Los Angeles: Zagat Drops Their 2013 Survey Results

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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