Is this your first time in Los Angeles? Are you not sure which restaurant to choose for tonight? Don’t worry, your friend Fraiche has you covered. I’ve put together a list of some of the best restaurants in the area; I think you’re going to love them!



If you’re looking for the best LA smoked fish Gjusta is the place to go. They have different menus depending on which hour of the day you decide to visit them, and it’s all excellent. I highly recommend it.

Mastro’s Ocean Club


Have you ever thought about eating at one of the most prestigious steakhouses in town, with a fantastic sea view? Then you’re in for a treat. Mastro’s Ocean Club has some of the finest steaks in Malibu, with an excellent service and fabulous views.

Fishing with Dynamite


If you’re close to Manhattan Beach, you have to promise me that you’ll have either lunch or dinner at Fishing with Dynamite. Their wild fish is out of this world, with a mix of cousins that no other restaurant offers.

Jon & Vinny’s


Looking for a classic Italian-American restaurant? Jon & Vinny’s is what you need. Their pasta and salads are amazing, and their pizza bread is probably the best I’ve had in years.

The Bellwether


Chef Ted Hopson a famous and accomplished chef joined forces with his partner Ann-Marie Verdi to start one of the most respected restaurants in the Valley. The food is excellent; the staff is approachable, and I couldn’t be happier with them.

Union Restaurant


Pasadena’s residents absolutely love Union, and for legitimate reasons. I went there last week with a couple of friends for dinner; the place was packed, great atmosphere, and obviously, fantastic food.

Pine & Crane


Have you ever tried Taiwanese food? If not stop right there! Vivan Ku has setup one of the best restaurants in the city, their noodles and dumplings are one-of-a-kinds.