Top 10 Restaurants in Echo Park

Echo Park has a variety of high-end restaurants for your next fine dining experience.

Whether you are a food connoisseur or just like to experience a great meal once in a while, it is helpful to know all of the top restaurants so you can add them to your list. Since there are so many options, it is often challenging to decide on just one.

Should you choose the one with the biggest variety of options? Or, maybe one that specializes in only a few top dishes? To help you plan your next dining visit, we’ve put together the top ten restaurants in Echo Park for those passing through town or looking for Echo Park real estate. Read on to see all of the top choices. 

  • Adamae. Adamae derives its name from Ada Mae Sharpless, creator of the beloved Lady of the Lake statue in Echo Park Lake. As you walk inside, you’ll notice the warm ambiance captured with blonde wood and light colors. And with California staples like over-the-top salads and roasted vegetables, this is a go-to spot for whatever your taste buds have in mind. Did we mention the harissa-rubbed chicken? It is sure to meet your expectations.
  • Sage Vegan Bistro. While the grand opening in Echo Park took place in 2011, Sage Vegan Bistro has since opened its doors in a number of Los Angeles’ hottest cities. With an idea to create an eatery like no other, it became clear there was a need for a vegan-friendly restaurant. Their vast menu is one without compromises. Are you a nacho or pizza fan? Or, maybe street tacos are more of your thing. Well, they have it all. The owners pride every visit as a step in the right direction. After all, one meal here is one less steak being bought. 
  • La Pergoleta. This chain may have started on an island off the southern coast of Brazil, but it landed here in Los Angeles in 2014. It uses inspiration from old Tuscany to create new dishes and continue cultural favorites. With their reasonably priced authentic cuisine, it is no wonder this is such a popular spot.
  • The Semi-Tropic. This stylish cafe is a brunch spot by day and a bar spot by night. With a wide selection of coffee, breakfast delicacies, a variety of beer on tap and larger meals for dinner, it really is the best of both worlds. Try their grilled Italian sandwich, simple salad or whatever everyday meal suits your tastes. 
  • Elf Café. Mediterranean meets vegetarian. This unique spot blends the elements of Mediterranean meals with the needs of those living a vegetarian lifestyle. Think mushroom risotto and hummus with garlic toum. The atmosphere is dark and intimate, making this a top choice for your next dinner escapade.  
  • All Day Baby. Looking for a bakery, diner and bar all in one place? Then this is the place to go. Whether you stroll in for a gourmet pastry and tasty cup of coffee or meet up with friends for a drink, you’ll be treated to all your needs. Better yet, stay and relax all day, baby.
  • Masa of Echo Park. Think gooey deep-dish Chicago style pizza. All of the toppings are hidden under a thick layer of melted cheese in a flaky, buttery crust—it is enough to make your mouth water. And it will as soon as you step inside and smell what is cooking. But, wait. There are plenty of other dishes to choose from like tasty appetizers and healthier options including colorful salads. 
  • Larchmont Bungalow Cafe. If you are looking for a rustic environment with exposed brick and lofty beams, Larchmont Bungalow Cafe will suit your needs. Their leafy green menu has every healthy option you could think of. From brunch essentials like eggs benedict and rich crepes, this cafe is worthy of a trip or two. 
  • Ostrich Farm. There is nothing like a good American meal once in a while. While the price point is on the higher end, you’ll know why once you taste their gourmet meals. With vibrant salads that are full of flavor to ribeye steak with caramelized onions, you are sure to be satisfied.  Plus, with an open layout that has plenty of natural light, you’ll feel right at home. 
  •   Pollen. If you have always wanted to visit the ‘down under’ but haven’t had the chance, now is your time to experience the culture. Pollen specializes in hearty dishes like a crisp fried egg plate served with savory bread and thick-cut bacon. The tall windows let the sun shine in as if you were basking on an Australian beach. Good food and great people. What more could you want in a restaurant?