There are many famous streets around Los Angeles, from Rodeo Drive to Sunset Boulevard, but none carry quite the same magnificence (at least in name) than the Miracle Mile along Wilshire Boulevard. The tony stretch is so named because of its dense collection of glittering office buildings, palm trees, and museums like LACMA and the Petersen Automotive Museum. Add in the forthcoming subway extension and Academy Museum for all things movie history, and it’s easy to see why the Miracle Mile is bursting with tourists and culinary promise, Here now are 12 fantastic dining options across both day and night on and around the famed Miracle Mile in Los Angeles.Read More
12 Essential Restaurants in Miracle Mile, LA’s Famed Mid-Wilshire Neighborhood
Dining near LACMA, the Petersen, and upcoming Academy Museum
1. UOVO | Mid-Wilshire
Fast casual pasta rarely tastes as good as the stuff at Uovo. Maybe that’s because the pastas themselves are handmade in Italy before being flown to the U.S., or maybe because it’s possible to dine well, and inexpensively, in well under an hour at this always-churning carb destination.
2. Fortune House Chinese Cuisine
Fortune House is an easy-to-spot Chinese food staple for the greater Miracle Mile. The standalone building offers an array of classic Chinese and Chinese-American dishes, from Peking duck to Mongolian beef.
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3. Pho Saigon Pearl | Los Angeles
Pho Saigon Pearl sits just up Fairfax from LACMA, making it surprisingly walkable for tourists and locals alike. Stop in for the namesake pho, of course, but don’t sleep on the spring rolls and banh mi either.
4. Ray's and Stark Bar
Ray’s and Stark Bar is a classic stop on the LACMA campus for anyone looking to grab a casual bite, sip a glass of wine, and watch the world wander past. The restaurant has been home to many a buzzy chef over the years, and still turns out reliable California fare daily.
5. Yuko Kitchen
Yuko Kitchen is a quirky semi-hidden dining oasis just off Wilshire Boulevard. The entrance is hard to find but once inside the restaurant bursts with color and big flavors from dishes like Japanese sushi rolls, rice bowls, boba drinks, and a surprising Chinese chicken salad.
6. Eleven City Deli
Eleven City Deli is quickly gaining a reputation as one of LA’s better modern Jewish delis. The large restaurant traffics in pastrami and latkes and all the usual fare, plus everyday diner staples for those in need.
7. El Chato Taco Truck
El Chato is a neighborhood favorite taco truck, the kind of place where neighbors and anyone just passing by can queue up and wait for delicious al pastor tacos, served with a thick and smoky chipotle salsa. The evening-only truck does draw a crowd, so arrive hungry and be prepared to over-order, rather than waiting in line twice.
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8. Top Round Roast Beef
Top Round is a roast beef stand that seems pulled from time. The orange-hued corner spot does curly fries, simple roast beef and horseradish sandwiches, and more, all while keeping a its throwback vibe and easy, sunny appeal.
9. Met Her At A Bar
Met Her at a Bar is perhaps the textbook definition of a neighborhood restaurant, offering staple basics and an exceedingly busy brunch. Locals love it, even if the rest of LA hasn’t caught on to all the coffee and delicious Belgian waffle action inside.
The tourists already know Republique well, and that’s okay. The sprawling multi-room restaurant is built to do big numbers across a casual lunch, morning pastry session, or moodier dinnertime sit-down experience. Stop in for some of the best baked goods anywhere, or for a proper French experience after a long day out.
11. Apollonia's Pizzeria
This strip mall pizza spot gained its reputation over years of serving classic round pies to locals in the neighborhood, but lately Apollonia’s has skyrocketed in fame thanks to some very photogenic Detroit-style square pies. Offered whole or by the slice, these excessively cheesy, delightfully dense pies are a thing to behold, and among the best possible bites in all of mid-Wilshire.
12. Genwa Korean BBQ
Genwa is an easy-eating staple Korean BBQ restaurant with multiple locations across Los Angeles. The Wilshire outlet is great for business lunches or relaxed dinner fun with friends, where drinking and flipping slices of meat are the focus of the night.