The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, January 2015

Spanning Westside to Eastside, with eateries clustered around the best dining neighborhoods, this collection of elite restaurants aims to answer the question, “Can you recommend a place?” Eater will continue to update restaurants every few months, adding in eligible places that have been open for at least six months. There’s no particular order, except that the first 33 restaurants are listed alphabetically.

In this early 2015 edition, we swap in Night + Market for its newer sister in Silver Lake, Night + Market Song. Bar Ama joins the ranks while both Cliff’s Edge and Faith & Flower finally make the cut. Meanwhile, Hinoki & the Bird leaves the list after chef Kuniko Yagi steps away from the kitchen. Long time 38 residents AOC, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, and Osteria Mozza come off to make way for Roy Choi’s POT. Finally, Ludo Lefebvre’s terrific Petit Trois is finally eligible, adding a fine French bistro to the list.

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