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Take Your Dollar Elsewhere: LA's 11 Most Overrated Restaurants

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The people have spoken. For every great restaurant in Los Angeles, there is one that draws crowds but doesn't live up to the hype. The food isn't consistently good. The service leaves much to be desired. Whether the critics love it or not has little impact on the difficulty of obtaining a table. Why are these restaurants so busy?

In compiling this map, we tallied reader comments and emails, compared reviews and ratings, observed the restaurant's turnover and table count, and made some critical calls. Fast food restaurants are not included, and neither are restaurants with multiple locations. We are concerned with restaurants -- not bars or sweet shops. Restaurants that were not already very busy were also left off. Snobby service alone is not reason to name a place one of LA's Most Overrated Restaurants, and neither is one bad meal a Yelper had two years ago. To be fair, and to show respect where it is due, we have outlined a few bright spots herein.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 802-1470
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2. ink.

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8630 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 651-5866
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3. Osteria Mozza

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5636 Melrose Ave, 5636 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

4. Gjelina

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1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

5. Toast Bakery Cafe

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8221 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Malo

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W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

7. Bouchon

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1235 Benedict Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8. Mr Chow

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N Camden Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Short Order

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6333 W 3rd St #110
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Cooks County Restaurant

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8009 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

11. The Ivy

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113 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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1. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90014

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90014

2. ink.

8630 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

8630 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Osteria Mozza

5636 Melrose Ave, 5636 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

5636 Melrose Ave, 5636 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

4. Gjelina

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291

5. Toast Bakery Cafe

8221 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8221 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Malo

W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

7. Bouchon

1235 Benedict Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

1235 Benedict Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

8. Mr Chow

N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

N Camden Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Short Order

6333 W 3rd St #110, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6333 W 3rd St #110
Los Angeles, CA 90036

10. Cooks County Restaurant

8009 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

8009 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

11. The Ivy

113 N Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

113 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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