There are a massive number of restaurants in Hollywood – so many that it’s pretty much impossible to try them all. By the time that anyone would manage to finish testing every single restaurant in Hollywood, new ones would have opened and old ones would have closed!
Regardless, there are a few restaurants in the area that really set the bar high. These seven restaurants are definitely the ones that you need to check out if you’re spending some time in Hollywood.
Bistronomy is a trend that has taken France by storm. Bistronomy restaurants offer small, trendy, and affordable menu items – basically hors d’oeuvres – made with high-quality ingredients and served in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Papilles is about as close to true bistronomy that you’ll find in Hollywood or anywhere in LA, and it’s a must that you try out this unique form of eating.
2. Yai Restaurant
Yai Restaurant is the best place for Chinese fare in Hollywood. That said, Yai’s has an absolutely massive menu, so if you’re a fan of Chinese food you might have a hard time choosing just one thing to eat.
3. Los Balcones
While Peruvian food might not be as world-famous as Italian or Japanese, it’s no less delicious. At Los Balcones, you’ll be able to order local Peruvian food like lomo saltado and fantastic seafood dishes.
4. Stella Barra Pizzeria
If you’re looking for a great place to grab a slice (or a whole pie) in Hollywood, Stella Barra has some of the best pizza that you can find. They are known for using simple ingredients and allowing the dough to rest for 30 hours before using it.
The result is phenomenal crust and delicious pizza. On top of that, they have a number of different traditional and unique pizzas to try.
5. Musso & Frank Grill
Musso & Frank is the hot spot to go if you’re looking for a delicious continental meal. Serving favorites like turkey, seafood, and steaks, you can’t go wrong here.
Musso & Frank is also known for providing customers with fantastic martinis and cocktails. The fact that their menu hasn’t changed much since the restaurant opened is a sign that they know what they’re doing.
6. Luv2Eat Thai Bistro
While you might not think that the location of Luv2Eat stands out much – it’s in one of the seedier sections of Hollywood – there’s no doubt that the restaurant is a serious competitor for the number-one Thai restaurant in all of Los Angeles.
Here you’ll find such menu items as crab curry, Thai fried chicken, pad Thai, and other fantastic foods that hail from the Eastern side of the world.
7. Salt’s Cure
Anyone interested in protecting the environment understands the importance of eating farm-to-table. Doing this prevents greenhouse gas emissions, reduces fuel costs, promotes local sustainability and – in the case of Salt’s Cure – leads to absolutely incredible foods.
Come here to get a meal made with locally raised duck and pork meat, vegetables, and fantastic desserts. You’ll really be able to taste how much of a difference there is when you eat food that’s grown within a few hundred miles of where it’s served.