Modern American

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  • 2015 Best Ground-Breaking Menu
  • 2016 Best American

Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio’s highly acclaimed first formal restaurant, ink., serves up an inventive menu of “modern Los Angeles cuisine” in a low-lit, minimalist-modern setting. Voltaggio's innovative dishes change often and include the likes of salt and charcoal potatoes or fish sticks and cuttlefish with banana tartar sauce. The modern space is elegantly spare with a dark gray interior, a bar for walk-in diners, a private dining room and a main dining room from which diners can view the chef at work through the glow of the open kitchen.

Ink. Ink. Ink.

What the Food Critics are Saying

“The food at ink. is gorgeously camera-ready — completely prepared for its close-up. Pure Hollywood. Not only that, but an almost insane amount of thought, manpower and technique go into most dishes.” - LA Weekly

“Expect beautifully presented seasonal dishes prepared using innovative techniques for MV's take on "Modern Los Angeles" cuisine.” – EaterLA

“Modernism never tasted so good.” – GQ Magazine


  • 100 Hottest Restaurants in America for 2016 — Opentable
  • Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants 2014, 2016 — Los Angeles Times
  • 75 Best Restaurants of 2014 — Los Angeles Magazine
  • Essential 99 Restaurants 2014 — LA Weekly
  • Best New Restaurant in America 2012 – GQ
  • Michael Voltaggio: Best New Chef 2013 – Food & Wine
  • Zagat rating of 4.5 out of 5

8360 Melrose Avenue #107
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Modern, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (323) 651-5866
  • Private Dining Room: Yes