The Best Restaurants in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is one of the finest places in the world to eat, and with boutique Burbank accommodations at Hotel Amarano you can make some thrilling forays to the city’s best restaurants!
Now, of course “best” is a subjective label that can be reckoned all sorts of different ways, and the City of Angels has myriad examples of hole-in-the-wall eateries and food trucks with cuisine to rival that of any white-tablecloth establishment. The following shouldn’t be taken as an exhaustive list, but rather a highlight reel to inspire deeper investigations of appetite…
Providence (5955 Melrose Avenue)
Chef Michael Cimarusti’s seafood shrine of Providence is one of the most celebrated restaurants on the West Coast, showcasing sustainable catches primarily but not exclusively hauled from American fishing grounds. Recipient of two Michelin stars, Providence offers enticing tasting menus on which a few land-based delicacies—including the finest grade of Wagyu beef—share space with the briny bounty.
Bestia (2121 E 7th Pl)
If you find yourself in the mood for Italian—and if you’re like us, such a mood strikes regularly—you can’t do better than a coveted meal at Bestia, a husband-and-wife restaurant specializing in loving, from-scratch variations on Italy’s rustic cuisine. Besides the fabulous handmade pastas, the wood-fired pizzas, the house charcuterie and other antipasti, Bestia also boasts one of LA’s most impressive wine lists.
Petit Trois (718 N Highland Ave)
From French onion soup, escargot, and steak tartare to croque monsieur, steak frites, and other main-course masterpieces, Petit Trois delivers some of LA’s most exquisite takes on the hallowed cookery of France, courtesy of Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his kitchen.
Shibumi (815 South Hill St)
You can order a la carte off Chef David Schlosser’s Shibumi menu, but the best bet is to surrender yourself (happily) to the omakase (tasting) menu, treating yourself to the intimate, seasonally informed perfection of Japanese kappo cuisine. The beauty of each plate—sashimi, pork jowl with California rice, miso broths, and more—comes complemented by that of the dining bar, hewn from 400-year-old cypress wood.
Mariscos Jalisco (3040 E Olympic Blvd.)
This beloved taco truck—deemed a “national treasure” by noted food critic Jonathan Gold—predates the food-cart craze of recent years and remains as happening as ever even as that craze has subsided. The signature shrimp tacos (tacos de camaron) are sublime, and after one bite you’ll almost assuredly join the legions who make pilgrimage after pilgrimage to Mariscos Jalisco for more.
Dining Your Way Through LA—and at Hotel Amarano
You can investigate more of our area’s greatest restaurants over at this Time Out LA roundup: each and every one of them worth seeking out, and easily done so from Hotel Amarano. And we also definitely suggest a culinary safari to our very own fine-dining establishment Privato, one of Burbank’s top eateries, as well as our luxury bar the Library Lounge, which serves up some mouthwatering small plates of California cuisine.