The Best of Brentwood: Restaurants, Estates, Salons, Jewelers, and more

As one of the most affluent districts in Los Angeles, Brentwood has become both a residential and tourist destination in the City of Angels. And with a slew of haute spots in the area, we’re highlighting the best of the best: from posh digs to healthy eats and more.

Best Lunch Spot

11777 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This famous sushi spot is the product of pairing dynamic Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi with design expert Philippe Stark. The famed designer decorated Katsuya with provocative photographs and sleek white furniture, while Chef Katsuya Uechi created acclaimed signature dishes such as the Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño and Miso-Marinated Black Cod. From the surroundings to the food, Katsuya by Starck is a tantalizing treat for the senses.

11640 W. San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Renowned chef Kazunori Nozawa is celebrated for his concentration on using only the purest ingredients of the highest quality on the market. Nozawa has openly expressed his disapproval of the new and trendy “American-style” superabundant fusion rolls, and has dedicated his menu to delivering simplicity, quality and freshness. The Sugarfish chef even mixes his own homemade soy sauce!

Best Residential Property

Brentwood Country Estates
This pristine neighborhood is a posh gated community in the heart of Brentwood, and home to a slew of A-listers. Living at Brentwood Country Estates means having neighbors like Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen; the couple owns a 22,000 square-foot, $20 million dollar home on the property.

Best Shopping

Brentwood Gardens
11677 San Vicente boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
With three floors of boutique shopping and restaurants, Brentwood Gardens is undoubtedly one of the best shopping destinations in the area. Enjoy the scenic setting while picking up trendy threads at some of Brentwood Gardens’ specialty designer shops, including BCBG Max Azria and Madison.

Best Organic Eatery

A Votre Sante
13018 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This charming French eatery, situated on San Vicente beside Brentwood Country Mart, has been serving certified organic cuisine since 1987. Regular patrons of A Votre Sante (“to your health” in French) include Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson. Some of the best items on the menu include the Blue Corn and Banana Pancakes (breakfast is served until 3 p.m. everyday) and the Organic Paella. Bon appetit!

Best Salon

11677 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Looking for some on-the-go primping? With various locations throughout the country, including its first outpost in Brentwood, Drybar has earned a sound reputation for specializing in one thing and one thing only—stellar blowouts.

Best Jeweler

Peter Norman
11640 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Specializing in engagement rings, wedding bands and handcrafted platinum and diamond jewelry, the Peter Norman boutique in Brentwood is the premiere destination for timeless treasures. Create a custom masterpiece with Peter Norman himself by bringing in your own diamond, or let Norman supply the jewel for you. Either way, memories are made at Peter Norman.

Best Golf & Tennis

Brentwood Country Club of Los Angeles
590 South Burlingame Av enue
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The members only 18-hole, par 72 golf course at the Brentwood Country Club of Los Angeles is equipped with a driving range, tennis courts and a heated swimming pool. The Country Club also hosts holiday celebrations and social events, attracting affluent residents who are either existing or potential members.

Best Art Gallery

Leslie Sacks Fine Art
11640 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90049
Since its inception in South Africa in 1981, Leslie Sacks Fine Art gallery has made its way to Brentwood, and is home to the work of European and American contemporary masters. The most extraordinary pieces in the gallery include works by legends Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Leslie Sacks Fine Art is also a member of the Art Dealers Association of California and the International Fine Print Dealers Association.

Best Cultural Institution

The J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Getty is home to European paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and both European and American photographs. The museum doubles as a shrine to the most compelling artists in history, exhibiting impressive works by legends such as Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh.

Best Restaurant

11648 West San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This sleek and modern space designed by Jeffrey Alan Marks attracts A-listers on a regular basis, with frequent patrons including Jessica Alba, Tom Hanks, Kate Beckinsale and Jennifer Garner. A must-try at Tavern is the wildly popular “Snickers” Bar with salted peanut, caramel and vanilla ice cream.