Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011

1. A-Frame

12565 W Washington Blvd (at Boise Ave), Culver City, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Culver-West · 170 tips y reseñas

Charm B. T.Charm B. Trippin: Don't be a puss, drink a Pek Pek.

Akasha is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

2. Akasha

8.2
9543 Culver Blvd (at Watseka Ave.), Culver City, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Downtown Culver City · 123 tips y reseñas

CheapismCheapism: From 4-7pm, this Culver City spot offers food and cocktails from $5-$7. The snacks include lamb sliders and sweet potato fries, hummus, margherita pizza, and spiced cashews. Leer más.

Alcazar is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

3. Alcazar

17239 Ventura Blvd (at Louise Ave), Encino, CA
Restaurante de Medio Oriente · 3 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: Featured in LA Weekly's "L.A.'s Best Cocktails: Our 55 favorites and where to find them." (Click 'More Info') Leer más.

Angeli Caffe is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

4. Angeli Caffe

7274 Melrose Ave, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Mid-City West · 13 tips y reseñas

Joe L.Joe Love: They give kids pizza dough to create their own shapes... Then they bake it for them too. Pizza is second only to Mozza. Yum.

Angelini Osteria is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

5. Angelini Osteria

9.1
7313 Beverly Blvd (btwn N Fuller Ave & N Poinsettia Pl), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Mid-City West · 92 tips y reseñas

Food NetworkFood Network: Host Giada DeLaurentiis arrives at Angelini Osteria, in Los Angeles, CA, for authentic Italian food in a sexy setting, on Food Network's Giada's Weekend Getaways. Find more tips at FN Local. Leer más.

Animal is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

6. Animal

435 N Fairfax Ave, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Mid-City West · 233 tips y reseñas

BravoBravo: If you need a late meal, Animal is open until 2am on weekends. Food is great and they serve "PBR" in a can.-Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef

Antojitos Carmen is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

7. Antojitos Carmen

2510 E Cesar E Chavez Ave (at N Fickett St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Boyle Heights · 5 tips y reseñas

Rene B.Rene B.: Everything here will make your taste buds go nuts! This place is as authentic as Mexican (Mexico City Style) cooking gets... I recomend you try a Pambazo with chorizo and potato... love at first taste

Attari Sandwich Shop is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

8. Attari Sandwich Shop

1100 Westwood Blvd., Los Ángeles, CA
Lugar de sándwiches · Westwood · 33 tips y reseñas

Miffy E.Miffy Eats: Little piece of Tehran in LA: Kuku sandwich and Lubia soup are the best, but if you can get there on Friday, try the Kebab!

Babita Mexican Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

9. Babita Mexican Restaurant

7.2
1823 S San Gabriel Blvd (E Norwood Pl.), San Gabriel, CA
Restaurante mexicano · 8 tips y reseñas

Eric L.Eric Lane: Roberto Berrelleza crafts the greatest chile en nogada in Los Angeles. An unassuming hole in the wall on San Gabriel Blvd. turns out to be a gem. Pricey, yes, but for the skill on display, a bargain.

Bludso's BBQ is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

10. Bludso's BBQ

811 S Long Beach Blvd (at Alondra Blvd.), Compton, CA
Parrilla · 53 tips y reseñas

FrancisFrancis: Order the pulled pork and beef brisket. Hot! And ask for extra sauce on the side. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Border Grill Santa Monica is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

11. Border Grill Santa Monica

1445 4th St (at Broadway), Santa Mónica, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Downtown Santa Monica · 80 tips y reseñas

Charm B. T.Charm B. Trippin: $10 quick lunch at the bar includes app, main and drink. Chips and salsa too, obvi.

Bottega Louie is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

12. Bottega Louie

9.0
700 S Grand Ave (at 7th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Financial District · 781 tips y reseñas

BravoBravo: It is so elegant inside but the food is reasonably priced and delicious. It's the kind of place you could eat at once or twice a week. -Danielle Keene, Top Chef Just Desserts

Bulgarini Gelato is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

13. Bulgarini Gelato

8.1
749 E Altadena Dr, Altadena, CA
Heladería · 44 tips y reseñas

AD N.AD Nys: Try anything w/ goat milk or olive oil.

Cacao Mexicatessen is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

14. Cacao Mexicatessen

8.6
1576 Colorado Blvd (at Townsend Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Eagle Rock · 87 tips y reseñas

Eric L.Eric Lane: I like their hibiscus (flor de jamaica) tacos best, followed closely by the shrimp, duck carnitas, fried potato, and cochinita pibil tacos. Be adventurous: nearly everything on the menu is terrific.

Campanile is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

15. Campanile

Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante americano · 32 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Cali-Mediterranean served in a Spanish- inspired dining room. Nancy Silverton's original stomping ground, home to the new school, if over-hyped, tradition of Mozzerella Mondays. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

16. Casa Bianca Pizza Pie

8.2
1650 Colorado Blvd (at Vincent Ave), Eagle Rock, CA
Pizzería · 62 tips y reseñas

Bunny T.Bunny Tracy: Not on the menu: al bianco with garlic. An extremely special pasta experience. The antipasto salad is to die for and the pizza is off the hook with double garlic.

Chang's Garden (樓外樓) is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

17. Chang's Garden (樓外樓)

8.1
627 W Duarte Rd (S Baldwin Ave), Arcadia, CA
Restaurante chino · 12 tips y reseñas

Bryan Y.Bryan Yen: Fried green stuff is damn gooooood!

Chego! is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

18. Chego!

3300 Overland Ave (at Rose Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante coreano · Palms · 90 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: How do Korean-fried meatballs, buttered kimchi and One Chubby Pork Belly Bowl sound? Thank you, Roy, and congrats on Food & Wine Best New Chef honor. Leer más.

19. Chichen Itza Restaurant

8.5
3655 S Grand Ave #C6 (inside Mercado La Paloma), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · South LA · 59 tips y reseñas

DrinkCobaDrinkCoba: A classy infusion of Yucatecan dining… Chef Gilberto Cetina has created an exciting menu from a wide array of cuisines…Try the Panuchos..they are warm and tasty center will have you asking for more!

20. Chung King Restaurant

1000 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA
Restaurante chino · San Gabriel-Rosemead · 12 tips y reseñas

The FeastThe Feast: Mouth numbing Sichuan cuisine touts a menu that's 137-dishes deep, most of them involving mountains or rivers of flame-red bird's eye chilies. Leer más.

Church & State is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

21. Church & State

1850 Industrial St Apt 100 (at Mateo St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante francés · Arts District · 92 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Every neighborhood deserves a top-notch modern French bistro- this is it. Get a ham and cheese tart and a flinty Sancerre, and soak up the prettiest scene in the downtown revival. Leer más.

Ciros is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

22. Ciros

705 N Evergreen Ave (Malabar St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Boyle Heights · 15 tips y reseñas

Jeanette R.Jeanette Rodriguez: I definitely reccommend this place over El Tepayac. The portions here at Ciro's are unreal. I think I have leftovers for at least two more meals! Get the Steak Picado... YUM!

Comme Ça is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

23. Comme Ça

8479 Melrose Ave (at La Cienega Blvd), West Hollywood, CA
Restaurante francés · 61 tips y reseñas

PeoplePeople: This French brasserie favors local ingredients and high-endcocktails. Tip: Lunch will leave your wallet fuller, and may even serve up astar sighting — Demi and Ashton brunched here with her girls.

CUT by Wolfgang Puck is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

24. CUT by Wolfgang Puck

8.6
9500 Wilshire Blvd ((at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel)), Beverly Hills, CA
Steakhouse · 83 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: At Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse, there are distractions aplenty: the Richard Meier-designed room, the Hollywood clientele, and the dry-aged rib-eye steak. Thankfully, all are beautiful. Leer más.

Dae Bok Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

25. Dae Bok Restaurant

6.1
2010 James M Wood Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante coreano · Westlake South · 4 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: You may have had elaborate fugu meals at upper-end restaurants here or in Japan: toasted fins steeped in sake; There is almost a rite built around the eating of fugu in Japan, heightened by danger. Leer más.

26. Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

1108 S Baldwin Ave (at Arcadia Ave), Arcadia, CA
Restaurante de dumplings · 234 tips y reseñas

KatyKaty: Eat at this 2nd location. Cause the line at the other is really bad. Or do take out that way you can shoot straight ahead of the line. Not recommended if you just want the dumplings.. Sorry

Drago Centro is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

27. Drago Centro

8.3
525 S Flower St (at 4th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Financial District · 89 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Expect some of the freshest traditional Italian food in the area, masterfully prepared, served in a cool, chic dining room. The atmosphere alone make this a great downtown spot. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

El Huarache Azteca is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

28. El Huarache Azteca

8.5
5225 York Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante latinoamericano · Highland Park · 38 tips y reseñas

Damian J.Damian Juarez-Mrazek: The Tinga tostadas are just as great as the huaraches.

El Parian is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

29. El Parian

7.9
1528 W Pico Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante latinoamericano · Pico Union · 15 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: El Parian's birria may be the single best regional Mexican dish in Los Angeles. Leer más.

Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

30. Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas

3010 E 1st St, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Boyle Heights · 2 tips y reseñas

Pleasure PalatePleasure Palate: If you like milanesa, you should definitely check out the Milanesa Cemita. I loved the crispy coating of the batter on the beef.

Europane Bakery is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

31. Europane Bakery

7.6
345 E Colorado Blvd #101 (at Euclid Ave), Pasadena, CA
Panadería · Pasadena Civic Center District · 67 tips y reseñas

Food NetworkFood Network: On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Adam Gertler fancies the open-faced, egg salad sandwich at Euro Pane in Pasadena, CA. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Leer más.

Fab Hot Dogs is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

32. Fab Hot Dogs

8.5
19417 Victory Blvd (at Tampa Ave), Tarzana, CA
Local de Hot Dogs · 79 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: A joint that actually specializes in a kind of deep-fried hot dog called the Ripper, & a drippy, spicy, crunchy version of the street dog, served with homemade tater tots instead of a warrant

Father's Office is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

33. Father's Office

8.4
3229 Helms Ave (at Venice Blvd), Los Ángeles, CA
Gastropub · South Robertson · 361 tips y reseñas

ZAGATZAGAT: The famous "no-substitutions" burger can be ordered an hour later at the Helms Avenue location, which also has micro distilled spirits not offered at the 1953 original.

FIG Santa Monica is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

34. FIG Santa Monica

8.6
101 Wilshire Blvd (at Fairmont Miramar Hotel), Santa Mónica, CA
Restaurante mediterráneo · Wilshire-Montana · 80 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: The fact that 90% of the produce FIG uses is locally & organically grown can’t be ignored. Give it up for Chef Ray Garcia’s emphasis on keeping things fresh. Leer más.

35. Gjelina

9.1
1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd (at Millwood Ave), Venice, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · 621 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: Let's face it - this place is sexy. And the food remains stellar at brunch, lunch, and dinner. Get the fried egg sandwich or the pizza w/ guanciale and green olives or the insane butterscotch pudding. Leer más.

Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

36. Golden Deli Vietnamese Restaurant

8.9
815 W Las Tunas Dr (at Mission Dr), San Gabriel, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · North San Gabriel · 73 tips y reseñas

jennifer h.jennifer han: don't leave without getting the baked egg and egg rolls - they are the best in all of la. i usually get it with the charbroiled pork rice plate. and the lime soda! the food here makes me so happy.

The Golden State is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

37. The Golden State

426 N Fairfax Ave (btwn Rosewood & Oakwood Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Hamburguesería · Mid-City West · 123 tips y reseñas

ThrillistThrillist: Try the burger w/ Fiscalini Farmstead cheddar & brown sugar-glazed bacon from the ex-Rustic Canyon chef. Leer más.

Good Girl Dinette is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

38. Good Girl Dinette

110 N Avenue 56 (at Figueroa St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · Highland Park · 58 tips y reseñas

Bon Appetit MagazineBon Appetit Magazine: "American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food" translates to rice noodle salads, rolls, and pho at dirt-cheap prices in this Highland Park neighborhood hangout. What to order: curry chicken pot pie. Leer más.

The Gorbals is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

39. The Gorbals

216 W 5th St (at Spring St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante americano · 63 tips y reseñas

viv w.viv wang: The menu is small, but changes frequently. Try the Beef Bone Marrow, Cucumber Salad with Garbonzo, and Potato Latkes. Chef Ilan Hall dreams up the dishes has a young and well-trained staff. Leer más.

Guelaguetza Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

40. Guelaguetza Restaurant

8.7
3014 W Olympic Blvd (at Normandie Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 94 tips y reseñas

ZAGATZAGAT: Can’t decide among the multitude of moles? Get the sampler.

Guisados is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

41. Guisados

8.7
2100 E Cesar E Chavez Ave (at N St Louis St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de tacos · Boyle Heights · 107 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: You can pay a buck & get a little packet of chiles torreados as a side, or you can get them as a taco wrapped in a thick corn tortilla with Guisados’ liquid habanero chile salsa on top -Jonathan Gold

Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

42. Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery

8.8
1014 Wilshire Blvd (at 10th Ct), Santa Mónica, CA
Café · 266 tips y reseñas

Food & WineFood & Wine: Zoe Nathan & Josh Loeb have amazing pedigrees (she hails from Tartine Bakery, he runs Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen) and it shows in their excellent artisan breads and incredible sweets.

Hungry Cat is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

43. Hungry Cat

1555 Vine St (at Sunset Blvd), Los Ángeles, CA
Marisquería · Central Hollywood · 80 tips y reseñas

EpicuriousEpicurious: LA was in desperate need of a casual seafood hotspot, and got one in this hip venue. Locals love it for the atmosphere and seriously good fare. But beware - the lobster rolls are said to be addictive!

ink. is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

44. ink.

8360 Melrose Ave (at Kings Rd), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante americano · Mid-City West · 186 tips y reseñas

Starry K.Starry Kitchen: Banh Mi Sammie FTW.. No seriously, I'm Vietnamese and I like it a LOT!! (Get some pork rinds & crab chips for good measure too ^^)

Jar Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

45. Jar Restaurant

7.7
8225 Beverly Blvd (at Harper Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Steakhouse · Mid-City West · 50 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: Any place in town can broil an acceptable filet mignon, but Suzanne Tracht's snazzy steak house is a blast from the Mad Men '60s... and there's s always banana cream pie for dessert! Leer más.

Jitlada Thai Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

46. Jitlada Thai Restaurant

8.9
5233 W Sunset Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante tailandés · Little Armenia · 130 tips y reseñas

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: They send out a whole sea bass rubbed in fresh turmeric and deep-fried to crunchiness, then buried under a blanket of julienned mango and fried garlic. Leer más.

Kiriko Sushi is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

47. Kiriko Sushi

11301 W Olympic Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de sushi · West Los Angeles · 27 tips y reseñas

Zach S.Zach Shannon: Instead of the full omakase, sit at the bar and ask for 10-12 pieces of sushi, whatever the chef likes. AMAZING. Buy the chefs a beer, too.

Kobawoo House is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

48. Kobawoo House

8.4
698 S Vermont Ave (at W 7th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante coreano · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 40 tips y reseñas

WEeatz.comWEeatz.com: Medium Bossam for $15.99. That's more than enough for 2 ppl folks! Leer más.

La Casita Mexicana is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

49. La Casita Mexicana

8.3
4030 Gage Ave, Bell, CA
Restaurante mexicano · 47 tips y reseñas

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] Leer más.

Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

50. Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant

8.8
704 S Alvarado St (at 7th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Tienda de delicatesen · Westlake South · 176 tips y reseñas

EpicuriousEpicurious: The pastrami on rye at this deli gives its NYC rivals a run for their money. Be prepared, the neighborhood can be sketchy, but the food's worth it. They also have curbside service for takeaway treats.

Lazy Ox Canteen is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

51. Lazy Ox Canteen

241 S San Pedro St (btwn 2nd & 3rd), Los Ángeles, CA
Gastropub · Little Tokyo · 90 tips y reseñas

ThrillistThrillist: The Ox may be lazy, but the chefs are not. The menu's laden with all-over-the-place deliciousness and they’ve been known to bust out specials and discounts via their Twitter and Facebook. Leer más.

Little Dom's is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

52. Little Dom's

8.7
2128 Hillhurst Ave (at Avocado St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Los Feliz · 176 tips y reseñas

SPINSPIN: Whiskey, breakfast pizza, and an awesome vibe? Mikel Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event could only describe it as “one of those joints where if you showed up in a fedora, nobody would bat an eye.”

Lou is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

53. Lou

724 Vine St (at Melrose Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Bar de vinos · Central Hollywood · 14 tips y reseñas

ZAGATZAGAT: Swinophiles shouldn’t miss the pig candy ($5).

Lucques is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

54. Lucques

8474 Melrose Ave (at Clinton St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mediterráneo · 66 tips y reseñas

ZAGATZAGAT: The much-lauded Sunday Suppers ($45 per head) are still the best bargain here.

LudoTruck is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

55. LudoTruck

(Greater LA Metro Area), Los Ángeles, CA
Carrito de comida · Fashion District · 28 tips y reseñas

FoodspottingFoodspotting: Try the Provence Chicken Balls

Lukshon is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

56. Lukshon

3239 Helms Ave (btwn Venice & Washington Blvd), Culver City, CA
Restaurante asiático · 70 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: Prince Edward Island mussels, garlic pork belly, Dandan noodles & heirloom black rice are among the dishes we’re looking forward to, though the squid stuffed with Chiang Mai pork sausage is also good. Leer más.

Mantee Cafe is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

57. Mantee Cafe

8.4
10962 Ventura Blvd (Vineland Ave), Studio City, CA
Restaurante mediterráneo · 25 tips y reseñas

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: The best hummus ever, scattered with pine nuts. Stuffed grape leaves with garlicky yogurt sauce. Muhammara, the spicy dip of crushed walnuts. Leer más.

Marouch is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

58. Marouch

8.6
4905 Santa Monica Blvd (edgemont st), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de Medio Oriente · Little Armenia · 25 tips y reseñas

Jacob L.Jacob LaCivita: Chef's special Yogurt Kabab is excellent

Mayura Indian Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

59. Mayura Indian Restaurant

8.2
10406 Venice Blvd (Motor), Culver City, CA
Restaurante indio · 48 tips y reseñas

Karl H.Karl Hobart: Mayura doesn't skimp on the flavor or spice. Absolutely delicious!

Meals By Genet is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

60. Meals By Genet

9.1
1053 S Fairfax Ave (btwn W Olympic & Witworth Dr), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante etíope · PICO · 37 tips y reseñas

The FeastThe Feast: Don't miss the sauteed beef dish known as Yebere Siga Tibs, the bone-in lamb stew called Hirutye's Yebegsiga Alitcha or the dizzying 10-dish Vegetarian Combination. Leer más.

Mezze @mezze_la is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

61. Mezze @mezze_la

401 N LA Cienega Blvd (at Westmount Dr.), West Hollywood, CA
Restaurante mediterráneo · 23 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: If you’re not in the mezze (sharing) mood, large plate selections include striped bass with eggplant and soujouk, or lamb shoulder with green wheat and dukkah spice. Leer más.

Mo-chica is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

62. Mo-chica

514 W 7th St (at Grand Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante peruano · Financial District · 84 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Food & Wine's Best New Chef 2011 award winner Ricardo Zarate crafts modern Peruvian plates out of a no frills casual market stall in downtown's Mercado La Paloma. [Eater 38 Member]

Mother Dough Pizza is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

63. Mother Dough Pizza

4648 Hollywood Blvd (at Vermont Ave.), Los Ángeles, CA
Pizzería · East Hollywood · 27 tips y reseñas

Kelly B.Kelly Bone: The pizza here gets better and better and the raw almonds are not to be missed!

Pizzeria Mozza is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

64. Pizzeria Mozza

9.2
641 N Highland Ave, Los Ángeles, CA
Pizzería · Hancock Park · 291 tips y reseñas

Steve J.Steve Jang: Order everything. Seriously. But if not, then get the squash blossoms with ricotta, tricolore salad, and the pizza with bacon, sausage, salami and tomatoes.

Musso & Frank Grill is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

65. Musso & Frank Grill

8.9
6667 Hollywood Blvd (at N Cherokee Ave), California
Restaurante americano · Hollywood · 130 tips y reseñas

BravoBravo: They print their menu daily but their items have been around for decades. The perfect dinner: martini served with the side carafe + liver and onions. Period. Nuff said. -Alex Reznik, Top Chef

Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

66. Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa

6.9
1700 W Valley Blvd #C, Alhambra, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · 10 tips y reseñas

Viktor N.Viktor NL: Their nem nuong rolls are better than Brodard's. Brodard still has them beat them out with the sauce though.

Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

67. Newport Tan Cang Seafood Restaurant

8.5
518 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA
Restaurante chino · Mission District · 72 tips y reseñas

Viktor N.Viktor NL: Bo Luc Lac, Lobster, Crab. That's really all you need to order.

Nickel Diner is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

68. Nickel Diner

524 S Main St (btwn 5th & 6th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Cafetería · Central City East · 180 tips y reseñas

Charm B. T.Charm B. Trippin: The Salt Peanut Cake with rich butter cream, peanut butter and salty, crunchy potato chips beats the Maple Bacon Doughnut any day.

Night + Market is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

69. Night + Market

8.7
9043 W Sunset Blvd (at N Doheny Dr), West Hollywood, CA
Restaurante asiático · 72 tips y reseñas

Peter J.Peter Jackson: Sour sausage is seriously sour, too much so, if you ask me. Wings good. Pig ears chewy. Papaya salad spicy but authentic. Worth ordering

The Oinkster is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

70. The Oinkster

8.6
2005 Colorado Blvd (at Shearin Ave), Eagle Rock, CA
Restaurante americano · 188 tips y reseñas

Marci R.Marci Rosenblum: This place is delicious and worth a visit if you are in in these Los Angeles areas: Eagle Rock, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank. Try the Rotisserie Chicken, Red Cabbage Slaw and or the Plantains. Yummy! Leer más.

71. 101 Noodle Express

8.1
1408 E Valley Blvd. (at New Ave.), Alhambra, CA
Restaurante chino · 73 tips y reseñas

CheapismCheapism: With 25 different types of dumplings, this Chinese spot is something different. And the famous Shandong-style beef roll, a burrito-like meal that’s massive, is just $6.75. Leer más.

Palate Food & Wine is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

72. Palate Food & Wine

933 S Brand Blvd (W Acacia Ave), Glendale, CA
Restaurante mediterráneo · 19 tips y reseñas

EpicuriousEpicurious: Sit at the wine bar in the back room and order small plates - the spotted salmon rillete, the short-rib gnocchi with fava beans, the "porkfolio" plate, and the cheese offerings are among the best.

Park's BBQ is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

73. Park's BBQ

9.0
955 S Vermont Ave (at W Olympic Blvd), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante coreano de barbacoa · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 83 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: While people will quibble over whether or not Park's is the defacto best Korean barbecue in the city, it's exceptionally solid, and the perfect destination for a night out in K-Town. Leer más.

Picca Peruvian Cantina is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

74. Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante peruano · South Robertson · 91 tips y reseñas

ThrillistThrillist: With 48 Peruvian small plates incl. a slew of ceviches, the beef/egg/potatoes/rocoto aioli "Papa Rellena” + full bar & dedicated Pisco lounge, prepare to picca yourself up off the floor post-meal. Leer más.

Playa is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

75. Playa

7360 Beverly Blvd (btwn Martel & Fuller Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante latinoamericano · Mid-City West · 26 tips y reseñas

Where Los Angeles MagazineWhere Los Angeles Magazine: Featured in WhereLA.com's "Where to Brunch in LA." "Innovative menu includes: jalapeño-studded waffles w/piloncillo-pepita salsa, New Mexico red chile tamales & huevos rancheros w/chipotle béarnaise." Leer más.

Kikiryki Peruvian Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

76. Kikiryki Peruvian Restaurant

7.0
344 S Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA
Restaurante de América del Sur · 11 tips y reseñas

Dave T.Dave T: get either the pollo saltado or lomo saltado for a authentic and filling peruvian meal Leer más.

Providence is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

77. Providence

8.8
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Ángeles, CA
Marisquería · Central Hollywood · 94 tips y reseñas

LogoTVLogoTV: If you REALLY want to treat yourself! Holy hell to the Foie Gras Raviloi - Incredible! The Prime New York steak and the duck breast are scrumptious! Great wine list – Gloria, The Arrangement

Ray's & Stark Bar is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

78. Ray's & Stark Bar

7.1
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Mid-City West · 69 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: Designed by Renzo Piano and headed by chef Kris Morningstar (District, Mercantile), Ray’s and Stark Bar have Mediterranean farm-to-table dishes waiting for you. Leer más.

Red Medicine is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

79. Red Medicine

8400 Wilshire Blvd (at Gale Dr.), Beverly Hills, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · 90 tips y reseñas

Dolce&GabbanaDolce&Gabbana: This totally unconventional Vietnamese Restaurant in Los Angeles is an homage to Asian cuisine without pretending to be a fusion experiment. Try their Spring Rolls, Thai chili and Bun Cha.

Rivera Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

80. Rivera Restaurant

1050 S Flower St (at W 11th St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante latinoamericano · South Park · 65 tips y reseñas

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times: You must start with an order of the tortillas florales: four little corn tortillas, handmade and still warm, tucked under a napkin. Each tortilla has a sprig of herb or a flower pressed into it. Leer más.

Rustic Canyon is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

81. Rustic Canyon

7.8
1119 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th Ct.), Santa Mónica, CA
Bar de vinos · Wilshire-Montana · 86 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Moderately priced super seasonal eats straight from SM farmers markets served in a pleasant, tasteful space. Seasonal desserts come from neighbor bakery Huckleberry. [Eater 38 Member] Leer más.

Salt's Cure is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

82. Salt's Cure

8.1
1155 N Highland Ave (at Lexington Ave), West Hollywood, CA
Restaurante americano · 88 tips y reseñas

Mark W.Mark Williams: If you can handle the heat, stay in the kitch.... Gets really smokey inside but this place is worth it. Everything we ordered for breakfast was A+ from the coffee to the pancakes

Sapp Coffee Shop is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

83. Sapp Coffee Shop

8.7
5183 Hollywood Blvd (at North Kingsley Dr), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante tailandés · Los Feliz · 80 tips y reseñas

Travel ChannelTravel Channel: One of the things I like about Thai food is it’s a lot of different textures, colors, sweet and sour, pleasure and pain. I feel like I’ve been to Thailand and back. – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Leer más.

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

84. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

7.5
3939 Rosemead Blvd (Valley Blvd), Rosemead, CA
Restaurante de Dim Sum · 39 tips y reseñas

Chalsea C.Chalsea Chen: My fave Dim Sum restaurant in town! Must order Snow bum, baked BBQ buns, Steamed shrimps Rice noodle rolls, Eggplant with shrimp paste. <3 Leer más.

Son of a Gun is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

85. Son of a Gun

8.4
8370 W 3rd St (at S Orlando Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Marisquería · Mid-City West · 162 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: A seafood-driven menu & fun nautical decor to match. The menu changes daily, but earlier this month you could find pink grouper, alligator schnitzel & sardine escabeche on the menu. Leer más.

Sotto is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

86. Sotto

9575 W Pico Blvd (at Edris Dr), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · South Robertson · 82 tips y reseñas

LA WeeklyLA Weekly: "Sotto is a somewhat different kind of Italian restaurant, you understand, a place where the bread comes with pureed lardo instead of olive oil..." Read more of the Jonathan Gold review ('more info') Leer más.

Spago Beverly Hills is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

87. Spago Beverly Hills

8.7
176 N Canon Dr (at Wilshire Blvd.), Beverly Hills, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · 122 tips y reseñas
Spice Table is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

88. Spice Table

114 S Central Ave (at E 1st St), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante vietnamita · Little Tokyo · 59 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: Feast on fuzzy squash, lap chong and dried scallops, or share a catfish clay pot and a satay mix of chicken, pork, lamb belly and prawns grilled on Spice Table’s wood-burning hearth. Leer más.

Tacos Baja Ensenada is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

89. Tacos Baja Ensenada

8.3
5385 Whittier Blvd (at Oakford Dr.), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante mexicano · 45 tips y reseñas

clogozmclogozm: Best best bestestest fish tacos in the world.

The Tasting Kitchen is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

90. The Tasting Kitchen

8.3
1633 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · 180 tips y reseñas

GourmetLiveGourmetLive: There’s a focused simplicity of Lane’s food: buttery Umbrian lentils; grilled bread smeared with fromage blanc; a perfectly medium-rare steak rough-sliced and served with balsamic fingerling potatoes.

Terroni is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

91. Terroni

8.9
7605 Beverly Blvd (at N Curson Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Mid-City West · 97 tips y reseñas

krisha m.krisha mendoza: the fattest kid i know says the margherita is the best in town. and he loves the peppers. pizza was good but didn't blow my mind but their gnocchi was amazing!!!

Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

92. Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

8.7
2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante de ramen · West Los Angeles · 207 tips y reseñas

Charm B. T.Charm B. Trippin: Don't forget to add the egg when you order the Ramen or Tsukemen (lunch only). Salmon don is what you need to add to your combo!

Vincenti Ristorante is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

93. Vincenti Ristorante

7.9
11930 San Vicente Blvd (at Montana Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante italiano · Brentwood · 18 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: Liquor.com's first L.A. Spirited Supper is being held October 19th at Vincenti, where Chef Nicola Mastronardi has crafted an A. List four-course menu. Additional details at the link below. Leer más.

Waterloo & City is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

94. Waterloo & City

12517 W Washington Blvd (at Boise Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Gastropub · West Los Angeles · 94 tips y reseñas

AskMenAskMen: This gastropub may have a chain restaurant coffee shop exterior, but inside, it’s far from your grandparents’ stomping ground, with a happy hour menu and vibe that will make you a regular. Leer más.

Larkins is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

95. Larkins

1496 Colorado Blvd (Loleta and Colorado), Los Ángeles, CA
Parrilla · Eagle Rock · 11 tips y reseñas
Mélisse is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

96. Mélisse

1104 Wilshire Blvd (at 11th St), Santa Mónica, CA
Restaurante francés · 45 tips y reseñas
Le Comptoir at the Hotel Normandie is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

97. Le Comptoir at the Hotel Normandie

7.2
3606 W 6th St (at S Normandie Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante · Wilshire Center - Koreatown · 8 tips y reseñas
Susan Feniger's Street is one of Jonathan Gold's 99 Essential LA Restaurants 2011.

98. Susan Feniger's Street

742 N Highland Ave (btwn Melrose & Waring Ave), Los Ángeles, CA
Restaurante · 86 tips y reseñas

BlackboardEatsBlackboardEats: Did you know Kaya Toast is a Singaporean hangover remedy? So you can drink while you eat with your meal. Leer más.