Thursday, August 30, 2012

Starry Kitchen Nights (Los Angeles, CA)

Starry Kitchen Nights at Tiara Cafe
127 E 9th St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Thu 08/30/2012, 07:45p-10:20p

Tiara Cafe Exterior

If you're not familiar with the story of Starry Kitchen, here's a quick recap: The fable begins with Chef Thi Tran, born to a Chinese family in Vietnam, but raised in Dallas. She started cooking during her years at the University of Texas at Austin out of necessity, but really began developing her skills after hooking up with SK frontman Nguyen Tran (himself a UT Dallas grad) and moving out to Los Angeles in 2002. Nguyen worked for Cassian Elwes at William Morris, then dabbled in independent film sales, while Thi found employment in advertising, all the while infusing her cooking repertoire with the wide-ranging flavors of LA's culinary landscape. After being together for seven years, the two even got married in late 2008. However, following the advent of the Great Recession, Thi lost her job the next April, and, inspired by the Kogi-fueled food truck/fusion frenzy, decided to give cooking a real shot. The Trans named their start-up Starry Kitchen, after a Hong Kong cooking show that Thi used to watch.

Starry Kitchen debuted in June 2009 inside the couple's North Hollywood apartment, #205, serving lunch only initially. The operation was modest (a mere $5 donation was suggested), more akin to a paladar than the glitzy, polished demeanor of a high-end underground restaurant such as Wolvesmouth. However, word of Thi's cooking spread like wildfire on the Interwebs, and soon enough, the apartment was serving dozens of people at a time. Perhaps not surprisingly, the local health department got wind of SK, and an inspector left a cautionary note on their door. The Trans suspect that a jealous local restaurant owner ratted them out. Not too long after the scare, Nguyen and Thi decided that Starry Kitchen was ready for primetime. A friend of Nguyen's was one of the investors behind 8Fish, a floundering sushi restaurant that had opened in Downtown's California Plaza in 2009. Given that the place was doing so badly, he invited the Trans to bring their concept to the 8Fish space, with no money up front. Starry Kitchen, thus, officially opened its doors for lunch service on February 16, 2010.

The place did pretty well for itself right from the get-go, and limited dinner service commenced in May. Thi wound up cooking a night at Test Kitchen later that year, and SK even took over the Mandoline Grill truck for a day. In early 2011, the Trans met Laurent Quenioux at Vertical Wine Bistro (where he had started consulting) and instantly hit it off. Quenioux ended up shuttering Bistro LQ in March, and was looking for a way to get back in the game. As such, the idea of LQ @ SK, a dinner-only guest cheffing series that kicked off in June, was born. The run brought considerable attention to both parties, and wrapped up this past March, punctuated at the end by two controversial herb/weed dinners.

The Trans were riding high (pun intended) at this point, so it came as a shock to many when Nguyen announced the restaurant's closure at the end of July, ostensibly due to a host of financial woes. He vowed that Starry Kitchen would return, though, and it did, just weeks later. Indeed, Starry Kitchen Nights bowed on August 16th, in a grand opening party replete with free Singha beer for all. This new iteration takes place inside Fred Eric's Tiara Cafe, the former home of Le Comptoir, Gary Menes' well-received pop-up. For now, it's a dinner-only affair, open between 5:00 and 10:00 on Tuesdays through Saturdays and said to be a permanent setup.

Tiara Cafe Interior
The inside of Tiara Cafe remains much as it's always been.

Starry Kitchen Nights Menu Starry Kitchen Nights Drink Menu
The Starry Kitchen Nights menu reads more refined than what the duo was previously offering. Nonetheless, it remains a hodgepodge of pan-Asian panache, a reasonably-priced suite of items meant for family-style sharing. Expect near-constant change, too, as the carte is a definite work in progress (Nguyen even teases a "Roast Pork Belly XO Fried Rice"). To drink, there's a limited selection of wines, beers, sakes, and even interesting non-boozy beverages on offer, and I've heard that lunch service might even be in the works. Click for larger versions.

Eagle Rock Brewery Manifesto
We chose the BYOB route (they're still trying to figure out how corkage is going to work--there was none tonight) and brought along a quartet of beers. The first was the Manifesto witbier from the nearby Eagle Rock Brewery. This was a light, easy-drinking beer, subtly sour and spicy, but it didn't really have much of the witte character that I was hoping for.

To start things off, the Chef presented her version of bo la lot, or grilled beef in betel (lolot) leaves, one of the traditional items in the famed Vietnamese "seven courses of beef." Instead of la lot leaves, Korean sesame was used in its place, and the result was fantastic, with the medicinal, zesty greens playing off of the smoky, succulent logs of minced meat wonderfully. To go along with the course, we were also given a small cup of house-pickled Fresno chilies, carrots, and cucumbers, their tang and crunch much appreciated. A perfect start to the meal.

One of the restaurant's most popular dishes is the chicken wings, a holdover from the Cal Plaza days, and I can see why. The bird displayed a great crispness to it, yet the flesh was still tender and juicy, with a pronounced, but not overbearing sweetness that led to just a touch of creeping spice. Nice.

Without a doubt, this was the most intimidating-looking dish on the menu, and even I was a bit taken aback given that I'm no good at handling fish heads in a graceful manner. We had here the odds and ends of the striped bass used in SK's ca kho to claypot, simply grilled and served with nuoc mam and more of those homemade pickles. Getting past the considerable "work" required to extract the meat from the bones, the bass was actually quite delicious: tender and silky, with a lovely char and smokiness that went swimmingly with the accompanying fish sauce.

The Bruery Orchard White
Up next was another witbier, The Bruery's Orchard White, one of my favorite examples of the style. It was actually discontinued last year, and this increasingly rare bottle was one of only two remaining in my collection (the last time I'd opened a bottle was during a CR8 dinner). Interestingly, the flavors this time around were quite different than I'd experienced before, a result of its age I'm sure. The beer was distinctly less floral, with less of its signature lavender notes coming through. Instead, it was earthier, weightier, but still with the spicy, citrus-y notes that I expected.

Here, Thi paid homage to the Sichuan kitchen with this hong you chaoshou-inspired dish. The dumplings were spot on: meaty and supple, with a satisfying porcine relish. They were deftly augmented by the spicy "red oil" present, while the cilantro added an overarching lightness to the dish that I really appreciated. What I liked the most here, though, was the use of potatoes, which added a gorgeous texture and moderating element to the course. Yum.

Nguyen warned that this dish "almost tastes like Asia itself" and I could definitely see where he was going with that. Complementary flavors of sour, savory, and spicy enveloped the entire dish, creating a heady, aromatic veil that beautifully integrated every element together. Also commendable was the snappy, satisfying texture on the noodles, as well as the minty levity imparted by the various greenery on the plate. Hearty and homey, yet somehow contemporary--a must try.

BrewDog Punk IPA
At this point, we moved on to an IPA, specifically the BrewDog Punk IPA, which I'd quite enjoyed during the last iteration of LudoBites. It was pretty subdued for the style, with an apparent, yet delicate citric bitterness intermixed with some delicious floral and malty notes.

Regular readers will know that I'm not particularly a fan of eggplant, but we still went with this dish at our server's recommendation. I wasn't in love with the course, but it was certainly still quite palatable given my aversion to the main ingredient, with the ginger adding a well-placed counterpoint to the savory, smoky flavors at play.

And here we come to the night's pièce de résistance: the Singaporean chili crab that's quickly becoming Starry Kitchen's signature dish. It lived up to its reputation, with the roughly 3-pound Dungeness showing off its sweet, supple, spongy meat in stellar fashion. It was one of the tastiest preparations of cooked crab that I've eaten in fact. I would've had no trouble consuming it alone, but the accompanying sauce was excellent as well, with a sweet, savory, spicy kick that complemented but didn't overwhelm the delicate crab. Joining the sauce were cuts of bread from the new B1 Breadshop, which opened at the end of July. I even took the remaining liquid home to enjoy over plain white rice.

Brewery Ommegang Seduction
For dessert, we opened a bottle of the Brewery Ommegang Seduction, described by the producer as a "Belgian style porter," basically a dark ale blended with Callebaut chocolate and Liefmans cherries. It was quite something, with a subtly sweet base of malty, creamy cocoa leading to almost ethereal notes of tart, lambic-esque cherry fruit on the finish.

We were quite full at this point, but of course, we always save room for dessert (it's like a separate stomach right?). Apple fritters were something special, arriving at the table imbued with the spicy essence of wuxiang fen, a flavor profile that recalled the aroma of Cantonese roasted duck. Indeed, they showed off a wonderfully savory character initially, which then led to the fruity sweetness of apple toward the close. Though the fritters were certainly tasty alone, the paired honey-bourbon cream sauce was a superb complement, its boozy, heavy, unabashed sugariness balancing out the savory spice of the beignets wonderfully.

Interestingly, I'd had a similar dish during the last LQ@SK weed/herb dinner, but this version was much more successful. The panna cotta itself conveyed a delectably fragrant, herbal, tea-like flair, with a subdued sweetness that melded beautifully with the sugary cuts of pear. A humble looking dessert, but one that was definitely more-than-meets-the-eye in terms of finesse and complexity.

It appears as though our beloved Starry Kitchen has grown up. Our dinner here was, in fact, rather great, and it's clear to me that the Trans have upped their game considerably. Flavors were on point: bold, lusty, and eminently satisfying, really respecting and representing their Asian roots but still conveying a decidedly modern, of-the-moment twist. It was a deeper, more mature exploration of the Kitchen Ninja's culinary talents, and the outcome was very, very promising. As for what's next for Thi and Nguyen, they're hoping to stay put at Tiara for a while, but have already put in an application for a new space at California Plaza--stay tuned.

Nguyen Tran, Thi Tran

Friday, August 17, 2012

Index of Posts

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California : South : LA/VE/BR (349 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
555 EastLong BeachSteakhouses$$$-13/20n/rMay 2008
5weet & SavoryLos AngelesAmerican (New), Desserts$$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2012
A-FrameCulver CityAmerican (New)$$n/r13/20n/rOct 2011
Aburiya ToranokoLos AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2011
AcabarLos AngelesMediterranean, Modern European, Seafood$$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2014
AestusSanta MonicaAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2015
AlimentoLos AngelesItalian$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
Allumette [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/r15/20n/rJun 2014
Alma [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), French$$$$n/rn/r14/20Feb 2014
Alma Pop-Up [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2012
Amalur ProjectLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2012
Amor y TacosCerritosMexican$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2014
Angelini OsteriaLos AngelesItalian$$$BG13/2092.6Jul 2009
Animal [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$-13/2089.5Apr 2013
Annapurna CuisineCulver CityIndian, Vegetarian$$-13/20n/rNov 2009
A.O.C. [1]Los AngelesFrench, Wine Bars, Tapas Bars$$$BG14/2090.3Feb 2013
Asanebo [1]Studio CitySushi Bars, Japanese$$$$*15/2093.8Dec 2013
Ashoka the GreatArtesiaIndian, Buffets$-n/rn/rSep 2009
Bäco MercatLos AngelesSpanish, Sandwiches$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2012
BadmaashLos AngelesIndian, Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2013
Bar AmáLos AngelesTex-Mex$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2013
Barbershop Pop-Up [1]Los AngelesItalian$$$$n/r15/20n/rFeb 2014
BarnyardLos AngelesMediterranean, Tapas/Small Plates$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2013
Barrel & AshesStudio CityBarbeque, American (Traditional)$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
BashanGlendaleFrench, American (New)$$$-15/20n/rDec 2009
Bastide [3] [2] [1]West HollywoodFrench, American (New)$$$*n/rn/rMar 2011
The Bazaar [2] [1]Los AngelesTapas Bars, Spanish, Basque$$$$n/r15/2093.1Jan 2011
Beachwood Brewing & BBQLong BeachBarbeque, Breweries, Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2012
Beer BellyLos AngelesGastropubs, American (New)$$n/r12/20n/rMar 2014
Belcampo Meat Co.Los AngelesButcher, American (New)$$n/rQBn/rNov 2014
Bereket KitchenLos AngelesEthiopian$$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2012
BestiaLos AngelesItalian$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2012
BierBeislBeverly HillsAustrian, German$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2012
Bigmista's Barbecue & Sammich ShopLong BeachBarbeque, Sandwiches$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
BirchLos AngelesAmerican (New), Seafood$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2015
Bistro 31Santa MonicaAmerican (New)$$-n/rn/rFeb 2009
Bistro LQLos AngelesFrench$$$$n/r15/20n/rJun 2010
Bistronomics 2.0 at BreadbarLos AngelesFrench, American (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Bistronomics Lucky 13 at BreadbarLos AngelesFrench, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2011
Bizarra CapitalWhittierMexican$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2014
Black Hogg [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$n/r13/20n/rApr 2013
Bludso's Bar-&-QueLos AngelesBarbeque, Sports Bars$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2013
BomboLos AngelesSeafood$$n/rQBn/rMar 2015
BondStBeverly HillsSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/r15/20n/rSep 2009
b.o.s.Los AngelesAsian Fusion$$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2014
The Bottle RoomWhittierPubs, American (Traditional)$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2014
Bouchon [2] [1]Beverly HillsFrench$$$n/r13/2091.4Mar 2013
Bourbon SteakGlendaleSteakhouses$$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2014
BrilliantshineSanta MonicaCocktail Bars, Tapas/Small Plates$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2014
CadetSanta MonicaFrench, American (New)$$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2015
Café PinotLos AngelesFrench, American (New)$$$-14/20n/rNov 2010
CampanileLos AngelesItalian, American (New)$$$-15/2088.5Oct 2012
CaneléLos AngelesFrench, American (New)$$$-14/20n/rMay 2009
CapoSanta MonicaItalian$$$$-14/2088.5Aug 2008
The CharlestonSanta MonicaGastropubs, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2012
ChegoLos AngelesAsian Fusion, American (New)$n/rQBn/rDec 2013
chi SPACCALos AngelesItalian$$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2013
China RedArcadiaDim Sum, Cantonese, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
The Church KeyWest HollywoodCocktail Bars, American (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rSep 2014
Church & State [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2010
City Club on Bunker HillLos AngelesAmerican (Traditional)$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2013
CiudadLos AngelesLatin American$$$BG14/20n/rSep 2008
CleoLos AngelesMediterranean$$$n/r13/20n/rNov 2010
Cliff's EdgeLos AngelesItalian, Mediterranean$$$-n/rn/rFeb 2012
Coin de Rue Pop-Up [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2015
Colonia Taco LoungeLa PuenteMexican$$n/rQBn/rJan 2014
CommissaryLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2014
Coni'SeafoodInglewoodMexican, Seafood$$-n/rn/rOct 2014
Connie & Ted'sWest HollywoodSeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2013
Cooks CountyLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2012
Corazon y MielBellLatin American$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2013
The CounterSanta MonicaBurgers$$-12/20n/rMay 2008
The CourtyardWest HollywoodSpanish, Tapas Bars, Basque$$-n/rn/rJun 2008
CraftLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$-14/20n/rJan 2008
CR8 Underground Dinner [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2012
CUT [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesSteakhouses$$$$*15/2094.0Dec 2012
Dal RaePico RiveraSteakhouses, American (Traditional)$$$-13/20n/rSep 2009
Del Rey KitchenLos AngelesJapanese, Asian Fusion$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2015
Dessert Hour with Chef Dan Moody at Scoops WestsideLos AngelesDesserts$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
Dia de CampoHermosa BeachSeafood, Mexican$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2015
The Dining Room at The Langham [2] [1]PasadenaAmerican (New)$$$$$*n/rn/rJul 2010
DragoSanta MonicaItalian$$$-15/2089.5Jan 2012
Drago CentroLos AngelesItalian$$$n/r15/20n/rJul 2009
EchigoLos AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$$-13/20n/rSep 2008
El CondorLos AngelesMexican$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2014
EMC Seafood & Raw BarLos AngelesSeafood, Live/Raw Food$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2013
EscalaLos AngelesColombian, Latin American$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2014
EveleighWest HollywoodAmerican (New), Tapas/Small Plates$$$n/r14/20n/rNov 2012
The Factory KitchenLos AngelesItalian$$$n/r13/20n/rFeb 2014
Faith & FlowerLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2014
FarmshopSanta MonicaAmerican (New), Bakeries$$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2014
The Fat CowLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2012
Fat SpoonLos AngelesJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2011
Father's Office [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), Burgers, Gastropubs$$-QB86.0Sep 2014
FeastialityLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2011
Fifty Seven [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
Fishing with DynamiteManhattan BeachSeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2013
FlautasLos AngelesMexican$n/rQBn/rJan 2015
FloresLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rJul 2013
Fogo de ChãoBeverly HillsSteakhouses, Brazilian$$$$-13/20n/rOct 2008
Ford's Filling StationCulver CityAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$$-13/20n/rNov 2008
FraicheCulver CityItalian, French, American (New)$$$-14/20n/rDec 2010
FraicheSanta MonicaMediterranean, French$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2009
Freddy Smalls Bar + KitchenLos AngelesAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2012
Frenchy's BistroLong BeachFrench$$$-n/rn/rOct 2006
Garden RoomSanta MariaAmerican (Traditional)$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2007
GenwaLos AngelesKorean, Barbeque$$-13/20n/rJan 2015
Giang NanMonterey ParkChinese$$-12/20n/rFeb 2009
GirasolStudio CityAmerican (New)$$$n/r13/20n/rSep 2013
GjelinaLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$-13/2089.0Jul 2011
Go's Mart [1]Canoga ParkSushi Bars$$$$-n/rn/rAug 2013
Goldie'sLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/r13/20n/rOct 2013
The Gorbals [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$n/r13/20n/rDec 2014
Gordon Ramsay at The London [1]West HollywoodAmerican (New), Asian Fusion$$$$*15/2091.2Sep 2011
GorgeWest HollywoodWine Bars$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2012
Grace [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$-15/20n/rJun 2010
GuisadosLos AngelesMexican$n/rn/rn/rNov 2013
Guerrilla Tacos TruckLos AngelesMexican, Street Vendors$n/rn/rn/rOct 2014
GyenariCulver CityKorean$$n/r13/20n/rOct 2009
Hachi Sushi & RobataLos AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2009
HakkasanBeverly HillsChinese$$$$n/r13/20n/rNov 2013
Hama SushiLos AngelesSushi Bars$$-n/rn/rJul 2011
HarloweWest HollywoodCocktail Bars, Lounges$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
The Hart and The HunterLos AngelesAmerican (New), Tapas/Small Plates$$n/r14/20n/rFeb 2013
The HatAlhambraBurgers, American (Traditional), Fast Food$-n/rn/rDec 2009
Hatchi at Breadbar [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesVaries$$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2010
Hatfield's [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$*15/2091.1Feb 2010
Hero ShopLos AngelesVietnamese, Sandwiches$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
HerringboneWest HollywoodSeafood, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2014
Hinoki & the BirdLos AngelesAsian Fusion, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2013
Horse Thief BBQLos AngelesBarbeque$$n/rQBn/rAug 2014
The Hungry CatLos AngelesSeafood$$$n/r14/2088.0Mar 2011
Il GranoLos AngelesItalian$$$$-16/2093.0Mar 2012
Inaka Seafood GourmetArcadiaJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2010
ink. [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/20n/rJul 2013
Ira's GourmetPasadenaIndonesian$n/rn/rn/rJul 2009
IzayoiLos AngelesJapanese$$BG14/20n/rAug 2009
JarLos AngelesAmerican (New), Steakhouses$$$-14/2091.6Jan 2010
Jeon JuLos AngelesKorean$$-n/rn/rSep 2008
JinpachiWest HollywoodJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$-15/20n/rMar 2014
JiRaffeSanta MonicaFrench, American (Traditional)$$$-14/2088.5Dec 2014
Joe's Restaurant [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), Breakfast & Brunch$$$-15/2089.0Sep 2011
Jon & Vinny'sLos AngelesItalian$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2015
KagayaLos AngelesJapanese$$$$-n/rn/rAug 2010
Kali DiningLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2012
Kang Hodong BaekjeongLos AngelesKorean, Barbeque$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
KazuNoriLos AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2014
KimukatsuCulver CityJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2013
King HuaAlhambraDim Sum, Cantonese, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2015
KinjiroLos AngelesJapanese$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2014
KirikoLos AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$-15/20n/rMay 2014
KiyokawaBeverly HillsSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$-n/rn/rDec 2013
KokekokkoLos AngelesJapanese$$-n/rn/rApr 2009
L&E Oyster BarLos AngelesSeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2012
L'AssietteLos AngelesSteakhouses, French, Wine Bars$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
La BotteSanta MonicaItalian$$$*14/20n/rNov 2009
La Casita MexicanaBellMexican$$-13/20n/rOct 2009
La EstrellaLos AngelesMexican$-n/rn/rApr 2015
La Poubelle BistroLos AngelesFrench$$-12/20n/rDec 2011
Ladies' Gunboat SocietyLos AngelesAmerican (New), Southern$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2014
Lawry's The Prime RibBeverly HillsSteakhouses, American (Traditional)$$$-13/2088.0Sep 2007
Lazy Ox Canteen [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$$n/r13/20n/rApr 2012
Le ComptoirLos AngelesAmerican (New), French, Vegetarian$$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2015
Le Comptoir at Tiara CafeLos AngelesFrench, Vegetarian$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2012
Little BearLos AngelesGastropubs, Belgian$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2012
Little SisterManhattan BeachAsian Fusion$$$n/rn/r13/20Dec 2013
LittleforkLos AngelesSeafood, American (New)$$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2013
Los Balcones del PeruLos AngelesPeruvian$$-n/rn/rMar 2010
Love & SaltManhattan Beach, CAItalian, American (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2015
LQ "Foodings" [2] [1]Pasadena, Los AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
LucquesWest HollywoodAmerican (New)$$$-14/2092.8Jul 2010
LudoBites 2.0 at Breadbar [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/r92.5Aug 2009
LudoBites 3.0 at Royal/T [2] [1]Culver CityFrench$$$n/rn/r92.5Dec 2009
LudoBites 4.0 at Gram & Papas [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/r92.5May 2010
LudoBites 5.0 at Gram & Papas [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$n/r15/2092.5Jul 2010
LudoBites 6.0 at Max [1]Sherman OaksFrench$$$$n/rn/r92.5Oct 2010
LudoBites 7.0 at Gram & PapasLos AngelesFrench$$$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2011
LudoBites 8.0 at Lemon Moon [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2012
LudoBites 10.0 at Gram & PapasLos AngelesFrench$$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2012
Lukshon [1]Culver CityAsian Fusion$$$n/r13/20n/rJul 2013
LunasiaAlhambraDim Sum, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2014
Magnum Crew at Pal CabronLos AngelesAmerican (New), Mexican$$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2011
Magnum Crew at Royal/TCulver CityAmerican (New), Japanese$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Maison GiraudPacific PalisadesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2011
MarconaLos AngelesSandwiches$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2012
Mari VannaLos AngelesRussian$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2013
Mario's Peruvian SeafoodLa MiradaPeruvian$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2010
Mariscos JaliscoLos AngelesMexican, Seafood$n/rn/rn/rApr 2015
MaruLos AngelesSushi Bars, American (New), Asian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2013
Mashti Malone'sGlendaleIce Cream & Frozen Yogurt$-QBn/rFeb 2007
MatsuhisaBeverly HillsSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$$-16/2094.4Aug 2010
Maude [3] [2] [1]Beverly HillsFrench, American (New)$$$$n/r15/20n/rNov 2014
MaximilianoLos AngelesItalian$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2012
MB PostManhattan BeachAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Mélisse [1]Santa MonicaAmerican (New), French$$$$$**18/2092.0Jun 2012
MessHallLos AngelesAmerican (Traditional)$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2012
Mexicali Taco & CoLos AngelesMexican$n/rn/rn/rJan 2015
MexicanoLos AngelesMexican$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2015
MezzeLos AngelesMiddle Eastern, Mediterranean$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2011
Milo & OliveSanta MonicaPizza, Bakeries, Italian$$n/r13/20n/rMay 2012
Mo-ChicaLos AngelesPeruvian$$n/r13/2090.3Aug 2009
Mo-Chica {7th St}Los AngelesPeruvian$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2012
MomedBeverly HillsMediterranean, Middle Eastern$$n/r13/20n/rFeb 2012
Moreton FigLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2010
Mori Sushi [1]Los AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$*15/2093.8Jul 2013
MuseBeverly HillsAmerican (New)$$$$n/r16/20n/rOct 2009
MushaSanta MonicaJapanese, Asian Fusion$$-n/rn/rOct 2009
n/naka [2] [1]Los AngelesJapanese$$$$$n/r15/20n/rDec 2014
Nakkara on BeverlyLos AngelesThai, Asian Fusion$$-n/rn/rApr 2010
Neptune's LoungeLos AngelesKorean, Seafood, Sushi Bars$$$-n/rn/rNov 2009
Newport SeafoodSan GabrielChinese, Seafood$$-n/rn/rDec 2009
Night + Market [3] [2] [1]West HollywoodThai$$n/r13/20n/rMay 2013
Night + Market SongLos AngelesThai$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
NiwattoriTorranceJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2009
NobuWest HollywoodJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$n/r14/20n/rApr 2011
Nozawa Bar [1]Beverly HillsSushi Bars$$$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2013
NozomiTorranceSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2009
Odys + PenelopeLos AngelesAmerican (Traditional)$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2015
Old Country CafeAlhambraTaiwanese$-n/rn/rOct 2014
One SunsetWest HollywoodAmerican (New)$$$-n/rn/rApr 2009
Ootoro SushiWalnutJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2012
Opus SushiArcadiaJapanese, Sushi Bars$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2013
Original Tommy'sLos AngelesBurgers, Fast Food$-QBn/rDec 2008
OrrisLos AngelesTapas Bars, Japanese, French$$$-14/20n/rJan 2011
Orsa & WinstonLos AngelesAsian Fusion$$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2013
OrtolanLos AngelesFrench$$$$*15/20n/rNov 2007
Osteria MammaLos AngelesItalian$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2010
Osteria MozzaLos AngelesItalian$$$$*13/2093.0Feb 2009
PaicheLos AngelesSeafood, Peruvian$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2013
Paladar Underground RestaurantLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Pan Am RoomSanta MonicaLatin American$$$n/r13/20n/rJan 2011
The ParishLos AngelesAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2012
Patina [2] [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$$$*17/2094.0Aug 2012
Peking TavernLos AngelesGastropubs, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2014
Petit TroisLos AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
PetrossianWest HollywoodFrench$$$n/r15/20n/rFeb 2010
PettyCash TaqueriaLos AngelesMexican, Latin American$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2013
Phantom CarriageCarsonBreweries, Czech, Cafes$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2015
Pheast Underground DinnerLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Picca [1]Los AngelesPeruvian$$$n/r14/20n/rDec 2011
PiccoloLos AngelesItalian$$$-13/20n/rJul 2011
Pine & CraneLos AngelesTaiwanese, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
Pizzeria MozzaLos AngelesPizza, Italian$$$BG13/208.5May 2009
Plan Check Kitchen + BarLos AngelesAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2012
Playa [2] [1]Los AngelesLatin American$$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2013
Playa ProvisionsLos AngelesAmerican (New), Bars$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2015
Pok Pok Phat ThaiLos AngelesThai$$n/rQBn/rFeb 2015
Post & BeamLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2012
PotLos AngelesKorean$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2014
Pot BarLos AngelesBars$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2014
Preux & ProperLos AngelesCajun/Creole, American (New)$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2015
'Pri-vē at TiatoSanta MonicaAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2011
Providence [4] [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesSeafood, American (New)$$$$$**17/2096.0Mar 2014
QLos AngelesSushi Bars$$$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2013
Quarters Korean BBQLos AngelesKorean, Tapas/Small Plates, Pubs$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2015
R23Los AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$$-13/20n/rMar 2009
Raffi's PlaceGlendaleMiddle Eastern$$-13/20n/rFeb 2007
Ramen Bull at BreadbarLos AngelesJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
Ramen ChampLos AngelesRamen, Japanese$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2015
RaphaelStudio CityAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Renu NakornNorwalkThai$-n/rn/rOct 2012
Red Medicine [2] [1]Beverly HillsAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rOct 2014
Red OLos AngelesMexican$$$n/r13/20n/rMay 2010
RedbirdLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2015
RépubliqueLos AngelesFrench$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2013
Restaurant KomasaLos AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$-n/rn/rJul 2011
RivaBellaWest HollywoodItalian$$$n/r13/20n/rSep 2013
Rivera [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesLatin American$$$n/r15/2089.5Sep 2011
RnD TableLos AngelesKorean, Varies$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
Robert Earl's BBQLong BeachBarbeque$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2014
The Royce [5] [4] [3] [2] [1]PasadenaAmerican (New)$$$$$n/r16/20n/rJan 2013
The Royce Wood-Fired SteakhousePasadenaSteakhouses$$$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2013
Rustic Canyon [1]Santa MonicaWine Bars, Tapas/Small Plates$$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2013
Saam at The Bazaar [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), Spanish, Basque$$$$$n/r16/2093.7Aug 2013
Saddle Peak Lodge [1]CalabasasAmerican (New)$$$$-15/2090.9Jul 2012
Saint MarthaLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
Salt AirLos AngelesSeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2013
Salt's CureWest HollywoodAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2010
SashiManhattan BeachJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$-n/rn/rMar 2010
Scarpetta [1]Beverly HillsItalian$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Scopa Italian RootsLos AngelesItalian$$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2015
Scratch BarBeverly HillsAmerican (New)$$$n/r15/20n/rAug 2013
Seoul Sausage CompanyLos AngelesKorean, Hot Dogs$n/rn/rn/rOct 2012
Shi HaiAlhambraDim Sum, Cantonese, Chinese$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2014
ShibuchoLos AngelesSushi Bars$$$$-14/20n/rDec 2008
ShikiBeverly HillsSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2014
ShiroPasadenaAsian Fusion$$$-14/20n/rAug 2007
Short OrderLos AngelesBurgers, Bars$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2011
Shunji Japanese CuisineLos AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars, Seafood$$$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2013
SirenaLos AngelesItalian, Pizza$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2013
The SixLos AngelesAmerican (New), Gastropubs$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2010
Smoke Oil SaltLos AngelesSpanish, Wine Bars$$$n/r13/20n/rMay 2014
SMYCSanta Monica, CASeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2015
Son of a GunLos AngelesSeafood$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2011
Sona [2] [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$$$*n/rn/rMay 2010
Sopressata at Black HoggLos AngelesSandwiches$n/rn/rn/rOct 2014
Sotto [1]Los AngelesItalian$$$n/r14/20n/rApr 2013
Spago [3] [2] [1]Beverly HillsAmerican (New)$$$$$**16/2095.5Dec 2014
The Spice TableLos AngelesSingaporean, Vietnamese$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2012
Starry Kitchen NightsLos AngelesAsian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2012
Starry Kitchen x Grand StarLos AngelesAsian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2014
Stefan's at L.A. FarmSanta MonicaAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/2087.0Aug 2009
Stir MarketLos AngelesBreakfast & Brunch, Modern European, Wine Bars$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2015
The Strand HouseManhattan BeachAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2011
sugarFISHLos AngelesSushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2010
Sunny SpotLos AngelesAmerican (New), Caribbean$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2011
Superba Food + BreadLos AngelesAmerican (New), Breakfast & Brunch$$n/r14/20n/rJun 2014
Superba Snack BarLos AngelesItalian, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2012
Sushi KimagurePasadenaSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$n/r13/20n/rDec 2012
Sushi NozawaStudio CitySushi Bars$$$$-14/2092.4Feb 2012
Sushi SasabuneLos AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$-14/2087.5May 2008
Sushi TsujitaLos AngelesSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
Sushi ZoLos AngelesSushi Bars$$$$*n/r93.7Jan 2009
Taberna Arros y ViSanta MonicaSpanish, Tapas Bars$$$n/r13/20n/rOct 2013
TacotecaSanta MonicaBars, Mexican$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2014
TagineBeverly HillsMoroccan$$$-13/20n/rOct 2007
Tar & RosesSanta MonicaAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2012
The Tasting KitchenLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2009
TavernLos AngelesAmerican (New), Breakfast & Brunch$$$n/r14/20n/rMay 2013
TerrineLos AngelesFrench, Wine Bars, Cocktail Bars$$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2015
Test Kitchen [22] [21] [20] [19] [18] [17] [16] [15] [14] [13] [12] [11] [10] [9] [8] [7] [6] [5] [4] [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesVaries$$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2010
Test Kitchen 2012Los AngelesVaries$$$$n/rn/rn/rNov 2012
Tokyo Fried Chicken Co.Monterey ParkJapanese, Pubs, Asian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
ToriheiTorranceJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2009
Totoraku [1]Los AngelesJapanese$$$$$-n/r93.4Oct 2009
Trattoria Tre VeneziePasadenaItalian$$$$*15/20n/rOct 2009
Trois Mec [1]Los AngelesFrench$$$$n/r14/20n/rJul 2014
UnionPasadenaItalian$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2015
Urasawa [5] [4] [3] [2] [1]Beverly HillsJapanese$$$$$$**18/2099.3May 2010
The Vagrancy ProjectLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2012
Valentino [1]Santa MonicaItalian$$$$*15/2088.0Nov 2012
VuMarina del ReyAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2011
Wakasan [1]Los AngelesJapanese$$$-n/rn/rMar 2009
Waterloo & CityCulver CityGastropubs, British$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2011
Wexler's DeliLos AngelesDelis$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2014
Willie JaneLos AngelesSoul Food, Southern$$$n/r14/20n/rDec 2013
WineBar @ CoffeeBarLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2013
Wine Cottage BistroSanta MariaWine Bars$$n/r14/20n/rJun 2007
Wolf in Sheep's ClothingLos AngelesTapas/Small Plates, American (New), Southern$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2011
Wolvesmouth Underground Dinner [3] [2] [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2013
Wood & Vine [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New), Tapas/Small Plates, Gastropubs$$$n/r13/20n/rFeb 2012
WP24Los AngelesChinese, Asian Fusion$$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2010
WurstkücheLos AngelesHot Dogs, Gastropubs$$n/rQB7.0Jun 2009
Xian WeiSan PedroChinese$$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2014
Xiomara on MelroseLos AngelesAmerican (New)$$$-13/20n/rMar 2011
XIV [1]Los AngelesAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/2084.5Feb 2009
Yamakase [1]Los AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2013
Young Dong TofuArcadiaKorean$$-n/rn/rJul 2008
ZoLos AngelesJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2013
Other: 5x5 Chef's Collaborative [3] [2] [1] | Aaron Franklin & Adam Perry Lang at Nick's Cafe | Angeleno's Chefs Night Out | Blogger Prom [1] | Bocuse d'Or USA Benefit Dinner | C.H.E.F.S. Foie Gras Dinner | Ceviche Nights | Cooks Menu | David Kinch at Rustic Canyon | Fresh Perspectives - Craig Thornton | Ibaraki Benefit Dinner [1] | Jeremy Fox at Animal | LALovesPI | LQ+SK Weed and Herb Dinner | LudoBites America at Casa Pulido | Mori at Il Grano | Opinionated About Dining Dinner at Providence | Plate by Plate [4] [3] [2] [1] | Steak Tasting | LA's Best Bartender Contest [1] | Taste of Beverly Hills [1] | A Truffle and Wagyu Thanksgiving
California : South : OC/SD (67 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
AddisonSan DiegoFrench$$$$$$n/r17/20n/rNov 2013
AnjinCosta MesaJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2011
ArterraSan DiegoAmerican (New)$$$n/r15/2086.0Jan 2007
Beachwood BBQSeal BeachBarbeque, Pubs$$n/r14/20n/rFeb 2009
Binh DanWestminsterVietnamese$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2009
BistangoIrvineAmerican (New)$$$n/r14/20n/rFeb 2008
BlancaNewport BeachTapas Bars$$$n/r13/20n/rAug 2008
BlancaSolana BeachAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
BluefinNewport BeachSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/r15/20n/rDec 2006
BrodardGarden GroveVietnamese$n/rn/rn/rApr 2009
Brodard ChateauGarden GroveVietnamese$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2008
The Bruery Provisions [1]OrangeBeer, Wine & Spirits$$n/rn/rn/rMay 2011
BruxieOrangeSandwiches, Belgian$n/rn/rn/rMay 2011
Burger ParlorFullertonBurgers$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
Café HiroCypressAsian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2008
Café Tu Tu TangoOrangeTapas Bars, Sandwiches, Spanish$$n/r13/20n/rJan 2007
CatalAnaheimMediterranean, Wine Bars$$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2007
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale'sCosta MesaAmerican (New)$$$n/r15/20n/rJun 2008
Club 33, Disneyland [4] [3] [2] [1]AnaheimFrench, American (Traditional)$$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2009
GulfstreamNewport BeachAmerican (New), Seafood$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2010
Gyu-KakuHuntington BeachJapanese, Barbeque, Asian Fusion$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2008
Hangari KalgooksuGarden GroveKorean$n/rn/rn/rSep 2014
Haven GastropubOrangeGastropubs$$n/r14/20n/rDec 2010
Houston'sIrvineAmerican (New), Steakhouses$$n/r13/20n/rDec 2007
I Love SushiCosta MesaSushi Bars$$n/r12/20n/rApr 2008
IkkoCosta MesaJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2011
IO by Playground [1]Santa AnaAmerican (New)$$$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2013
Izakaya ZeroHuntington BeachJapanese, Tapas Bars$$$n/r14/20n/rAug 2007
Kasen [1]Fountain ValleySushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2012
Kitchen 1540Del MarAmerican (New)$$$n/r15/20n/rNov 2010
Leatherby's Cafe Rouge [1]Costa MesaAmerican (New), Wine Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2008
Marché Moderne [1]Costa MesaFrench$$$n/r16/20n/rMar 2010
Mastro's SteakhouseCosta MesaSteakhouses$$$$n/r14/20n/rDec 2007
Molecular Menu at AnQiCosta MesaAmerican (New)$$$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2011
Nana SanNewport BeachSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/rn/rn/rJuly 2011
Napa Rose [2] [1]AnaheimAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/2085.5Jul 2008
The North LeftSanta AnaAmerican (New)$$n/r14/20n/rMar 2015
OhshimaOrangeJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2011
Old Vine CaféCosta MesaAmerican (New), Breakfast & Brunch$$n/r13/20n/rJun 2009
ParkAveStantonAmerican (New)$$n/r14/20n/rJun 2009
Phuket ThaiHuntington BeachThai$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2009
Pizzeria MozzaNewport BeachPizza, Italian$$$n/rn/rn/rOct 2011
Pizzeria OrticaCosta MesaPizza, Italian$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2009
Playground [1]Santa AnaAmerican (New)$$n/r14/20n/rSep 2014
Rancho Valencia, The RestaurantRancho Santa FeAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2011
Relate at Bistro St. Germain'sEncinitasFrench, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2011
San Shi GoNewport BeachSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2011
Seol Ak SanStantonKorean, Barbeque$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2009
ShunkaCosta MesaSushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2013
A Slice of New York PizzaSeal BeachPizza$n/rn/rn/rJan 2009
Stonehill TavernDana PointAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/20n/rDec 2006
StudioLaguna BeachFrench$$$$$n/r17/20n/rOct 2008
SurahBuena ParkKorean, Sushi Bars, Barbeque$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2008
Sushi MurasakiSanta AnaSushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2012
Sushi OtaSan DiegoSushi Bars$$$n/r13/2092.5Nov 2013
Sushi ShibuchoCosta MesaSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2011
Sushi WasabiTustinJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2007
Sushi WaveCosta MesaSushi Bars, Japanese$$n/rn/rn/rAug 2008
Taco AsylumCosta MesaAmerican (New)$$n/rQBn/rMar 2011
Taco MariaCosta MesaMexican$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2013
Taléo GrillIrvineMexican$$n/r13/20n/rDec 2006
Thai NakornStantonThai$$n/rn/rn/rFeb 2009
Thang Long RestaurantWestminsterVietnamese$n/rn/rn/rJun 2009
Tradition by PascalNewport BeachFrench$$$n/r16/20n/rFeb 2012
TsuruhashiFountain ValleyJapanese$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2008
Twenty EightIrvineChinese$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2014
Volcano BurgersLos AlamitosBurgers$n/rn/rn/rSep 2008
Other: Ad Hoc at Home Book Signing | OC Fair Hamburger Chowdown & Giveaway
California : North (29 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
Ad HocYountvilleAmerican (New)$$$-14/2091.8Mar 2007
AquaSan FranciscoSeafood, American (New)$$$$$-16/20n/rFeb 2008
Atelier Crenn [1]San FranciscoFrench$$$$$**15/20n/rAug 2013
BauméPalo AltoFrench$$$$$**14/2092.0Aug 2011
Benu [1]San FranciscoAmerican (New), Asian Fusion$$$$$**n/r92.3Aug 2013
BouchonYountvilleFrench$$$*15/2091.4Mar 2007
Cheese Board Pizza CollectiveBerkeleyPizza$-QB7.5Apr 2010
Chez PanisseBerkeleyAmerican (New)$$$$-16/2095.2Apr 2010
CoiSan FranciscoAmerican (New)$$$$$**17/2096.7Nov 2008
CommisOaklandAmerican (New)$$$$*n/r95.3Apr 2010
CyrusHealdsburgFrench$$$$$**18/2097.3May 2007
The Dining Room at The Ritz-CarltonSan FranciscoAmerican (New)$$$$$*18/2093.2Mar 2007
Fifth FloorSan FranciscoAmerican (New)$$$$-15/2090.0Aug 2008
The French Laundry [2] [1]YountvilleFrench, American (New)$$$$$$***19/20100.0Aug 2012
Koi PalaceDaly CityChinese, Dim Sum$$-n/r89.0Aug 2011
Manresa [1]Los GatosAmerican (New), Spanish, Basque$$$$$**17/20100.0Aug 2012
MarloweSan FranciscoAmerican (New), Brasseries$$-14/20n/rAug 2012
Masa's RestaurantSan FranciscoFrench$$$$$*17/2093.2Mar 2007
Mission Chinese FoodSan FranciscoChinese$$-13/20n/rAug 2012
Meadowood, The Restaurant [1]St HelenaAmerican (New)$$$$$***17/2098.4Apr 2010
Michael MinaSan FranciscoAmerican (New)$$$$$*17/2089.0Mar 2007
The Red GrapeSonomaPizza, Italian$$-n/rn/rAug 2008
SaisonSan FranciscoFrench, American (New)$$$$$**14/2091.7Aug 2011
The Slanted Door [1]San FranciscoVietnamese, Asian Fusion$$$BG15/2089.5Aug 2011
Sons & DaughtersSan FranciscoAmerican (New)$$$$*14/20n/rJul 2012
Taylor's Automatic RefresherSan FranciscoBurgers$$-QB6.2Mar 2007
UbuntuNapaVegetarian, American (New)$$$*16/2096.1Apr 2010
Vik's Chaat Corner [1]BerkeleyIndian$-QBn/rApr 2010
Yank SingSan FranciscoDim Sum$$$BG14/2090.6Aug 2012
Other: Cakebread Cellars
District of Columbia (30 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
2AmysWashingtonPizza, Italian$$n/r13/208.2Jun 2014
AggioWashingtonItalian$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2014
BarminiWashingtonCocktail Bars, American (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2013
Ben's Chili BowlWashingtonHot Dogs, Burgers$n/r12/207.1Sep 2011
Birch & BarleyWashingtonAmerican (New), Breakfast & Brunch$$$n/r14/20n/rSep 2013
Central Michel RichardWashingtonAmerican (New), French$$$n/r14/2085.5Jan 2010
CitronelleWashingtonFrench$$$$$$n/r19/2094.1Jan 2010
DaikayaWashingtonJapanese$$n/r14/20n/rOct 2013
Doi MoiWashingtonVietnamese, Thai$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2014
EstadioWashingtonSpanish, Tapas/Small Plates$$$n/r13/20n/rJun 2014
EttoWashingtonItalian, Wine Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2013
FiolaWashingtonItalian$$$$n/r15/20n/rJun 2014
GraffiatoWashingtonPizza, Italian$$$n/r14/20n/rSep 2011
Heritage IndiaWashingtonIndian$$n/r14/2083.5Mar 2010
Izakaya SekiWashingtonJapanese$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
JaleoWashingtonSpanish, Tapas Bars$$$n/r14/2086.5Mar 2010
KapnosWashingtonGreek$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Kaz Sushi BistroWashingtonSushi Bars, Japanese$$$n/r15/20n/rSep 2011
MakotoWashingtonSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$n/r16/20n/rSep 2013
Menu MBKWashingtonAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
MinibarWashingtonAmerican (New), Spanish$$$$$$n/rn/r98.2Sep 2013
OyamelWashingtonMexican, Tapas Bars$$$n/r14/20n/rJan 2010
The Red HenWashingtonItalian$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Rogue 24WashingtonAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2013
Rose's LuxuryWashingtonAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Seasonal PantryWashingtonAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Sushi TaroWashingtonSushi Bars, Japanese$$$$$n/rn/r95.1Oct 2013
Toki UndergroundWashingtonTaiwanese, Ramen$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2014
VidaliaWashingtonSouthern$$$n/r14/2088.0Sep 2013
ZaytinyaWashingtonGreek, Turkish, Mediterranean$$$n/r15/2084.5Mar 2010
New York (16 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
AdourNew YorkFrench, Wine Bars$$$$$*15/2091.5Dec 2008
Carnegie DeliNew YorkDelis, Sandwiches$$-QB6.4Dec 2008
DanubeNew YorkAustrian$$$$-n/rn/rDec 2007
Famous Original Ray's PizzaNew YorkPizza$-n/rn/rDec 2008
Gray's PapayaNew YorkHot Dogs, Juice Bars & Smoothies$-QB6.4Dec 2008
Halal GuysNew YorkFood Stands, Halal$-n/rn/rOct 2011
Jean GeorgesNew YorkFrench$$$$$***18/20100.0Dec 2008
KajitsuNew YorkJapanese, Vegetarian$$$$**13/2091.7Oct 2011
Katz's DelicatessenNew YorkDelis, Sandwiches$$BGQB8.9Oct 2011
Le BernardinNew YorkSeafood, French, American (New)$$$$$$***18/2098.6Dec 2008
Lombardi'sNew YorkPizza$$-12/206.4Dec 2008
Papaya KingNew YorkHot Dogs, Juice Bars & Smoothies$-QB6.6Dec 2008
Per SeNew YorkFrench, American (New)$$$$$$***19/20100.0Dec 2008
Shake ShackNew YorkBurgers, Food Stands$$-QB7.7Oct 2011
VeritasNew YorkAmerican (New)$$$$*16/20n/rDec 2007
wd~50New YorkAmerican (New)$$$$*16/2093.4Oct 2011
Colorado (16 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
The Blue Star [1]Colorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2007
Blue VervainManitou SpringsAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2007
Charles CourtColorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2007
Frasca Food and WineBoulderItalian$$$$n/r17/2090.1Jan 2010
FruitionDenverAmerican (New)$$$n/r16/2088.5Nov 2008
Kevin TaylorDenverAmerican (New)$$$$n/r16/2085.5Jul 2007
Metropolitain [1]Colorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2007
MizunaDenverAmerican (New)$$$$n/r16/2091.8Dec 2008
NoshColorado SpringsAmerican (New), Tapas/Small Plates$$n/rn/rn/rJul 2007
Penrose RoomColorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2007
Phantom Canyon Brewing CoColorado SpringsAmerican (New), Breweries$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2007
PlateColorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2007
RiojaDenverMediterranean$$$n/r15/2086.5Jan 2010
Summit [1]Colorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2007
Walter's BistroColorado SpringsAmerican (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2007
ZengoDenverLatin American, Asian Fusion$$$n/r15/20n/rJul 2007
Nevada (15 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
AlexLas VegasFrench, American (New)$$$$$$**18/20n/rJan 2011
Bar CharlieLas VegasJapanese, American (New)$$$$$*16/20n/rJun 2009
Bar MasaLas VegasJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$$n/rn/rn/rDec 2009
CUTLas VegasSteakhouses$$$$-15/20n/rJun 2008
é by José AndrésLas VegasSpanish$$$$$$n/rn/rn/rJan 2011
Gordon Ramsay SteakLas VegasSteakhouses$$$$n/r14/20n/rSep 2012
Joël Robuchon [2] [1]Las VegasFrench$$$$$$***19/2091.3Sep 2012
Julian SerranoLas VegasTapas Bars$$$n/r14/20n/rDec 2009
L'Atelier de Joël RobuchonLas VegasFrench$$$$$*16/2090.5Jun 2009
Lotus of SiamLas VegasThai$$-14/2091.0Sep 2012
PicassoLas VegasFrench, Spanish$$$$$**18/2093.0Jan 2008
RakuLas VegasJapanese$$$-14/2093.4Sep 2012
Restaurant Guy Savoy [2] [1]Las VegasFrench$$$$$$**18/2098.2Sep 2012
SageLas VegasAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/20n/rDec 2009
Twist by Pierre GagnaireLas VegasFrench$$$$$n/r16/20n/rDec 2009
Japan (8 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
GonpachiTokyoJapanese$$$-14/20n/rMar 2008
IkesuTokyoJapanese$$$$-n/rn/rMar 2008
ImahanTokyoJapanese$$$$$-n/rn/rMar 2008
KajiKyotoJapanese$$$$-n/rn/rMar 2008
KyubeyTokyoJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$*n/rn/rMar 2008
Little HokkaidoMinamiuonumaJapanese$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2008
NatoriTokyoJapanese, Sushi Bars$$$$$-n/rn/rMar 2008
OkaryoMinamiuonumaJapanese$$$n/rn/rn/rMar 2008
Illinois (6 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
Alinea [1]ChicagoAmerican (New)$$$$$$***18/20100.0May 2009
Charlie Trotter'sChicagoAmerican (New)$$$$$$**17/2094.6May 2009
L2OChicagoSeafood, Japanese$$$$$$*18/2094.3May 2009
MotoChicagoAmerican (New)$$$$$*15/2093.6May 2009
Pizzeria UnoChicagoPizza$$-11/20n/rMay 2009
TRUChicagoAmerican (New)$$$$$*17/2091.2Aug 2006
Taiwan (3 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
AddictionTaipeiSeafood, Japanese, Sushi Bars$$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Din Tai FungTaipeiTaiwanese, Chinese, Dim Sum$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Hello Kitty Kitchen and DiningTaipeiAmerican (Traditional), Desserts$$n/rn/rn/rApr 2014
Oregon (3 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
CastagnaPortlandAmerican (New)$$$$n/r14/2093.5Feb 2014
Le PigeonPortlandFrench, American (New)$$$n/r14/2091.6Feb 2014
Pok PokPortlandThai$$n/r14/2090.8Feb 2014
Massachusetts (3 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
Craigie on MainCambridgeAmerican (New)$$$$n/r15/2090.3Mar 2012
L'EspalierBostonFrench$$$$n/r17/2090.5Mar 2012
Neptune OysterBostonSeafood$$$n/r14/2092.2Mar 2012
North Carolina (3 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
LuceCharlotteItalian$$$n/r14/20n/rJun 2008
Mimosa GrillCharlotteSouthern, American (New)$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2008
Ratcliffe on The GreenCharlotteAmerican (New)$$$$n/rn/rn/rJun 2008
Washington (2 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
CanlisSeattleAmerican (New), Seafood$$$$$n/r16/2093.4Mar 2014
JouleSeattleAsian Fusion, Korean$$$n/r13/20n/rMar 2014
Virginia (2 restaurants)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
Hank's Oyster BarAlexandriaSeafood$$n/rn/rn/rSep 2011
The Inn at Little WashingtonWashingtonAmerican (New)$$$$$n/r18/2092.9Jan 2010
Maryland (1 restaurant)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
Table 21 at VoltFrederickAmerican (New)$$$$$n/r14/2094.8Jul 2010
Wisconsin (1 restaurant)
NameCityCategoryPriceMichelinGayotOADLast Posted
L'EtoileMadisonFrench, American (New)$$$$n/rn/r92.0May 2009