Hello October, here are the newest restaurants on Resy in Miami, Los Angeles, Charleston, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Grab a seat:
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The Local Craft Food & Drink
Locally sourced food and eighteen unique craft beers in rotation on tap, make this is MIA’s American Gastropub. Comfort is key, especially with dishes like the chicken and biscuits, made with rosemary and cheddar and topped with pimento cheese. // Coral Gables. Book now at The Local Craft Food & Drink.
Miami’s OG pop-up that drew crowds five years ago has come full circle at its permanent rendition in MiMo, including a fifteen-foot raw bar. You can expect menu favorites from the 2011 pop-up, such as caramel lobster and Caja china cola duck. Grab a Saigon Street Tea and enjoy “the dankest Viet-noms.” // MiMo. Book now at Phuc Yea.
An upscale casual dining experience, Ariete is the vision of partners Michael Beltran, former Cypress Room sous chef, and Jason Odio, owner of popular Brickell watering hole, Sidebar. The menu features shareable entrees and snacks revolving around a wood fired grill. Dinner options include a mean pork chop and for brunch, eggs Benedict over a gruyere biscuit with chorizo and hollandaise, French toast sticks and chicken and mole waffles with bay leaf honey. // Coconut Grove. Book now at Ariete.
Photo courtesy of Taco María.
Number 2 on JGold’s 101 Best Restaurants List 2015, Taco María is all about family. In Taco’s case, María is the proper first name of every mother, sister, tía, and abuelita going back generations. Focusing on the flavors of his family’s lost kitchens, Michelin-starred chef, Carlos Salgado makes what he calls “Chicano Cuisine,” a mix of Mexican and American cultures. Modern Mexican and memorable dining done right. // Costa Mesa. Book now at Taco María.
Abbot Kinney’s iconic restaurant helmed by Chef Travis Lett serves up California Italian on the reg. The menu focuses on seasonal, local produce and the wood fired oven delivers a charred, bubbly pizza. Dine al fresco on the outdoor patio or watch the bustle of the kitchen from inside. Either way, it’s a win. With a to-go option next door and bakery down the street, Gjelina is a Venice institution. // Venice. Book now at Gjelina.
A Basque-influenced restaurant in Old Pasadena since 2012, Ración serves food inspired by traditional Spanish favorites and highlights the bounty of seasonal produce in Southern CA. Paired with exclusively Spanish wines and beers, the menu hits the spot with dishes like their “Pan con Tomate” with Spanish uni butter, squid ink toast and Jamon Iberico. Jamon! // Pasadena. Book now at Racion.
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Thoughtful service in a casual setting is what The Lot is all about. With a focus on the best ingredients of each season, their dishes are lightly touched and allow the natural flavors of the produce to stay and center. Heads up- deck seating is where it’s at. #ResyCHS // James Island. Book now at The Lot.
The Glass Onion
One of the first restaurants in Charleston to support local farmers and purveyors in almost every dish and drink on the menu, The Glass Onion focuses on southern, soulful, comfort foods. Protip: order the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese. // West Ashley. Book now at The Glass Onion.
At this innovative Lowcountry French restaurant in the heart of Johns Island, Chef Fred Neuville uses only the freshest ingredients, provided by friends and neighbors in the farming community. Chef Fred and Joan Neuville, a husband and wife team, take this casual and comfortable atmosphere all the way. It’s cozy and lively all at once, and it’s also open for Sunday brunch. // Johns Island. Book now at Fat Hen.
Photo courtesy of Benchmark Pizzeria.
This East Bay restaurant offers wood fired pizza, house made pastas, heavenly meatballs, Italian-inspired antipasti and salads. They don’t like attaching a specific label to the pizza, but let’s just say it’s thin and light on cheese and toppings. The dough, made from a wild yeast sourdough starter, is rolled out by hand daily and then cooked in a wood oven at over 800 degrees. Drop the mic. // Berkeley Hills. Book now at Benchmark Pizzeria.
Many years in the making, The Morris is the restaurant its founder, Paul Einbund, previously of Frances and Octavia, has always dreamed of. At this modest, unpretentious bistro that emphasizes every flavor, Chef Gavin Schmidt’s food is described as “pure” cuisine. Look out for a unique collection of wines and spirits amassed by Einbund, house-made charcuterie, and a burger said match the one at its predecessor, Slow Club. // The Mission. Book now at The Morris.
Anna Weinberg, owner and managing general partner of Big Night Restaurant Group, and her crew are known to throw great parties and transform spaces. Marianne’s, the speakeasy inside of The Cavalier, is case in point. Offering two unique experiences – semi-private booths and a communal lounge area – this VIP spot has a private entrance and serves specialty bites and apps alongside vintage glassware sets. // SoMa. Book now at Marianne’s.
Sushi Ran has a new project in the form Nomica. At chef Hiroo Nagahara’s, Nomica, meaning “Drinking house” in Japanese (also, conveniently, Noe-Mission-Castro), the menu is a contemporary take on Japanese cuisine. Cocktails are made with awamori, a rice-based alcoholic beverage from Okinawa. Menu standouts are the matcha butter, whole chicken in brioche with miso butter, and shiso chimichurri. // Upper Market. Book now at Nomica.
Photo courtesy of @thepan at Bindaas.
This newly-opened Indian-inspired restaurant serves high-quality renditions of traditional street snacks, like avocado-stuffed pani puri, strawberry and chia seed kulfi, and chocolate samosas with salted caramel ice cream. “Bindaas” means “independent, cool and carefree” in Hindi slang, and DC needs it. // Cleveland Park. Book now at Bindaas.
Bringing accessible fine dining to Washington DC’s Atlas Neighborhood is the plan, crazy French fry dishes is the execution. Chef Joseph Harran is provides guests with a unique and exhilarating dining experience, either lightly “dusted” or “smoothered” per their French fry options. // Altas. Book now at Mythology.
Espita Mezcaleria is Washington DC’s premier southern Mexican restaurant and Mezcal bar. All of its dishes and drinks are crafted with respect for the past, including heirloom corn, seven styles of mole, and classic tacos”. Did you hear, Bon Appétit named Washington, D.C. America’s best restaurant city for 2016? Espita Mezcaleria is one of the reasons why. // Shaw. Book now at Espita Mezcaleria.
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