The Guide to "Top Chef" Restaurants in Los Angeles

Herringbone Santa Monica
Photo by Marie Buck Small, courtesy of Herringbone Santa Monica

Top Chef, Bravo’s competitive cooking show that’s hosted by legendary judges like Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons and Emeril Lagasse, has built quite a legacy. L.A. alone has fielded a wealth of culinary talent in the show’s 13 seasons, including three champions: Ilan Hall, Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin. In total, 16 Top Chef “cheftestants” currently run kitchens at 23 Los Angeles restaurants. Several other chefs are between gigs, successful caterers, moved on from L.A., or no longer cook. Learn about where to find your favorite chefs from the high-drama show.

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514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy
90277 Redondo Beach , CA
8360 Melrose Avenue #101
90069 Los Angeles , CA
Expensive
911 Seward St.
90038-2518 Hollywood , CA
Moderate
11334 Moorpark St.
91602 Studio City , CA
Pricy
11915 Ventura Blvd.
91604 Studio City , CA
8360 Melrose Avenue #107
90069 Los Angeles , CA
8832 W. Pico Blvd.
90035 Los Angeles , CA
317 S. Broadway
90013 Los Angeles , CA
Free
333 Culver Blvd.
90291 Playa del Rey , CA
10218 Riverside Dr.
91602 Toluca Lake , CA
16101 Ventura Blvd #255
91436 Encino , CA
Moderate
8800 Sunset Blvd
90069 West Hollywood , CA
Moderate
123 W. Washington Blvd.
90291 Venice , CA
10717 Riverside Dr.
91602 Toluca Lake , CA
563 W. Los Angeles Ave.
93021 Moorpark , CA
6500 Selma Ave.
90028 Los Angeles , CA