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Los Angeles restaurants

Until a few years ago, Los Angeles, with its non-eating actresses and snack-and-split surfer dudes, was San Francisco's dumpy culinary sibling. Sure there were a few dazzling places (Spago and Matsuhisa come to mind), but they were reserved for special occasions—and VIPs. But chefs are now serving up serious food without the stuffiness. These new spots feature L.A.'s famously fresh, diverse fare, along with a commitment to quality no matter the price range. Juicy tomatoes and tender meat are piled into handmade tortillas. Sushi is an art form. And even hamburgers, Angelenos' indulgence food of choice, are being spiffed up with ingredients like arugula and blue cheese. There are so many destination restaurants now, the only problem is deciding where to eat. For help, read on.

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Fraîche, Culver City

Culver City is one of those up-and-coming L.A. neighborhoods that always scores points for its buzzy galleries, cool artists' lofts, and newfound luster. But...more

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Hatfield's, Hollywood

The minimalist decor featured in the second, much larger Hatfield's space does nothing to distract from Quinn and Karen Hatfield's innovative American...more

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Hirozen, West Hollywood

Hollywood up-and-comers head down from the Hills for quality sashimi and bargain prices at this poor man's Matsuhisa. They compete with twentysomething shoppers...more

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Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery, Santa Monica

Jonesing for a homey café? Head to Huckleberry, where everything on the menu—from the doughnuts to the O.J.—is made fresh in-house. The Santa...more

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The Hungry Cat, Los Angeles

Revitalized Hollywood has its share of nightclubs, burger joints, and Thai restaurants. But until the Hungry Cat opened in 2004, the neighborhood lacked a...more

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The Ivy, West Hollywood

More stage than restaurant, this is where the stars go when they want to be seen making deals, making friends, or breaking up. Paparazzi have permanent posts...more

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Josie Restaurant, Santa Monica

Josie might not be on every Angeleno's speed dial, but it deserves to be—especially when a quiet, refined celebration is in order. Namesake Josie Le...more

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Katsuya, Los Angeles

The Philippe Starck design of this packed new west-side restaurant can seem overwhelming at first; between the white leather couches, the shelves of...more

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Langer's Deli, Los Angeles

Matzo ball soup, half-sour pickles, fluorescent lighting, Formica tabletops…if it wasn't for the view of MacArthur Park, you might swear you were in a...more

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Literati II, Los Angeles

Decorated with photos of literary lions like Kurt Vonnegut, this small restaurant on a busy Brentwood corner is the new home of chef Chris Kidder (formerly chef...more

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