Los Angeles' Best Restaurants: Watch Every Episode of THR Eats

6:00 AM 3/1/2018

by Annie Howard

The Hollywood Reporter's original restaurant series highlights the who, what and where of Los Angeles dining for the upper crust.

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  • Bestia

    Downtown L.A.

    Bestia owners and executive chefs Ori Menashe and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis discuss their incredibly popular LA eatery.

  • Delilah

    West Hollywood

    THR took a sneak peak into the no-photos-allowed West Hollywood supper club Delilah, the location of Drake's notorious AMA after party.

  • Erven

    Santa Monica

    Owner and executive chef Nick Erven walks through the some of the restaurant's signature vegan dishes.

  • Felix

    Venice

    "I'm not a creator. I'm not an inventor. I'm a culinary storyteller," Felix chef and owner Evan Funke told The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Georgie

    Beverly Hills

    Restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian told The Hollywood Reporter, "Cuisine to me, is food that tastes like itself."

  • Gwen

    Hollywood

    "You have to throw the whole notion of a background check away: I know you've been homeless. You may have gone to prison. That's all right with me," says the Top Chef star of his staffing approach, in partnership with L.A. organization Chrysalis, at his restaurants Maude and Gwen.

  • Hayden

    Culver City

    Ari Kolender, chef and partner at Hayden, says that his Los Angeles restaurant is "an expression of what I think the neighborhood needs."

  • Here's Looking at You

    Korea Town

    "I thought I just wanted to be a cook to be a cook. I didn't know I had this natural [talent] for creating things that were unique," Jonathan Whitener, chef and owner of Los Angeles eatery Here's Looking at You, told The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Kismet

    Hollywood

    "All of our food really is designed to be shared," Kismet chef Sara Kramer told The Hollywood Reporter. Kramer partners with Chef Sarah Hymanson to run the Los Angeles-based eatery.

  • Manuela

    Downtown L.A.

    "The goal for me was to be able to grow all of our herbs," Chef Wes Whitsell said of his in-house herb garden.

  • The Mar Vista

    Mar Vista

    Chefs and Owners D. Brandon Walker and Jill Davie share their Mar Vista hot spot, The Mar Vista.

  • Petit Trois

    Hollywood

    There are no reservations for this narrow, counter-service spot.

  • Pizzana

    Brentwood

    Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, started a new venture as owner and executive pastry chef of the Los Angeles pizzeria.

  • The Ponte

    West Hollywood

    James Beard Award-winning chef Scott Conant says, for him, it's all about making the food "at a high level and making it taste good."

  • Red Herring

    Eagle Rock

    Chef-owner Dave Woodall's seasonal New American fare is simultaneously on-trend and timeless: house-made ricotta toast, butter lettuce salad with thick cuts of bacon, buttermilk fried chicken and waffles.

  • Verlaine

    Beverly Hills

    "If you look for the most flavorful food that you can find, you end up finding that it's local, and it's organic, and it's sustainable. Everything is connected," chef Diego Hernandez told THR.

  • Wolf

    West Hollywood

    "I wanted it to be more about the food, more about the people eating it, and less about the techniques," said Wolf executive chef and owner Marcel Vigneron, known previously for his work in molecular gastronomy.