It's show business―you've got to eat to keep that skin healthy and the hair shiny, and if in the bargain you can get snapped by the paparazzi, well that's the price you have to pay. It's a hard life for the bold and the beautiful. Hence, it's no wonder that they need to de-stress in the confines of the swankiest and the best. The best Hollywood restaurants are probably immune to seeing the faces that grace the silver screen, seated at their tables, perhaps sipping on an iced tea while they wait for their green salads to show up.
For the rest of us, the age-old adage of there's no business like show business probably holds truer than it ordinarily would―it's all rather glossy and glamorous. From Sunset Boulevard to the bylanes and alleys that house some of the best eateries in LA, there's something for everyone―tourist, resident, or the occasional visitor. So if your curiosity knows no bounds, and you've run out of things to do in Los Angeles, you're probably not alone in your quest for the best restaurants in Hollywood.
This Asian fusion restaurant is famous not only for its food, but also the spectacular view that's a bonus accompaniment to an enviable spread. Housed in a structure that's been standing for the last 90 years, Yamashiro gets two thumbs up for its fabulous ambiance, though its food is nothing to scoff at. This award-winning restaurant is headed by Executive Chef Jason Park and Chef de Cuisine Brock Kleweno.
Beso (and Kiss Nightclub)
If you're looking for a touch of Hollywood, stop off at Beso, Eva Longoria Parker's collaboration with Executive Chef Todd English. An eclectic collection of Latin flavors melded with American steakhouse staples, gives rise to some pretty special fare paired with serious glamor, that comes as a given when you're talking Hollywood.
If casual dining is what you're after, BLT steak is one of the best west restaurants you should consider. As the name suggests, if you're hungering for the 'All American' steakhouse fundamentals, you can find them here, with a charming French twist. Executive Chef Brian Moyers lends his expertise to the simple, yet stylish menu.
Cafe Sevilla Long Beach
A must visit when in LA, is this simple and unpretentious restaurant, famous and justly so, for its Spanish tapas and paella. Apart from rave reviews for its food, Cafe Sevilla is the third restaurant from owners Rogelio and Janet Huidobro, and is one of the best Hollywood beach restaurants around.
Le Petit Chateau
If NoHo's where you're at, you may want to drop in to Le Petit Chateau. It's charming outer facade is a perfect mask for the warm atmosphere inside. The food and service combine to make this one of the best north Hollywood restaurants around.
These were just a few recommendations, but the following may also tickle your fancy, should you give them a whirl.
- Spark Woodfire Grill
- O Bar
- The Palm
- Cafe La Boheme
- Little Toni's
- 25 Degrees
- Hungry Cat
- 101 Coffeeshop
- El Compadre
- Roscoe's House of Chicken
This was a list of some of the best Hollywood restaurants, and they are but obviously just the tip of the iceberg. Restaurants are aplenty, and the variety of cuisines, mind-boggling. There's something for everyone, even the most picky eater. Whether you're looking for a romantic evening, an elegant soirée, a hearty meal or a quick bite, it's all available, on the platter―Hollywood style. And who knows, you might just have a big name sitting right next to you!