As the unofficial end of summer approaches and we begin to usher in shorter days and cooler nights, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to indulge in the flavors of the season at these top restaurant selections.


Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
9850 Wilshire Boulevard | Beverly Hills

Award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten opens his latest venture at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Specializing in French-American cuisine with South American influences, this farm-to-table fine dining eatery uses only the freshest organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Diners can expect European classics and impressive views at this indoor/outdoor oasis.


1442 2nd Street | Santa Monica
After ten years in the restaurant business, the proprietors of North Italia have perfected the art of handmade pasta and pizza. Offering an impressive array of antipasti, salads, and main entrees, including traditional dishes like tagliatelle bolognese and chicken parmesan, this local favorite is the perfect spot for a cocktail after work or a celebratory dinner with family and friends.


118 Entrada Drive | Santa Monica
Located just steps from the beach in Santa Monica Canyon, this neighborhood Mexican restaurant focuses on organic and locally-grown ingredients. With a seasonally-inspired menu, as well as an extensive bar serving Agave-based spirits, Tallula’s is fast becoming a favorite among locals and visitors alike.



8479 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood
Classic Peruvian dishes and street food fare with a California twist are on offer at Rosaliné, chef Ricardo Zarate’s newest restaurant, named for his mother. A wood-wrapped ceviche bar, meat dishes, and a large selection of seafood and vegetable entrees make up the menu at this indoor/outdoor modern Melrose eatery.


18203 South Western Avenue | South Bay
Open seven days a week, 365 days a year, this traditional Japanese restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal on-the-go or a casual holiday dinner with family and friends. Their signature Hakata ramen and bento boxes are favorites among diners looking to enjoy classic Japanese cuisine in a relaxed and welcoming environment.