Here is just my conclusion,
I was born and raised in L.A, i love it here but....i'm dissapointed in saying that when it comes to food variety and quantity. There is no question about New York beating L.A. I mean, i seriously couldn't walk like 10-20 steps without passing by a different restaurant, and that was just Manhattan.
But then again this is The Big Apple and you have to have a lot of money to be able to enjoy those plentiful restaurants. If you aren't well-adjusted, N.Y will eat you alive.