Above: Dishes at Ma’am Sir in Los Angeles

It’s been 10 years since Michelin published a guide to the restaurants of America’s second-largest city, but 2019 sees its return. The timing could not be better. As my recent visit confirmed,Los Angelesnow ranks among the great dining destinations of the United States. Now people go to upscale restaurants there for the food as much as for the people-watching.

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