From the archives: L.A. Times restaurant reviews from 2008 and even earlier

Batali shows Vegas how it's done

Double the pleasure

[Chef Change] At Cafe Rouge, dinner is the show

Hot spot? Mozza is on fire

A brilliant steakhouse indeed

[Chef Change] A new energy by the beach

Las Vegas, lighted by stars

[Closed] Cantonese, royally redefined

A chef's vision, crystal clear

Excitement on the formal side

[Closed] Go east, aficionados

[Closed] The power of three

A chef comes into his own

[Closed] A brave new world on Sunset Strip

Sly, sensual and sophisticated

Still ahead of the curve

[Chef Change] Modest master of the nuance

New guard at an old flame

The new Bastide, a rare four stars

The stars align at Guy Savoy

NineThirty at the W Los Angeles in Westwood

Robata-Ya on Sawtelle in West L.A.

Restaurant review: Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard

Restaurant review: Father's Office at Helms Bakery

Sushi-lover's find: BiMi in Los Angeles

Max in Sherman Oaks gets retooled and soaks up good vibes

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza

Gjelina in Venice: a high-energy Mediterranean restaurant

Restaurant review: the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara

Restaurant review: Alain Giraud's Anisette in Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon a neighborhood favorite in Santa Monica

Review: Gordon Ramsay restaurant at the London hotel, West Hollywood

Review: Animal restaurant in Los Angeles

The Review: Palate Food + Wine

Restaurant review: The Park in Echo Park

Review: Ammo in Los Angeles

Review: Blanca in Newport Beach

Review: Vincenti Ristorante

Review: Taking the bait at Gladstone's Malibu

Review: Taverna Tony in Malibu, where Greek has a family feel

One Pico at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica: Relaxed and redone

Restaurant Review: Beso -- ready for its close-up?

Restaurant Review: BLT Steak

Restaurant Review: Nobu

Restaurant review: Michael's on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach

Review: Akasha restaurant

Restaurant review: LA Mill Coffee Boutique in Silver Lake

Restaurant review: Bond Street in Beverly Hills

[Closed] It's Citrus season again in Hollywood

Little Dom's: Part of the family

Rustlin' up steaks at the Range

Paperfish: By the water in Beverly Hills

Count on Lucques to get it right

Bastide, in a class of its own

Osteria Mozza: Be very hungry

Terra: a perfect fit in Malibu

Craft is a scene, but the food is the star

Looking for love at Abode

Artisan offers sharp urban style in homey Paso Robles

Traxx: It's got a cosmopolitan outlook

At Catch, an endless summer

Bar Marmont, back in the game

Tower Bar: Glamour under the stars