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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?

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Beverly Hills Juice

Recommended by: Isabelle Fuhrman (Actress)

This place has been around for a lot longer than pressed juices and smoothies have been a highly coveted thing. Since the day it opened in 1975, Beverly Hills Juice has been feeding its hydraulic press juicer with organic ingredients sourced from local farms. The popular juice spot has a definite cult following, and is rarely seen without a [...]

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Coffee + Food

Recommended by: Amber Stevens (Actress)

This gourmet coffee eatery serves up fresh, California cuisine, and displays a varying assortment of homemade baked goods. Using locally sourced ingredients, the thoughtful menu blends indulgent and healthy ingredients into flavorful medleys. The friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere make this a charming hideaway worth a stop. www.coffeeplusfood.wordpress.com

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Commissary

Recommended by: Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Actor), Amy Landecker (Actress)

Situated on the rooftop of Koreatown’s Line Hotel, this latest installment of Roy Choi’s empire has nothing to do with Korean cuisine. Instead, Commissary is housed inside a greenhouse next to the hotel’s pool, and the menu’s focus is on fruits and vegetables. The greenhouse is peppered with potted ferns and hanging plants, giving the [...]

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Osteria Mama

Recommended by: Amber Stevens (Actress)

Mamma Loredana serves up traditional Italian fare in this charming, Larchmont osteria. Born and raised in Italy, Loredana delivers authentic home-made cooking that’s truly a labor of love.  The simple decor and cheery staff give this cozy spot an inviting ambiance. www.osteriamamma.com

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POT

Recommended by: John Cho (Actor)

Located within Koreatown’s The Line Hotel, this creation of Roy Choi, the mastermind behind the famous Koji BBQ trucks, serves delicious traditional Korean food with a splash of Choi’s swagger. The menu has hilariously named items like the tofu pot “Jamaal Wilkes” and the beef tartare dish “You OK, Guey”, but when it comes to [...]

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Sycamore Kitchen

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Melissa Fumero (Actress), Liz Goldwyn (Writer)

The owners of upscale Hatfield’s conceived this quick service, ultracasual bakery-eatery that’s a tribute to their love of fresh, California cuisine. They offer a varying assortment of heavenly baked goods, along with delicious, seasonally inspired breakfast and lunch items. Their inviting, rustic-chic outdoor space is perfect for dining al fresco and enjoying California’s sunny weather. [...]