Los Angeles Top 25 Restaurants: August 2016

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is one of the top food destinations in the country. Thanks to an ever-evolving selection of diverse dining options, foodies in L.A. can just as easily rub elbows with celebrity chefs in a five-star restaurant, as they can indulge in delicious street tacos or Korean barbecue.

With so many choices, staying at the top of the restaurant food chain in the City of Angels is no easy feat. That’s why we’re giving major kudos to all the restaurants on the August 2016 Los Angeles Top 25, whose strong brands and dynamic menu options left little room for new competitors.

Snagging this quarter’s no.1 spot, Alimento, jumping five spots up from no. 6. What’s even more impressive, this laid-back Italian bistro was new to the list last quarter, yet continues to dominate the competition. Owner Zach Pollack’s philosophy of using carefully sourced ingredients from local artisans and growers is definitely paying off.

Odys & Penelope also managed to stay at the top of the list this quarter, moving from no 3. to no. 2. Some of the biggest hits at this churrascaria and grill: the tri-tip, fried wild mushrooms, and cheese puffs.

Leona, meanwhile, has continued to impress diners in L.A.’s Venice Beach area, moving from no. 12 to no. 8 on the list. The diverse menu here has garnered a lot of favorites among guests — the Lamb Belly Wontons and Korean Latke are just a few of the many raved about dishes. Guests also seem to love the restaurant’s chic, yet laid-back ambience.

Also making its way up on the list: Love & Salt. The Italian-inspired eatery went from no. 22 to no. 15.

Want to see who else is dominating the L.A. restaurant scene this quarter? Check out the full list below. 

Brunching on Porchetta Benedict 🍳🐷👌#la #bruch

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Crispy chicken oysters 🙌 once you pop the fun don't stop #chicken #notoysters #loveandsalt #manhattanbeach

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RANK Restaurant Social Score VIDEO
1 Alimento 180.7  
2 Odys and Penelope 180.22  
3 Ink. 179.88  
4 Republique 179.38  
5 Gjusta 178.54  
6 Spago 177.7 Play Video
7 Maude 176.86  
8 Leona 176.5  
9 Cassia 176.02  
10 AOC 175.91  
11 Butchers & Barbers 175.32  
12 Gjelina 175.18  
13 Baco Mercat 174.73  
14 Mastro's Steakhouse 174.14  
15 Fishing with Dynamite 173.66  
16 Rustic Canyon Wine Bar 173.55  
17 Love & Salt 173.24 Play Video
18 Sqirl 172.96  
19 Culina Modern Italian 172.82 Play Video
20 Eggslut at Grand Central Market 172.4  
21 LA Chapter Ace Hotel 172.37 Play Video
22 Hatchet Hall 171.98  
23 Bestia 171.56  
24 Night + Market 171.14  
25 Le Petite Paris 170.72