Hardworking Chowhound Mr. Grub has finished compiling his 2005 Ultimate L.A. restaurant poll. For some reason, I didn't vote, I guess because I rarely get to eat in the nicer places unless I'm invited for a press dinner, so it somehow doesn't seem fair. But I think the rest of the Chowhounds did a pretty good job. The top five choices are:
5) Angelina Osteria
The best part is that places like La Buca, Zankou and Langer's edge out many of L.A.'s most pricey and trendy places, so there's a nice balance.
Of my current favorites of the places I've actually been to, I might go with:
This list seems a lot more accurate than the Zagat list, although not without its own quirks...what do you think?