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The Best Restaurants In Los Feliz

For such a small area, Los Feliz a lot of excellent food. Here’s where you should stop on your lazy Sunday afternoon.

Ask 100 people to define the borders of Los Feliz and you’ll get 100 different answers. So while this neighborhood may technically include the majority of Thai Town, Little Armenia, East Hollywood, and strips of Hyperion that are absolutely Silver Lake, we’re defining “Los Feliz” as anything between Vermont and Hillhurst, give or take a few blocks.

And while you may disagree with our definition, you can’t disagree with the fact that for such a small area, there are a ton of excellent restaurants to choose from. Here are our favorites.

The Spots

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All Time
8.1

American in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Date Night
  • Dogs
  • Drinking Good Wine
  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation
  • Quiet Meals
  • Walk-Ins

A lot of LA’s best restaurants feel like they were grown in the same test tube, and the result is a bunch of massive restaurants with six-part menus and $19 cocktails. Not All Time. Eating at this place feels more like you’re at the city’s best backyard potluck, where the menu is written on a big window and the wine list reads like it was sourced from someone who drives around France picking up bottles of whatever’s great. We haven’t had a bad dish here, but if you’re really going for it, order the 68-day dry-aged steak that they claim will feed two, but can probably feed a group of four. They also have some excellent sandwiches and a breakfast burrito, if you come by in the daytime.


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Kismet

Mediterranean in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323 409 0404  |  Website

    Perfect for
  • Brunch
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Keeping It Kind Of Healthy
  • People Watching
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Walk-Ins

With its light wood, pretty food, and general kind-of-healthy-ness, Kismet looks like a place your out-of-town friends have seen all over Instagram. But it turns out it’s much, much better. This is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant where you can eat an amazing broccoli toast at lunch or a whole rabbit for two at night. We like it best for a laid-back but still excellent dinner.


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Loupiotte Kitchen
7.6

French in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323-445-2738  |  Website

    Perfect for
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation

For as small of a neighborhood as Los Feliz is, it’s home to a staggering amount of casual French sidewalk cafes. But it takes one meal at Loupiotte for you to realize that there’s always room for more. The daytime-only space on Vermont has exposed brick walls, mix-and-match wicker chairs, and tons of shelves filled with random knick-knacks. In short, it’s adorable, but not in a way that feels solely for social media. As for the food, it’s a fairly straightforward menu, featuring excellent dishes like a creamy polenta, pea and asparagus risotto, and a tomato tapenade sandwich you’ll go back for the next day.


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Little Dom's

Italian in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323-661-0055  |  Website

Hours: THURSDAY5:30PM to 11:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Celebrity Sightings
  • Date Night
  • Delivery
  • Dining Solo
  • Dinner with the Parents
  • First/Early in the Game Dates
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation
  • People Watching

You know an Italian spot is good when actual Italians eat there. You know it’s great when the cast of The Sopranos eats there. Little Dom’s is that spot. Get the pancakes and breakfast pizza in the morning, or share some pastas and pies for dinner. The food isn’t as great as it once was, but it’s still a great neighborhood spot, especially for their weekly $18, three-course Monday Night Supper.


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Bar Covell

Wine Bar in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323-660-4400  |  Website

Hours: THURSDAY5:00PM to 11:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Date Night
  • Small Plates

You spent today running around LA trying to find “that one dry cleaner” your boss needed you to pick up her shirt from, so tonight you need to at least feel like someone is catering to you. Go to Bar Covell, the wine bar/restaurant where all you have to do is give the servers a few adjectives about wine you like, and they’ll have you covered for the rest of the night. The food menu is small, but solid (especially the charcuterie plate). Bring a few friends, get some wine that magically fits all your taste preferences, and try to stop thinking about why your boss insists on getting her jackets cleaned in Arcadia.


Honeybee Burger

Burgers in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Dining Solo
  • Pre-Theater Eats
  • Quick Eats
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

LA is full of places to eat vegan versions of food you like, and Honeybee - the new spot next to the Los Feliz 3 theater on Vermont - is about as good as you can get for vegan versions of fast food classics like cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes. They have both Impossible and Beyond burgers (we like the Impossible best), and the vegan cheese tastes like actual American cheese, which is pretty high praise. They also serve a combination of fries and tots called “frots,” which are very good, despite having a name that’s not. Vegan or not, if you need a quick and easy meal before seeing the new documentary about the evils of Big Candy, this is the place to do it.


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Atrium

American in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner

The food at Atrium is hit-or-miss, but there’s no denying that this American-ish spot on Vermont has one of the coolest dining rooms in the neighborhood. It feels like the inside of an extremely expensive barn, one with lots of plants hanging from the ceiling and exposed bricks. The best way to eat here is to sit at the bar, order one of the very good neon-colored cocktails, and get the whipped kimchi butter, the al pastor octopus, and some desserts.


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HomeState

Mexican in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323-906-1122  |  Website

Hours: THURSDAY8:00AM to 3:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Dogs
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation

Texas Forever. Or at least until 3pm, when this Tex-Mex spot closes it doors every day to everyone’s disappointment. Regardless of that massive error in business judgment, the migas, brisket tacos, and queso make this a can’t-miss spot in the neighborhood. There will be a line, but it moves quickly.


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Sidewalk Grill

Mediterranean in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323.669.3354  |  Website

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Lunch

A Mediterranean spot on Vermont, Sidewalk Grill is an excellent place for those times when one of you wants a steak and someone else wants a salad. They have good kebabs - the ground filet, salmon, and lamb are the best, and all of them come with sides like grilled fresh vegetables and different dips - but we’ll decide for you. Get the baba ganoush. There’s a little patio on the side that makes for great people watching on weekends, so grab a $5 glass of wine and take a seat.


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Best Fish Taco in Ensenada

Hours: THURSDAY11:00AM to 10:00PM

All your friends are in Cabo this weekend, and you couldn’t get the time off. Stop hate-watching their social media posts and head to Best Fish Taco in Ensenada for your own mini-vacation. The spot on Hillhurst would fit right in in a small beach town somewhere - the space is small, with a dried-grass roofed patio, and friendly servers behind the counter. The fish tacos are indeed very good, and while they seem simple at first, just turn around and head to the salsa bar.


Home Restaurant

American in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Brunch

There’s a big sign greeting you as you enter this restaurant that says “there’s no place like Home.” We get the sentiment, but it’s also not entirely true: Home looks like pretty much every other nice neighborhood restaurant in LA. There’s a good patio with lots of foliage and twinkly lights, the food is Italian-ish and affordable, and it’s always full of locals. But these are all positive things, and despite the fact that Home is not a totally unique concept, it’s a solid choice for a casual date or dinner with friends. Also, they do a good brunch.


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Farfalla Trattoria
7.4

Italian in Los Feliz

Hours: THURSDAY11:30AM to 11:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Classic Establishment
  • First/Early in the Game Dates

Farfalla is the neighborhood Italian joint beloved by Los Feliz locals and unknown to every other human in LA. Little Dom’s tends to get all spotlight, but for a more low-key Italian experience (we’ve yet to see anyone resembling a celebrity here), Farfalla is your spot. The ravioli and/or gnocchi need to be in your order.


The ultimate neighborhood bar. Dark, dingy, and serving the best wings in the city, especially at the price point (read: very low). Don’t expect service with a smile. Or anything but The Cure on the jukebox. But do expect some amazing bar food.


Anarbagh

Indian in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Casual Weeknight Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Serious Take-Out Operation

We’re not sure why Anarbagh doesn’t get more attention. Maybe it’s because it’s tucked next to an exceptionally repellant 7-Eleven, or because it’s so close to drunk-dining institution Fred 62. But Anarbagh is not to be overlooked - it’s an Indian spot that’s great for anything from a casual weeknight meal with a group to a solo dinner before going to the Los Feliz 3. The eggplant curry is very good, and you’ll want to get some of the onion bhaji - fried onion fritters.


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Messhall Kitchen

American in Los Feliz

$$$$

Get Directions  |   323-660-6377  |  Website

Hours: THURSDAY4:00PM to 12:00AM
    Perfect for
  • Big Groups
  • Date Night
  • Dogs
  • Drinks & A Light Bite
  • Happy Hour
  • Outdoor/Patio Situation

The go-to spot for group meals in the neighborhood, Messhall does comfort food with a summer camp feel. There are gas firepits outside, lots of long wooden tables, and things generally smell pretty smokey from the wood-fired grilled in the kitchen. Solid brunch and dinner offerings paired with some tasty and often inventive cocktails means everyone in your group will be happy. Yes, even Karen the vegan.


Yuca's Taqueria

Mexican in Los Feliz

Hours: THURSDAY11:00AM to 6:00PM
    Perfect for
  • Cheap Eats
  • Lunch
  • Quick Eats

Yuca’s is a classic - it’s been around since the 70s. Everyone agrees this tiny Mexican place is great, but good luck getting any consensus on what you should be ordering. Our favorite is the carne asada, but then we remember the cochinita pibil, the machaca, and the carnitas. There’s no bad order at this 10-seat little shack on the side of the road.


Mustard Seed Cafe
7.7

American in Los Feliz

    Perfect for
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Celebrity Sightings
  • Coffee & A Light Bite
  • Lunch

Voted the “Spot Most Likely to See That One Guy Who Was In That Thing And Oh Man, What’s His Name?,” Mustard Seed Cafe is a simple sidewalk cafe that serves a variety of breakfast and lunch options to the neighborhood’s cable TV stars, of which there are many. The menu includes lots of healthy options in case you need to lose that last three pounds before filming starts.


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Fred 62

Hours: THURSDAY12:00AM to 12:00AM

Greetings from our favorite Eastside drunk food diner. Admittedly, Fred’s food is just fine while you’re sober, but after a few too many beers it reaches levels of spectacular. Breakfast sandwich? Jucy Lucy? Peanut Butter Malt Shake? You’ll take all of them. The atmosphere is retro and not in the Mel’s Diner type way that makes you die inside. Fred is your friend who always has your back – 24/7.


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