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The One Who Keeps the Book

Welcome to The One Who Keeps The Book, a regular series that aims to answer that most important question: How do I get in? The first answer is Resy, of course. But every restaurant manages its tables differently and there are always secret tips, tricks, and shortcuts to be discovered. Here, we go straight to the source to get them for you.

How to Snag a Table at Ètra, the Coolest Restaurant in Melrose Hill

Dimly lit shots of split-open langoustines, garlic-chip topped steak tartare, and a chicory salad with wisps of parm have been…


How to Get into Donna’s, Echo Park’s Cozy Italian American Banger

Red sauce nostalgia has exploded in Los Angeles, with Echo Park hotspot Donna’s leading the charge (see also). Since opening…


How To Get a Table at Ladyhawk, West Hollywood’s New Mediterranean Stunner

Where do you go after you win Top Chef Middle East/North Africa, and find yourself on Top Chef World All-Stars?…


How to Snag the Best Seats in the House at De La Nonna

It’s been almost two years since De La Nonna morphed from a coveted pandemic-era pizza pop-up into an airy Arts…


How to Get Into La Dolce Vita, Beverly Hills’ Red-Hot Red Sauce Revamp

When restaurateurs Marc Rose and Med Abrous set out to revamp the compact and clubby La Dolce Vita, their goal…


How To Get Into Cobi’s, Santa Monica’s Southeast Asian Hotspot

When Cobi’s opened in Santa Monica in the fall of 2021, it was a welcome addition to the Santa Monica…


How to Get Into Taco María, Southern California’s Acclaimed Mexican Restaurant

In the ten years since Taco María first opened, the Costa Mesa restaurant has earned itself a Michelin star, been…


How to Get a Table at N/Soto — and What to Order Once You’re There

N/Soto started life as a pandemic-era pop-up from Niki Nakayama and her wife and N/Naka sous chef Carole Iida-Nakayama. Well,…


How To Get Into Pijja Palace, Silver Lake’s Indian Sports-Bar Sensation

When Avish Naran was gearing up to open Pijja Palace, his exceedingly popular Indian sports bar in Silver Lake, he…


How To Get Into Horses, the Hottest Table in Hollywood

For our latest installment of The One Who Keeps The Book, we checked in with the duo behind one of the…


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