01/08/2014 01:42 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

The 38 Essential Los Angeles Restaurants, January '14 - Eater 38 - Eater LA

Milo and Olive

It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant?" This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines, and collectively satisfies all of your restaurant needs, save for those occasions when you absolutely must spend half a paycheck. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent restaurants that were omitted, have newly become eligible (restaurants must be open at least six months), or have stepped up their game.