Most of us have booked a reservation on Open Table at one time or another. The world’s leading online restaurant reservations provider, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) has unveiled Open Table users’ 100 Top Restaurants for Foodies in America for 2015, submitted by verified Open Table diners for over 20,000 restaurants across all 5o states and the District of Columbia.
The roster was generated from over 5 million reviews collected from verified Open table diners between August 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015.Qualifying restaurants with a minimum overall score and number of qualifying reviews were sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurants’s average rating in the “fit for foodies” category.
L.A..’s Birch, ink., Odys and Penelope each hold a well-deserved space on this year’s list.
“This year’s honorees are where the culinary magic happens, where the rules of fine dining are being rewritten,” says Caroline Potter, OpenTable Chief Dining Officer. “Whether they’re reviving forgotten cooking techniques, championing the latest sustainable ingredient, or creating unexpectedly delicious and unique flavor pairings, these restaurants are where you can truly wow the foodies in your life.”
L.A.’s Best Restaurants for Foodies
Birch Chef Brendan Collins honed his craft at Michelin-starred fine dining establishments throughout Europe before bringing his inspired menu to L.A. Birch’s menu nods to the diversity of the City of Angels with dishes like Rabbit Baklava with dates, white beans, pistachio, and carrots; Monkfish Masala with quince chutney and lime pickles; and a Whole Fried Snapper with lemon, fennel salad and saffron rouille. The menu features small plates as well as larger format options.
1634 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90028
L.A.’s hip, minimalist foodie haven, ink. , aims to “create a revelatory experience through food and service, hopefully making an indelible impression.” Diners can revel in a seasonal menu that features foodie favorites like the Salt and Charcoal Potato with housemade sour cream and black vinegar and the Egg Yolk Gnocchi with mushroom brown butter.
8360 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90069
2015 newcomer Odys + Penelope brings the casual churrasco and grill concept to La Brea. Quinn and Karen Hatfield, the team behind The Sycamore Kitchen pairs elemental live-fire cooking methods with locally sourced, sustainable meat. seafood, and produce for an eclectic menu of simple California fare.
Odys + Penelope
127 South La Brea
Los Angeles, California 90036