The battery-powered city of the future has a restaurant scene to match its cool factor. New and iconic is the motto, and LA’s hit list comes in on trend. You are where you eat. Keep going.
Because if you love Maude, meet her new sister. Brought to you by chefs Curtis and Luke Stone, this carnivore focused five course tasting menu goes whole animal. The á la carte menu is served at the bar or on the patio, only. // Hollywood. (323) 946-7500.
Because Silver Lake’s new it restaurant spins modern Italian on Sunset. Chef Sydney Hunter (formerly of Petit Trois and Superba) joins Beau Laughlin’s team with their latest edition. Happy Hour is a meatball sandwich with a punch, cocktail. // Silver Lake. (323) 641-3705.
Because sit above the clouds and take in Chef Vartan Abgaryan’s ode to LA. Decadence is the idea. Uni topped oysters hit the ground running for first, with the prime rib for a home run. // DTLA. (213) 712-2683.
Because bring on the Japanese grilled meats. The fact that you always order too much is a good thing. Kampai. // WeHo. Book now at Aburiya Raku.
5/The Cannibal Beer & Butcher
Because, “they are giving themselves permission to be weird,” says J Gold. Root beer flavored sausage, cacio e pepe chips, and chicken matcha mousse, to name a few. Innovation plays, and the flavors deliver. // Culver City. Book now at The Cannibal Beer & Butcher.
Because come for chef Suzanne Goin’s best coast menu, stay for the ambiance. This spot is what industry veterans call a sure thing. Let the rosé flow, it’s wine o’clock. // Beverly Grove. (310) 859-9859.
7/ Night + Market Song
Because the OG Westside outpost reigns supreme. The restaurant in a restaurant marks Kris Yenbamroong’s first step onto the scene and it never disappoints. The fried chicken is case in point. // WeHo. (323) 665-5899.
8/Here’s Looking at You
Because it’s a little bit Mexican and a whole lot of rock ‘n roll. Chef Jonathan Whitener’s eclectic menu serves up Peking duck with arepas, because why the hell not. Don’t question it, just dig in. // Koreatown. (213) 568-3573.
Because everyone’s favorite neighborhood haunt has date night written all over it. Heat things up with a Needle in the Hay cocktail before sharing the rib eye. Now that’s sexy. // Echo Park. Book now at Winsome.
Because buzz, buzz, buzz for the late night taco joint in the heart of the Eastside. They’ve got more to offer than their killer carne asada tacos: the grilled meats are no joke. Get the chop. // Frogtown. Walk-ins only.
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