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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?



Recommended by: Katie Lowes (Actress), Jenni Kayne (Fashion Designer)

This hot spot (where ABC’s Scandal star Katie Lowes used to waitress) is just a stone’s throw from Paramount Pictures. Predictably, the clientele is always the perfect mix of locals and Hollywood stars, and the food is just as enticing. With an American Nouveau menu dictated by the seasons, and a to-die-for wine list, it’s hard to find a reason not to stop [...]


Bar Marmont

Recommended by: Steve Livigni (Drink Inc.)

The posh bar/restaurant a few steps away from the iconic Chateau offers lively cocktails and gourmet pub food with a European influence. Janie Bryant of Mad Men calls it “great for the scene, but enough hidden spots for a romantic evening as well.”



Recommended by: Kelli Garner (Actress)

Nudged in a strip mall on the western side of Hollywood is Chibiscus, a cute and cozy hybrid between a ramen house and a Taiwanese boba shop. Chewy and toothsome noodles come swimming in rich broths such as tonkotsu pork, miso, shoyu, and vegan. Juicy pork buns and spam musubi make for ideal bites between noodle [...]



Recommended by: Busy Philipps (Actress)

Cleo is an upscale Mediterranean restaurant located in the Redbury Hotel with a nice selection of tapas-style dishes. Guests come for the hip environment, beautiful decor, delectable small plates, and especially the cocktails.



Recommended by: Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew)

This Italian-inspired marketplace and café is the perfect spot for a casual lunch, cozy dinner, or glass of wine and cheese plate at the restaurant’s cheese bar. The Chew’s Daphne Oz recommends the tomato, peach and burrata salad. “Cube makes this tomato, peach and burrata salad that is crazy good.” Daphne Oz (The Chew)


Fat Sal’s

Recommended by: Tracee Ellis Ross (Actress)

This Los Angeles spot has become a fast favorite for its innovative sandwiches – typically a full meal, on a sandwich. Founded by Entourage star Jerry Ferrera, it’s focused on using top of the line ingredients to create it’s extensive menu of splurge-worthy sandwiches such as the Fat Sal (Roast Beef, Mozzarella Sticks, Onion Rings [...]


Franco on Melrose

Recommended by: Mike Doyle (Actor)

This Italian restaurant offers something for everyone with its expansive and diverse menu. The room is cast in dim lighting, creating a romantic ambiance.  From the delicious pastas to the classic meat and seafood dishes, Chef Franco De Dominicis truly delivers an Italian culinary adventure.


In-N-Out Hollywood

Recommended by: Teague Moriarty (Chef/Co-Owner, Sons & Daughters), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Nate Appleman (Finalist, The Next Iron Chef), Nev Schulman (Host/Executive Producer, Catfish

Originally started in SoCal, this delicious burger chain has engendered a cult-like following for its mouthwatering burgers, fries, and special sauce that’s slathered over the patties, and also fries if you choose. Although the chain has expanded outside of SoCal, it still largely remains in America’s Southwest, where it services a huge crowd of fans [...]


La Poubelle

Recommend by: Alexandra Daddario (Actress)

Conceived as a small creperie in 1969, this French bistro has been a Hollywood landmark for over four decades for a reason. Alex Daddario of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D fame raves to The New Potato that “the truffle brussel sprouts are insanely delicious. They’re so good I’d eat them instead of dessert.” La Poubelle literally [...]


Loteria Grill Hollywood

Recommended by: Ty Burrell (Actor)

A staple in Los Angeles for great and authentic Mexican, Loteria Grill offers a casual and fun atmosphere with delicious tacos. With multiple location throughout Los Angeles, this restaurant is one of the highlights of the Mexican food scene in the city. Make a Reservation.


Magnolia Restaurant

Recommended by: Karla Souza (Actress)

This upscale, yet comfortable neighborhood restaurant brings a fresh, farm to table approach to the Hollywood dining scene. The menu is comprised of traditional American fare that’s been updated for a more taste savvy crowd. The space is warm and inviting give the restaurant a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Make a Reservation. Magnolia is one of [...]


Osteria Mozza

Marc Vetri (Chef/Owner, Vetri Ristorante), Scott Conant (Judge, Chopped), Susan Feniger (Contestant, Top Chef Masters), Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Lyn Paolo (Costume Designer, ABC’s Scandal), Elise Rosenberg (Colonie), Daphne Oz (Host, The Chew), Busy Philipps (Actress), Anne Burrell (Chef/Host, Worst Cooks in America), Camilla Belle (Actress), Mike Doyle (Actor), Ian Harding (Actor), David Burtka (Actor), Carla Gugino (Actress), Anthony Carrino (TV Personality), Kim Dickens (Actress), Jimmi Simpson (Actor), Tom Ellis (Actor)

The bigger, and more upscale brother to Pizzeria Mozza, this urban osteria isn’t your typical Italian restaurant. Chef Nancy Silverton placed a “mozzarella bar” in the middle of the dining room — make sure to ask for these seats when making your reservation. Mingle amongst the who’s who while sampling all of the freshest cheeses [...]



Recommended by: Busy Philipps (Actress)

French for “tastebuds”, Papilles brings the casual Parisian-style bistro to Hollywood. It’s the perfect spot to eat well in a laid back, yet festive atmosphere. Make a Reservation.


Petit Trois

Recommended by: Laura Love (Model), Tracee Ellis Ross (Actress)

22 stools and an airy open kitchen make up Petit Trois, a French bistro located in a former strip mall Thai restaurant next to its highly successful sister restaurant Trois Mec. Unlike Trois Mec’s strict reservation-only policty, Petit Trois accepts walk ins only from noon until 11 pm. Seating is either along a bar facing the [...]



Recommended by: Chris Jaeckle (Chef, All’onda)

At Providence, chef Michael Cimarusti skillfully cultivates a creative tasting menu of predominantly seafood dishes. Peaceful and elegant, this upscale restaurant occupies a stunning space and is a sophisticated destination where you’re sure to be treated like royalty. Make a Reservation.