Food & Wine "BEST NEW CHEF - 2014"

Bon Appetit "THE BEST NEW RESTAURANT IN AMERICA - 2013"


LA Magazine "TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANT - 2012"


Chowhound "TOP 10 BEST NEW RESTAURANT - 2012"


Zagat "30 UNDER 30 - 2012"


"Ari Taymor is cooking on a level I rarely see or taste."


Andrew Knowlton, BON APPETIT

"Nobody is cooking quite like this in L.A. at the moment.
[A] sure step toward the cuisine most often seen in restaurants with six-month waiting lists
and $145 tasting menus."


Jonathan Gold, LA TIMES

"It's the beginning of something new, a gem for L.A. to stumble upon. This restaurant may be the one you've been waiting for."


Besha Rodell, LA WEEKLY

"Burns with a refreshing passion...I just never expected to have such a revelation in an eight-table restaurant next to a hostess dance club."


Patric Kuh, LA MAG

"The most exciting chef in town. You need to try Alma."


TASTING TABLE, Los Angeles

"The most exciting restaurant in Los Angeles. [Taymor is] the new prince of California Cuisine. His cooking balances reverence for farmer's market produce with the avant-garde aesthetic and complex textures of Nordic culinary heavyweight Rene Redzepi, chef at Copenhagen's lauded Noma. "


Willy Blackmoore, BLACKBOOK

"California Cuisine, Rebooted. Taymor adds his own spin on by combining his French training and lessons learned from time with chefs like Jeremy Fox and makes it fit in with Alma's Downtown LA terroir.


Matt Duckor, BON APPETIT