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


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 March, 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

Lenora Marouani

Beverly Bar
Justine Nour-Omid

The Bike Shed
Vikki van Someren

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
The Butcher’s Daughter – West Hollywood
Heather Tierney

Girl & The Goat
Stephanie Izard

Casa Vega
Christy Vega

Kim Luu-Ng + Zoe Nathan

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

Chao Krung Thai
Katy Noochlaor and Amanda Maneesilasan

Shireen Imani and Grace Mahary

Cobi Marsh

Crudo e Nudo
Leena Culhane

Antonia Lofaso

De Buena Planta — Venice
De Buena Planta — Silverlake

Heather Tierney

Dear Jane’s
Patti Röckenwagner

Dear John’s
Patti Röckenwagner

Dialogue Restaurant
Ann Hsing

The Draycott
Marissa Hermer

The Dutchess
Kelsey Brito, Zoe Nathan, and Kate Pepper

Emporium Thai
Gina Sungkamee

Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Zoe Nathan & Kathryn Weil Coker

Everson Royce Bar
Vamos Vamos
April Langford

Fig Tree Cafe & Marketplace
Sophia Moreno-Bunge

Gasolina Cafe | Market | Wine Bar
Sandra Cordero

Good Clean Fun
Ari Stevens

Bricia Lopez, Paulina Lopez-Velazquez + Elizabeth Lopez

Guerrilla Tacos
Brittney Valles

Harold & Belle’s Restaurant
Jessica Legaux

Hatchet Hall
Netty Ryan

Horses and its Garden
Liz Johnson

Marissa Hermer

Sharky McGee

Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson

L’Original Petit Trois
Petit Trois Le Valley
Krissy Lefebvre

Lady Byrd Cafe
Misty Mansouri

Little Beast
Monique King

Little Prince
Tegan Butler

Local Kitchen + Wine Bar
Maire Byrne

Loupiotte Kitchen
Sarah Bessade

Alice Waters

Malibu Farm Newport Beach
Helene Henderson

Met Him At A Bar
Mindy Voranartsomdee

Michael’s Santa Monica
Kim McCarty

Milo + Olive
Zoe Nathan and Erin Eastland

Pizzeria Mozza
Osteria Mozza
Chi Spacca
The Barish

Nancy Silverton

Mr. Lyons Steakhouse
Tara Lazar

Niki Nakayama + Carole Iida-Nakayama

Night+Market WeHo
Sarah Yenbamroong

Marissa Hermer

Only The Wild Ones
Heather Tierney

Jocelyn Bulow

Teresa Montaño and Andrea Uyeda

Ann Hsing

Pizzana Brentwood
Pizzana Sherman Oaks
Pizzana Silver Lake
Pizzana West Hollywood

Caroline O’Donnell and Candace Nelson

Playa Provisions
Brooke Williamson

Post & Beam
Roni Cleveland

Lisa Vanderpump

Caitlin Cutler

Dina Samson

The Ruby Fruit
Emily Bielagus and Mara Herbkersman

Rustic Canyon
Zoe Nathan

Saltie Girl
Kathy Sidell

Anne Conness

Scopa Italian Roots
Antonia Lofaso

Superfine Playa
Dina Samson

Zoe Nathan

Tuk Tuk Thai
Katy Noochlaor and Amanda Maneesilasan

U Street Pizza
Marie Petulla

Union Pasadena
Marie Petulla

Eden Alpert

Violet Bistro
Dana Slatkin

Voodoo Vin
Natalie Hekmat

Wife And The Somm
Christy Lindgren Lucchese