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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Los Angeles

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Updated April 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Los Angeles? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.9
4.9 (1268)
$31 to $50
American
Hermosa Beach
About the restaurant
Baran’s 2239 is committed to serve exceptional food in a casual atmosphere. The idea formed when brothers Jason and Jonathan Baran linked up with long time friend and chef Tyler Gugliotta. Hours of prep and creativity go into every single dish, using only fresh and homemade ingredients. Baran’s 2239 has over 40 craft beers and extensive wine list. Recognized on Michelin's Bib Gourmand 2018 list
Top review
Tonivip
Dined 5 days ago
I alway enjoying dining here. It's so unique. The food is excellent especially the fried chicken. I always have to get that. Also exceptional is the apple walnut (or perhaps pecan??) salad and the coffee toffee pudding.
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4.9
4.9 (924)
$50 and over
American
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
About the restaurant
Open for business! Takeout reservations only per the current regulations in place. Check out our takeout menu, reserve a time when you would like to pick it up. We will call you for the order and have it ready for pick up based on your reservation choice.
Top review
Angie
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Service was excellent, food was delicious with the exception of the lobster tempura; it was extremely greasy and very bland. We should have sent it back but enjoying the rest of our choices so we let it go.
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4.9
4.9 (740)
$31 to $50
American
Pasadena
About the restaurant
Tucked away on the Altadena/Pasadena border,
Chef Paul Ragan brings a feast of flavors to the dinner table.
Join us in our dining room or order the Roastie to go!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Dinner was Delicious ! Consistently good quality each visit Friendly staff
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4.8
4.8 (582)
$30 and under
American
Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
About the restaurant
Cork Dork is a haven for all people who love food, wine and local spirits. Curating the menu is Danny Amirian, born and raised in Westlake, he brings his fresh farm to fork approach back to the Conejo Valley. Danny's exclusive menu is always changing to focus on local farms and purveyors' best available product. Danny cooks from the heart and his passion will show on the plate.

If you are a beginner and enjoy a glass, starting to learn, or Cork Dorks like us you will enjoy our ever-changing selection of wines. All wines are available in 2oz, 6oz, and bottles so you can try multiple items in one sitting.

Our bar serves local spirits (all from CA) and artisanal cocktails! We've made our memorable cocktail list legendary by adding a dorky twist to our cocktail artistry. We've sought after local, high-quality spirits and fresh ingredients that will set our cocktails apart, the names alone will captivate you before sipping these exquisite creations developed by our own mixologist.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Danny and his team (esp. Shane) are incredible hosts and the food is amazing!
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4.8
4.8 (771)
$50 and over
American
Eagle Rock
About the restaurant
Brian Dunsmoor’s namesake restaurant, Dunsmoor, is the latest iteration of his ongoing exploration of American heritage cooking. It is, first and foremost, a restaurant for the community that surrounds it, and a loving expression of the relentless research that has informed his cooking for the last ten years.

We offer the full menu at tables in our dining room and at the chef's counter, as well as at our outdoor tables. Reservations are recommended but we make every effort to accommodate walk-ins when possible.

Dunsmoor's wine bar, accessible either through the restaurant or via its own door on Ave 35, does not accept reservations and serves a limited menu of our raw and larder items.

Top review
WhereDeyDo
Dined 1 day ago
One of the best real meals in LA. Great ingredients, great experience, great people.
A photo of Tar & Roses restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3989)
$31 to $50
American
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Tar & Roses is a globally inspired culinary experience.
Chef Andrew Kirschner has transformed his kitchen into a local and welcoming home, focused on the element of the wood fired oven to bring out the best flavor in our dishes. Coming straight from the visionary mind of our award winning chef, our menu is created with only the highest quality ingredients and fresh, local products. This attention to detail helps makes our food a perfected craft which will inspire you to be adventurous, in the most approachable and delicious way possible.
When you step into Tar & Roses, you'll feel like you are coming home. Our entire staff awaits your arrival with warm smiles and thoughtful service ~ please, come share a meal with us!

Top review
AshleyS
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing every time, we love coming here! Great food and ambiance with an even better staff.
A photo of Poppy + Rose restaurant
4.8
4.8 (632)
$30 and under
American
Flower District
About the restaurant
Poppy + Rose is known for our buttermilk fried chicken & waffles, pulled pork hash, mimosas, rose mojito and more! Come visit us at the historic SoCal Flower Market 7 days a week from 9AM-3PM.

Poppy+Rose's Rooftop Patio is currently closed; all groups will be seated in our indoor dining room located at 765 Wall Street.

Poppy+Rose welcomes walk-ins 7 days a week. For groups up to 8, reservations can be made Mon-Thurs via Open Table. We do not take reservations on Friday or Saturday for groups under 9.

For groups of 9+ we offer large party pricing and reservations 7 days a week for our dining room only. While a reservation for a large group is not necessary, the pricing for large parties will still apply to all walk-in parties of 9+. For large party reservations and buyout pricing please email gm@poppyandrose.com.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 7, 2024
The gods was great, my server was great, overall a good experience.
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4.9
4.9 (2449)
$30 and under
American
Long Beach
About the restaurant
Classic American comfort food, crave-able bar snacks, plus unique cocktails & an extensive wine list in an upscale yet casual environment. Our intimate restaurant features a chic island bar, walls of glass and a spacious covered patio, perfect for people watching. Our exhibition kitchen highlights the talents of our passionate culinary team.

Nick’s is dedicated to perfecting the dining experience through continuous innovation, offering the highest quality food and beverage, and executing impeccable standards of hospitality. The deeply instilled Nick’s culture is personified by its Ladies and Gentlemen – professionals who share a single focus and are inspired and committed to offering great service and creating positive memorable experiences.

Top review
PaulCvip
Dined 4 days ago
Nick’s is our go to restaurant for delicious food, nice ambiance and terrific service.
A photo of Jar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3223)
$50 and over
American
Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
About the restaurant
Jar, the highly acclaimed restaurant by Chef Suzanne Tracht, is a modern-day chophouse which fares great appetizers, salads, a la carte Broilers, Roasts, Braises and Sautés, supplemented by an array of comforting sides, sauces, and desserts. Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong continue to create a contemporary American menu with dishes that appeal to everyone. The room is infused with the artistry and flair of a 1940s Supper Club and the signature dishes have brought rave reviews year after year. Join us for a casual, full service dining experience at the bar or a more formal affair at one of our white table cloth covered tables. Check our website for menus and more. Nightly specials are always seasonal. Dress code: Business Casual. We do not allow tank tops for gentlemen; a collared shirt is suggested instead. We also do not allow athletic attire, flip-flops, and caps while dining.
Top review
Telewaxvip
Dined 1 day ago
Great food. Excellent service. Space is a tad dated, but I am not eating the decor.
A photo of Upper West restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2592)
$30 and under
American
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
**Contact us today to schedule your next event! We can accommodate parties of 10 to 150 guests**

Upper West's ever-changing menu draws inspiration from around the world while maintaining eclectic flavors unique to them. The bar offers Happy Hour Wednesday-Sunday from 4:30-7:00pm serving refreshing craft cocktails, handcrafted beer. The dinner menu is always evolving and includes ingredients sourced locally from the Santa Monica Farmers Market as well as local farmers such as Weiser Farms and Niman Ranch. Upper West is the perfect place to book large events for 20 or more guests and is an excellent private party venue for hosting corporate events, birthdays, anniversaries, holiday festivities, rehearsal dinners, and more.

Top review
Jbmediamanvip
Dined 2 days ago
Love being greeted by the owner-manager and shown to our table. Reliably good food, fast service, always solid choice when we see a show at McCabe’s down the street.
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