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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Venice West restaurant
4.9
4.9 (158)
$31 to $50
American
Venice
About the restaurant
The Venice West is an eclectic restaurant and live music venue located in Venice, California. TVW offers a supper club vibe serving “upscale comfort food” accompanied by a full bar featuring an array of tasty cocktails and a great selection of beers on tap.

Chef Diego’s mouth watering creations will delight you. From main dishes like the Crispy Chicken & Waffles to a savory selection of unique Neapolitan-style pizzas, salads, sandwiches, share plates, and desserts. The menu truly offers something for everyone.

The Venice West provides a true “dinner and a show” experience and will not disappoint. Our goal is simple: create a welcome place for music fans and artists alike to enjoy great food, music, and good times. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the show!

*Dinner served from 6-9pm. Show tickets must be purchased separately at www.thevenicewest.com, on Ticketweb, or at the door (if not sold out).
Top review
CookieMomster
Dined 1 day ago
This was our first visit to Venice West and what a pleasant surprise. Great music venue but we didn’t have high expectations for dinner. Another pleasant surprise! The menu was varied and everything our group chose was delicious (although the spinach salad was a bit too salty). Our server was attentive and really hustled. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Gaslamp - Music + Bar + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (552)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
IF YOU CAN'T FIND A TABLE HERE...PLEASE CALL THE VENUE DIRECTLY! (562)596-4718...

LONG BEACH'S PREMIER LIVE MUSIC VENUE and RESTAURANT
THURSDAY - COUNTRY NIGHT with LINE DANCING
FRIDAY - 80's with KNYGHT RYDER
SATURDAY - CONCERTS featuring the TOP TRIBUTE BANDS and TOURING NATIONAL ACTS
SUNDAY - BRUNCH with LIVE MUSIC


Top review
DavidA
Dined 1 day ago
Gaslamp is a great place to hang out and watch bands while enjoying a nice dinner! Would recommend it to anyone looking for something to do in a Saturday.
A photo of The Brandy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (24)
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Glendale
About the restaurant
The Brandy is Glendale's new and chic restaurant incorporating the highest quality Mediterranean and American cuisine along with craft cocktails and the finest hookah. Vision and inspiration for The Brandy was to rejuvenate three critical elements of the modern dining experience: high quality servings, exceptional service, and dynamic entertainment. The exceptional team at The Brandy has decades of experience managing and serving many establishments throughout the Great Los Angeles area and has utilized its vast knowledge of the industry to set forth a truly rare and distinctive yet familial and cozy vibe. The Brandy strives for the best in every sector and never sacrifices one for the others.
Top review
HenryNvip
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
Great experience. Food is great, and entertainment is awesome. All the servers, including management, are friendly and hospitable... the Brandy is the place to be on the weekends.. Never a dull moment...thank you.
A photo of Lenny's Casita restaurant
4.8
4.8 (11)
$31 to $50
Kosher
Beverly Hills
About the restaurant
Mexicali street food concept by culinary creator Chef Lenny (Charcoal, Doma Land + Sea, Alenbi, Mike’s Bistro). The Casita blends authentic Mexican street food with Chef Lenny’s California roots and fine-dining experience to create a unique taqueria that can only be described as MexiCali. Glatt Kosher under the OK supervision.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
Me and my family had such an amazing experience at Lenny’s. It was a night full of music and amazing food. The restaurant gave us a sparkler candle in the food we bought because they knew that the occasion was for a birthday. The night is truly a night to remember, it wasn’t some night out for dinner, it was an amazing and fun experience. The food was 100% fresh add the grill which was just to die for. Thank you to the amazing staff who served us!
A photo of Izakaya Tora restaurant
4.7
4.7 (54)
$30 and under
Sushi
West Hollywood
About the restaurant
Your #1 spot for the best Izakaya in West Hollywood.
Fresh imported sushi and quality dishes.

Thank you for dining with us! Ask about our signature Omakase!

Note:
We have 15 minute grace period.
We do not guarantee inside seatings (even when you reserve inside).
Indoor seatings are open to first come first serve reservation customers.
We have heaters on the patio.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
The yakitori and sushi are outstanding the staff very friendly and helpful. You can’t go wrong coming here for a meal
A photo of Sushi Roku - Manhattan Beach restaurant
4.7
4.7 (71)
$30 and under
Sushi
Manhattan Beach
About the restaurant
Sushi Roku combines the finest, freshest fish from pristine waters around the globe with the kind of artistry that can only be provided by a mature sushi chef ensuring superlative traditional sushi, together with a splash of California innovation. Sushi Roku is a pioneer of contemporary sushi, incorporating diverse, non-traditional ingredients from Latin America (e.g. jalapeños) and Europe (e.g. olive oil) into its edible works of art. This unique culinary experience that bridges past and present is the result of an eagerness to embrace new ideas and a profound respect for tradition. Sushi Roku’s bold and diverse menu also offers an array of hot and cold specialty appetizers and an extensive selection of exotic entrées.
Top review
PaulaSvip
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
I was happy to find a reservation as usually, we walk up. We were promptly seated. Our server introduced herself.. she answered my questions about the tuna. We ordered, the tuna (first time) and ebi. Delicious! One grilled lamb chop,shrimp and bacon skewer and rice. We will be back!
A photo of The Velvet Martini Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (45)
$31 to $50
Lounge
Studio City
About the restaurant
Themed dining experience set in the glory days of old Hollywood. This Rat Pack-inspired lounge features live music nightly around the piano bar (yes, that's a bar built on our working piano!) and lush seating. Classic 1950's flavors are elevated in our upscale cocktails and full menu. Join us to see what The Velvet Martini Lounge can offer you.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 10, 2024
We love Velvet Martini! It’s our favorite go-to spot. Belky is amazing as is all the wait staff, live music is fabulous, food and drinks never disappoint!
A photo of Vista restaurant
4.6
4.6 (10)
$31 to $50
Polynesian
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome to Vista! We look forward to seeing you soon!!
Tables have a 2 hour max dining time. For parties of 6 or more, please contact Vista at (310) 372-9797 or at info@vista-hb.com. For parties larger than 15, please contact events@vista-hb.com. Please call Vista if OpenTable says no reservations are available at (310) 372-9797. There is a 15 minute grace period for your Reservation Time. Table will be released after grace period expires.

We will do our best to accommodate all REQUESTS made through Open Table, however, they are requests and therefore are not guaranteed.

THANK YOU AND SEE YOU SOON!
-Vista
Top review
ClaireS
Dined on May 12, 2024
Much improved service and food since the last time I visited. We had a friendly and prompt server and the snacks we ordered were delicious. Thanks for a great afternoon!
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Torrance restaurant
4.3
4.3 (109)
$30 and under
American
Torrance / Carson
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Great place and food. Strawberry cake was Awesome!
A photo of Epique Restaurant restaurant
4.3
4.3 (35)
$31 to $50
French
Glendale
About the restaurant
A culinary restaurant in Glendale, CA, offering a dining experience that is both elegant and unforgettable. From the moment you step through the doors, you will be transported to the charming streets of Paris, with its warm lighting and plush decor creating a welcoming ambiance.
The menu is a celebration of French cuisine at its finest, featuring an array of classic dishes with a modern twist. Whether you choose the indulgent escargot, the perfectly seared steak au poivre, or the delicate souffle for dessert, each dish is expertly crafted and beautifully presented.
The wine list is equally impressive, showcasing the finest vintages from the best vineyards in France and beyond. And with attentive and knowledgeable service from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, Epique Restaurant is the ideal choice for special occasions and romantic night out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 13, 2024
Great good and service as always. Will come back again.
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