In Los Angeles, lunch is a verb. People lunch with their friends, lunch with their business partners, and take midday meetings over arctic char salads near the beach. That's why there are endless options for dining well in the middle of the day, from high-end business spots to low key options with speedy service and a reduced price point. LA's got it all.
So what do you really want out of a midweek daytime meal? Probably something relatively quick, with no impossibly long wait times or high barrier to entry. Something fun, maybe a little classy, with great food and a drink (or two) if you want it. A restaurant that serves the kind of food — thoughtful salads, housemade breads, quality seasonal fare — you'd not only want to eat yourself after a long work week, but food you'd be happy to recommend to an out of towner who needs a nice sit-down spot in the middle of the day.
Here now, some of the best places for lunch in Los Angeles, from heady bread and roasted meat destinations in Venice to sunny Koreatown rooftop hideaways that are perfect for lingering. Presented, of course, in alphabetical order.Read More