous for its rooftop views and dress-to-impress clientele is also home cooking turf to "Top Chef: Seattle" contestant Micah Fields.
"Top Chef" season 2's Betty Betty Fraser (and co-owner Denise DeCarlo) brunch-friendly shop serves nearby studios and post production shops with filling meals like the "After School Special" of grilled cheese and tomato soup.
Nyesha Arrington's Westside hotspot serving California-style favorites like hamachi, broiled black cod and butternut squash flat bread is a favorite of business meetings and first daters.
UCLA-adjacent restro-lounge overseen by "Top Chef" contestant Dakota Weiss is a popular brunch spot due to its California-casual menu and fruity cocktails.
European flair by the Southern California beach: Stefan Richter's Santa Monica outpost includes kielbasas, "Like a Big Mac" sliders and octopus carpaccio at a sleek, open-air restaurant.
Ilan Hall embraces both his Scottish and Israeli roots at this downtown gastropub famous for its bacon-wrapped matzo balls and onion-drenched burgers.
"Top Chef's" Brooke Williamson's Playa del Rey gastropub's low-key vibe meshes well with its white bean bruschettas, pretzel burgers and long list of draught beers and wines by the glass.
Valley-area gastropub helmed by "Top Chef" Antonia Lofaso and expert mixologists serves stiff drinks to go with strong-flavored eats like oxtail ragu and chicken bao.
Not nearly as foamy as you'd think. While Michael Voltaggio has made a name for his risk taking dishes, just about every combination worked.
"Top Chef" contestant Kuniko Yagi helms David Myers's Japanese-influenced fine dining menu near the Fox lot.