What is it that makes a restaurant underrated? Is it when an establishment's not the first to come to mind when thinking of where to go to dinner? Or that it has an off-the-beaten-path location? Perhaps the venue is not all over your Foursquare check-ins or the food blogs you religiously consume. Whatever it may be, an underrated restaurant cannot be defined by poor service or anticlimactic food. These hidden gems are sacred experiences in some way or another, and most likely away from the touristy hustle-bustle.
Last month, Eater did the work so you don't have to - mapping all the most notable, worth-checking-out gems in LA. Deciding what makes it so underrated is your call. Read More
Have you been to any of the mapped restaurants? Let us know what you think makes them so great in the comments below.