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'Tis the season to gorge on tomatoes. From Jason Neroni's crostini topped with smoked marinated heirloom tomatoes with ricotta and basil to Cecconi's chilled tomato soup, to Hinoki & The Bird's tomato salad with avocado, cucumber, and ponzu sauce, and Beachwood Cafe's cherry tomato hand pies, the best LA restaurants are serving up summer's beloved red fruit in new and sundry ways. Ahead, find out where to get them.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Superba Snack Bar

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533 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-6400

Chef Jason Neroni is now offering a new "snack" on the menu comprised of a crostini topped with smoked marinated heirloom tomatoes with ricotta and basil. [photo]

2. FIG Santa Monica

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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-7777
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Chef Ray Garcia, who very frequently shops at the Santa Monica farmer's market, makes a great pasta-less lasagna made with bloomsdale spinach, sweet potato, San Marzano tomatoes, and mozzarella.

3. Ray's & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180
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Chef Kris Morningstar has a tomato salad dressed up Greek-style with olives, feta, charred octopus, cucumbers, pepperoncini and a garlicky squid ink skordhalia to round it out.[Photo]

4. Cecconi's

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8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 432-2000
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This swanky West Hollywood restaurant is making the best of this year's tomato season with a chilled tomato soup with avocado and basil pesto. It features San Marzano tomatoes especially farmed for Cecconi's that are then roasted in the wood-burning oven.

5. Caulfield's

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9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 388-6860
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This Beverly Hills restaurant has an old-time charm in a rather glossy part of town, where chef Stephen Kalt makes a refreshing tomato and watermelon salad with Sonoma goat cheese, Upland cress, and aged Pedro Jimenez vinegar.

6. Trattoria Neapolis

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336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 792-3000
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This classy Italian restaurant in Pasadena is making a slight twist on the traditional panzanella, starting with chiabatta croutons soaked in fresh tomato water, chunks of heirloom tomatoes, avocado, ricotta salata, and dressed with a smoked tomato vinaigrette.

7. Border Grill

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445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171
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As a special for the next week, this modern Mexican restaurant in Downtown is doing a cumin-glazed Flat iron steak topped with slow-cooked cherry tomatoes, grilled avocado, and a mint salsa.

8. Fig & Olive

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8490 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
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This Cal-Med restaurant inspired by the French Riviera helmed by chef Pascal Lorange is making a crab and cherry tomato dish with harissa and an avocado basil tapenade drizzled with picholine olive oil.[Photo]

9. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

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1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-7050
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Chef Jeremy Fox makes a small dish of stracciatella di burrata, made with 'momotaro' tomato, mashed 'pinkerton' avocado, and thai basil.[Photo]

10. Napa Valley Grille

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1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
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Chef Taylor Boudreaux is creating a seasonal heirloom tomato salad that incorporates sweet onion and chervil.

11. Hinoki & The Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200
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This modern Cal-Asian restaurant by chef David Myers and Kuniko Yagi in one of the most stunning spaces in the city is serving up a simple Japanese tomato salad with avocado, cucumber, and ponzu sauce.

12. Picca Peruvian Cantina

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9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0133
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Chef Ricardo Zarate's modern Peruvian small plates restaurant has a great anticucho of tomatoes grilled over a charcoal fire on short wooden stakes before getting a dollop of fresh burrata and a topping of huacatay, or fresh Peruvian blank mint pesto. [Photo]

13. Huckleberry

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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

This neighborhood cafe and bakery has a spicy fried green tomato sandwich with pickled vegetables, chickpea puree, cilantro and pint on a perfectly toasted brioche bun.

14. Beachwood Cafe

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2695 Beachwood Canyon Drive
Los Angeles, Ca 90068
(323) 871-1717
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To commemorate the summer tomato season, chef Minh Phan is making cherry tomato hand pies, a cheeky savory version of the dessert classic. It's stuffed with fried feta, currants, basil, and pinenuts a satisfying bite.[Photo]

15. Sotto

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9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0210
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This half-underground rustic Italian restaurant is preparing a tomato-braised octopus al ferri, sided with chickpeas, preserved lemon, chard, and bottarga for a savory, delicious middle course.

1. Superba Snack Bar

533 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Chef Jason Neroni is now offering a new "snack" on the menu comprised of a crostini topped with smoked marinated heirloom tomatoes with ricotta and basil. [photo]

533 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291

2. FIG Santa Monica

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Ray Garcia, who very frequently shops at the Santa Monica farmer's market, makes a great pasta-less lasagna made with bloomsdale spinach, sweet potato, San Marzano tomatoes, and mozzarella.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

3. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chef Kris Morningstar has a tomato salad dressed up Greek-style with olives, feta, charred octopus, cucumbers, pepperoncini and a garlicky squid ink skordhalia to round it out.[Photo]

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

4. Cecconi's

8764 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

This swanky West Hollywood restaurant is making the best of this year's tomato season with a chilled tomato soup with avocado and basil pesto. It features San Marzano tomatoes especially farmed for Cecconi's that are then roasted in the wood-burning oven.

8764 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069

5. Caulfield's

9360 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

This Beverly Hills restaurant has an old-time charm in a rather glossy part of town, where chef Stephen Kalt makes a refreshing tomato and watermelon salad with Sonoma goat cheese, Upland cress, and aged Pedro Jimenez vinegar.

9360 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

6. Trattoria Neapolis

336 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

This classy Italian restaurant in Pasadena is making a slight twist on the traditional panzanella, starting with chiabatta croutons soaked in fresh tomato water, chunks of heirloom tomatoes, avocado, ricotta salata, and dressed with a smoked tomato vinaigrette.

336 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106

7. Border Grill

445 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

As a special for the next week, this modern Mexican restaurant in Downtown is doing a cumin-glazed Flat iron steak topped with slow-cooked cherry tomatoes, grilled avocado, and a mint salsa.

445 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

8. Fig & Olive

8490 Melrose Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069

This Cal-Med restaurant inspired by the French Riviera helmed by chef Pascal Lorange is making a crab and cherry tomato dish with harissa and an avocado basil tapenade drizzled with picholine olive oil.[Photo]

8490 Melrose Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

9. Rustic Canyon Wine Bar

1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Chef Jeremy Fox makes a small dish of stracciatella di burrata, made with 'momotaro' tomato, mashed 'pinkerton' avocado, and thai basil.[Photo]

1119 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. Napa Valley Grille

1100 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Chef Taylor Boudreaux is creating a seasonal heirloom tomato salad that incorporates sweet onion and chervil.

1100 Glendon Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

11. Hinoki & The Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067

This modern Cal-Asian restaurant by chef David Myers and Kuniko Yagi in one of the most stunning spaces in the city is serving up a simple Japanese tomato salad with avocado, cucumber, and ponzu sauce.

10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

12. Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Chef Ricardo Zarate's modern Peruvian small plates restaurant has a great anticucho of tomatoes grilled over a charcoal fire on short wooden stakes before getting a dollop of fresh burrata and a topping of huacatay, or fresh Peruvian blank mint pesto. [Photo]

9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

13. Huckleberry

1014 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

This neighborhood cafe and bakery has a spicy fried green tomato sandwich with pickled vegetables, chickpea puree, cilantro and pint on a perfectly toasted brioche bun.

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

14. Beachwood Cafe

2695 Beachwood Canyon Drive, Los Angeles, Ca 90068

To commemorate the summer tomato season, chef Minh Phan is making cherry tomato hand pies, a cheeky savory version of the dessert classic. It's stuffed with fried feta, currants, basil, and pinenuts a satisfying bite.[Photo]

2695 Beachwood Canyon Drive
Los Angeles, Ca 90068

15. Sotto

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

This half-underground rustic Italian restaurant is preparing a tomato-braised octopus al ferri, sided with chickpeas, preserved lemon, chard, and bottarga for a savory, delicious middle course.

9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

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