Spring is all about big debuts. Hey Caitlyn! LA is always on the beat, with several new eateries launched this season. From glam steakhouse Baltaire to B.S. Taqueria, you are where you eat. So, flicka da wrist.
Because Brentwood’s new luxe steakhouse is dressed to the nines. Plush seating, al fresco dining on the expansive patio, and a table-side filleted dover sole, swoon. // Brentwood. (424) 273-1660.
2/JON & VINNY’S 4
Because they have a Carpigiani soft serve machine. Not to mention, pizza dipping sauces. Jersey and California mashup for the win. // Fairfax. (323) 334-3369.
Because pour one out to Waterloo & City. Chef Brendan Collins is back with a new vision, ethnic small plates. Like we said, innovation plays. // Hollywood. (323) 960-3369.
Because Spring never tasted so good. It’s an institution for a reason. Plus, Sunday Supper delivers. // West Hollywood. Book Now at Lucques.
5/ODYS + PENELOPE 4
Because it’s the full package. Solid entrées straight from the wood fire, those applewood shortribs from the Brasero have us twisted, and then there’s Karen Hatfield’s sweet offerings. Save room for dessert. // Fairfax. (323) 939-1033.
6/TUMANYAN KHINKALI FACTORY Debut
Because Jonathan Gold is obsessed. And if he’ll make the trek to Glendale to satisfy his soup dumpling fetish, you know they’re killer. // Glendale. (818) 649-1015.
7/OX AND SON 4
Because chicken fried duck confit. And bonus points for the mussel and tomato chorizo poutine. De rien. // Santa Monica. (310) 829-3990.
Because Andrew Kirshner is on a roll. Sea urchin avocado toast just took it to the next level. Get it while it’s hot. // Santa Monica. (310) 587-3330.
9/LOVE & SALT Debut
Because show some love for the South Bay. California by way of Italy, Michael Fiorelli dishes out wood oven pizzas, house made cavatappi pasta with bone marrow, and a roasted glazed pig’s head. Boom. // Manhattan Beach. (310) 545-5252.
10/B.S. TAQUERIA Debut
Because Ray Garcia gives a salute to tacos with heirloom corn tortillas. He rolls out the classics and throws down the newness. Must try: housemade bologna tacos and the lardo and clam number. // Downtown. (213) 622-3744.