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Our Top 5 Restaurant Picks in Los Angeles, California

Howlin' Rays is run by a husband and wife team with a serious passion for fried chicken. Chef Johnny, an LA native, has worked professionally under some of the best chefs in the world, including Thomas Keller, Gordon Ramsay and Nobu Matsuhisa. Amanda grew up with her grandparents in the heartland, growing, hunting, fishing, harvesting and preserving most of their food supply and spending summers in East Texas learning about southern soul and hospitality. In 2014, during a stage at Sean Brock’s Husk in Nashville, a local chef introduced Johnny to Nashville Hot Chicken. It was instantaneous love. Johnny brought back tales of this hidden gem to LA along with a strong desire to return to Nashville…and so the Hot Chicken tour was born.

Italian, Bakeries, Breakfast & Brunch

Bottega Louie is a 255 seat restaurant, gourmet market, patisserie and café located at 700 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. Full bar service is available, and the gourmet market and patisserie offer an extensive selection of sweet and savory products for your enjoyment.

Italian, Cocktail Bars, Pizza

Bestia juxtaposes decorative contemporary elements against a raw, industrial space dripping with character. This approach pays homage to sophisticated modern-day Italian spaces, which often integrate contemporary interiors into centuries-old structures. The name Bestia (Italian for “Beast”) echoes throughout the space via hard-edged design elements, such as the wall covering’s pattern of bar-fight weapons, intimidating meat-hook chandeliers suspended from soaring steel tracks, and bathroom tile work that reads as unfinished. The repeated use of chevron and hexagonal patterns, tulip pendant lighting, warm amber tones, and airy booth seating help soften the aggressively industrial space with a bit of whimsy.

American (New), Cocktail Bars, Diners

Faith & Flower is a contemporary Los Angeles restaurant located in the WaterMarke Tower in DTLA’s South Park district. The restaurant’s name pays homage to the two major renaissance periods—the 1920s and modern day—that have fundamentally shaped the Downtown Los Angeles community, with “Flower” referring to the street on which the restaurant lies today, and “Faith” for the street’s alleged name during the early 1920s. Inspired by a global influence of flavors and techniques, complemented by the use of a wood-fired oven and pristine raw bar, the menu redefines Californian rustic cuisine. The cocktail program celebrates the drinking culture spanning the Gilded Age and Roaring Twenties in Downtown Los Angeles and features cocktails with long-forgotten ingredients as well as modern signature drinks.

Lounges, French

Perch Executive Chef Gerardo Benitez has created a playful menu inspired by French culinary classics utilizing the freshest of seasonal ingredients. The menu consists of items that are meant to be shared as well as meals that stand boldly alone.

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