GUIDE: Los Angeles



    1534 Montana Ave.

    Santa Monica

    Cuisine: Californian


    Restaurateur Mark Verge hails from five generations of Santa Monicans, and he's paying tasty tribute to that legacy with Margo's—named for his mother—serving up hyper-seasonal, "California modern" fare. READ REVIEW


    Marino Ristorante

    6001 Melrose Ave.

    Mid Wilshire

    Cuisine: Italian


    Marino is a true family affair, with a mother/son duo running the front house show. But don’t let all the hugs and warm smiles fool you—when it comes to true, authentic Italian food, they are the real deal. READ REVIEW


    Mohawk Bend

    2141 W. Sunset Blvd.

    Echo Park

    Cuisine: Pizza, Pub, Vegan, Vegetarian


    Vegans and vegetarians—you’re covered. With food, and even 72 California craft beers on tap, including vegan brews. Great pizza and burgers too. READ REVIEW



    Multiple Locations:
    Atwater Village, Beverly Hills

    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan


    When exploring Los Angeles, there is often more than meets the eye. True to form, Momed is somewhat hidden away on a quiet side street, but wildly ambient once you enter—and definitely worth the closer look. READ REVIEW


    Moore's Delicatessen

    271 E. Orange Grove Ave.


    Cuisine: Deli


    Jonathan Gold says it “occupies the useful ground between traditional deli and gastropub, which means you can still get bagels, ... but also a proper cheeseburger.”—LA Weekly READ REVIEW



    6610 Melrose Ave.

    Hancock Park

    Cuisine: Pizza


    From their celebrated pizzas to luscious budinos to a wine shop showcasing the best in Italian wine, Mozza2Go has you covered. READ REVIEW


    Napa Valley Grille

    1100 Glendon Ave. #100


    Cuisine: Californian, Dessert, New American, Wine Bar


    Chef Taylor Boudreaux is serving up rustic, seasonal California market cuisine exclusively for BBE subscribers. READ REVIEW


    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

    330 S. Hope St.


    Cuisine: American, Steak


    This DTLA steakhouse is passionate and persistent in its pursuit of excellence, as is 36-year-old executive chef Megan Logan, who moved up through the ranks of the Patina Group to helm one of the finest places in town. READ REVIEW


    Nickel Diner

    524 S. Main St.


    Cuisine: Eclectic, New American


    You've got to see it—and taste the food: “Inside you're greeted with a picture-perfect model of a pre-WWII-era diner.”—Los Angeles Times READ REVIEW


    Night + Market Weho

    9043 W. Sunset Blvd.

    West Hollywood

    Cuisine: Thai


    Talésai, the Thai restaurant next door, was opened in 1982 by chef Kris Yenbamroong’s parents. Now, the son, born the same year, has taken over the family business. READ REVIEW