high end dining in LA?
I'm coming from SF and I'm looking for some places in LA on par with Aqua, Gary Danko, Quince, Boulevard, Dining room at Ritz, Michael Mina, etc.
Any suggestions? I'm open to any type of cuisine, and would prefer a place near downtown.
I would say Urasawa, Craft, Patina, Spago and Providence.
Near downtown, your best bet would probably be Patina, which is *in* downtown, at the (relatively) new Disney Concert Hall. http://www.patinagroup.com/patina/
Providence is next closest to downtown, in the old Patina space, on Melrose just east of the Paramount studio lot (I'd classify it as Hollywood/Koreatown).
The other three are Beverly Hills or west. All good, though.
I haven't been there, but based on this post it sounds like Bastide belongs back on the list:
Links galore ...
8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071
8945 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
10100 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
176 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
218 N Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048
401 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048
2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
11941 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
8338 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
8475 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA 90069
141 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ivy At the Shore
1535 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
1810 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
8474 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069
In downtown, Water Grill, Nick and Stef's (Dry Aged Rib-Eye), Patina, or R23. If you want to slum it a little, go to Daikokuya for ramen. But if you want simply the best in greater LA, try Melisse, Urasawa, Provdence, Cut, Mastro's, Joe's, Spago, Sushi Zo
Since, this is going in the Ultimate LA Restaurant poll...
I'm surprised no one said Drago. That's the first place that pops into my head for fine dining downtown.
525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071