Los Angeles Restaurants near La Brea Tar Pits

Our list of the best food near La Brea Tar Pits. Our top pick: Lucques.
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  • La Brea Tar Pits

    La Brea Tar Pits

    5801 Wilshire Boulevard
    Free 1st Tu of the month, except July and August. Displays fossils of animals – including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths – that got stuck in tar pits during the Ice Age 10,000 to 40,000 years ago. Visitors can watch fossils being prepared. The Pleistocene Garden in Hancock Park, outside the Museum, has life-size replicas of extinct mammals.
    Mid City West food nearby
  • Lucques


    8474 Melrose Ave
    Excellent, California-style cuisine in an upscale atmosphere, widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the city.
    Beverly Glen
  • Jar


    8225 Beverly Blvd
    Popular for yummy steaks and an inventive menu.
    Mid City West
  • Ago


    8478 Melrose Ave
    Chef Agostino Sciandri – with a Hollywood assist from Robert DeNiro, among others – continues to delight with his chic, Italian trattoria. A sophisticated interior with blond wooden tables, white tablecloths and cozy, rustic décor add an authentic touch. Chops, pasta and fish underscore the menu. House specialties include mixed fried fish, Tuscan-style chicken and Bistecca alia Fiorentina. Allure still thrives since its ’97 debut as evidenced by the crowded bar scene and bustling dining room.
    Beverly Glen
  • AOC


    8022 W 3rd St
    Fantastic food in every way, in an elegant atmosphere. Great cheeses, great wines, great desserts. The dishes look reasonably priced at a glance, but they arrive in tapa-style proportions, and quickly add up, making it a great place to splurge.
    Mid City West
  • La Brea Bakery

    La Brea Bakery

    624 S La Brea Ave
    Excellent bread, sandwiches, cookies, pastries and coffee.
    Mid Wilshire
  • Animal


    435 N Fairfax Ave
    Somewhat of an anomaly in an increasingly vegetarian Los Angeles, Animal does what it does extremely well. Jon and Vinny (Two Dudes Catering, Iron Chefs) have finally opened their first restaurant, and their hard work and determination most certainly shows up in the super tasty and creative cuisine. Pescatarians will do just fine with the daily fish, but vegetarians beware, there's not much here for you.
    Mid City West
  • Canter's Deli

    Canter's Deli

    419 N. Fairfax Ave
    Awesome Jewish deli on Fairfax, a few blocks north of 3rd. This place has been around for over 70 years and you'll know why if you stop by. It's 24 hours too.
    Mid City West
  • Osteria Mozza

    Osteria Mozza

    6602 Melrose Ave
    Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich meld their prodigious talents to bring Pizzeria Mozza and Osteria Mozza to the heart of Los Angeles. With the devout commitment to product, environment and hospitality, the two unique but equally engaging concepts provide dynamic templates for displaying the group's profound passions.
    Mid Wilshire
  • Real Food Daily

    Real Food Daily

    414 La Cienega Boulevard
    Sun-Thu: 11:30am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11:00pm. Vegetarians and vegans from the world over swear by Real Food Daily. Watch your favorite health and eco-conscious celebrity seal a deal over a seitan stir fry before darting off in their Mercedes SUV. Branches in Santa Monica and West Hollywood.
    Mid City West
  • The Bazaar By José Andrés

    The Bazaar By José Andrés

    465 S La Cienega Blvd
    José Andrés' famed tapas restaurant at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. The Bazaar received a rare four-star review by the Los Angeles Times. @BazaarLA
    Mid City West
  • The Stinking Rose

    The Stinking Rose

    55 N La Cienega Blvd
    A top rated star on Beverly Hills' Restaurant Row that is truly world famous as THE PLACE FOR ALL THINGS GARLIC. Cozy booths, fun private party rooms with different garlic-centric themes and full bar make for loyal fans.
    Mid City West
  • A.O.C.


    8022 W 3rd St
    A.O.C. Restaurant and Wine Bar, is the groundbreaking wine bar and restaurant by Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner and Sommelier Caroline Styne that revolutionized the small plates menu trend in Los Angeles.
    Mid City West
  • El Coyote Cafe

    El Coyote Cafe

    7312 Beverly Blvd.
    Known for its margaritas, fun atmosphere, and cute/tacky decor, this Mexican restaurant opened in 1931 at First and La Brea, and in 1951 moved to its present location on Beverly Blvd. It is the restaurant where Sharon Tate and her friends ate their last meal before being murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969.
    Mid City West
  • Luna Park

    Luna Park

    672 S La Brea Ave
    Luna Park strives to bring its guests delicious, creative food and a one-of-a kind cocktail experience amidst a unique, trendy atmosphere.
    Mid Wilshire
  • Pizzeria Mozza

    Pizzeria Mozza

    641 N Highland Ave
    Pizzeria Mozza is a bustling, urban, burst of flavor and color. Open noon to midnight, seven days a week, Pizzeria Mozza is a perfect atmosphere - whether it be a business lunch or late night snack.
    Mid Wilshire
  • Lola's Martini Bar & Restaurant

    Lola's Martini Bar & Restaurant

    945 N Fairfax Ave
    Dinner Reservations 323-654-5652 Private Party & Catering 323-654-5862 events@lolasla.com
    Beverly Glen
  • The Foundry On Melrose

    The Foundry On Melrose

    7465 Melrose Ave
    Fine dining for the everyman + late-night menu + fantastic cocktails + live music thur-sat = The Foundry
    Beverly Glen
  • Cube Cafe

    Cube Cafe

    615 N La Brea Ave
    Welcome to Cube, LA's regional Italian café, cheese bar, and gourmet marketplace. Our lunch and dinner menus change weekly, and showcase traditional Italian cooking with a unique Californian influence. Come visit us at 615 N. La Brea Avenue.
    Mid City West
  • Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

    Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

    189 The Grove Dr
    Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill- Southern California www.woodranch.com
    Mid City West
  • Fig & Olive

    Fig & Olive

    8490 Melrose Pl
    FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera& Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. Our large variety of extra virgin olive oils was selected to be paired with each dish and to be offered for tasting at the beginning of each meal. With locations in Los Angeles and New York, FIG & OLIVE brings the best of the Riviera to your table. W
    Beverly Glen
  • Red O

    Red O

    8155 Melrose Ave
    Red O Restaurant with Mexican Cuisine by Rick Bayless is located along a bustling stretch of Melrose Avenue. Rick Bayless is best known for his highly rated PBS series “Mexico–One Plate at a Time,” and from his seven cookbooks. In August 2009, he was crowned the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” beating out 23 other world-renowned chefs. Red O’s menu features both authentic Mexican and lighter “California-style” dishes inspired from regions throughout Mexico. Designed by G+ Design, the restaurant’s resort-inspired look and feel was awarded with “Best Design,” as well as one of America’s “Best New Restaurants,” by Esquire magazine in 2010.
    Beverly Glen
  • Canter's Deli

    Canter's Deli

    419 N Fairfax Ave
    Canter's Deli has been an LA Landmark since 1931. We are a family owned and operated delicatessen for 4 generations and take great pride in offering an authentic deli-style experience, unparalleled anywhere on the west coast!
    Mid City West
  • Pip's on La Brea Restaurant

    Pip's on La Brea Restaurant

    1356 S La Brea Avenue
    PIPS On Labrea Restaurant is recognized for its stylish yet casual ambiance, a delicious menu, fine wine and beers, live music and impeccable and friendly service while being the ideal social gathering place for friends & family.
    Mid City
  • Carlitos Gardel

    Carlitos Gardel

    7963 Melrose Ave
    Celebrating good food, good wine, and great people. Carlitos Gardel Restaurant honors the art and tradition of genuine hospitality with fine, authentic Argentine cuisine and the most extensive cellar of Argentine wines in California.
    Beverly Glen
  • Susan Feniger's Street

    Susan Feniger's Street

    742 N. Highland Ave
    An outdoor patio under the stars, a sexy fire pit, and the chef’s kitchen window seats, combined with distinctive flavors from countries everywhere, prompted LA Times food critic Irene Verbila to say: "Go ahead. Take a trip on the wild side..." Susan Feniger’s first solo venture comes alive with foods of cultures from around the globe. From Moscow to Mumbai, Buenos Aires to the Bayou, savory bites explode to life in the STREET kitchen, all infused with Susan's unique style and passion. In an atmosphere as vibrant, warm and friendly as the chef herself, Susan Feniger’s STREET is where people meet, share, and try something new.
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