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The LA Times’s Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold has just unveiled his annual list of the 101 best restaurants in Los Angeles.
Topping the list is the city’s most talked about new restaurant, Vespertine, chef Jonathan Kahn’s immersive tasting menu experience, which Gold, in a recent review, described as one of the city’s “first leaps into the avant-garde,” where “you may as well be on Jupiter.” Gold didn’t quite know what to make of it when he visited, but obviously enjoyed it enough for it to top his list. Other critics have not been so impressed.
Second is renowned Hollywood seafood spot Providence, which had topped Gold’s list for the previous four years straight, followed by Spago, chef Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills institution.
Check out the top 10 below and take a look at the full list here. Earlier in the year, Gold named Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson’s LocoL, which sits at number 78 on this list, as his LA restaurant of the year.
Jonathan Gold's top 10 LA restaurants
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7. Trois Mec