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Top Choice Concert Venue in Hollywood

Hollywood Bowl

Summers in LA just wouldn’t be the same without alfresco melodies under the stars at the Bowl, a huge natural amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills. Its annual season – which usually runs from June to September – incl…
Top Choice Fusion in Hollywood

Baroo

At first glance, Baroo is an unlikely candidate to appear on lists of America's top restaurants. There's no sign; it's in a Hollywood strip mall next to a 7-Eleven; and the tiny postindustrial-minimalist dining room…
Top Choice Museum in Hollywood

Hollywood Museum

For a taste of Old Hollywood, do not miss this musty temple to the stars, its four floors crammed with movie and TV costumes and props. The museum is housed inside the Max Factor Building, built in 1914 and relaunch…
Top Choice Landmark in Hollywood

TCL Chinese Theatre

Ever wondered what it’s like to be in George Clooney’s shoes? Just find his footprints in the forecourt of this world-famous movie palace. The exotic pagoda theater – complete with temple bells and stone heaven dogs…
Top Choice French in Hollywood

Petit Trois

Good things come in small packages…like tiny, no-reservations Petit Trois! Owned by acclaimed TV chef Ludovic Lefebvre, its two long counters (the place is too small for tables) are where food-lovers squeeze in for …
Top Choice Steak in Hollywood

Musso & Frank Grill

Hollywood history hangs in the thick air at Musso & Frank Grill, Tinseltown’s oldest eatery (since 1919). Charlie Chaplin used to knock back vodka gimlets, Raymond Chandler penned scripts in the high-backed boot…
Top Choice Modern American in Hollywood

Salt's Cure

Wood-paneled, concrete-floored Salt's Cure is an out, proud locavore. From the in-season vegetables to the house-butchered and cured meats, the menu celebrates all things Californian. Expect sophisticated takes on r…
Top Choice Lounge in Hollywood

La Descarga

This tastefully frayed, reservations-only rum and cigar lounge is a revelation. Behind the marble bar sit more than 100 types of rum from Haiti, Guyana, Guatemala and Venezuela. The bartenders mix specialty cocktail…
Top Choice Italian in Hollywood

Osteria & Pizzeria Mozza

Osteria Mozza crafts fine cuisine from market-fresh, seasonal ingredients, but being a Mario Batali joint, you can expect adventure – think squid-ink chitarra freddi with Dungeness crab, sea urchin and jalapeño – an…
Top Choice Modern American in Hollywood

Providence

The top restaurant pick by preeminent LA food critic Jonathan Gold for four years running, this two-starred Michelin darling turns superlative seafood into arresting, nuanced dishes that might see abalone paired wit…