Scarpetta, Nobu Malibu, Culina

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When it comes to knockout views—both of the landscape and people-watching varieties—L.A.'s the place. Add to that an abundance of culinary offerings from some of the world's hottest chefs, and you have the city's spectacular dining scene.

We compiled our highly subjective picks for the most glamorous, gorgeous, scene-y and sophisticated spots in town, and we bring you our list of the chicest restaurants in L.A.

Feast on these teasers: Culina, at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, offers modern Italian with a crudo bar and a tony terrace. Chef Scott Conant's restaurant Scarpetta at the Montage Beverly Hills serves high-end Italian cuisine in a truly grown-up setting. And Nobu Matsuhisa's fab Nobu Malibu has beyond amazing Pacific Ocean views—and equally good visibility when it comes to star stalking.

Where else is a must-hit stop for a power lunch or sultry dinner? Click through to see the full list!

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