Fiesta Cantina

West Hollywood

The gay Fiesta Cantina is the place to go for beer pong, mega margaritas on the rooftop terrace, big-screen sports viewing and daily happy hours from 4 pm to 8 pm...

  • Casual
  • Mexican
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Palms Thai Restaurant

Hollywood

The gay-popular Palms Thai Restaurant cooks for Thai tastes, producing some of the tastiest and most authentic Thai food in California. Rows and rows of long tables...

  • Casual
  • Thai

Border Grill

Santa Monica

Celebrity chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger created LGBTQ-popular modern Mexican Border Grill in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, the Los Angeles Airport and Las...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Geoffrey's Malibu

Malibu

Geoffrey's Malibu has Pacific views forever from a dining room originally designed by Richard Neura. Just offshore, whales and dolphins play. Its cuisine is...

  • Seafood
  • Local Cuisine

Grand Central Market

Downtown

No foodie should visit LA without dropping by Grand Central Market, ablaze in neon signs. A downtown landmark since 1917, what was primarily a food market has become...

  • Market
  • International

Tortilla Republic

West Hollywood

A LGBTQ favorite, Tortilla Republic on trendy Robertson Boulevard serves traditional yet modern Mexican cantina dishes at brunch, lunch and dinner. Tacos and...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Urth Caffé

West Hollywood

Don't expect to run into Bette or Shane or Marina at the the trendy Urth Caffé that inspired the ever-packed Planet in "The L Word." You are likely to see a parade...

  • Coffee shop
  • American

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

North Hollywood

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill is a fast-food franchise begun back in 1990 with an emphasis fresh and local ingredients. Particularly popular at lunchtime, it has multiple...

  • Fast Food
  • Mexican

El Compadre Restaurant

Hollywood

Family-owned El Compadre offers a huge menu of Mexican classics and flaming margaritas. Evenings, live - and loud - music from a three-man mariachi band adds to the...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Houston's

Manhattan Beach

Houston's is a classy American chain, headquartered in Beverly Hills, big on beef and business lunches. It also serves sushi. In the Manhattan Marketplace shopping...

  • Steakhouse
  • American

Louise's Trattoria

Larchmont Village

Established in 1978, Louise's Trattoria is a family-driven mini-chain with a flagship restaurant in West Los Angeles and storefronts in Santa Monica on Montana...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Black Cat

Silver Lake

Snuggle back in your leather booth in the sleek Black Cat, an upscale gastropub whose backstory is a milestone in LGBTQ history. The smiling cat on the original sign...

  • Pub
  • American

Off Vine

Hollywood

Off Vine is a cozy restaurant with patio in a converted Craftsman cottage that offers the comfort foods of California-American cuisine. Forbes Traveler magazine...

  • Casual
  • American

Tavern and Larder

Brentwood

Suzanne Goin, often nominated and the 2016 James Beard outstanding chef, and her longtime collaborator Sommelier Caroline Styne have a charm bracelet of top...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

The Hungry Cat

Santa Monica

Where Santa Monica Canyon meets the sea, the Hungry Cat serves the finest of fresh seafood and also smokes its own meats and seafood. Open since 2005, it emphasizes...

  • Seafood
  • American

Alma

North Hollywood

Started as a pop-up restaurant downtown in 2012, Alma is a restaurant in transition, popping up through May 2016 at The Standard, Hollywood. Its emphasis is on...

  • Café or Bistro
  • American

Animal

West Hollywood

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, that dynamic duo of celebrity chefs, cater to carnivores at Animal, serving up most everything between snout and tail on small plates in...

  • Steakhouse
  • American

B.S. Taqueria

Downtown

LA-born Chef Ray Garcia, who was Esquire's 2016 chef of the year, serves inventive tacos and bolsas (snacks) at the counter lunchtime and family-style nightly...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Back on the Beach

Santa Monica

Gay-owned Back on the Beach with its patio on the sand has been a landmark almost since it opened in 1989. It is known for its omelettes, generous burgers and views...

  • Beach
  • American

Bäco Mercat

Downtown

Chef Josef Centeno started making flat bread sandwiches out of fine-cuisine leftovers as a late night staff snack when he was at Meson G. The tasty tidbits developed...

  • Casual
  • Spanish

Basix Cafe

West Hollywood

The lesbian-owned Basix Cafe serves a creative American-Italian menu and a notable Sunday brunch featuring short rib hash, fluffy pancakes and avocado toast. Its...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Italian

Beach Nation

West Hollywood

At Beach Nation, you can wiggle your toes in the sand in the heart of West Hollywood. The open-air cafe features a sandbox in the middle of the action, palm trees,...

  • Casual
  • American

Belcampo

Downtown

Look for Stall F9-F10 at the Grand Central Market to find Belcampo Meat Company, which is both butcher and restaurant with grass-fed beef from its own farm. The $5...

  • Casual
  • American

Bottega Louie

Downtown

Bottega Louie helped kick off downtown's new Restaurant Row when it opened in 2009. Both Italian restaurant and gourmet food market, it has a dining room that seats...

  • Casual
  • Italian

Brazilian Bossa Nova Cuisine

West Hollywood

The Brazilian Bossa Nova Cuisine keeps late hours especially on Fridays and Saturdays when it's open until 3:30 am at its locations in West Hollywood (Robertson...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Brazilian

Broken Spanish

Downtown

Broken Spanish is the flagship restaurant of Chef Ray Garcia, the award-winning LA native who headed the Fig kitchen for six years. He is big on healthy eating and...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Cabo Cantina

West Hollywood

Cabo Cantina with Venice, Santa Monica, Brentwood and Sunset Strip locations boasts mega Patron margaritas. unlimited tacos for $5 on Tuesdays, a big cantina menu...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Café Laurent

Culver City

Chef-owner Rayn Gonzalez and his partner Matt Keller at Café Laurent draw a breakfast-lunch crowd to their tiny French café with a pleasant outdoor dining space. In...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Campanile/La Brea Bakery

Hancock Park

Campanile was the dining trend-setter in LA in the 1990s when it was owned by Mark Peel and his now ex-wife Nancy Silverton. It closed in 2012 after it lost its...

  • Bakery
  • American

Chego

Chinatown

Food truck mogul Roy Choi has gone bricks-and-mortar with Chego, serving spicy noodle bowls in the Far East Plaza in Chinatown. The place seats about 10 with picnic...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion