121 "Dinner with the Parents" restaurants in Los Angeles.
Despite its clubby interior, you’re not going to be mad about a meal at Katsuya Brentwood - especially if you get the tuna and crispy rice.
Il Pastaio is a Beverly Hills classic and the closest the city has to a true neighborhood pasta spot.
Aleppo’s Kitchen is a fantastic Syrian restaurant in Anaheim with a big patio ideal for groups.
Toku Unagi and Sushi is a Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood that’s LA’s first and only eel-specialist.
Onda is an upscale Mexican restaurant in Santa Monica from the chefs at Sqirl and Contramar that fails to live up to the hype - or its pedigree.
Red Herring is a just-OK restaurant in DTLA, where most of the food feels like a misdirection from the real star - their chocolate torte.
Eszett is an Austrian-ish spot on Sunset in Silver Lake, and an ideal place when you want to do date night a little differently.
Maccheroni Republic is a true neighborhood Italian restaurant in Downtown with solid pasta, a friendly staff, and a fantastic front patio.
Locanda Positano is a tiny Italian spot in Marina del Rey serving pasta so good you’ll forget you’re eating next to a car wash.
Malibu’s Broad Street Oyster Company is the grown-up version of a pop-up, and the ultimate LA seafood destination.
The Old Place is an aptly named saloon in the Santa Monica Mountains that also happens to serve some of the best steak in LA.
Pasjoli is an upscale French restaurant in Santa Monica where being an adult feels euphoric.
Angelini Osteria is an excellent Italian restaurant in Beverly Grove that’ll put a pretty big dent in your wallet.
Capital Seafood is a great dim sum restaurant in Beverly Hills that could save you a trip to the San Gabriel Valley.
Salazar is a Mexican BBQ restaurant in Frogtown that’s gone from excellent to average in just a few short years. The patio, however, remains great.