Goodbye, June gloom! July is here, which means beach days and ice cream cones, and generally good vibes all around. That includes restaurants, too.
This month, your Hit List has newly minted James Beard Award winners to celebrate, namely Justin Pichetrungsi of Anajak Thai, who just took home the Best Chef: West award, and sake specialist Ototo, recognized for their outstanding beverage program. There are also patios to soak in rays, from the French stunner Juliet in Culver City to Greek standby Taverna Tony in Malibu, and experimental new kitchens toying with peak summer produce (hello, Baby Bistro). Without further ado, your Resy Hit List has where you’ll want to dine this July.