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From molecular gastronomy to the classic coq au vin, elite dining is one of the biggest joys of a private jet lifestyle. Join us as we explore the world’s best restaurants.

THE PALM

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants ,

Style/Ambiance: This bright yellow, family-friendly spot is an outpost of the New York institution, which opened in 1926. Located in historic Toy Center, the restaurant can seat up to 400 guests. Signature dishes include steaks and jumbo lobsters. Brian Lytle, General Manager +1 213 763 4600 1100 South Flower Street www.thepalm.com

JIRAFFE

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants ,

Style/Ambiance: A favorite with locals as well as visitors, chef and owner Raphael Lunetta is popular not just for his culinary skills but also for his love of surfing. Jiraffe serves up food focused on simplicity and clarity of flavor in a comfortable bistro-chic space. Heather Posner, General Manager +1 310 917 6671 502 Santa Monica Boulevard

VALENTINO

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: The décor at Piero Selvaggio’s Valentino Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant is contemporary but the cuisine is all traditional. With almost 40 years experience it is widely regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in America, with dishes like branzino filet cooked in parchment paper with olives, cherry tomatoes and vermentino wine and hand-rolled garganelli with Bolognese ragu, courtesy […]

MÉLISSE

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: One of California’s premier fine dining destinations, Mélisse offers award-winning contemporary American cuisine with French influences celebrating each season’s finest ingredients accompanied by world-class wines. With two Michelin stars, it’s no wonder Mélisse attracts neighborhood diners and distinguished celebrities as much as world travelers seeking an extraordinary fine dining experience. The restaurant has also been named best American and […]

OSTERIA MOZZA

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: Osteria Mozza was launched by three of the most talented people on the American restaurant scene: Nancy Silverton, Joe Bastianich and Mario Batali. The trio created an exciting menu including grilled quail wrapped in pancetta with sage and honey. David Rosoff, General Manager +1 323 297 0100 6602 Melrose Avenue www.osteriamozza.com

THE BELVEDERE

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

American Style/Ambiance: Well-established on the restaurant scene, The Belvedere has been given the AAA Five Diamond award 16 years in a row. Cuisine is provided by chef James Overbaugh accompanied by impeccable service, an elegant interior and a sun-splashed patio. On Sundays, live jazz is performed by The Bernie Meisinger Band, adding an upbeat ambiance to brunch. Offer Nissenbaum, Hotel […]

WP24 – WOLFGANG PUCK AT THE RITZ CARLTON

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: Located on the 24th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, this restaurant affords diners a spectacular view of the Los Angeles skyline and features Wolfgang Puck’s awardwinning modern Asian cuisine in both the dining room and the less formal lounge. Allison Williams, General Manager +1 213 743 8824 The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, 900 West Olympic Boulevard www.ritzcarlton.com

JAR

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance:JAR features wood-paneled walls and the retro feel of an old supper club. Its menu, packed with the chef’s interpretation of classic American dishes, includes deviled eggs with luscious bits of crabmeat as well as the Asian-influenced char siu pork chop. Jar is a quintessential neighborhood restaurant. It continues to attract regulars and newcomers to its ultimate living room where […]

WATER GRILL

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: With warm wood accents and a colorful mural, this seafood house welcomes diners looking for fresh and innovative cuisine. The ever-changing menu is inspired by what is in season and could include a terrific selection of oysters, American lobster or line-caught Pacific swordfish. Bryant Coleman, General Manager +1 213 891 0900 544 South Grand Avenue www.watergrill.com

CICADA

City Cuisine Style Michelin Stars Elite Traveler Andy Hayler
Los Angeles Restaurants

Style/Ambiance: The building dates back to 1928 and was originally the headquarters of one of the most exclusive and expensive haberdasheries in Los Angeles – Alexander and Oviatt. The original Art Deco interior was inspired by the Paris Exposition in 1925 and now gives the restaurant a truly extraordinary atmosphere. The menu is predominantly American-Italian and serves a diverse range […]