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The Resy Guide to the Women-Owned Restaurants of Los Angeles

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Women do so much of the essential work in restaurants. And yet women struggle for recognition and visibility in so many parts of the hospitality industry. That’s not entirely the case in Los Angeles, though, where you’ll find women running the kitchen or the dining-room floor of many of the city’s best restaurants, from longstanding classics (The Cat & Fiddle) to buzzy new hotspots (Horses).

Throughout June, Resy will honor women in the restaurant industry through our annual Women of Food series. We’re celebrating the restaurants, and the women behind them, who shape the vibrant dining scene in the city, and around the country. These women know how to hustle and are changing the future of hospitality, one dish at a time. To mark the importance of supporting women-owned restaurants, we’ve compiled a collection of some of the best such restaurants in Los Angeles.

Abeautifullife Jamaican Kitchen
Aja Dawson

Agnes Restaurant and Cheesery
Vanessa Tilaka

Alcazar Tapas Bar
Tara Lazar

All Time
Ashley Wells

Angeleno Wine Company
Amy Luftig Viste

Au Lac
Mai and Linh Nguyen

Barsha
Lenora Marouani

The Bike Shed
Vikki van Someren

Birba
Tara Lazar

Birdie G’s
Zoe Nathan

Black Market Liquor Bar
Antonia Lofaso

Botanica Restaurant
Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling

The Butcher’s Daughter – Venice
Heather Tierney

Casa Vega
Christy Vega

Cassia
Kim Luu-Ng + Zoe Nathan

The Cat & Fiddle
Paula, Ashlee, Camille, and Eva Gardner

Chulita
Shireen Imani and Grace Mahary

Cobi’s
Cobi Marsh

Crudo e Nudo
Leena Culhane

De Buena Planta — Venice
De Buena Planta — Silverlake

Heather Tierney

Dama
Antonia Lofaso

Dear John’s
Patti Röckenwagner

Dialogue Restaurant
Ann Hsing

The Dutchess
Kelsey Brito, Zoe Nathan, and Kate Pepper

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Zoe Nathan & Kathryn Weil Coker

Eszett
Sabrina Bezaire

Everson Royce Bar
April Langford

Fig Tree Cafe & Marketplace
Sophia Moreno-Bunge

Guelaguetza
Bricia Lopez, Paulina Lopez-Velazquez + Elizabeth Lopez

Guerrilla Tacos
Brittney Valles

Gusto Green
Janet Zuccarini

Harold & Belle’s Restaurant
Jessica Legaux

Horses
Liz Johnson

Issima
Marissa Hermer

Jewel
Sharky McGee

Kismet
Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson

Little Beast
Deborah Schwartz-Lowenthal

Local Kitchen + Wine Bar
Maire Byrne

Loupiotte Kitchen
Sarah Bessade

Lulu
Alice Waters

Malibu Farm Newport Beach
Helene Henderson

Michael’s Santa Monica
Kim McCarty

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse
Tara Lazar

N/Soto
Niki Nakayama + Carole Iida-Nakayama

Night+Market WeHo
Sarah Yenbamroong

Olivetta
Marissa Hermer

Only The Wild Ones
Heather Tierney

Otoño
Teresa Montaño and Andrea Uyeda

Pasjoli
Ann Hsing

Pizzana Brentwood
Pizzana West Hollywood

Caroline O’Donnell and Candace Nelson

Playa Provisions
Brooke Williamson

Post & Beam
Roni Cleveland

Ronan
Caitlin Cutler

Rustic Canyon
Zoe Nathan

Sausal
Anne Conness

Scopa Italian Roots
Antonia Lofaso

Tallula’s
Zoe Nathan

U Street Pizza
Marie Petulla

Union Pasadena
Marie Petulla

Violet Bistro
Dana Slatkin

Wife And The Somm
Christy Lindgren Lucchese