Los Angeles: Zagat Drops Their 2013 Survey Results
The best restaurants in LA? 18,450 people speak.
It’s that time of year for the little red books to drop their survey results, with today bringing the best of Los Angeles from Zagat. Los Angeles is a city we have covered extensively over the past year, and also a city with a less-than-stellar reputation with the neighbors to the north (SF) and far east (NYC). But a city that nonetheless deserves a much closer look. Maybe start with the downtown and then hit some Italian restaurants or coffee shops.
Out of 2,082 restaurants surveyed, by 18,450 diners, these are the top-rated by cuisine:
American (New) – Melisse, Santa Monica
American (Traditional) – Farmshop, Santa Monica
Asian/Fusion – Chinois on Main, Santa Monica
Barbecue – Bludso's BBQ, Compton
Burgers – Golden State, Fairfax
Californian – Lucques, West Hollywood
Caribbean – Porto's Bakery, Mult. loc.
Chinese – Newport Seafood, Mult. loc.
Continental – Brandywine, Woodland Hills
Delis – Brent's Deli, Mult. loc.
Dim Sum – Sea Harbour, Rosemead
Diners – Original Pancake House, Redondo Bch.
Eclectic – Saam/The Bazaar, Beverly Hills
French – Melisse, Santa Monica
Greek – Petros, Manhattan Beach
Indian – Addi's Tandoor, Redondo Beach
Italian – Michael's on Naples, Long Beach
Japanese – Urasawa, Beverly Hills
Korean – Park's Barbeque, Koreatown
Mediterranean – Lucques, West Hollywood
Mexican – Babita Mexicuisine, San Gabriel
Middle Eastern – Raffi's Place, Glendale
Pizza – Michael's Pizzeria, Long Beach
Seafood – Providence, Hollywood
Small Plates – M.B. Post, Manhattan Beach
Soul Food/Southern – Johnny Rebs', Mult. loc.
South American – Mario's Peruvian, Hollywood
Steakhouses – Cut, Beverly Hills
Thai – Jitlada, East Hollywood
Vegetarian – Native Foods, Mult. loc.
Vietnamese – Pho So 1, Gardena, Mult. loc.
Also of note, the “hottest neighborhoods” include: West Hollywood (A1 Cucina, The Churchill, PaliKitchen), Beverly Hills (BierBeisl, Bouchon Bakery, Caulfield's, Larder at Maple Drive, Livello) and Santa Monica (The Charleston, Mercado, Milo & Olive, Tar & Roses, Ushuaia).
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