David LeFevre's enduring Manhattan Beach restaurant remains packed every night of the week thanks to its crowd-pleasing menu of market-driven fare with a chef's touch.
Andrew Kirschner's enduring Santa Monica restaurant has successfully re-opened after a kitchen fire knocked it down for months.
This seaside outlet of the popular steakhouse has some of the most pristine views in Malibu.
Restaurants in Los Angeles or LA
Most restaurants listed in this section have ties to the Hollywood and Entertainment Business. Some of the restaurants in this area have been featured on reality TV shows including The Hills, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. Restaurants in Los Angeles and the greater Los Angeles area range in prices from cheap street tacos at $5 per plate to extremely high end restaurants located at LA Live and in the Malibu area.
Los Angeles for this section covers areas just south of Universal City in Hollywood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Wilshire, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Fairfax, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Manhattan Beach, LAX, Marina Del Rey and El Segundo. Also featured is LA Live, the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center and the Great Western Forum. Masetros Ocean Club and Nobu are the top 2 restaurants located in the Malibu area near Surfrider Beach and Topanga Beach. Tar and Roses in Santa Monica is popular and MB Post in Manhattan Beach are listed in this section.
Los Angeles is home to Hollywood and the Sunset Strip. Famous clubs, restaurants and bars. The Mann's Chinese Theater and El Capitan are world famous landmarks along with the Pantages Theatre, the home to award winning musicals and performances. Los Angeles is home to UCLA and USC football, basketball and baseball. The Los Angeles Coliseum hosts the LA Rams, USC Trojans and the Pasadena Rose Bowl hosts the UCLA Bruins and the annual Rose Bowl BCS Football game. Pasadena hosts the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Years Day. The Academy Awards are hosted at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and the Sunset Strip is where you will find well established as well as up and coming musical artists. Hollywood has the sign and Paramount Pictures Studios. Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive with restaurants KOI and Sur. Santa Monica has the famous Pier. Malibu Beach and Topanga Beach have the best surf in the region.
Traffic is incredibly heavy in Los Angeles both on and off the major freeways. Expect long delays between the morning hours starting at 5am and running through the day until around midnight. In downtown LA where LA Live is located at Staples Center where it is home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Kings and many different restaurants including Katsuya, Flemings, ESPN and more. Dodger Stadium located in East Los Angeles is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers located at Chavez Ravine. In West Los Angeles you will find the La Brea Tarpits and home to E Entertainment, Variety Magazine and shopping malls Beverly Center, Century Center and Hollywood and Highland. Hollywood Hills and Brentwood area is home to celebrities and athletes including Taylor Hackford, Hellen Mirren, Jerry Seinfeld, Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington, Metta World Peace, Lamar Odom, Halle Berry, Mel Gibson and Jack Nicholson.