Majordomo in Chinatown

Live from New York: Restaurants and Bars Opening in L.A.


dine L.A.

New York restaurants and bars are in a Los Angeles state of mind these days, with numerous Michelin-starred and James Beard Award winning chefs from the Big Apple opening locations in the City of Angels. And there's more on the way, with Milk Bar opening soon on Melrose, Five Leaves in East Hollywood, and award-winning cocktail bar, Employees Only in West Hollywood. Read on for New York chefs that have recently headed west to cook in Zagat's "most exciting food city in America."

Indian dishes at Badmaash in Downtown L.A.

Around the World in 13 dineL.A. Restaurants


Karen Young

The rich cultural diversity of Los Angeles has produced a melting pot of cuisines from across the globe. In fact, if you were to pinpoint restaurants throughout the city serving international cuisine, you could take a "trip around the world." Start your travels with our list of dineL.A. eateries spanning Asia, Southeast Asia, South America, Mexico and Europe. It's only the first step of what could be the beginning of a long, delicious culinary journey in your own backyard.

Girls' night out at Cleo L.A. LIVE

The Best dineL.A. Restaurants for a Girls' Night Out


Esther Tseng

When it comes to a night out with the girls, the 10th anniversary dineL.A. is the perfect reason to enjoy dinner with your besties. Whether you indulge at an elegant steakhouse, enjoy dinner with cocktails on a charming patio, or taste fresh bites from a variety of global cuisines, there’s the perfect setting for you and your girlfriends in neighborhoods across Los Angeles. Read on for ten of our favorite places for a girls' night out during dineL.A.

Water boiled fish and pig's blood at Yunnan Garden

The Top 10 Spiciest Dishes in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Diners have different tolerance levels when it comes to spice. Whether it’s the mouth numbing effect of Szechuan peppercorns, a ferocious habanero burn or the beads of sweat that will inevitably drip down your forehead as result of sinus-clearing hot wings, Los Angeles has it all. Discover 10 of L.A.’s most intimidating dishes, each uniquely intense, which complement dineL.A.’s Spiciest Restaurants story. Are you up to the capsaicin-fueled challenge?

Un Solo Sol

The Dining Guide to Boyle Heights


Liz Ohanesian

One of the joys of eating in Boyle Heights is that you'll find a good amount of restaurants that are embedded in the neighborhood's history. Spots like El Tepeyac, Al & Bea's and Otomisan have passed the half-century mark and, when you walk into them, you can feel the past and the present intermingle. Yet, Boyle Heights is also home to younger restaurants, like Guisados and Un Solo Sol, who are carving out their own niches in the neighborhood.

Howlin' Ray's in Far East Plaza

The Dining Guide to Far East Plaza in Chinatown


Hope Ewing

Built in 1976, the Far East Plaza food mall in Chinatown has become iconic for its mix of old school and new, creating a buzz among L.A.’s foodie crowd since local chef Roy Choi relocated his first brick-and-mortar there in 2013.

Since then, this unassuming two-story space has become a culinary destination for people from all over. Visitors come for authentic regional Asian bites, restaurant-hop for a taste of everything, or hunker down in line with coffee and ice cream, waiting for service at a trendy pop-up. Communal tables arranged between stands selling knick-knacks serve the many fast-casual options along the corridor. Positioned in the heart of Chinatown, the plaza is worth checking out whether you’re a fan of traditional Asian street food or seeking out the next big food thing.

Parking is easily found at surrounding paid lots; street parking is also available, but hard to come by with busy weekend crowds.