Want to enjoy your dinner with a view? While these trendy restos might not offer sweeping views of the hills or the downtown skyline, they do covet incredible art collections worth bragging about. Here, LA restaurants where the art is just as amazing as the food.
Take a break from shopping at this NM-based eatery that lets you experience their inspiring collection from every seat in the house. At the bar, thirsty guests can catch digitized versions of Mariposa’s pieces scroll across the enormous panel on the wall. Or, if the booth is more your style, awe over the incredible hand-blown glass curtains that add an artful touch of privacy. 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-975-4350
From chaotic parking lots to never-ending crowds, an afternoon at an art museum can be truly exhausting. For a relaxed viewing experience and upscale California cuisine, consider Michael McCarty’s luxe Santa Monica restaurant that boasts an art-filled room and often hosts pop-up exhibits. McCarty’s personal (and impressive) collection that lines the walls will be sure to wow any hungry art connoisseur. 1147 3rd St., Santa Monica, 310-451-0843
This organic-crazed resto is switching up the Arts District dining scene by pairing Southern-influenced dishes with noteworthy artwork. As you browse their many walls, you’ll notice original pieces by renowned contemporary artists, such as Paul McCarthy, Mark Bradford, and Franz West. 907 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles, 323-849-0480
Amp up your sushi addiction with a tasteful pinch of culture at any of Katsuya’s four stylish SoCal locations. Mixed with Chef Uechi’s delightful bites, Philippe Starck’s mesmerizing, geisha-inspired interiors make for a memorable feast dedicated to all the senses. 6300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 323-515-8782