Discover Michelin and Bib Gourmand Restaurants in LA

dineL.A. Restaurant Week (July 12-26, 2019)

After a nearly decade-long absence, the famed Michelin guide has returned to Los Angeles with the first-ever California guide.

Dozens of LA-area restaurants were awarded the coveted stars, along with many that were selected for the Bib Gourmand category - restaurants that "serve high-quality meals which include two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less."

Read on for our guide to Michelin-starred and Bib Gourmand restaurants in Los Angeles, and be sure to book your summer dineL.A. reservations at these acclaimed restaurants!

CUT (1 Star)

Since 2006, Ari Rosenson has helped Wolfgang Puck steer CUT, a luxury steakhouse located in the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. The modern space features an upraised exhibition kitchen, art-lined white walls, and no tablecloths. CUT will be offering a $99+ Dinner Menu for dineL.A. Restaurant Week.

The CUT experience begins with servers presenting a stack of steak tableside - the prized Wagyu is at the bottom and filet mignon is on top. The many cuts of steak are served from diverse sources. Ribeye is a great option, but we suggest their corn-fed, USDA Prime New York sirloin that comes from Nebraska and gets dry-aged for 35 days. The 14-ounce cut grills over hardwood and charcoal and finishes in a 1,200-degree broiler, resulting in an impressive outer sear while maintaining a rosy center. Sauces like Bearnaise and Argentinean chimichurri are available, but sea salt suffices.

Uni pasta at Kali

Uni pasta at Kali | Photo: Stacey Sun

Kali (1 Star)

Kali, the long-running pop-up from Chef Kevin Meehan and Wine Director Drew Langley, opened as a critically acclaimed restaurant in January 2016. Located on Melrose Avenue a block from Paramount Studios, the 2,000 square-foot Kali is a sleek, sun-splashed space that offers a more casual setting than expected for the high-end cuisine served by Meehan, whose LA culinary career includes L'Orangerie, Bastide, Citrine, Patina and Café Pinot.

Kali's dineL.A. Restaurant Week $25 Lunch Menu includes a choice of heirloom tomato soup, black barley risotto, or yellowtail crudo to start; and Mary's chicken breast, striped bass or semolina spaghetti with sea urchin for entree.

The $59 Dinner Menu begins with an amuse bouche, then the same starter options as lunch. Hangar Steak replaces the chicken breast, followed by a dessert course with a choice of meringue gelato or chocolate cremeux.

Liberty Farm Duck from the Sonoma Menu at Maude

Liberty Farm Duck, Pine Nut, Artichoke, Blood Orange at Maude | Photo: @mauderestaurant, Instagram

Maude (1 Star)

Named for Chef Curtis Stone's paternal grandmother, the 24-seat Maude features four menus a year that showcase four great wine regions. For dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Maude is offering a luxurious $125 Champagne Dinner Menu. Sip a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, then enjoy summer melon, oysters, caviar, epicerie, sea bass, glazed fennel, lamb and a selection of cheese and desserts.

Orsa & Winston (1 Star)

A labor of love for chef-owner Josef Centeno, Orsa & Winston is named after his two dogs and features innovative tasting menus inspired by Italian and Japanese ingredients and culinary techniques.

The two-course dineL.A. $20 Lunch Menu features a choice of tomato & avocado salad, O&W Grain Bowl (chicken curry or tuna crudo), or porchetta alla kakuni. For dessert, choose between coconut tapioca or sudachi tart. Priced at just $39, the three-course Dinner Menu offers crudo, entree and dessert.

Providence (2 Stars)

It's been quite a spring for Chef Michael Cimarusti: after nine consecutive nominations, he finally won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: West; and his acclaimed Providence received two Michelin stars, picking up right where it left off the last time the guide visited LA. Renowned as one of the best seafood restaurants in the country, Providence has an elegant dining room that evokes the ocean with design touches like deep blue seating, coral-like wall patterns and clustered seashells along softly lit walls.

For dineL.A. Restaurant Week, experience the world-class Providence Tasting Menu for $105 ($160 with wine pairing) - sashimi, black cod, choice of California troll-caught king salmon or Liberty Farms duck; milk chocolate peanut butter mousse, and petit fours. Supplements include A5 Wagyu ($40) and artisanal cheeses with seasonal accompaniments ($25).

Wild Giant Octopus from Hokkaido at Shibumi

Wild Giant Octopus from Hokkaido at Shibumi | Photo: @shibumidtla, Instagram

Shibumi (1 Star)

Chef-owner David Schlossser defines Shibumi, which opened in June 2016, as a kappo-style restaurant - with intense focus, he impeccably prepares and finishes dishes at the bar in front of diners using a variety of traditional Japanese methods. His technique and presentation are more refined and elevated than typical izakaya, and there is no sushi. Schlosser’s culinary pedigree includes stints at L’Orangerie, Urasawa, and Ginza Sushi-Ko (where he was the first non-Japanese employee). He then spent over a decade studying with Japanese master chefs and served as a chef to the U.S. Ambassador in Japan. Schlosser’s preparation, presentation, use of ingredients, and the restaurant's design sets it apart from other local Japanese restaurants - the 15-seat sushi bar is carved from a single 400-year-old cypress tree. Notably, in August 2017, Shibumi became the first LA restaurant to be certified by the Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association that they serve real Kobe beef.

You won't find a better dineL.A. deal than Shibumi's $59 Dinner Menu: Hokkaido Octopus or Sashimi of the Moment; Japanese Eggplant with Tomato Gelee or Ohitashi with Black Sesame Ae; Peanut Milk Tofu with Dashi or Silken Tofu with Ginger Bud, Sesame & Green Onion; Cherrywood Smoked Salmon or Crispy Pork Tonkatsu - both selections served with miso soup, Matsuri Farms koshihikari rice and housemade pickles. For dessert, choose from Koji Rice Cream or Warabi Mochi.

Trois Mec (1 Star)

In his famed 101 Best Restaurants guide, legendary food critic Jonathan Gold once described Trois Mec as “the closest thing in the United States to the ecstatic improvisational cooking at Parisian bistronomy shrines such as Frenchie and Le Chateaubriand.” Trois Mec is a high-powered collaboration between Chef Ludo Lefebvre and his partners, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun, Jon & Vinny's). Loosely translated to “three guys” or French slang for three friends, Trois Mec opened in June 2013 in the former Raffallo's Pizza at a strip mall off Highland Avenue. The old sign is still hanging outside, offering a low-key hint at the fine dining experience that awaits inside.

The $59 dineL.A. Dinner Menu - just over half-price of the usual Trois Mec tasting menu - features mustard creme brulee, crispy tapioca, dried seafood waffle, avocado sushi with salted cod; grilled lamb leg with smoked eel, artichoke, Meyer lemon; and whiskey-vanilla Napoleon with black garlic caramel.

The Factory Kitchen (Bib Gourmand)

Opened in October 2013, The Factory Kitchen is the brainchild of restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana, who spent 18 years at the esteemed Valentino in Santa Monica. The Factory Kitchen is a bustling trattoria that serves traditional Italian fare in a former industrial building in the Downtown LA Arts District.

The $25 dineL.A. Lunch Menu starts with a complimentary glass of house red or white wine. Begin with soft cheese stuffed sweet & spicy peppers; thinly sliced slow-roasted beef; or heirloom tomato salad. Next, choose from smoked ricotta & mozzarella filled egg pasta; butterflied trout, baked turkey meatloaf, or slow-roasted rolled pork belly.

For the $49 Dinner Menu, The Factory Kitchen expands your options with fish & seafood filled egg pasta, pan-roasted sea robin fillet, roasted lamb meatballs, and slow-roasted pork belly.

Jaffa - West 3rd Street & Palms (Bib Gourmand)

Named after the oldest part of Tel Aviv, Jaffa brought the heart of Israel to West 3rd Street in early 2018 and then the Palms neighborhood in June 2019. Chef-owner Anne Conness (Tin Roof, Bistro, Sausal), known for her cross-cultural flavors, has created a beautifully presented vegetable-centric menu with a selection of salatim that includes hummus, tahini, cauliflower and beets, all prepared with a twist of ingredients. The drinks run from cocktails to non-ABV, as well as Israeli wine and arak, a Middle Eastern liquor.

The West 3rd and the Palms locations will both be offering a $39 dineL.A. Dinner Menu.

Maccheroni Republic (Bib Gourmand)

Opened in December 2012 by Antonio Tommasi and Jean Louis De Mori, Maccheroni Republic is a Downtown LA stalwart that serves top-notch, freshly made pasta in a warm and comforting setting that includes a lively patio.

A perennial dineL.A. Restaurant Week favorite, Maccheroni Republic is offering a $20 Lunch Menu or $29 Dinner Menu with options like buttermilk mozzarella with tomato spread, and garlic spinach (nut-free) pesto with crostini bread to start. Main selections include Bianchi & Neri (black & white thin vermicelli pasta with shrimp, mushroom, roasted pancetta in a creamy bisque), pumpkin & sweet potato ravioli, Gnocchi Bolognese, or gluten-free penne with sauteed eggplant, garlic and organic tomato sauce. Finish with chocolate mousse, tiramisu, or olive oil & blueberry cake.

Petit Trois (Bib Gourmand)

A collaboration of culinary all-stars Chef Ludo Lefebvre, wife Krissy and partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Petit Trois is a classic Paris-style “bar à la carte,” originally opened in the same Hollywood strip mall as Trois Mec and now in Sherman Oaks as well.

For dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Petit Trois le Valley is featuring a three-course $39 Dinner Menu with Endive Salad, Hangar Steak au Poivre, and Creme Brulee.

Preux & Proper 36-Hour Prime Boneless Beef Rib

36-Hour Prime Boneless Beef Rib | Photo: Preux & Proper

Preux & Proper (Bib Gourmand)

For Cajun inspiration with a dash of LA cool in the mix, Preux & Proper offers two distinct spaces with a similar obsession with food quality and source.

Preux & Proper is offering an extensive $49 dineL.A. Dinner Menu that starts with a glass of sustainable micro-production wine (one glass per guest). First course options include smoked beef heart pastrami toast, grilled yellow sweet corn, roasted Japanese eggplant, marinated cauliflower romanesco salad, or dungeness crab hushpuppies. Main course selections include fried Mississippi catfish, house andouille sausage, squash blossom chile relleno, and charred octopus. Instead of ordering a main, two guests can share large plates like 36-hour prime boneless beef rib, cast iron seafood gumbo pot, fried whole game hen, Nashville hot rabbit, or Liberty Farms organic duck breast. Save room for dessert - seasonal fruit cobbler or Pate a Choux Beignets.

Bolo Burger at Rossoblu

Bolo Burger at Rossoblu

 |  Photo: Jakob Layman

Rossoblu (Bib Gourmand)

Opened in May 2017, Rossoblu is Chef-Owner Steve Samson's grand homage to Italy - specifically the Bologna and Emilia Romagna regions, where he spent family summers. His stunning restaurant at City Market South in DTLA features a contemporary design with a 120-seat interior set amidst expansive windows, sky-high ceiling, elaborate wall mural, marble bar, open-hearth kitchen, and a large patio for al fresco dining with room for 60.

The $25 dineL.A. Lunch Menu starts with a Peach Bellini or Basil Arnold Palmer. Entree selections offer Frittata Parmigiana, the Bolo Burger, or Porretta Terme Bowl. Finish with Seasonal Gelato or Seasonal Sorbet.

The $49 Dinner Menu features Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Swordfish Spiedini, or Stone Fruit Panzanella to start. Next, choose from Fennel Crusted Pork Chop, Sweet Corn Risotto, or Slow Roasted Lamb Shank. Dessert selections include Seasonal Gelato / Seasonal Sorbet, Hazelnut Budino, or Olive Oil Cake. There are two optional wine pairings - Premier for $21 or Grande ($35).

Sixth + Mill

Opened in August 2018, Sixth + Mill is the latest Arts District destination from Factory Place Hospitality Group, which also boasts The Factory Kitchen and Officine Brera in its portfolio. The focus is southern Italian cuisine - highlights include Neapolitan-style pizzas such as the classic Margherita pizza made with tomato, fior di latte cheese, oregano and Apulian olive oil; and handmade pasta such as the gnocchi alla sorrentina - potato and semolina gnocchi with a bright tomato sauce, topped with burrata and fresh basil.

For dineL.A. Restaurant Week, Sixth + Mill will be offering $25 Lunch and $29 Dinner Menus.