LA Times - 101 Restaurants We Love


#1

no animal. no compatible.

Downtown

Bavel

Bestia

Broken Spanish

Centenoplex

Church & State

The Exchange

Grand Central Market

Guerrilla Tacos

Howlin’ Ray’s

Lasa

Majordomo

NoMad

Officine Brera

Otium

Q

Redbird

Rossoblu

Shibumi

Sonoratown

Boyle Heights and east of downtown

Guisados

Hippo

Mariscos Jalisco

San Gabriel Valley

Chengdu Taste

Chong Qing Special Noodles

Colonia Publica

Longo Seafood

Osawa

Sea Harbour

Sichuan Impression

South of downtown

Chichen Itza / Holbox

El Coraloense

La Casita Mexicana

Post & Beam

South Bay

Coni’Seafood

Little Sister

Manhattan Beach Post

The Westside

Cassia

Destroyer

Dialogue

Felix

Gjelina

Gjusta

Kato

Killer Noodle

Lukshon

Mayura

Mélisse

n/naka

Native

Rustic Canyon

Shunji

Tsujita

Vespertine

Beverly Hills - West Hollywood - Fairfax

189 by Dominique Ansel

A.O.C.

Angelini Osteria

Badmaash

Connie and Ted’s

Cut

Jon & Vinny’s

Lucques

Meals by Genet

Night + Market

Odys + Penelope

République

Rosaliné

Shiki

Somni / The Bazaar

Sotto

Spago

San Fernando Valley

Adana

Asanebo

Scratch Bar & Kitchen

Hollywood - Silver Lake - Echo Park

APL

Freedman’s

Gwen

The Hearth & Hound

Jitlada

Kali

Kismet

Ma’am Sir

Mozzaplex

Petit Trois

Providence

Sapp Coffee Shop

Sqirl

Triniti

Trois Mec

Tsubaki

Koreatown - Westlake

Guelaguetza

Langer’s

Le Comptoir

Park’s BBQ

Porridge + Puffs

Soban

Sun Nong Dan

Orange County

Brodard Chateau

Marché Moderne

Taco María

Food trucks

Carnitas El Momo

Kogi BBQ


#2

How much should we trust this list? We’ve had reports here that 189, APL, and NoMad are less than ideal. I think it’s rather dumb for Chateau Brodard to also be on this list…while the rolls are good, the execution of the rest of the menu is just okay.


#3

Q makes the list but Mori doesn’t?!

This list is not essential.


#4

Marche Moderne, nope.


#5

Totally agree @J_L. It’s like they took J. Gold’s list (and his constant oversight / ignoring of Mori Sushi (ridiculous)) and just tacked on a few new things to make it “current.”

(And they put Tsubaki on the list, but not Aburiya Raku?! WTH? That’s so far out of the realm of possibility that Tsubaki is anywhere close to Raku’s level, it’s ridiculous.)


#6

The Los Angeles Times’ event last night for the announcement of the 101 List


#7

They explained how they came up with this year’s list:


#8

I’m not going to comment on the quality of the list overall … but I am very happy that Post and Beam made it.

I’ve been meaning to write a P&B post but haven’t gotten around to it. We go there once in a while and should go more.


#9

They’re honest about having updated Jonathan Gold’s list. Next year they’ll have new critics.

Every list like that has arbitrary omissions, but Jitlada over Luv2Eat?


#10

No aburiya raku no care


#11

Did anyone go?
I know Shunji was serving something with Caviar.
Not this tho’…

And not this Snow Crab plate (with Fish Consume in the Tea Cup). The mixture in the yellow bowl was roe of some kind with crab “brain” I think.


#12

Clearly you have not tried the $15 pad thai at Jitlada.


#13

Caviar on Sweet Shrimp over Tofu Puree


#15

I think Luv2Eat does a better job with the dishes that put Jitlada on the map. That’s not to say you can’t eat well at Jitlada.

The LA Times has never reviewed Luv2Eat. Seems like a major omission to me.


#16

Perhaps leave a comment to the article about how they chose the restaurants for the list this year, and suggest that they should review it. A little nudge wouldn’t hurt.


#17

I’m just going to get in touch with the new critics directly.

Is Luv2Eat still consistent, now that they have three places?


#18

How many places on the list have you all tried?


#19

I’ve been to 33 of the places on Jonathan Gold’s list from last year, though at three of them I had a drink at the bar while reading the menu and decided not to eat there.