189 by Dominique Ansel
Many know Dominique Ansel for his ground-breaking pastries (or, more specifically, as the inventor of the Cronut®). While the creations he’s celebrated for are served and sought-after in New York, LA is now getting a taste of his genius, thanks to his debut full-service restaurant. Expect dishes like “crunchy over crispy” fried chicken, pull-apart elotes milk bread, and acorn squash gnocchi, plus wine and cocktails. 189 opens in The Grove in mid-November (11/4 for brunch and 11/11 for dinner), but reservations are live now–and moving quickly. Pro-tip: Located just downstairs from the restaurant, is Dominique’s eponymous bakery, making its West Coast debut on Friday, 11/10, and offering brand-new, exclusive-to-LA treats alongside the classics.