So, hello from the other side, it’s time once again for the Resy Hit List Los Angeles. The Trois amigos are keeping it in la familia, Pok Pok goes full throttle, and the Broad resto-baby Otium bows. You are where you eat, and resolutions are in T-minus-30, so time to make the most of 2015’s home stretch.
Because brunch with Ludo and co. French by way of Mexico by way of Animal is the idea. Have you not learned to just go with it yet with these dudes? Beet tostadas is what you’re saying. // Silver Lake. (323) 725-7800
Because French Laundry meets LA’s hottest artist thing, the Broad. This is the restaurant Bunker Hill deserves. Check out the short on the smoke fish “pastrami” if you haven’t already. // Downtown. (213) 688-2988
Because a facelift is good for business. Plus wood-fired everything, grilled meats, and a bubbly, charred pizza on the oceanside patio. Rose looks fresh, so show some love to an icon. //Venice. (310) 399-0711
Because Nyesha Arrington’s foodporn is cinematic. Bulgogi braised short-ribs are the number to get. Plus remember those adult frosted flakes? Still crushing. // Venice. (310) 822.5379.
Because bacon, avocado wrapped poached egg, hitmaker Dakota Weiss is on a roll. Sunset Strip’s new it-girl flaunts an ode to Laurel Canyon complete with wicker chairs, fireplace, private theater and crustacean salted popcorn. // West Hollywood. (310) 652.6613.
Because do you even kaiseki? Real talk, Niki Nakayama is a boss. // Culver City. (310) 836.6252.
Because continental plays at the Avalon. Think steak tartare and a vesper revival by mix-master Ryan Wainwright. Pro-tip: Snag a cabana table poolside. // Beverly Hills. (310) 407-7791
8/Pok Pok LA
Because Pok Pok Phat Thai left you asking what’s next. And Chef Andy Ricker delivered with a full menu. On the lineup: disclaimer-warranting papaya salad — and yes, the wings will be served around the clock. // Chinatown.
Because this is the pasta that beat Bobby Flay. ‘Nough said. // Pasadena. (626) 795-5841