New Survey Results: LA's Best RestaurantsBy Gillian Ferguson | October 8, 2013 By Gillian Ferguson | October 8, 2013
Results are in for the 2014 Zagat Los Angeles Restaurant Survey, in which 19,694 surveyors voted on 1,499 restaurants to determine which spots are the cream of the crop. Angelenos revealed that on average they eat out 2.4 times a week for dinner and spend an average of $38.62 per person, just below the national average of $40.53. We don't like waiting for a table, and 49% report making reservations online, whereas 46% score their spot by phoning the restaurant - about even. We prize our sushi (four of the five Top Food winners are Japanese restaurants) and love a killer cocktail program, while raw bars and small plates have captured our hearts.
There are new lists in the Survey for every occasion, like where to linger over a boozy brunch, have lunch with your agent or plan a dinner to pop the question. Big names still top our lists, but there are a lot of newcomers to get excited about as well. Read on to find out who takes tops in key categories, and stay tuned for more Survey coverage throughout the week.