Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: 71 Above - Design by Tag Front

Dining During Dwell on Design 2017: 20 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles

Where to Dine During Dwell on Design 2017 – 20 Hot Restaurants in LA This Summer

At Love Happens we are all about “Design That Moves You”, the motto of the L.A.-based Dwell on Design exhibition and conference. The 2017 edition of the largest modern design fair on the West coast is set to kick off this Friday June 23rd and will run through Sunday the 25th. Famous for glitz, glamour and abounding luxury, Los Angeles is a city after KOKET’s heart. Whenever we visit we are inspired by the vast landscape of alluring interiors and we especially love finding the most delicious and beautiful places to dine! If you are heading to L.A. for Dwell on Design, or any other reason for that matter, be sure to check out as many of these 20 best restaurants in Los Angeles as possible – they are this summer’s new and intriguing hot spots!

Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: 71 Above - Design by Tag Front -

71Above Restaurant & Sky Lounge


This swanky, upscale restaurant and sky lounge offers stunning panoramic views of Los Angeles from its perch on the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower. Designed by the talented L.A.-based interiors and architecture firm, Tag Front, 71Above offers American cuisine in a sleek opulent setting.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Catch LA - Design by New World Design Builders - West Hollywood Restaurant - Seafood

Catch LA

West Hollywood

Luxury meets rustic charm in this trendy seafood restaurant in West Hollywood. Featuring a stunning rooftop setting with a breathtaking view Catch LA was designed by New World Design Builders and is a exquisite dining experience whether you are there for a business meeting on the patio, drinks at the bar, or a romantic meal in the main dining room. If you visit this L.A. hot spot be sure to be on the look out for celebrity sightings!


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Norah - eclectic - west hollywood - Thomas Schoos - schoos group


West Hollywood

Norah’s chic interior is a stunning warm luxe lounge atmosphere designed by the Schoos Group. Serving a delicious eclectic new American menu this restaurant is a fabulous destination for dining in glamorous design!


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Verlaine - Design by David Vincent LLC designer Christian Munoz


West Hollywood

Mexican fare in an interior that pays homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood designed by Christian Munoz of L.A.-based design firm David Vincent LLC. While the main patio is open to all, the interior is an exclusive private room reserved for celebrities and “young creatives and trendsetters.”


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: The Flats - Design by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design - Hot Beverly Hills Restaurant

The Flats

Beverly Hills

House-made artisan flatbreads, small plates and inventive cocktails in an urban chic meets nature atmosphere designed by Gulla Jónsdóttir Architecture & Design. A casual menu and late night hours make this a great post-show place to dine.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Rossoblu - Design by Marwan and Mies Al Sayed and J.P. Guiseppi



An industrial chic setting in the Fashion District featuring a Bolognese-inspired menu, including handmade pastas and Italian wines. An enormous street art mural by artists CYRCLE is the focal point of the space designed by Marwan Al Sayed Inc. and graphic artist J.P. Guiseppi.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Felix Trattoria - Venice - Italian cusinie



Latin for “happy” or “lucky,” Felix is an Italian trattoria offering an extensive menu of handmade pastas in an inviting, charming and vintage feeling interior designed by Wendy Hayworth. The glass room is the restaurant’s pasta laboratorio and allows for guests to watch the handmade pasta being created.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Kismet - casual all-day restaurant that reimagines Mideast flavors for current-day California


Los Feliz

Kismet is a communal restaurant that re-imagines Mideast flavors for current-day California. The minimalist interior is wrapped in blond woods and filled with white furniture creating a clean casual feel. Open for breakfast, lunch and family-style dinners, Kismet is a favorite on many lists of today’s best restaurants in Los Angeles.



Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Citizen - Beverly Hills - chef Scott Howard - great Italian food and then hear some incredible jazz - fire pits - spacecraft design group


Beverly Hills

A vibrant haute dining experience featuring modern comfort food, craft cocktails and an open air lounge with fire pits. The warm lounge atmosphere with its eclectic flair was designed by Spacecraft Design Group.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Gwen - butchery - high-end - hollywood


West Hollywood

A polished high-end retail butchery with a full-service restaurant. The Art Deco inspired interior was created by the Brooklyn-based design firm Home Studios.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Here's Looking At You - Koreatown - tiki drinks

Here’s Looking At You


A chic restaurant serving global fare and fabulous tiki drinks!


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Wolf - Melrose/Fairfax District - rustic - hip - seasonal modern cuisnie


Melrose/Fairfax District

The hip, rustic meets contemporary, intimate and sleek interior of Wolf was designed by Christina Rottman Design. The American menu features locally sourced and organic ingredients – a farm fresh approach and the drinks are unique and inspired handcrafted cocktails.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Delilah - west hollywood - H.Wood Group - John Terzian - Built Inc


West Hollywood

A swanky hybrid restaurant and lounge paying homage to the roaring 20’s art decor style. Serving modern American cuisine and classic cocktails. An H.Wood Group restaurant, the space was designed by the group’s co-owner John Terzian and John Sofio of Built Inc.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Mar Vista - Architect John Reed of Reed Architecture Group and designer Gregory Swanson of Black Swan Design Group

The Mar Vista

Mar Vista

With what they call a Progressive Los Angeles Cuisine (think eclectic and global), Mar Vista provides farm-to-table ingredients, rare-label wines and a variety of live music. The modern nature inspired space was designed by Reed Architecture Group and Black Swan Design Group.



Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Beauty & Essex - american food, upscale cocktails - Rockwell Group

Beauty & Essex


An opulent 10,000 sqft restaurant, bar and lounge designed by the Rockwell Group with a sophisticated club vibe and touches of vintage décor throughout, including a real-live collector’s shop with pricey jewelry and musical instruments at the entrance. Beauty & Essex serves new American cuisine and upscale cocktails.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Black Rabbit Rose - Hideaway for unique drinks & Thai-Chinese bites, plus burlesque & magic shows on the weekends -

Black Rabbit Rose


A magic-themed cocktail bar and theater with an authentic vintage feel, the Black Rabbit Rose serves unique drinks, Thai-Chinese cuisine and offers burlesque and magic shows on the weekends!


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh & Whiskey

Fleishik’s Sandwiches, Nosh & Whiskey

Beverly Grove

Not a high-design interior by any means, but certainly a cozy modern and hip space, Fleishik’s is a new-age kosher sandwich shop which is sure to delight your appetite!


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Tsubaki - Authentic Japanese izakaya - Echo Park restaurants


Echo Park

A modern authentic Japanese izakaya showcasing seasonal small plates, noodle specialties, dumplings and sake. Tsubaki offers the perfect blend of Japanese hospitality and laid-back California sensibility.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Pizzana - Pizza - Sprinkles founders - Actor Chris O'Donnell



From the founders of Sprinkles Cupcakes and actor Chris O’Donnell and his wife Caroline, Pizzana offers delicious thin crust pizza in a comfortable Hollywood chic setting.


Best Restaurants in Los Angeles: Friends & Family - breakfast and lunch - Farmer's Market cuisine

Friends & Family

East Hollywood

Veggie-friendly, Farmer’s market inspired cuisine at an all-day cafe and bakery. Come for breakfast, lunch or dinner – good food awaits!


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