Los Angeles hasn't been known for Moroccan fare. That could change with Tagine in Beverly Hills, a restaurant where actor Ryan Gosling holds a major stake. Chef Abdessamad Benameur combines traditional recipes with contemporary French and Spanish twists. At last check there wasn't a Zagat rating, but good buzz, positive reviews, and its addition to Zagat's list of top celebrity-owned spots merits it honorable mention.
NOTABLE FEATURES: The seven-course tasting menu includes bastilla (phyllo with Cornish hen and saffron scrambled eggs), sea bass with Chermoula sauce, and lamb in honey sauce.