3 1/2 Stars Restaurants

108Aroma Restaurant

Address: 2903 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026   Make a Reservation
Aroma Restaurant
Aroma settles in a quaint venue that is nestled away off West Sunset Boulevard. Patrons can feel like they are in a very homey Italian eatery surrounded by friends and family. The atmosphere is laid back and classy at the same time due to the inclusion of several paintings across the walls. Enjoy a great wine before dinner while browsing a menu full of pastas and meats with savory flavors. The staff and chef are always complimentary and love meeting customers and getting their opinions of the dishes. Learn More »

108Ocean and Vine

Address: 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Ocean and Vine
Opened in March 2005, Ocean and Vine is located in the gorgeous Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, next to Santa Monica pier. The swanky lobby sets the scene for an upmarket experience. The split-level, low-ceilinged room is attractive; the top level is dominated by a steel chimneyed fire pit, with striking artworks adding to the ‘wow’ factor. The cuisine, from Head Chef Robert Trester under the watch of Executive Chef Gregg Wangard, is Californian; each dish a showcase of local, seasonal ingredients. Dishes are near-faultless, and although prices are high, it’s worth coming here for a splurge or special occasion. Learn More »

108One Pico

Address: One Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90405   Make a Reservation
One Pico
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The menu at One Pico features modern American cuisine with a seasonal bent. Chef Andri Tscharner sources ingredients from local farms, weaving the seasonal produce into stunning, refreshing creations. Dishes might include such succulent renditions as Black Truffle Risotto with Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Snap Peas, and White Truffle Oil; Wild King Salmon with Artichokes, Swiss Chard, Applewood Bacon, and Bouillabaisse Sauce; or Colorado Lamb Loin with Heirloom Carrots, Braising Greens, Chick Peas, and Black Olive Jus. Enjoy Tscharner’s fresh, contemporary cuisine in a casually elegant setting, surrounded by windows that offer gorgeous views of the Santa Monica beach. Learn More »

108Cafe Del Rey

Address: 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA  90292   Make a Reservation
Cafe Del Rey
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Gaze out over the marina and allow your mind to drift lazily like the boats against the docks as you savor the fresh and tantalizing fare Executive Chef Niederkorn serves up daily. Only twenty minutes from the harried rush of LAX, Café Del Rey transports diners from the bustle of humanity to the calm oasis of a foreign seaside town. Chef Niederkorn presents elegantly prepared and simply adorned seafood dishes that shine by their own freshness and flavor. The Black Spaghetti is made with prawns, calamari, lobster, and bay scallops; and the Mediterranean Meatloaf is taken to another level by … Learn More »

108Red Medicine

Address: 8400 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA, Los Angeles, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Red Medicine
To many people a chef and an artist are one in the same. This is absolutely true of Chef Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine located in Beverly Hills on Wilshire boulevard and South Gale drive. The concept of Red Medicine was cooked up during late nights in Chinatown dives after grueling 18-hour restaurant shifts. It is not classic Vietnamese food, nor is it trying to be. Red Medicine is something new with a tip of the hat to old Vietnam. A dish like the Pork contains traditional Asian ingredients, spring onion, and Sriracha, but the caramelized pork is taken in … Learn More »

108Shogun

Address: 828 E. Avenue Q6, Palmdale, CA  93550   Make a Reservation
Shogun
Located in eastern Palmdale, Shogun delivers authentic Japanese cuisine in a small and intimate setting. Owner and Chef Masa San commutes to Los Angeles fish markets every day in search of only the freshest premium seafood to present to his guests. Menu selections include bento-style lunches and an array of distinct sushi and sashimi options. Locals adore the light and crispy tempuras and homemade floral wasabi. Another favorite is the creamy Spicy Tuna Roll, cut and mixed to order with the chef tasting each individual batch for perfection. Shogun is casual and family-owned, with the warm feeling of home. Relax … Learn More »

108Spencers Restaurant

Address: 701 W. Baristo, Palm Springs, CA  92262   Make a Reservation
Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs offers contemporary American cuisine with a French-Pacific Rim influence. The award-winning wine list boasts a multitude of international and local varieties. The interior is both modern and warm with rich earth tones and stone accents reminiscent of the surrounding desert landscape. Guests passionately recommend the Pan Fried Lake Superior White Fish, served with Lemon Caper Butter, Wilted Spinach, and Root Vegetables. Other menu entrees incorporate a collection of steak, poultry, and seafood concepts. For dinner, guests have the option of ordering from a special prix-fixe menu featuring an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for $38 per … Learn More »

108Engine Co. No. 28

Address: 644 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA  90017   Make a Reservation
Engine Co. No. 28
Engine Co. No. 28 is an American restaurant reminiscent of the classic grills of San Francisco and New York with its mahogany booths, granite bar, and Ella Fitzgerald music in the background. This Los Angeles landmark is set in a beautifully restored 1912 Los Angeles firehouse. Inspired by traditional firehouse cooking, Engine Co.’s menu features a wide variety of timeless American fare. Dishes are inventive, delicious, and full of fresh ingredients. Step back in time as you dine at this authentic firehouse still complete with its original fire pole and brick walls. Learn More »

108Nonna of Italy

Address: 9255 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Nonna of Italy
Inspired by the hospitable aspects of traditional Italian dining, Nonna of Italy offers a variety of delicious pastas, salads, soups, and deserts for both lunch and dinner. Enjoy Chef Kieth Silverton's innovative take on classic Italian dishes. The restaurant allows for people watching from the patio in the historic Sunset Strip area of West Hollywood. From the wood-fired pizzas, fine seafood, and crispy calamari, to the Apple Tarte Tatin, Chocolate Fondant and the other ever-popular desserts, Nonna of Italy prides itself on its traditional hospitality and traditional Hollywood style. Learn More »

108Il Cielo

Address: 9018 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA  90211   Make a Reservation
Il Cielo
Recommended
In this confection of a restaurant, Il Cielo presents a wondrously elegant and stunningly romantic setting that is sure to bewitch even the most cosmopolitan of patrons. Owner and Executive Chef Pasquale Vericella has meticulously created a destination restaurant where guests can bask in the charms of Il Cielo’s visual beauty and revel in its exquisite Northern Italian cuisine. Nestled in a residential area of fabled Beverly Hills a couple miles east of Rodeo Drive, Il Cielo beguiles guests with a captivating romantic beauty created by its casually elegant décor, twinkling lights, and lush foliage. Learn More »

108Maison Akira

Address: 713 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Maison Akira
Top 10RecommendedSpecial Offer
Near the Playhouse, in one of the quaintest districts in Pasadena, a rare jewel sparkles in the Crown City—Maison Akira. Step off the bustling Green Street into the foyer door and find yourself halfway around the world in an elegant restaurant just off Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, France. Though distinctly French, a peaceful Zen-like esthetic pervades the atmosphere. That is because Maison Akira is home of the world-renowned chef Hirose Akira. His menu is like a symphony of truly beautiful French classics, made modern and dazzling with subtle Japanese influences, like his signature Miso-infused Chilean Sea Bass, which has made … Learn More »

108Koi

Address: 730 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Koi
Recommended
Koi Restaurant group has claimed prime real estate in some of the trendiest cities in the world, from New York to Bangkok. The Los Angeles branch of Koi Restaurant, located in West Hollywood on Cienega Boulevard between Waring and Melrose, is the place to be for those who want to be seen. This chic restaurant and lounge serves ultra modern Japanese fusion plates in a modernly decorated atmosphere with a Zen sensibility. Food is arranged with the same aesthetic harmony, blending traditional Japanese ingredients with California style. Just order the Hamachi Fusion to understand this unification. Thin slices of yellowtail … Learn More »

108Ago

Address: 8478 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Ago
Recommended
Old world Tuscan dishes are the specialty at Ago Restaurant located on Melrose Avenue and Clinton Street in the heart of West Hollywood. Guests can be reassured that they will dine on great Italian food at a restaurant that is co-owned by the Godfather himself, Robert Di Nero. The Chef and co-owner, Agostino Sciandri, grew up in the lush countryside of Tuscany where he learned to perfect his Northern Italian culinary style. At Ago, guests can experience the full progression of an Italian dinner, starting with an Antipasti of Buffalo Mozzarella Caprese, or the Polipo e Patate, grilled octopus in … Learn More »

108Sushi Roku

Address: 8445 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
Sushi Roku
Editor's Pick
In Mid-City West LA on 3rd Avenue and S Croft Avenue, patrons enter the rock-clad building of Sushi Roku to experience innovative Japanese preparations that utilize ingredients unusual for a sushi restaurant. Sushi Roku’s menu features traditional nigiri and sushi rolls, but selections like the Salmon Carpaccio in truffle soy vinaigrette will excite guests’ palates with generous flakes of shaved black truffle. Edamane Hummus and the Albacore Tacos are bite-sized tributes to the clash of cultures found in LA. For those adventurous guests, the Sushi chefs are always happy to prepare untraditional dishes like halibut with kumquats, or toasted scallops … Learn More »

108Shades Restaurant and Bar

Address: 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA  92648   Make a Reservation
Shades Restaurant and Bar
Shades Restaurant and Bar embodies the unpretentious elegance of its Huntington Beach location. Formerly the Palm Court, this fixture of the Hilton Waterfront has been given a vibrant new personality through its recent renovation. The restaurant’s lively atmosphere is interpreted differently by its seating options: warm amber lighting and wood accents make for a chic indoor dining experience while the outdoor patio, with its ocean views and sunny tables, is the essence of coastal casual. Chef Jeff Littlefield’s menu is dictated by seasonality, resulting in a quietly sophisticated cuisine that is the epitome of fresh. A meal at Shades is … Learn More »

108Locanda Del Lago

Address: 231 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Locanda del Lago serves authentic cuisine from Bellagio and the Lake Region of Northern Italy. This Santa Monica locale overlooks Third Street Promenade and brings a taste of Italy to this coastal town. Since its opening in April of 1991, Lago has provided some of the tastiest dishes to foodies, celebrities and locals alike. Their warm décor and seasonal menu along with an air of casual class enhance the dining experience. Come out to Lago where Europe meets the West Coast and enjoy the outdoor patio for people watching and genuine California sunshine as well as some of the most … Learn More »

108555 East Restaurant

Address: 555 Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA  90802   Make a Reservation
RecommendedEditor's Pick
555 East is a classic steak house, full of old world style, charm, and superior beef. Dedicated to the art of dining well, 555 East offers choice cuts of USDA Prime beef prepared to perfection, complemented by a wine list with over 600 selections. In addition to succulent and tender steaks, the menu boasts a varied offering of appetizers and accompaniments, from grilled artichokes to fresh oysters, as well as equally succulent seafood, live Maine lobster, and Colorado Rack of Lamb. The ambiance is classic and charming, with marble floors and wood paneling, and on most evenings a low buzz … Learn More »

108Whist at the Viceroy

Address: 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Whist at the Viceroy
RecommendedSpecial Offer
Classy meets comfortable at Whist, located at the Viceroy Santa Monica, a restaurant offering elegant Coastal Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Not only do menu items offer variety, but in order to ensure individual levels of comfort guests are offered several choices in seating locations including the traditional formal dining room, casual poolside tables as well as private chef cabanas for a more intimate experience. Whist is an eatery known for its significantly stylish décor which fuses vintage and modern furnishings. The restaurant excitedly welcomes new Executive Chef, Tony DiSalvo to the team, who uses his vast … Learn More »

108Ammo

Address: 1155 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA  90038   Make a Reservation
Ammo
Recommended
Ammo's newly redesigned interior offers a sleek, dramatic stage on which Owner and Executive Chef Amy Sweeney’s culinary performance unfolds. Turning to the seasons for inspiration, Sweeney’s menu is constantly changing, weaving vibrant, seasonal produce into delectable dishes. During early summer you might find Baby Artichoke pizza with fontina, teardrop tomatoes, baby red onion, and mint; or wood-oven braised Wild Bass with baby artichokes and peewee potatoes. Regardless of the season, the menu showcases stunning creativity and equally stunning quality, accompanied by an eclectic wine list that promises to accompany even the most unique of creations. Learn More »

108Belvedere

Address: 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA  90212   Make a Reservation
Belvedere
Offering modern American cuisine, The Belvedere has long been regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Los Angeles. Serving up unique dishes alongside impeccable service and sophisticated atmosphere is what keeps this hotspot as popular as ever as each year passes. Under the direction of Executive Chef Bill Bracken, The Belvedere was recently voted "Best Hotel Restaurant in the Continental US and Canada" by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine, and it is the only hotel restaurant in North America with a AAA Five Diamond Award. Come see what everyone is talking about at The Belvedere. Learn More »