46 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Dorothy Parker once said that Los Angeles was 72 suburbs in search of a city. It's spread out in pockets that have all grown up in their own way. And that is part of what has allowed L.A. to climb to the top of everyone's dining destination lists. With its rich, dynamic diversity and ability to embrace wild ideas, there are few cities in the world that can hit home runs with so many different cuisines, both casual and refined. L.A. is one of those places where a 13 course tasting menu served to look like modern art belongs on the same list as a taco truck that serves only one kind of taco. Were it not for the fact that you might have to sit in traffic for an hour driving between meals, it might just be the Platonic ideal of a food city. Here, the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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