Hillary Eaton

Originally appeared on LA Confidential

LA’s 5 Best Restaurants for Unparalleled Service

Even the most decadent meal at LA’s luxest restaurant could be marred by a subpar waitstaff. If you’re looking for the full package, we’ve put together a list of some of LA’s best restaurants for unparalleled service.


Melisse by chef Josiah Citrin.

Consistently rated across the board as one of LA’s best restaurants (if not the best), Mélisse is the master of making sure you get taken care of. Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin’s clever French tasting menus are framed by effortless service that manages the fine line between making sure you have everything you need but not bothering you, and sommelier Brian Kalliel’s ability to find the exact wine you didn’t know you were looking for. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-395-0881


Chef Michael Cimarusti’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, Providence, is every seafood lover’s dream. Their tableside preparation of dishes, like salt-baked Santa Barbara spot prawns, echo an old-world standard of service that elevates the overall dining experience. And since no meal would be complete without wine, tuck into sommelier Drew Langley’s extensive wine program, rife with clever and unexpected pairings that perfectly complement the dishes. By the time the cheese cart rolls around, you’ll realize they’ve thought of everything you could possibly want. 5955 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323-460-4170


Wolfgang Puck's CUT in Beverly Hills.

Wolfgang Puck’s steakhouse at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel is just as hospitable as the hotel that it calls home. Though the mouthwatering steaks are noteworthy, what really makes a dinner at CUT unforgettable is the expert service. From the attentive waiters to the sommelier that perfectly decodes your preferences, dining at CUT is one of LA’s best restaurants to be wowed. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-276-8500

Osteria Mozza

With fare by the culinary dream team of Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, and Joe Bastianich, Osteria Mozza is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Italian dinner and get taken care of in the process. The wonderfully professional waitstaff goes out of their way to make the most of your experience, while the sommelier helps you find the perfect wine. 6602 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 323-297-0100

Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge.

Often labeled a special occasion restaurant, Saddle Peak Lodge, thinks of everything when it comes to service. With an extensive California-heavy wine list full of sustainable, biodynamic wines and a decadent game-centered tasting menu, the service is just the thing to perfectly complete the meal and make it a dinner you’ll want to come back for soon—special occasion or not. 419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, 818-222-3888