There are tons of amazing restaurants in Los Angeles, but these are the ones all your favorite celebrities and influencers go too. No gate keeping here, tune along as we go through 5 five star restaurants in LA.
1. Bacari W 3rd
Bacari W 3rd is a petite Mediterranean themed restaurant designed by Matt Winter and located on W 3rd St in Los Angeles, California. This little restaurant was inspired by Winter’s previous trip to Italy and is described to be more a backyard of a home in Italy rather than a restaurant in Los Angeles. Walking into Bacari W 3rd you’re greeted with warm dark tones and it’s laid back ambiance with stunning architecture. Entering this restaurant you immediately spot the beautiful stone work, reclaimed Italian terra cotta floors, herbs and cured meat, and lit lanterns hanging from the ceiling. Right away you’ll feel like you’ve left sunny California and entered a little establishment in Siena, Italy and that’s just part of why it’s been given five stars.
Bacari Isn’t just a beautiful place to look at and be in, but the food and drinks are also a huge part of what makes this restaurant so great. The head chef for this restaurant is Lior Hillel. Born and raised in Israel, Mr. Hillel made his way to America working as an Executive Chef and eventually ended up joining the owners of the Bacari chain, Robert and Danny Kronfli. The menu consists of succulent meals such as octopus, chicken liver, bread pudding, Gorgonzola pasta, and so much more. Along with affordable signature dishes, the variety of drinks is amazing. With indoor and outdoor seating, this restaurant is the perfect place to come for lunch or dinner and just relax by yourself or with a friend.
2. North Italia
North Italia is an Italian themed restaurant in Santa Monica, California about 1 mile from Santa Monica Beach. Every day a new delicious hand made from scratch dish is prepared, like the Chef’s daily pizzas, waiting to be recognized and devoured. This restaurant also has a tempting assortment of wines, beer, and house-made cocktails. From the moment you walk through the doors, to your last slice of Funghi, you’ll know you’re in good hands, hints the five star reviewers . This little Italian restaurant will make every moment of your big event worth savoring. With tempting selections of handmade pasta and fresh pizza, you can treat your friends and family to a truly handcrafted experience. The private dining areas or main restaurant spaces are also the perfect settings for indulging in not just what you taste, but what you feel when you’re there.
North Italia offers indoor and outdoor seating with plenty of space and a great view of the street. After eating, you can take a casual stroll through Downtown Santa Monica or even head down to the beach or pier for some midday fun. An interesting fact about this place is despite the name and the traditional Italian cooking, North Italia was first opened in Houston back in 2014 at the Uptown-Galleria sub market. Today the restaurant is doing so well, talk about The Cheesecake Factory buying out North Italia are currently in circulation.
3. Le petit Paris
This beautifully structured five star restaurant is at the first level of the historic El Dorado Building located in Spring Street Downtown Los Angeles. This 300 seat restaurant feels very exclusive and prestigious, and as it’s true this restaurant is very prestigious, this restaurant is just about open to everyone. The restaurant was designed by owners David and Fanny Rolland and it features a skylight, two bars, an indoor mezzanine level, and an outdoor patio with beautifully placed lights and heat lamps. During the day this restaurant goes from being a classy place to have brunch with friends, to an upscale impressive dining experience to host for business partners/ clients at night.
Le Petit Paris has more to offer than memorable architecture and beautiful interior, the executive chef is Nigel Solancho. Mr. Solancho was born in Quezon City, Philippines and came to Los Angeles with many cooking skills from his previous experiences in Bangkok. His modern French technique style cooking skills took off when he was offered a position at this French themed restaurant. Although the menu has shortened since the pandemic, this restaurant still serves mouth watering dishes always with a French touch. You can find dishes like duck leg confit, truffle cheeseburger and fries, steak frites and more elegant yet filling meals.
4. Haidilao hot pot
HaiDiLao Hotpot, also referred to as Haidilao International Holding, is a chain of traditional style hot pot restaurants founded in Jianyang, Sichuan, China back in 1994. Haidilao isn’t just a five star restaurant for the intriguing name, but for the success of the growing business. Because of its success Haidilao is the largest hot pot chain in China, and now it’s making its way across the world, but more specifically LA. Haidilao Hot Pot is located in Santa Monica Los Angeles, California and it can be referred to as soup food. What makes this unique restaurant so popular is the cooking method that originated from China, everything is prepared with a steaming hot bowl of soup stock containing many different East Asian stuffings and seasonings. The objective is to take the raw meat you’ve selected or other dishes and cook the food by dipping it into the piping hot pot, leaving your meat cooked, well seasoned, and juicy,
Although these restaurants have been around for decades, Los Angeles residents just started picking up on the hype. Haidilao is the perfect place to come with family and friends, with large indoor dining and scenic outdoor dining. This place is definitely a great place to expand your food and culture horizons. With foods from fish cake and lobster balls to Haidilao’ thousand layer trip hot pot experience. This place also offers you the option of building your own custom soup stock and creating your meal plan for the night. Along with the spectacular appearance and delicious food, the price truly reflects in the experience but to many it’s worth the debt.
5. Avra Beverly Hills
The perfect five star restaurant to wrap up this discussion is none other than the iconic Avra Beverly Hills. Avra is a New York City famed, authentic Greek restaurant now open in Golden Gate Triangle Beverly Hills, California. This stunning location creates an atmosphere similar to the open air at a villa in Greece, with decor of actual fresh lemon trees, limestone imported from Greece, and stone washed walls that give the restaurant a comfortable feel. This restaurant is favored by many locals and a regular place to dine for many celebrities.
Unlike its New York location, Avra Beverly Hills features a more chic expensive tone plus a slightly different menu, with foods like grilled octopus, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass plaki, and even grilled Colorado lamb chops. Despite swapping the menu slightly, you can still spot classic Greek dishes like Baklava, Grilled Haloumi, and hummus.
All these restaurants are amazing places to visit while your in Los Angeles! Know any other 5 star restaurants? Let us know so we can check it out and judge it appropriately.