Los Angeles is home to 20 fabulous Michelin-starred restaurants, all offering impeccable service and amazing food. So if your dreaming of some top-class cuisine in great surroundings, but you’d rather not pay eye-watering prices we got you covered.
Surprisingly, there are several spots in the city where you can enjoy Michelin-starred dining without breaking the bank.
These places have it all, the freshest produce produced by creative chefs, exciting wine lists, and a fantastic atmosphere – for less than $125 per person!
We hope you’ll enjoy our selection of L.A’s best-value Michelin-starred restaurants to explore and be inspired by.
1. Hatchet Hall, $35 per person
Address: 12517 Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hatchet Hall is the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in Los Angeles in 2023.
Sticking closely to the classic Californian restaurant ethos, Hatchet Hall puts a focus on growing relationships with their purveyors and local farmers to ensure they can bring the best ingredients possible to the table.
Head chef Wes Whitsell grew up foraging and farming in Texas and those formative experiences are heavily imprinted on the menu along with the traditions of cooking with live fire.
The most affordable combo: Make the early morning journey to have brunch at Hatchet Hall. An arugula & Treviso salad, topped with crispy shallots and parmesan ($16) followed by the soft scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, and Weiser potatoes ($19) is a perfect way to start your day.
2. Gwen, $44 per person
Address: 6600 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Building on the back of their in-house butcher shop, Gwen’s owners, the brothers Luke and Curtis Stone, seek to bring together the trifecta of rancher, butcher, and chef into one location.
Inspired home chefs can purchase superb cuts of meat at their butcher shop, but the best way to experience Gwen is to let the fire-based cooking techniques of the chefs chine on your dinner plate.
The most affordable combo: Gwen’s incredibly affordable menu can be experienced for as low as $44 by combining their market salad ($16) made from seasonal fruits and veggies, almond vinaigrette, and toasted almonds with the black cod ($28) that is served on top of napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, and barley broth.
3. Camphor, $46 per person
Address: 923 East 3rd St Suite 109, Los Angeles, CA 90013
If you’re tired of the classic French bistro, Camphor may just be the restaurant for you. While the backbone of the restaurant is still made of classic French culinary techniques and flavors, the menu has a consistent Southeast Asian and Indian twist inspired by the backgrounds of co-head chefs Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George.
The most affordable combo: Start with a side of the lentils and lamb ($16) for the famous Southeast Asian Camphor twist. Finish off your dinner with the classic French dish of mussels cooked with bacon and white wine ($30).
4. Kali, $48 per person
Address: 122 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A nice change from the often formal setting of Michelin-starred restaurants can be found at Kali, which prides itself on being a neighborhood restaurant with a casual feel. The menu is highly seasonal with a focus on contemporary Californian dishes.
The most affordable combo: Combine the black garlic barley risotto ($20) cooked with fiscalini cheddar, koji bitter, and topped with barley crisp with the sea urchin pasta ($28), a lovely take on spaghetti that is topped with bread crumbs and ricotta whey.
5. Osteria Mozza, $69 per person
Address: 6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
The centerpiece of the restaurant is a white Carrara marble Mozzarella Bar, where chef/owner Nancy creates an astonishing variety of small dishes featuring top-quality mozzarella, freshly imported from the finest Italian producers.
This superstar of the LA restaurant scene attracts A-listers and tourists alike. Expect to have to wait for a table, whether you prefer to dine in the high-energy atmosphere of the front room or the quieter space at the back. As you’ll likely have to wait between courses, don’t choose Osteria Mozza if you’re in a hurry. Just enjoy the buzz and fill up on their famous, mouthwatering bread.
The most affordable combo: Incredibly for a Michelin-starred restaurant, you can eat here for as little as $69 per person, or for parties of 8 or more, choose the special menu at $100 per person.
6. Shibumi, $125 per person
Address: 815 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Looking for a 7-course menu in a Michelin-starred restaurant in downtown LA for less than $150? Impossible, surely! Well, not when you discover the unique experience of Shibumi, David Schlosser’s kappo omakase.
What makes kappo so special? The word means, literally, ‘to cut and to cook’, and refers to a multi-course cuisine based entirely on the chef’s choices.
Attention to detail is at the heart of everything in this intimate 40-seat Japanese restaurant and bar. Guests are offered exquisite dishes prepared with the pick of local, organic, and sustainable ingredients, skilfully presented on handmade ceramics on a counter made from 400-year-old cypress wood.
All this is accompanied by a unique and rare selection of beverages to round off a truly memorable dining experience.
7. Orsa & Winston, $125 per person
Address: 122 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This Japanese-Italian fusion gained kudos from the Michelin team, who were impressed by the use of sustainably raised seafood and wine list, which features 90% natural and organic selections.
So if you’re looking for somewhere lively with modern design, a buzzing open kitchen, and the coolest jazz playing in the background, don’t miss the chance to spend a lunchtime or evening here.
The most affordable combo: Orsa & Winston’s single 5-course tasting menu for $125 rises to $205 with the wine pairings – both exclusive of the 20% service charge, which is automatically added to the final bill.