Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times restaurant critic, Jonathan Gold, complied a list of 101 of his favorite restaurants in LA. Jonathan Gold has inspired me, as well as countless others, to explore the lush diversity of food Los Angeles has to offer. These are my top favorites from his infamous top 101 list.
They boast on of the best steaks I've ever eaten. So tender and meaty that it's perfectly fine without any added salt or sauce. I'm also a big fan of Suzanne Tracht and impressed at what a great female chef role model she is.
On the best Venice food pit stops. Their crunchy pizza crusts will make you ditch you're carb-free diet and transport you to Italian food heaven. Its a great, relaxed, and classically chill atmosphere although they do offer a great take-away service in case you're homesick.
Oxtail, foie gras, sliders....leave the vegans with the valet guy.
A must-stop for your venture into Little Tokyo. Attentive service, food that I can't imagine attempting to mimic at home, and let your mouth travel across the pacific. Don't be afraid to try their specialties with a little wacky-sounding ingredients. It's well worth the adventure.
The cauliflower soup was an incredible way to get my serving of vegetables for the day and the fava bean dip didn't even make me fart!
Kind of noisy, but after you taste the food, you realize what all the fuss is about.
Cozy ambiance, cute outdoor patio with delicious meat ravioli. Very romantic...now someone get Ryan Gosling to take me here and I can die happy.
Very cool vibe and great place for both mingling and dining. You MUST try the oyster po' boy. You should really try everything, but the po boys are unreal!
Comfort food I NEVER got at home and now I'm making up for it by coming here and gorging on everything.
The long wait for this popular noodle joint is TOTALLY worth it. I love their thick broth and the hidden hard boiled egg is a sweet surprise. They're also super generous with the meat.