12/27/2011 11:50 am ET Updated Feb 25, 2012

5 Restaurants That Get Locals Out Of Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

The cultured community of Venice Beach that lies just south of Santa Monica has once again become the talk of tinseltown. LaLa land locals are ditching the celeb hot spots to immerse themselves in Venice's organic hipster vibe to dine.

On a recent trip to LA, I hit up the five most popular eateries that all reside on the main drag, Abbot Kinney. Coincidentally, each seems like a San Fran farm-to-table transplant with intriguing dishes and minimal decor to house their savvy diners.

Don't be deceived by the laid back locale, reservations are absolutely required in advance: We are, in fact, still in LA.

5 Eateries That Get Locals Out of LA