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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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Lotería Grill, Los Angeles

Sitting at the colorful counter of this stall in the open-air Los Angeles Farmers Market, you can watch little old ladies make their rounds from butcher to...more

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Musso & Frank Grill, Los Angeles

Hollywood history infuses every red leather booth and surly waiter at this old-time steak house. Catering to all walks of celebrity life since 1919, it still...more

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Osteria Mozza

This Italian love child of Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton is just what you'd expect a duo of star chefs to dish up: dazzling, ambitious, and perhaps a wee bit...more

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Patina, Los Angeles

When Frank Gehry's magnificent concert hall opened in October 2003, it brought a new sense of excitement to Los Angeles. And it wasn't just because of the...more

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Providence, Los Angeles

Michael Cimarusti made his name transforming the downtown—and rather pedestrian— Water Grill into an acclaimed restaurant. Now in his own venue in...more

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Red O, Los Angeles

Rick Bayless is often credited with changing the face of Mexican food in America—and hungry Chicagoans still line up for his creamy pumpkin mole and...more

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Sapp Coffee House, East Hollywood

Tucked away in a dingy Thai Town strip mall, Sapp Coffee House is one of those authentic lunchrooms that draws everyone from Hollywood foodies to Thai locals...more

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Si Gol, Los Angeles

Korean barbecue is an L.A. tradition, and this no-frills storefront serves some of the city's best. Walk through the door, and you're greeted by the smell of...more

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Sona, West Hollywood

You'll find some of the most creative New American food in Los Angeles in Sona. In a city where body-consciousness warps into fear of butter, salt, and flavor,...more

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Spago Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

Even after all these years, Wolfgang Puck's home base is still an amazing experience. Sure, the culinary star is everywhere but the kitchen—writing books,...more

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